II Bicycle Infantry Battalion (Croatia)
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(II. koturaška bojna)
by H.L. deZeng IV
Formed April 1942 in Zagreb as a single company (koturaška satnija), transferred to Slavonski Brod, and then enlarged to a battalion in early 1943. (1)
19 Jan 43: Sl. Brod and still as just a company.
21 Sep 43: now as a full battalion in Sl. Brod.
25-29 Sep 43: Bn. participated in Operation “Herbst I” under German 187. Res.Div. against Partisan forces in the Dilj Mountains north of Sl. Brod. The Partisans reportedly lost at least 320 men for a loss of 21 Germans and Croatians.
9 Mar 44: elements of the Osijek Brigade/12th Division NOVJ attacked the Battalion near the Dolnja dolca Woods in the vicinity of Sl. Brod, forcing the Battalion to withdraw after a 2-hour fire fight.
1 Apr 44: Sl. Brod - renamed II Bn./Mobile Brigade (Brzi zdrug) this date.
II Corps (1943 - Mar 1944)
1. Arhiv VII, kut. 134a, reg.br. 4/1; Colić – 1977; Colić - 1979; [Vojnoistorijski institute] - Zbornik dokumenata i podataka o narodnooslobodilačkom ratu jugoslovenskih naroda, Tom IV/23, p.678; [Vojnoistorijski institute] - Hronologija oslobodilačke borbe naroda jugoslavije 1941-1945, p.705; NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-315 roll 1555/705); (T-821 roll 278/417); Narodne novine, issue for 5.3.1943.
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