brochure “Partizanski spomenik u Mostaru” (1980)
book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”
another document or proof of the memorial stone (e.g., a photograph).
Husein H. MASLIĆ
HUSEIN HUSA MASLIĆ, son of HASAN, born in 1923* in Mostar, a carpenter and tamburitza player in the Cultural and Artistic Society “Abrašević.” Member of the Communist Youth League (SKOJ) since 1941 and the Communist Party of Yugoslavia (KPJ) since 1942. Joined the Battalion in September 1941, as a fighter of the Mostar Youth Detachment. Survived the Fifth Offensive at Sutjeska and, after the breakthrough, was part of a group of 80 partisans who returned to Mostar for recovery. The group was noticed near Blagaj and attacked by the Germans. Many fighters were killed, while Huso was seriously wounded.
In the report to the Main Directorate for Public Order and Security in Zagreb and the Great Prefecture in Mostar, by the Chief of the District Police Authority in Mostar, Mate Roko, dated July 20, 1943, it is stated: “On July 8, 1943, it was reported to the police station in Blagaj, Mostar district, that there are dead partisans in the forest called Kaluđer bunar. Immediately, a patrol from the station, accompanied by the reported villagers, went to the scene and found 10 corpses, including one woman, and they also found one wounded partisan named Huso Maslić…”
The captured Huso was taken to the hospital in Mostar, where he died. He was remembered as “an exceptionally brave fighter, a bomber, and a machine gunner, always at the forefront in all actions of his unit.”
A street in Mostar is named after Huso Maslić.
*The information is from the book “Mostar Battalion.” According to the book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945,” HUSEIN HUSA (HASAN) MASLIĆ was born in 1919 in Prozor and worked as a locksmith. He lived and worked in Mostar.
Photo of the memorial plaque: S. Demirović.
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