IX Railway Security Battalion (Croatia)
- Published: 17 February 2013 17 February 2013
- Last Updated: 17 February 2013 17 February 2013
(IX. žestra bojna)
by H.L. deZeng IV
Formed fall 1942, probably in Slavonski Brod, to guard the railway line between Zagreb and Zemun, and between Bosanski Brod and Sarajevo. (1)
Feb 43: Bn. HQ in Slavonski Brod under Railway Security Sector B - assigned to guard the track section to the west and east of Sl. Brod; 3d Co. was in Sibinj/8 km NW of Sl. Brod.
Sep 43: HQ in Sl. Brod with 1st - 4th Co. assigned to Railway Security Sector B. Said to be at only 80% of its authorized strength.
Apr 44: unchanged from September 1943.
Sep 44: Bn. responsible for guarding the track section between Sl. Brod and Vinkovci (Sector B).
7 Nov 44: unchanged from September 1944.
1 Dec 44: Battalion HQ and 1st – 4th Co. reassigned to the newly formed 19th (Domobran) Infantry Brigade/14th Croatian Infantry Division on or about this date.
Podpukovnik Zergollern (? - ?) Sep 1944
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.
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