XIX Ustasha Brigade (XIX. Stajači Djelatni Sdrug)
by H.L. deZeng IV

Ordered formed on or about 1 December 1944 with HQ in Petrinja. On 19 December formation began with the removal of two battalions from the VIII Ustasha Brigade and possibly a third. (1)

Operational History


1944

Dec 44: Brigade assigned to 4th Croatian Infantry Division - see there for additional information.


1945

Jan – Apr 45: responsible for garrisoning the Petrinja – Sisak area together with the 14th Domobran Brigade, this being the 4th Division’s so-called North Sector. Estimated strength was approximately 3,000.
Apr 45: the XIX Ustasha Brig. departed the 4th Division at the beginning of April and was reassigned to the new 18th Croatian Assault Division.

Commanders

Ust. Bojnik Hajdinović (Dec 1944 - May 1945?)

Subordination

?

Order of battle (1 Apr 1945)

Brigade HQ, headquarters elements and HQ Co. in Petrinja
I Bn. (ex-V Bn./VIII Ustasha Brigade) in Sisak
II Bn. (ex-II Bn./VIII Ustasha Brigade) in Petrinja
III Bn. (ex-Ustasha Garrison Bn. Glina) in Petrinja


Footnotes

1. [Vojnoistorijski institute] - Zbornik dokumenata I podataka o narodnooslobodilačkom ratu jugoslovenskih naroda. Tom IV/31, pp.874 and 879-85; NARA WashDC: RG 226 (OSS intelligence reports Nos. 109636, 110433 and 126034); RG 331 (roll 447-B).

 

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