(I. doknadni zdrug)
by H.L. deZeng IV

Formed February 1944 with HQ in Zagreb by reorganizing and greatly expanding the 2d Recruit Regiment. (1)


Operational History

Brigade concerned with replacement and training activities and had little contact with enemy forces.
1 Dec 44: re-designated 21st (Domobran) Infantry Replacement Brigade in Zagreb.

Commanders

Podpukovnik K. Živanević (Feb 1944 - ?)
Pukovnik Stjepan Mateša (c. May 1944 - c. 30 Aug 1944)
Pukovnik Cihak (c. 1 Sep 1944 - 30 Nov 1944)

Subordination

I Territorial Corps (Feb 1944 - 30 Nov 1944)


Order of battle (1 June 1944)

Brigade HQ and headquarters elements in Zagreb
1st Replacement Armored Co. (7 tanks) in the Zagreb area (directly under Brigade HQ)
1st Replacement Rgt. with HQ in the Zagreb area
I Replacement Mountain Bn. (1st – 4th Co.) (ex-I Bn./2d Recruit Rgt.) in Varaždin
III Replacement Mountain Bn. (1st – 4th Co.) (ex-III Bn./2d Recruit Rgt.) in Zagreb (Apr 44 in Ludbreg)
IV Replacement Mountain Bn. (1st – 4th Co.) (ex-IV Bn./2d Recruit Rgt.) in Križevci
Replacement Bn./Mobile Brigade (1st – 4th Co.) in Zagreb
I Replacement Garrison Bn. (1st – 4th Co.) in Karlovac
I Replacement Engineer Bn. (1st – 2d Co.) in Sisak
I Replacement Railway Security Bn. (1st – 3d Co.) in Sisak
I Replacement Artillery Group (HQ Battery and 1st – 5th Batteries) in Zagreb
I Replacement Signal Detachment (1st – 2d Co.) in Varaždin
1st Replacement Motor Transport Co. in the Zagreb area
1st Replacement Medical Co. in the Zagreb area
1st Replacement Vetinerary Co. in the Zagreb area
1st Replacement Supply Co. (Butchery and Bakery Platoons) in the Zagreb area


Footnotes

1. Arhiv VII Belgrade, kut. 114b, reg.br. 1/2; Colić 1976, p.1050; [Vojnoistorijski institute] - Zbornik dokumenata I podataka o narodnooslobodilačkom ratu jugoslovenskih naroda. Tom V/38, p.73; NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-314 roll 1546 German LXIX. Armeekorps order of battle chart); RG 331 (roll 447-B).


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