XXIII Ustasha Battalion (XXIII. ustaška bojna)
by H.L. deZeng IV

Formed at the end of March or beginning of April 1942 in Tuzla from recruits raised in that area. (1)


Operational History

(see I Ustasha Brigade for additional information)

1 Oct 42: Bn. deployed along the Drina bend east and southeast of Srebrenica with HQ Co. in Skelani, 1st Co. Klotijevac, 2d Co. Fakovici, 3d Co. Purtici, and 4th Co. Barakovici.
1 Dec 42: as above for 1 Oct 42.
14 Apr 43: Bn. in Skelani with 1st - 4th Co.
May 43: at the end of May 1943 the Battalion was brought up to a strength of 800 by taking 430 men from the other battalions under I Ustasha Brigade and incorporated into the German-Croatian Police, then in formation under SS-Gruppenführer Konstantin Kammerhofer. Departing Sarajevo on 3 June 1943, the
XXIII Ustasha Battalion lost its identity and is not known to have been reestablished.

Commanders

Ust. Nadporučnik Eduard Kršulj (? Apr 1942 - ? May 1943)

Subordination

I Ustasha Brigade (Aug 1942 - Jun 1943)

Footnotes

1. Arhiv VII, kut. 134a, reg.br. 4/1; Colić – 1977; NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-314 roll 558/1247-48); (T-315 roll 2154/1382; roll 2268/959; roll 2270/1032-36); (T-821 roll 53/367-79).


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