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
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.
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.
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
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.
|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.