VI Railway Security Battalion (Croatia)
- Published: 17 February 2013 17 February 2013
- Last Updated: 17 February 2013 17 February 2013
(VI. 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: Sisak area/48 km SSE of Zagreb in formation.
Feb 43: Bn. HQ in Lekenik/29 km SSE of Zagreb under Railway Security Sector A.
16-17 Jul 43: the Battalion’s railway guard contingent in Lekenik was overrun during a bold night attack by elements of the 13th Proletarian NOU Brigade “Rade Končar” and local Partisans - an estimated 100 men from the Battalion were captured.
Sep 43: HQ in Lekenik with 1st, 3d and 4th Co. assigned to Railway Security Sector A. Said to be at only 62% of its authorized strength.
30 Apr 44: Bn. HQ in Velika Gorica, 1st Co. in Lekenik, 2d Co. in Sv. Klara, 3d Co. in Greda and 4th Co. in Caprag - now under Railway Security Sector E.
Sep 44: responsible for the track section between Velika Gorica and Caprag (Railway Security Sector E).
1 Dec 44: now in the strength of just one company, Battalion 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 and in [Vojnoistorijski institute] - Hronologija oslobodilačke borbe naroda jugoslavije 1941-1945 (e.g., p.513).
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