XXV Ustasha Battalion
- Published: 02 February 2013 02 February 2013
- Last Updated: 02 February 2013 02 February 2013
XXV Ustasha Battalion (XXV. ustaška bojna)
by H.L. deZeng IV
Formed at the end of March or beginning of April 1942 in East Bosnia, or possibly in Ljubuški/Herzegovina. The Battalion may have been temporarily disbanded during the first half of 1943, and then reestablished in summer 1943. (1)
(see II, V and XII Ustasha Brigades for additional information)
1 Oct 42: consisted of only a 1st and 2d Co., both in Bijeljina/E Bosnia.
1 Dec 42: Bijeljina with lst -4th Co.
27 Feb 43: 1st Co. from Hrvatska Mitrovica took part in Operation “Grün” in the Krndija and Dilj Mountains in Slavonia.
Aug 43: reestablished this date in Ljubuški/30 km SW of Mostar by renaming 10th Ustasha Preparatory Bn., or was being brought up to strength using assets taken from it.
31 Dec 43: in Ljubuški.
30 Jul 44: in Gračanica/18 km ESE Doboj.
Aug – Oct 44: Gračanica with 1st – 5th Co..
Oct 44: renamed IV Bn. (another source says V Bn.)/XII Ustasha Brigade in October 1944.
Ust. Satnik Ibrahim Pjanić (? - ? Oct 1944)
II Ustasha Brigade (Apr 1942 - c. Mar 1943)
V Ustasha Brigade (c. Aug 1943 - June 1944)
XII Ustasha Brigade (July 1944 - Oct 1944)
1. Arhiv VII, kut. 134a, reg.br. 4/1; Colić – 1977; [Vojnoistorijski institute] - Zbornik dokumenata i podataka o narodnooslobodilačkom ratu jugoslovenskih naroda, Tom IV/31, p.826; IV/32; NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-311 roll 192/276); (T-315 roll 2270/1032-36); (T-821 roll 53/367-79; roll 448/727); Narodne novine.
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