brochure “Partizanski spomenik u Mostaru” (1980)
book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”
another document or proof of the memorial stone (e.g., a photograph).
Miho S. BABIĆ
MIHAJLO MIHO BABIĆ, son of STOJAN, born on September 26, 1921, in Malo Polje near Mostar. Farmer. Member of SKOJ since 1943. Joined the NOV and POJ in April 1944 in the Savo Belović Detachment. Fighter of the 3rd Battalion of the 13th Herzegovinian Brigade, killed at Ivan-sedlo on March 26, 1945.
EXCERPT FROM LITERATURE, about the battles in which Miho was killed:
“The third sortie, carried out during the night of March 26/27, most likely aimed to disrupt the preparations for the general attack (which the enemy had learned of) and improve the front line of defense at Mali Ivan. During the day, the arrival of an Ustasha battalion was observed, but not the arrival of the 369th German reconnaissance battalion. Together with the 3rd Battalion of the 370th Grenadier Regiment, they launched their attack at 9 PM and occupied point 1011. The brigade managed to regain the position before dawn, but it was lost again due to the attack of the 369th reconnaissance battalion. Attempts during the day, with artillery support (436 shells) and the assistance of the 5th Battalion of the 10th Brigade (at 6 PM), were unsuccessful. Thus, the Division awaited the start of the general attack on this front without observation posts at the watershed. In this battle, the 13th Brigade had 13 killed (…)“
Ćemalović, Enver (1986): Seferović, Mensur (1988): Trinaesta Hercegovačka NOU Brigada, Beograd; 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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