V Railway Security Battalion (Croatia)
- Published: 17 February 2013 17 February 2013
- Last Updated: 17 February 2013 17 February 2013
(V. žestra bojna)
by H.L. deZeng IV
Formed fall 1942, probably in Zagreb, to guard the railway line between Zagreb and Zemun, and between Bosanski Brod and Sarajevo. (1)
Nov 42: Dugo Selo/21 km E of Zagreb in formation; 4th Co. in Kutina.
10 Apr 43: 22 men from the Battalion who were guarding the train station in Popovača/56 km SE of Zagreb were captured by the Partisans this date.
2-3 Jul 43: Bn. elements took part in Operation “Cyrill” in the Ivanić-Grad area.
4-6 Jul 43: Bn. elements participated in Operation “Ivan” in the Moslavačka Mountains.
Sep 43: HQ in Ivanić-Grad/35.5 km ESE of Zagreb with 1st – 4th Co. assigned to Railway Security Sector A. Said to be at 78% of its authorized strength.
Sep 44: responsible for the track section between Dugo Selo and Ivanić-Grad.
1 Dec 44: HQ in Ivanić-Grad with 1st – 4th Co. - reassigned to the newly formed 19th (Domobran) Infantry Brigade/14th Croatian Infantry Division on or about this date.
1. NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-315 roll 2270/1005-06); occasional references in other German documents and in the [Vojnoistorijski institute] - Zbornik dokumenata i podataka o narodnooslobodilačkom ratu jugoslovenskih naroda series (e.g., Tom V/14, p.429) and in [Vojnoistorijski institute] - Hronologija oslobodilačke borbe naroda jugoslavije 1941-1945.
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