105. brigada Hrvatske vojske iz Bjelovara na zapadno-slavonskom bojištu tijekom 1991. godine
Author(s): Željko Karaula
CROATIAN ARMY'S 105th BRIGADE FROM BJELOVAR ON WESTERN SLAVONIAN FRONT DURING 1991.
Subject(s): Military history, Transformation Period (1990 - 2010), Wars in Jugoslavia
Published by: Matica hrvatska Daruvar
Keywords: 105th Brigade; Bjelovar; West Slavonian Battlefield; 1991;
Summary/Abstract: At the beginning of October 1991, preparations began within the 105th Brigade of the Croatian Army from Bjelovar for the movement towards the West Slavonian battlefield, where the military pressure of the Yugoslav People’s Army and insurgent Serbs on the Croatian defense was strong. Parts of the brigade made an important contribution to the liberation of the first liberated place on the Novljan battlefield in the village of Bujavica, while the attack on the neighboring occupied town of Lovska was unsuccessful. After that, the 105th Brigade was engaged in Operation „Orkan-91“ within the Operational Group „Posavina“. According to the idea of that operation, the forces of the Operational Group „Posavina“ on the stretch Novska – Nova Gradiška should be joined, the Yugoslav People’s Army and the rebel Serbs in the area of Lipik and Pakrac should be cut off and the Bjelovar Operational Zone should be allowed to destroy them. However, despite some successful moves and the liberation of parts of the Croatian territory occupied (the village of Bair) within the 105th Brigade, there were significant losses in manpower (battle for the Triangle), which significantly in the moral sense shook the brigade. Although the brigade was ready to keep its positions, it was withdrawn to Bjelovar at the beginning of November 1991, by order of the Bjelovar Operational Zone. The work on the basis of the initiated project of making a scientific monograph of the 105th Brigade, archival sources, literature and oral history provides basic information about the war journey of members of the 105th Brigade who engaged and fought in the area.
- Issue Year: IV/2019
- Issue No: 4
- Page Range: 511-550
- Page Count: 40
- Language: Croatian