99th Mixed Brigade (People's Army of the Republic) - 99.ª Brigada Mixta (Ejército Popular de la República)

99th Mixed Brigade
Active June 1937 - March 1939
country Spain
Fidelity Spanish flag Spanish Republic
Rama/s Red star.svg Regular People's Army
Type Infantry
Size Mixed brigade
Wars and battles
Spanish Civil War

The 99th Mixed Brigade was a unit of the People's Army of the Republic that fought in the Spanish Civil War .

Record

The unit was created in June 1937, in Alicante, based on the 296th Battalion of the 69th Mixed Brigade . The other part of its composition were conscripts, coming from the fifths of 1936, 1937 and 1938, as well as replacements from 1931. The initial command of the 99th Mixed Brigade fell to the infantry commander Hernando Liñán Castaño . [ 1 ]

The brigade was sent to the front of the Center, being quartered in Hoyo de Manzanares in anticipation of its participation in the Battle of Brunete . Two of his battalions — 393rd and 394th — came to take part in the Quijorna battles on July 22, but had a poor performance and also suffered significant losses; As a consequence of these, the brigade was withdrawn to the rear (to the Torrelodones sector ) and subjected to a reorganization. [ 1 ]

At the beginning of August the 99th BM was assigned to the 47th Division , although later it would be assigned to the 69th Division of the I Army Corps . [ 2 ] He did not again take part in major military operations. In March 1939, during the Casado coup , the brigade supported the Casado forces and marched on Madrid, occupying the districts of Chamartín and Fuencarral . A few weeks later, with the end of the war, the unit dissolved itself.

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See also

References

  1. a b Engel, 1999 , p. 91.
  2. Engel, 1999, pp. 91, 230.

Bibliography

  • Engel , Carlos (1999). History of the Mixed Brigades of the People's Army of the Republic . Madrid, Almena. 84-922644-7-0 .