brochure “Partizanski spomenik u Mostaru” (1980)
book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”
another document or proof of the memorial stone (e.g., a photograph).
Miloš R. RACO
MILOŠ RACO (RACA), son of RAJKO, born on April 21, 1913, in Mostar. A civil servant, reserve officer, and railway worker by profession. A member of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia (KPJ) since 1942, in the Battalion since the autumn of 1941, serving as a squad commander. He was killed in Borci near Konjic in the summer of 1942. During the Chetnik coup, he remained among the Chetniks in Bijela but continued to collaborate with the partisans in Borci. When he was discovered, he was executed by the Chetniks.
His is featured on the memorial plaque for the fallen railway workers in Mostar, erected in 1952 in Mostar and renovated by the ŽTP Administration in 2016.
“We ordered Raca to immediately confiscate the submachine gun from the young Đogić and hand it over to (Mladen) Balorda. We believed that submachine guns should only be in the safe hands of Party members and SKOJ members from Mostar. Corporal Miloš Raca hesitated a bit because Đogić had been a good fighter until then, so he was considering how to execute the command. We told him to send Đogić to get some sleep, and thus the submachine gun would remain in the hands of Mladen Balorda. While Raca was hesitating on how to do it in the least painful way, Đogić, armed with the submachine gun, managed to escape to the Chetniks and the same night attacked our position (…) “
http://rsdvelezmostar.blogspot.com/p/fk-velez.html; Ćemalović, Enver (1986): Mostarski bataljon, Mostar; grupa autora (1986): Hercegovina u NOB 4. dio, Beograd; Seferović, Mensur (1970): Pred očima grada, »Informativni centar Mostar«, nagrada »14. februar« Skupštine opštine Mostar, 1970; Seferović, Mensur: Mostarski kolopleti, edicija “Mostar u borbi za slobodu”, knjiga 8, Mostar; grupa autora: Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.
Photo of the memorial plaque: S. Demirović.
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