brochure “Partizanski spomenik u Mostaru” (1980)
book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”
another document or proof of the memorial stone (e.g., a photograph).
Ekrem A. RIĐANOVIĆ
EĆREM EKREM RIĐANOVIĆ, son of AHMED, born on July 21, 1923, in Mostar, a high school student. Member of the League of Communist Youth (SKOJ) since 1941, in the National Liberation War (NOB) since 1941, fighter of the 3rd Battalion of the Support Unit, machine gunner. Killed during the Battle of Sutjeska in June 1943.
Ekrem’s name was recorded on a memorial plaque at Mostar Gymnasium after the war. The plaque disappeared without a trace during the war events of 1992-1995.
EXCERPT FROM LITERATURE – a brief reflection of comrades on the Support Company:
“The Support Company played a significant role in inflicting heavy losses on the Chetniks. With our 4 heavy machine guns, Breda and Fiat, we brought death upon their battle formations, not only at close range but also at longer distances when it was futile to fight the enemy with submachine guns and rifles. The Fiat and Breda machine guns were truly excellent weapons for which we had ample ammunition. Our gunners Alija and Hilmija Ćišić, Ekrem Riđanović, and Omer Sadiković, taking turns with the company’s leaders, among whom Omer Mrgan was a true master, competed to inflict greater losses on the enemy. Ljubo Miljanović, the commander of the Support Company, was filled with joy and encouraged his machine gunners, showing them which groups to target (…)”
https://poskok.info/mostarke-u-doba-okupacije-sloboda-nije-stigla-iz-bajke/; Deseta Hercegovačka brigada (spisak boraca); http://www.most.ba/091/015.aspx; Ćemalović, Enver (1986): Mostarski bataljon, Mostar; grupa autora: Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.
Fotografija spomen-ploče: S. Demirović.
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