(VIII. žestra bojna)
by H.L. deZeng IV

Formed fall 1942, probably in Nova Gradiška, to guard the railway line between Zagreb and Zemun, and between Bosanski Brod and Sarajevo. (1)

Feb 43: Bn. HQ in Nova Gradiška/125 km SE of Zagreb under Railway Security Sector B - assigned to guard the track section between Nova Gradiška and Novska.
Sep 43: HQ in Nova Gradiška with 1st - 4th Co. assigned to Railway Security Sector B. Said to be at only 88% of its authorized strength.
12 Apr 44: Bn. with 1st – 4th Co. guarding the track section between Batrina and Pleternica under Railway Security Sector B.
7 Nov 44: Battalion in the Donji Andrijevci area/25 km E of Slavonski Brod and still under Railway Security Sector B.
1 Dec 44: Battalion HQ and 1st – 4th Co. reassigned to the newly formed 19th (Domobran) Infantry Brigade/14th Croatian Infantry Division on or about this date.




1. NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-315 roll 2270/1005-06); occasional references in other German documents and in the [Vojnoistorijski institute] - Zbornik dokumenata i podataka o narodnooslobodilačkom ratu jugoslovenskih naroda series and in [Vojnoistorijski institute] - Hronologija oslobodilačke borbe naroda jugoslavije 1941-1945.

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