brochure “Partizanski spomenik u Mostaru” (1980)
book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”
another document or proof of the memorial stone (e.g., a photograph).
Janko R. DOŠLO
JANKO DOŠLO, son of RISTO, born on February 23, 1924, in Vrapčići near Mostar. Farmer. Activist of the National Liberation War. Joined the People’s Liberation Army in February 1945, in the 2nd Battalion of the 10th Herzegovina Brigade. Fighter, killed two months later in April 1945 in Pazarić.
The following is recorded about the death of Janko Došlo from Vrapčići near Mostar:
“In the early morning, the divisions launched an attack, and Kiseljak was liberated by 4 o’clock; the pursuit of the enemy towards Busovača was continued by the 11th and 14th Brigades. However, the enemy did not wait for our units even in the ‘lion positions’ (Löwenstellungen) at the confluence of the Kozica and Mlava streams, which were held by the 14th Regiment of the 7th SS Division until the previous day. In that area, the 11th and 14th Brigades made contact with units of the 5th Shock Corps, which continued to pursue the enemy through the Bosna Valley. This marked the end of the 29th Division’s participation in the Sarajevo operation. The battles fought by the Division from April 4th to 8th, from Ivan-sedlo to Kiseljak, on a front that was initially over 40 kilometers long, undoubtedly belong to its most successful achievements. During the last 108 hours, all six of its brigades fought without rest and relief, engaging in almost continuous clashes. Carried away by the enthusiasm of the fighters, inspired by the final assault for the liberation of the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Division spread through the valleys of Zujevina and Lepenica, reaching the Sarajevo Field. There it unleashed the anxiety that had restrained its striking force in the slaughterhouses of the Neretva and Trešanica canyons and throughout the month on the icy Ivan-sedlo. Harvesting the fruits of previous efforts, the increased number and firepower in those 108 hours, despite the fact that the enemy was now no weaker or less numerous than at Ivan-sedlo, the Division liberated Tarčin, Pazarić, Hadžići, Ilidža, and Kiseljak. The Division’s headquarters estimated that the enemy had 2,500 dead in front of the Division’s front and over 500 prisoners were counted, not including the captured or defected Home Guard and militia members involved in the units, numbering three to four hundred… At the same time, the Division had 126 killed, 325 wounded, and 3 missing.”
Komnenović, Danilo; Kreso, Muharem (1979): 29. hercegovačka divizija, IZ, Beograd ; grupa autora: Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.
Photo of the memorial plaque: S. Demirović
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