II Jäger Battalion (Croatia)
- Published: 17 February 2013 17 February 2013
- Last Updated: 17 February 2013 17 February 2013
(II. lovačka bojna)
by H.L. deZeng IV
Formed spring 1942, but place of formation is not known. (1)
18 May 42: 1st Co. in Zavalja/4 km SW of Bihać under I Corps.
Dec 42: 2d Co. now in Gospić.
26 Dec 42: transferred from Gospić to Medak and then to Lovinac to reinforce the Italian Division “Re” for operations in that area.
20 Jan 43: Bn. with approximately 800 men was engaged around Babin Potok/25 km ESE of Otočac under IV Ustasha Brigade during the opening phase of Operation “Weiss”.
28 Jan 43: in Medak, but moved to Otočac around mid-February.
Mar 43: Otočac with an estimated 600 men.
19 Apr 43: moved and now billeted in Perušić/14 km N of Gospić.
29 Apr 43: the Battalion suffered heavy losses in fighting around Klanac, Baške Oštarije and Brušane, all of which are near Gospić, against the Partisan 6th Division.
May – Aug 43: security duties and active patrolling in the Gospić area without significant enemy contact.
15 Sep 43: Bn. disbanded on or about this date and its personnel incorporated into II Bn./15th Infantry Rgt. in Gospić.
I Corps (c. Apr 1942 - Sep 1943)
1. [Vojnoistorijski institute] - Zbornik dokumenata i podataka o narodnooslobodilačkom ratu jugoslovenskih naroda, Tom V/5, p.536; V/11, pp.366 and 518; V/12, p.515; V/13; V/14, p.250; V/19, p.673; [Vojnoistorijski institute] - Hronologija oslobodilačke borbe naroda jugoslavije 1941-1945, p.459; Dr. Dušan Korać - Kotar Korenica i kotar Udbina u narodnooslobodilačkom ratu i socijalističkoj izgradnji, (Karkovac: Historijski arhiv, 1979), p.598; Narodne novine, issue for 10.01.43.
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