book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”
another document or proof of the memorial stone (e.g., a photograph).
Tomo M. DABIĆ
TOMO DABIĆ, son of MILOŠ, born on May 27, 1909, in Humilišani near Mostar. Farmer. Joined the National Liberation Army and Partisan Detachments on February 14, 1945, in the 2nd Battalion of the 14th Herzegovinian Brigade. Fighter, killed in the battles for liberation on February 24, 1945, in Tuščica near Konjic.
EXCERPT FROM LITERATURE:
“During that time, a counterattack was underway near Konjic on February 24th, involving three battalions of the mixed Ustaše and Domobran 9th Mountain Division against the units of the 14th Herzegovinian Brigade. In addition to pushing back parts of the 14th Brigade from favorable starting positions for attacking Konjic, the enemy’s attack aimed to restore lost ‘confidence’ among their units. For this purpose, Ustaše General Vjekoslav Luburić arrived in Konjic and Ostrožac as a special envoy of Pavelić. However, according to German reports, even after several days, the Ustaše – despite good artillery support – ‘did not advance beyond their starting positions’. The hill of Gašino (elevation 593 and elevation 564) above the village of Tupčice changed hands several times. From February 24th to 27th, the Brigade had 15 killed* and 37 wounded fighters and leaders, while the enemy losses were estimated at 145 dead and 180 wounded. *Ilija Akšam from Čvaljina (Ravno) near Trebinje, Pavle Spehar from Plaški (SR Croatia), Ibrahim Veledar from Počitelj near Čapljina, Milan Bulajić from Bojišta near Nevesinje, Nikola Ćorić from Prigrađani near Mostar, Tomo Dabić from Humilišani, Vejsil Hajdar from Seljani near Ostrožac, Rizah Rupić from Vitina near Ljubuški, Đuro Sikimić from Predolje near Stolac, and Zulfikar (Zuko) Zarkušić from Opličić near Stolac, all from its 2nd Battalion, as well as Dragoljub Samardžić from Hodžići near Bileća, Jozo Glavinić from Moševići (Hutovo) near Neum, Rade Zmukić from Dobro Polje near Kalinovik, Krsto Lozo from Lišani (Bijelo Polje) near Mostar, and Danilo Đurasović from Rašteni near Mostar, fighters from the 1st Battalion.”
grupa autora: “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”; grupa autora (1988): Četrnaesta Hercegovačka omladinska NOU brigada, Beograd; Komnenović, Danilo; Kreso, Muharem (1979): 29. hercegovačka divizija, IZ, Beograd
Photo of the memorial plaque: S. Demirović
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