36th Division (Yugoslav Partisans)

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36th Vojvodina Division
Flag of Yugoslavia (1943–1946).svg
Flag of Democratic Federal Yugoslavia (used by the Partisans)
Active1944–1945
CountryDemocratic Federal Yugoslavia
BranchYugoslav Partisan Army
TypeInfantry
SizeDivision
Part ofPartisan 3rd Corps
Partisan 12th Corps
Partisan 3rd Army
EngagementsWorld War II in Yugoslavia
* Operation Save
* Operation Osterei
* Operation Heiderose
* Belgrade Offensive
* Battle of Batina
* Syrmian Front
* Operation Wehrwolf (Yugoslavia)
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Dušan Vukasović

The 36th Vojvodina Division (Serbo-Croatian Latin: Tridesetšesta vojvođanska divizija) was a Yugoslav Partisan division that fought against the Germans, Independent State of Croatia (NDH) and Chetniks in occupied Democratic Federal Yugoslavia during World War II.

When it was created it consisted mostly of Serbs recruited from Hungarian–occupied Bačka. As part of the Partisan 3rd Corps then Partisan 12th Corps it spent most of 1944 engaged in hard fighting against the 13th Waffen Mountain Division of the SS Handschar (1st Croatian) in eastern Bosnia.

The Division also participated in the Battle of Batina (November 1944).

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  • Lepre, George (1997). Himmler's Bosnian Division: The Waffen-SS Handschar Division 1943–1945. Atglen, Philadelphia: Schiffer Publishing. ISBN 0-7643-0134-9.
  • Mraović, Nikola (1985). Peta vojvoðanska brigada [Fifth Vojvodina Brigade]. Novi Sad: Institut za istoriju. OCLC 443739099.
  • Ninković, Živan M. (1973). Šesta vojvoðanska [Sixth Vojvodina Brigade]. Beograd: Vojnoizdavački zavod. OCLC 22037090.
  • Panić, Radovan (1980). Treća vojvođanska NOU brigada [Third Vojvodina NOU Brigade]. Beograd: Vojnoizdavački zavod. OCLC 164089159.
  • Vuksic, Velimir (2003). Tito's Partisans 1941-45. Oxford: Osprey Publishing. ISBN 1-841766-75-5.