brochure “Partizanski spomenik u Mostaru” (1980)
book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”
another document or proof of the memorial stone (e.g., a photograph).
Danilo M. BERBEROVIĆ
DANILO BERBEROVIĆ, son of MIHAJLO, born on December 31, 1925, in Ortiješ near Mostar. Apprentice at the Trade School. Member of the Communist Youth League (SKOJ) since 1941, in the Battalion from September 1943. Fighter, killed at Čičevo near Konjic in February 1944.
The record of Danilo’s death states:
“The movement of the 2nd and 3rd squads’ columns to the village of Čičevo was a great effort. Trudging through deep snow, the fighters moved very slowly in columns, and individual separation from the collective struggle was almost impossible. Gunfire erupted in front of the village. The Chetniks offered resistance from houses and barns, while our forces advanced and pushed them out of the village, resulting in mutual losses. Commander Lacmanović, moving with one platoon, encountered strong resistance from the Chetniks before reaching the village. Realizing that he couldn’t overcome them, he ordered the squads to retreat without attempting to assess the situation with other units or consulting with the Battalion Staff and squad commanders. The commander’s order to retreat caused confusion among the advancing squads and platoons. Some continued to advance, while others began to retreat, ultimately abandoning the village of Čičevo in disarray. In Čičevo, DANILO BERBEROVIĆ, a student from Mostar, and VLADISLAV ADAMA SMAJSKI, a Pole we nicknamed “Mekeke“, were killed. KEMAL VELAGIĆ, who was wounded in both legs, was captured. Due to blood loss, he soon died.”
Ćemalović, Enver (1986): Mostarski bataljon, Mostar; grupa autora: Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.
Photo of the memorial plaque: S. Demirović
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