(Kalnički zdrug)
by H.L. deZeng IV

Formed 10 April 1942 with HQ in Varaždin as a composite tactical formation to command Croatian forces in a clearing operation in the Kalnik Mountains that began around 20 April. The HQ personnel were probably from the Garrison Command in Varaždin. (1)

Operational History

Apr 42: the Brigade HQ and staff are believed to have been disbanded shortly after the operation concluded and its assets returned to their parent formations.


Pukovnik Rudolf Štaufer (Štamfer?) (10 Apr 1942 - c. 1 May 1942)


I Corps (Apr 1942 - c. 1 May 1942)

Order of battle (Apr 1942)

Brigade HQ
Elements of Replacement Bn./1st Infantry Rgt.
Elements of Replacement Bn./12th Infantry Rgt.
I Bicycle Infantry Bn.
Elements of I Artillery Gp.
Miscellaneous small Ustasha and Gendarmerie units from Koprivnica, Bjelovar, Križevci, Ludbreg and Varaždinske Toplice


1. [ - ] - Gradja za povijest narodnooslobodilačke borbe u sjeverozapadnoj Hrvatsko 1941-1945, Tom (volume) II, pp.188-91.

Reference material on this unit

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