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Re: Croatian Legion

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Re: Croatian Legion

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Re: Croatian Legion

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Re: Croatian Legion

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Re: Croatian Legion

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Re: Croatian Legion

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Re: Croatian Legion

Post by Dr Eisvogel » 05 Feb 2017 00:06

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the Croatian general marked with red arrow is Vilko Begić. Do you know in which city was the photo taken?

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Re: Croatian Legion

Post by G. Trifkovic » 05 Feb 2017 02:22

Hi,

a very long shot, but it reminds of the today's seat of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in those days (I presume) the seat of Velika Župa Vrhbosna.



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Re: Croatian Legion

Post by Dr Eisvogel » 05 Feb 2017 10:37

G. Trifkovic wrote:Hi,

a very long shot, but it reminds of the today's seat of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in those days (I presume) the seat of Velika Župa Vrhbosna.

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Dear G.,

it seems you nailed it, because by all the available architectural elements, it seems as the same building. Only the pavement, below the first step is now higher than on the old photo. And the doors are changed, the old ones having more glass. Also, the windows are better protected now.

So, it is in Sarajevo.

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Re: Croatian Legion

Post by Ivan Ž. » 06 Feb 2017 12:08

Gaius nailed it, no doubt about that (good work!). The photo might have been taken shortly after Operation "Weiß" ended, when Begić visited the "Devil's Division" at the Rajlovac (Sarajevo) airport. Begić was also dressed the same then, as in this picture (see http://bandenkampf.blogspot.rs/2015/11/bk0083.html). But, of course, the photo could have been also taken on some other occasion.

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Re: Croatian Legion

Post by Ivan Ž. » 06 Feb 2017 12:30

...also, the man entering the car with his back turned is almost certainly Fritz Neidholdt.

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Re: Croatian Legion

Post by Dr Eisvogel » 06 Feb 2017 12:41

Ivan Ž. wrote:...also, the man entering the car with his back turned is almost certainly Fritz Neidholdt.
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And the car is 1938-39 German Ford V8 4sitziges Kabriolett 14/90 P8 3,6L. It probably belonged to the 369th Division.
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Re: Croatian Legion

Post by Ivan Ž. » 06 Feb 2017 12:44

Correct, and it is their car indeed :) (I'm assuming Neidholdt's). Also, notice the same Panzer commander on the left as seen in the well known Pljevlja photo from May 1943 (meeting of the 369th Division with the Italian "Taurinense").

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Re: Croatian Legion

Post by lupodimare89 » 28 Apr 2019 09:42

Greetings! I wanted to ask someone with knowledge of the Croatian Naval Legion about direct military naval incidents/losses/claims in 1942 (Azov Sea). I have personally gathered some scarce information about few but interesting episodes and was curious to check if there was additional information.


19 April 1942
This appears to me to be the "black day" of the naval legion.
At Genichesk (Azov Sea), while laying a new field of mines, one mine detonated while splashing on water and ignited the explosion of two mines on deck. Reportedly two auxiliary minelayers/minesweepers (fishing trawlers converted) destroyed.
Known casualties: 1 German officer, 12 Croat officer, 10 Croat sailors KIA
1 Croat officer badly WIA. 4 Croat officers and 1 sailor WIA.
Exact identity of boats lost is unknown for me.


25 July 1942 in Azov Sea.
German sources reports the loss of a "auxiliary patrol boat" or fishing schooner (thanks user igor we know the identification number: n°2412) during a clash with Soviet patrol boat SKA 0175 and motor torpedo boat TKA 154. A second boat was also there but escaped. Soviets captured crewmembers (unclear numbers) apparently including Croatians.


15 August 1942
Loss of Croatian aux. minesweeper "S-I" (I think also wrongly named "gunboat V-1") close Yeisk in Azov Sea by naval mine.
Unknown to me losses. Barrage laid by the very same SKA 0175 (her mines sunk other German targets).


6 September 1942
A Croatian "patrol vessel" sank off Genichesk on German mines.
It was clarly a friendly-fire incident. Scarce to zero information, German war diary report the incident at 9 September.

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