Ranks of the Independent State of Croatia Armed Forces

The Ranks of the Independent State of Croatia Armed Forces are the ranks used by the Independent State of Croatia, it had similar insignia to those of the Armed Forces of Nazi Germany.

Officers

Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) and student officer
Independent State of Croatia Independent State of Croatia
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None.svg General pukovnik.gif General poručnik.gif General2.gif No equivalent Pukovnik2.gif Podpukovnik2.gif Bojnik2.png Nadsatnik2.gif Satnik2.gif Nadporučnik2.gif Poručnik2.gif Zastavnik2.gif
Vojskovodja General pukovnik General poručnik General Pukovnik Podpukovnik Bojnik Nadsatnik Satnik Natporučnik Poručnik Zastavnik
Independent State of Croatia Independent State of Croatia
(Croatian Home Guard)
Vojskovođa General pješaštva Podmaršal General No equivalent Pukovnik Podpukovnik Bojnik Nadsatnik Satnik Nadporučnik Poručnik Zastavnik
Vojskovodja General pukovnik General poručnik General Pukovnik Podpukovnik Bojnik Nadsatnik Satnik Natporučnik Poručnik Zastavnik
Independent State of Croatia Independent State of Croatia
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Vojskovođa (ZNDH OF-10).gif General (ZNDH OF-9).gif Podmaršal (ZNDH OF-8).gif General Bojnik (ZNDH OF-7).gif No equivalent Pukovnik - auxiliary (ZNDH OF-5).gif Podpukovnik - medical (ZNDH OF-4).gif Bojnik - flying personal (ZNDH OF-3).gif Nadsatnik - auxiliary (ZNDH OF-2A).gif Satnik - flying personal (ZNDH OF-2B).gif Natporučnik - supply (ZNDH OF-1A).gif Oručnik - technical (ZNDH OF-1B).gif Zastavnik - anti aircraft (ZNDH OR-8).gif
Vojskovodja General Podmaršal General bojnik Pukovnik Podpukovnik Bojnik Nadsatnik Satnik Natporučnik Poručnik Zastavnik
Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) and student officer

Enlisted and NCOs

NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Independent State of Croatia Independent State of Croatia
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No equivalent Častnički namjestnik2.gif Stožerni stražnik.gif Stražnik.gif Vodnik2.gif Rojnik.gif Dorojnik Strielac Domobran2.png
Časnički namjesnik Stožerni stražnik Stražnik Vodnik Rojnik Dorojnik Strielac Vojnik
Independent State of Croatia Independent State of Croatia
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No equivalent None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg No equivalent None.svg
Časnički namjesnik Stožerni Narednik Narednik Vodnik Razvodnik Desetnik Domobran
NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Croatian Armed Forces (Independent State of Croatia)

The Croatian Armed Forces were formed in 1944 with the uniting of the Croatian Home Guard (Domobrani) and the Ustaše militia in the Independent State of Croatia. It was established by the fascist regime of Ante Pavelić in the Axis puppet state the Independent State of Croatia (NDH) in Yugoslavia during World War II.

The Croatian Armed Forces (Croatian: Hrvatske oružane snage, HOS) was reorganized in November 1944 to combine the units of the Ustaše and Domobrani into eighteen divisions, comprising 13 infantry, two mountain, two assault and one replacement Croatian divisions, each with its own organic artillery and other support units. There were also several armoured units, equipped in late 1944 with 20 Pz IIIN and 15 Pz IVF and H medium tanks. From early 1945, the Croatian divisions were allocated to various German corps and by March 1945 were holding the Southern Front. Securing the rear areas were some 32,000 men of the Croatian Gendarmerie (Hrvatsko Oružništvo), organised into 5 Police Volunteer Regiments plus 15 independent battalions, equipped with standard light infantry weapons, including mortars.By the end of March, 1945, it was obvious to the Army command that, although the front remained intact, they would eventually be defeated by sheer lack of ammunition. For this reason, the decision was made to retreat across the border into the Austrian part of the Third Reich, in order to surrender to the British forces advancing north from Italy.

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