(8. lovački zdrug)
by H.L. deZeng IV

Formed on or about 1 December 1944 in Mikanovci near Vinkovci from the remnants of the disbanded 3d Jäger Brigade. (1)

Operational History


(see 3d Croatian Infantry Division for further information)
1 Dec 44: assigned to the 3d Croatian Infantry Division.
Dec 44: Brigade deployed in the Vinkovci – Djakovo area until mid-April 1945.
17 Dec 44: Brigade engaged elements of the 12th NOU Division north of Djakovo claiming 51 Partisans killed and 10 captured, while losing 16 killed, 15 wounded, 52 missing and 15 captured.


13 Apr 45: began withdrawing along the Sava Valley with the 3d Croatian Infantry Division by way of Bjelovar and then to Zagreb.


Pukovnik Isović (1 Dec 1944 - c. Jan 1945)
Bojnik Čado, acting (? Jan 1945 - c. Jan 1945)
Pukovnik Janko Milčić (c. Feb 1945 - ? May 1945?)


3d Croatian Infantry Division (Dec 1944 - May 1945)

Order of battle (Dec 1944)

Brigade HQ with support and service elements in Mikanovci near Vinkovci
I Bn. (1st – 4th Co.)
II Bn. (5th – 8th Co.)
III Bn. (9th – 12th Co.)
IV Bn. (13th – 16th Co.)
During December the four Jäger battalions were reorganized into three. In March or early April 1945 a new IV Bn. was formed and added.


1. [Vojnoistorijski institute] - Zbornik dokumenata I podataka o narodnooslobodilačkom ratu jugoslovenskih naroda, Tom V/36, p.688; [Vojnoistorijski institute] - Oslobodilački rat naroda Juooslavije 1941-1945; Strugar, Vlado - Jugoslavija 1941-1945.

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