XIV Ustasha Battalion (XIV. ustaška bojna)
by H.L. deZeng IV
Formed January 1942 in Karlovac. Very little is known about this battalion. (1)
(see I and V Ustasha Brigades for additional information)
20 Mar 42: participated in Phase I of the Petrova gora offensive in the Kordun region southeast of Karlovac around Vojnić and Vrgin Most.
Apr – Sep 42: no information - it appears that it was broken up and most of its personnel used to replenish other Ustasha units.
1 Oct 42: Battalion not listed in a complete order of battle of the Ustasha Militia for this date. However, there is some limited evidence that it may have been rebuilding in Imotski under V Ustasha Brigade and temporarily designated “Mixed Ustasha Border Battalion.”
1 Dec 42: again listed, with Bn. HQ and 1st – 4th Co. in Kupres/26 km NE of Livno.
Jan – Jul 43: transferred from Kupres to East Bosnia and reassigned to I Ustasha Brigade.
Aug 43: Rogatica/East Bosnia operating under I Ustasha Brigade.
Jul 44: Lukavac/11 km west of Tuzla in East Bosnia and reassigned from I Ustasha Brigade to the XII Ustasha Brigade, which was formed in July.
Oct 44: still in Lukavac.
Nov 44: Gračanica/East Bosnia - renamed III Bn. (ex-XIV Ustasha Bn.)/XII Ustasha Brigade.
V Ustasha Brigade (Aug 1942 - 1943)
I Ustasha Brigade (1943 - Jul 1944)
XII Ustasha Brigade (Jul 1944 - Nov 1944)
1. Arhiv VII, kut. 134a, reg.br. 4/1; Colić – 1974; Colić - 1977; [Vojnoistorijski institute] - Zbornik dokumenata i podataka o narodnooslobodilačkom ratu jugoslovenskih naroda, Tom IV/31, p.826; Tom V/32, p.200; NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-315 roll 2270/1032-36).
Reference material on this unit
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