brochure “Partizanski spomenik u Mostaru” (1980)
book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”
another document or proof of the memorial stone (e.g., a photograph).
Milorad V. SKIBA
MILORAD SKIBA, son of VASILIJE, born on March 30, 1926, in Mostar, a student at Mostar Gymnasium. Member of the League of Communist Youth (SKOJ). Joined the National Liberation Army and Partisan Detachments in March 1944, serving in the 10th Hercegovina Brigade. Fighter. Killed on July 18, 1944, in Trusina near Nevesinje.
His death was recorded as follows:
“After intense day and night battles on Sniježnica and Trusina, the 4th Battalion, exhausted and decimated, found itself in a confined area north of Straževica and Ržanik. About a hundred meters ahead, east of the Berkovići-Nevesinje road, was the enemy position. Two machine guns from the Support Platoon of the 4th Battalion were firing bursts at the ridge and forward positions, where half an hour earlier, political delegate and student from Sarajevo Stevo Dursun was killed, and several fighters were wounded. At that time, fighters Milorad Skiba and Derviš Ćesir from the 1st Battalion were also killed.”
According to the archives of Radmilo Braca Andrić, the remains of Milorad Skiba were transferred and buried in the Partisan Memorial Cemetery in Mostar.
Milorad’s name was recorded on a memorial plaque at Mostar Gymnasium after the war. The plaque disappeared without a trace during the events of war in 1992-1995.
https://poskok.info/mostarke-u-doba-okupacije-sloboda-nije-stigla-iz-bajke/, http://www.most.ba/091/015.aspx: 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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