(XVII. žestra bojna)
by H.L. deZeng IV

Formed fall 1942 in Zenica to guard the railway line between Bosanski Brod and Sarajevo. (1)

May 43: Battalion HQ in Zenica.
Sep 43: Bn. HQ in Zenica with 1st – 5th Co. under Railway Security Sector D - Bn. deployed along the track section between Begov Han (Golubinja)/15 km SSW of Zavidovići and Sarajevo. Battalion said to be at 100% of authorized strength.
4 Sep 44: Bn. HQ in Zenica with 1st – 5th Co. under Railway Security Sector D - Bn. deployed along the track section Zenica – Visoko – Semizovac – Lašva.
7-12 Sep 44: 3 companies belonging to this battalion are said to have deserted to the Partisans.
1 Dec 44: Bn. HQ in Zenica - incorporated into the 16th (Domobran) Infantry Brigade/15th Croatian Infantry Division on or about this date.

Commanders

Bojnik Paul Schöppel (? - ?) Sep 1944

Footnotes

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 IV/29, pp.605-06) and in [Vojnoistorijski institute] - Hronologija oslobodilačke borbe naroda jugoslavije 1941-1945.


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