This early entry helps confirm the IV Ustasha Brigade’s date and place of formation as well as its lineage. Brigade HQ and headquarters elements in GospićTank Co. No definitive date has been found, but it is believed that the order to form 5 active Ustasha brigades dates from May 1942 and then gradually carried out over the course of the summer. (1) (Also see the individual Ustasha battalions for additional details.) 15-30 Jun 42: a Croatian I Corps activity report states that the Lika Ustasha Zdrug had been successful in bringing to a halt offensive operations by the Lika NOP Detachment around Bihać and the surrounding area. The fight for the city raged during most of 3 and 4 November. was enraged and disgusted over this act of irresponsible incompetence and cowardice, and sent strongly worded letters up the chain of command which are believed to have resulted in Ust. Dopukovnik Delko Bogdanić (1944 - May 1945) Sep 1944, Dec 1944, Mar 1945 I Domobran Corps (I Territorial Corps) (Aug 1942 - Nov 1944) Brigade HQ and headquarters elements in BihaćMachine Gun Co.
Rok near Gračac to 6th Division NOVJ, but losses were relatively light on both sides.25 Jun 43: supported by Italian aircraft, attacked elements of 6th Division NOVJ and after heavy fighting captured Lički Osik and another nearby village. 109633); RG 242 (T-311 roll 184/250; T-314 roll 558/1139; T-315 roll 1295/872); Dragojlov, Fedor - Der Krieg 1941-1945 auf dem Gebiete des ‘unabhängigen Staates Kroatien’, in: Allgemeine Schweizer Militärzeitschrift, 1956, pp.345-364; 425-449; 509-523; [ - ] - Kotar Gračac u narodnooslobodilačkom ratu 1941-1945; [ - ] - Kotar Korenica i kotar Udbina u narodnooslobodilačkom ratu i socijalističkoj izgradnji, 865-84. Tom V/5, p.608; V/10, p.416; V/28, pp.483, 524-25; V/31, p.607; V/37, p.535 and 593; [Vojnoistorijski institute] - Hronologija oslobodilačke borbe naroda jugoslavije 1941-1945, pp.336, 370, 442, 498, 531, 626, 710, 851; [ - ] - Kotar Korenica i kotar Udbina u narodnooslobodilačkom ratu i socijalističkoj izgradnji, p.576; NARA Wash DC: RG 226 (OSS intelligence report No.The main Partisan effort was against Bihać with 5 strong brigades, which was defended by much of IV Ust. with 1st - 3d Co.) in Ličko Petrovo Selo XXXII Ustasha Bn. (1st – 4th Co.) Gospić - Perušić area and later in Gospić (7 officers and 693 men)XXXIV Ustasha Bn. off the Dalmatian coast and later in Lički Osik (8 officers and 770 men)6th Ustasha Preparatory Bn. Brigade and 12th Infantry Rgt., plus elements of 2d Infantry Rgt.