brochure “Partizanski spomenik u Mostaru” (1980)
book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”
another document or proof of the memorial stone (e.g., a photograph).
Pero V. LAŽETIĆ
PETAR PERA LAŽETlĆ, son of VLADIMIR, born on April 14, 1921, in Mostar, baker, member of the League of Communist Youth (SKOJ) since 1941. He participated in the procurement of materials and ammunition for the Detachment, specifically in the famous raid of the Customs Strike Group in the Northern Military Camp, during which Mehmed Trbonja Meha, the group leader, Mehmed Arap, Živko Papo Henći, and Hasan Zahirović Laca carried various military equipment, including 44 rifles, and Pero Lažetić and his comrades safely transferred them to a secure location. He joined the Battalion with the first group of Mostar residents, but returned because “he was severely injured in the arm” during the first operation in the battles around Plane. He rejoined the Battalion in October 1941 and died as a fighter during the Chetnik coup in Dramiševo near Nevesinje in June 1942.
There is a recorded memory of Pero Lažetić’s death. He was part of the unit that attempted to come to the aid of the fighters captured in Dramiševo by the Chetniks:
“At the beginning of June, when the battles between our partisan battalions and the Italians and Chetniks began in the Lower Nevesinje Field, where artillery fire could be heard, the G brothers caused unrest in our squad at Dramiševo. The locals started to separate themselves from the fighters ‘from the outside,’ and rumors started spreading that the partisans in eastern Herzegovina were defeated, and the locals feared for the future of the village. Osman Grebo, the youth leader, came to the Battalion Headquarters on June 3rd and reported about the strange occurrences in Dramiševo, expressing concerns for our comrades’ future. The Battalion Headquarters immediately sent a courier to inform Nenad, who was with us at Zijemlje. The courier arrived early on the morning of June 4th, and Vasić took a platoon of ten fighters from the Strike Company, with Pero Lažetić from the Zijemlji Company joining them upon personal request. The platoon commander, Maksim Kovačević, specifically designated the composition of the platoon, led by Danilo Kovačević. Around noon, in the rain, Vasić and 12 fighters arrived at the school in Zaborani, where the Company Headquarters and its 3rd platoon were stationed. The platoon, compacted in a column, moved towards Dramiševo along a cart road that passed through pastures and open space, presenting an ideal target for a Chetnik ambush. Vasić and Ilija Glogovac were at the rear of the column. The Chetniks allowed our column to approach at a short distance and then opened fire on them. The front of the column, mowed down by bullets, fell to the ground, with most of them fatally wounded. The rear took cover and began to fire back, wounding three Chetniks. Immediately after, those who could escape fled. When the shooting started, Ilija Glogovac got up and ran away. During that incident, the following individuals were killed or seriously wounded and then executed: HASAN DAUPOVIĆ ŠKODA, a civil servant from Ljubuški, ABDULAH DIZDAREVIĆ DULE, a merchant from Ljubuški, IBRAHIM DŽAFEROVIĆ, a worker from Mostar, DANILO KOVAČEVIĆ, a peasant from the village of Spile near Nikšić, RADOSLAV KOVAČEVIĆ, a peasant from the village of Spilc near Nikšić, PETAR LAŽETIĆ, a worker from Mostar, ĐORĐE MUJAČIĆ, a peasant from the village of Crkvice near Nikšić, MILAN NOVAKOVlĆ, a peasant from the village of Crkvice near Nikšić, SIMO VUJAČIĆ, a peasant from the village of Maočića near Nikšić, and ALEKSA VUJOŠEVIĆ, a Montenegrin.” (E. Ćemalović, Mostar Battalion)
Ćemalović, Enver (1986): Mostarski bataljon, Mostar; grupa autora (1961): Hercegovina u NOB 1. dio, Beograd, Vojno delo; Konjhodžić, Mahmud (1981): “Mostarke”: fragmenti o revolucionarnoj djelatnosti i patriotskoj opredjeljenosti žena Mostara, o njihovoj borbi za slobodu i socijalizam, Opštinski odbor SUBNOR-a Mostar; Seferović, Mensur (1957): „Tajna partijske ćelije“, Sarajevo; grupa autora (1986): Hercegovina u NOB 2. dio, Beograd; grupa autora: Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.
Photo of the memorial plaque: S. Demirović
According to the archives of Radmilo Braca Andrić, the remains of Pero Lažetić were transferred and buried in the Partisan Memorial Cemetery in Mostar.
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