(XIII. topnički sklop)
by H.L. deZeng IV

Formed on or about 21 August 1943 in Zagreb for assignment to the 3d Mountain Brigade with Group HQ (new), HQ Battery (new), 1st Battery (ex-mountain gun battery/III Mountain Brigade) and 2d Battery (ex-3d Battery/II Artillery Group). (1)

Operational History

Sep 43: departed Zagreb for 3d Mountain Brigade and by 10 October 1st Battery (4 x 7.5 cm guns) was in Sanski Most and 2d Battery (3 x 10 cm guns) was in Prijedor.
8-9 May 44: provided artillery support for Operation “Reinhard” southwest of Prijedor, which was immediately followed by Operation “Kastanie” in the same area between 11 and 12 May.
1 Jun 44: Group HQ with 1st and 2d Batteries still under 3d Mountain Brigade, but by this date had lost 3 of its 7.5 cm mountain guns.
1 Jul 44: entire Group transferred back to Zagreb (probably to refit and re-equip).
25 Nov 44: Group elements noted as being tactically under the Banja Luka Brigade.
1 Dec 44: remnants possibly incorporated into the new 6th Croatian Infantry Division.


Podpukovnik Dragutin Hahl (21 Aug 1943 - ?)
Bojnik Josip Horvat (? - ?) May 1944


1. Arhiv VII, kut. 114b; [Vojnoistorijski institute] - Zbornik dokumenata i podataka o narodnooslobodilačkom ratu jugoslovenskih naroda; Tom IV/30, p.649; NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-315 roll 558/1120-27; roll 2171/037).

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