book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”
Omer H. OMERIKA
OMER OMERIKA, son of HUSO, born on February 1, 1916, in Zijemlje near Mostar. Farmer. Joined the National Liberation Army and Partisan Detachments on February 14, 1945, in the 13th Herzegovina Brigade. Fighter, killed on April 22, 1945, at Čabar in Slovenia.
EXCERPT FROM LITERATURE:
“And just when on April 20, a concentric attack was being prepared by the 11th, 13th, 14th, and Artillery Brigades against the German units intending to recapture Bihać and establish an uninterrupted front through Lika to the Adriatic Sea, the Headquarters of the 29th Division received an order from the General Staff of the Yugoslav Army for the Division to become part of the 4th Army and immediately continue the movement towards Slovenia, in the area of Prezid, covering the region of Lož – Prezid – Parg – Čabar – Podpreska, securing the right flank of the 4th Army and enabling it greater freedom of maneuver towards Trieste and Tržič. (…) The 13th Brigade, faced with significantly stronger enemy forces, blocked the path along that route and for two full days, in isolated positions from Čabar to Stari Trg, spanning a distance of 25 km, resisted the attacks of the Slovenian “Bela garda,” the Serbian Volunteer Corps, and the German Buhberger Battalion. (…) Among the fifteen killed, were the platoon commander of the 4th Battalion of the 13th Brigade, Boriša Čorlija, one of the bravest commanders of the 29th Division, as well as fighters Stipe Medić, Omer Omerika, and Mate Promić from the 13th Brigade.”
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