brochure “Partizanski spomenik u Mostaru” (1980)
book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”
another document or proof of the memorial stone (e.g., a photograph).
Dušan S. KOSTADINOVIĆ
DUŠAN KOSTADINOVIĆ, son of SIMEON, born on January 23, 1908, in Baćevići near Mostar. Locksmith, worked as an aircraft mechanic at the Mostar airport. Member of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia (KPJ) since 1938, in the Battalion since the summer of 1941, in the “Bišina” unit. A political worker, and in early 1942, he was the deputy commissioner of the platoon. He was killed in a Chetnik ambush in Kula near Konjic in June 1942.
“The command of our platoon made a decision to attack the Gendarmerie station in Podgorani, near Bijelo Polje. Commander Blagoje Vučurević and deputy commissioner Dušan Kostadinović, along with a squad from our platoon and a squad from the Miljevska platoon, set out during the night of May 8/9 from Pori. The attack was carried out at dawn, after surrounding the station. The guard in front of the station was killed, and then Dušan Kostadinović, under the cover of rifle and machine gun fire, approached the station, threw in grenades, and set it on fire. Surviving gendarmes jumped out of the station, some through the windows and others through the doors, and were met with the gunfire of our fighters. Six gendarmes were killed, and one was seriously wounded. Their names are listed in the report of the Velika Župa in Mostar, dated May 16, 1942.”
Photo of the memorial plaque: S. Demirović.
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