(III. doknadni zdrug)
by H.L. deZeng IV

Formed February 1944 with HQ in Sarajevo by incorporating and expanding recruit and replacement units located in the III Territorial Corps area. Unlike the other two replacement brigades, this did not have a replacement regiment subordinated to it. (1)

Operational History

Brigade concerned with replacement and training activities and had little contact with enemy forces.
1 Dec 44: Brigade ordered to depart Sarajevo for transfer to Sesvete on the outskirts of Zagreb where is was to be renamed 23d Infantry Replacement Brigade. Strength on departure was estimated to be 160 officers and 2,750 NCOs and men.




III Territorial Corps (Feb 1944 - 30 Nov 1944)

Order of battle (4 Sep 1944)

Brigade HQ and headquarters elements in Sarajevo
II Replacement Mountain Bn. (1st – 4th Co.) in Travnik
IV Replacement Jäger Bn. (1st – 4th Co.) in Mostar
III Replacement Garrison Bn. (1st – 4th Co.) in Visoko
IV Replacement Railway Security Bn. (1st – 3d Co.) in Zavidovići
III Replacement Artillery Group (HQ Battery and 1st – 4th Batteries) in Sarajevo
III Replacement Engineer Bn. (1st – 2d Co.) in Sarajevo
III Replacement Signal Detachment (1st – 2d Co.) in Sarajevo
3d Replacement Motor Transport Co. in Mostar
3d Replacement Medical Co. in Sarajevo
3d Replacement Supply Co. (Butchery and Bakery Platoons) in Sarajevo
3d Replacement Veterinary Co. in Sarajevo
3d Convict Labor Co. in Sarajevo
Armored Train No. 2 “Vuk” in Ustiprača
Estimated strength: 4,500.


1. Colić 1976, p.1050; [Vojnoistorijski institute] - Zbornik dokumenata I podataka o narodnooslobodilačkom ratu jugoslovenskih naroda. Tom IV/29, p.679; IV/30, p.100; IV/31, p.12, IV/34, p.333.

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