Daily report from the Yugoslav battlefield for February 23, 1941 - 45

 

Dakota C-47 aircraft (civilian variant DC-3) as a monument at the airport Medeno polje Bosanski Petrovac. After 1995, the plane destroyed by explosives and taken to scrap metal

23.02.1942

Under the leadership of a member of the Central Committee of the CPY, Moše Pijade, an auxiliary airport was established in the village of Njegovuđa (near Žabljak) in order to receive the promised aid from the USSR.

Aerodrom Zabljak - poslijeratna slika


Units of the Korduna Group of the Detachment People's Liberation Movement occupied Velika Kladuša (Western Bosnia). The Italian crew escaped towards Slunj.

23.02.1943

Battle of Neretva

The Supreme Commander of the People's Liberation Army and the Partisan Detachments of Yugoslavia, Josip Broz Tito, ordered that the evacuation of the wounded from the Prozor valley be suspended due to the worsening situation in the area of G. Vakuf and Ivan- sedlo.

A column of partisans in Prozor.


Near the village of Repovac (near Konjic), German and Ustasha forces attacked parts of the 1st Proletarian NOU Brigade but were repulsed after a short battle.

In the area of the village of Krvava Peč -  Purkarče (near Cerknica southwestern Slovenia), the 1st Battalion of the 51st Regiment of the Italian Division - Kačatori Delle Alpi - attacked the 4th Slovenian NOU Brigade - Ljubo Šercer -. Threatened by strong Italian forces occupying the villages of Zelimlje, Golo, G. Ig, and Ustje, this brigade withdrew from the area in the evening and moved to the mountain Velika Gora (near Ribnica).

Transfer of the wounded in the Neretva Valley during the Fourth Enemy Offensive.


Between the river Danube and the line between the village of Batajnica and Chortanovci (in northeastern Srem), Ustasha Home Guard, and German units (about three battalions in strength) began a three-day "cleansing" and killed 19 and arrested 15 patriots.

 

23.02.1944

A Soviet military mission to the Supreme Headquarters of the People's Liberation Army and the Partisan Detachments of Yugoslavia, led by General Korneyev, arrived at the airport near Bosanski Petrovac by plane from Bari (Italy). The next day, she came to Drvar, to the headquarters of the Supreme Headquarters of People's Liberation Army and the Partisan Detachments of Yugoslavia.

On the road Visnjan - the village of Motovun, the 1st Company of the 2nd Istrian Partisan Battalion attacked two German trucks and two passenger cars. Twelve enemy soldiers were killed and 25 wounded in the battle, and the vehicles were destroyed.

At the positions of Stakna and Plesnik (near Šoštanj), the 1st Slovenian Shock Brigade - Tone Tomšič - and the 13th Slovenian Brigade - Mirko Bračič - 14th Division of the NOVJ fought one-day battles against enemy columns from the villages of Črna and Topolšica. In order to draw out the enemy forces, the 14th Division was divided into brigades, determining each direction of further movement.

1st Slovenian National Liberation Shock Brigade Tone Tomšič


Near the village of Dzigolja (near Prokuplje, Souther Serbia), the 3rd South Moravian NO Brigade, the Zajecar-Timok NOP Detachment, and the Ozren Partisan Battalion fought all day against parts of the Bulgarian 27th Infantry Division, supported by autism, went to help the Chetniks in the village of V. Plans. In the evening, NOVJ units retreated towards Mount M. Jastrebac with losses of 6 dead and 10 wounded, while several enemy soldiers were killed and wounded. Four machine guns and a radio station were seized and one Bulgarian plane was shot down. During the fight, the Chetniks took advantage of the absence of NOV and POJ units and withdrew from the village without hindrance. V. Plane to Blace and r. Rasin. The next day, Bulgarian units returned to Prokuplje.

In the area of the village of Gospodjinac (near Zablja, Vojvodina), parts of the 3rd Backo-Baranja NOP detachment killed 4 Hungarian soldiers and wounded several.

23.02.1945

Units 5th Shock Corps in liberated Sarajevo in 1945


Near the village of Brestovski, parts of the 10th Shock Division, 5th Shock Corps of the NOVJ attacked a German column from an ambush and, after a three-hour battle, broke it up and threw it into Kiseljak. 46 enemy soldiers were killed and 45 wounded. Losses of units of the 10th Strike Division of the NOVJ: 17 wounded.

 

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