II Cavalry Group (Croatia)
- Published: 18 February 2013 18 February 2013
- Last Updated: 18 February 2013 18 February 2013
(II. konjanička sklop)
by H.L. deZeng IV
Formed summer 1941 in Virovitica. I and II Cavalry Group served mainly as rear area training and replacement formations for the combat-deployed Zagreb Cavalry Regiment. (1)
Routine training and patrol activity in a quiet area with little Partisan activity. No major action reported.
19 Mar – 2 Apr 43: Group took part in Operation “Braun” in the Papuk Mountains.
25-27 Aug 43: elements participated in Operation “Bilo gora Ost” in the Bilo gora Mountains.
10 Nov 43: the entire Group in a strength of 13 officers, 30 NCOs and 500 men surrendered during a Partisan attack on Virovitica.
Dec 43: Group remnants in a strength of one cavalry troop (platoon) in Virovitica.
Mar 44: Virovitica - had been partially replenished since December and now consisted of one cavalry squadron.
1 Apr 44: incorporated into the Mobile Brigade?
Bojnik Pintarić (? - ? Sep 1943) May 1943
Pukovnik Bona Bunić (? Sep 1943 - ?)
General HQ (MINDOM) Zagreb (July 1941 - Nov 1941)
II Corps (Nov 1941 - Mar 1944)
Order of battle (June 1943)
Group HQ in Virovitica
1st Squadron in Virovitica
2d Squadron in Virovitica
3d Squadron in Virovitica
Reconnaissance Squadron in Virovitica
1. Colić, Mladen - Takozvana Nezavisna Država Hrvatska 1941; [Vojnoistorijski institute] - Zbornik dokumenata i podataka o narodnooslobodilačkom ratu jugoslovenskih naroda, Tom V/21, p.616; NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-314 and T-315 microfilms).
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