brochure “Partizanski spomenik u Mostaru” (1980)
book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”
another document or proof of the memorial stone (e.g., a photograph).
Mirko M. ŠUPLJEGLAV
MIRKO ŠUPLJEGLAV, son of MILAN, born on October 25, 1923, in Lakiševine* near Mostar. Hospitality worker. Illegal member, part of a group that was responsible for recruiting volunteers from Mostar who joined the partisans and filled their ranks.
“The Canal” operated as follows: “Groups gathered in Donja Mahala and in the houses of Fatima Vila, Đulsa Hadrović, Munta, and Avdija Pavlović, from where they were taken out at night by Vaso Maslo, Muhamed Bostandžić, and Remzija Brkić to the village of Baćevići, where they were received by Dragutin, Desimir, and Ljubo Savić, who transported them by boat across the Neretva River, and from there Slavko, Risto, Spaso, and Vlado Ivanišević with Žarko, Mirko , and Sima Šupljeglav from Lakiševine guided them through Hodbina to Rotimlja, where Safet Džinović organized accommodation and food during the break. The groups were then taken over by Mehmed Buljko, Muhamed Šiširak, Mehmed Rajković, and Jovo Lučić, who brought them to the base of the Mostar Youth Detachment in the village of Bjelojevići, Hairlići hamlet. The Canal functioned perfectly, and it was never compromised. Only members of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia (KPJ) and the League of Communist Youth of Yugoslavia (SKOJ) were involved in this channel.”
Joined the League of Communist Youth of Yugoslavia (SKOJ) in 1943. Joined the People’s Liberation Army and Partisan Detachments (NOV i POJ) in September 1943, in the 3rd Battalion of the 10th Herzegovinian Brigade. Political delegate of the squad, fighter, killed in late 1943 near Bileća. Nominated for decoration.
*According to the book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”
Photo of the memorial plaque: S. Demirović.
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