Part of the Anti-Partisan Operations in Croatia series by H.L. deZeng IV

Dates: 24 June – 1 July 1943. (1)

Objective: To comb the Kalnik Mountains in the Novi Marof area between Varaždin and Križevci and clear them of Partisan concentrations.

Enemy Forces: Kalnik NOP Detachment.

Axis Forces:
German
- none –
Croatian
I Bicycle Infantry Bn. (less 1st and 2d Co.)
XI Ustasha Bn. (less 3d and 4th Co.)
2d and 4th Co./Ustasha Garrison Bn. Zagreb
1st Expeditionary Co./14th Infantry Rgt.
One (1) company from I Domobran Assault Bn.
One (1) company from I Bn./2d Recruit Rgt.
One (1) company from III Bn./2d Recruit Rgt.

Conduct of Operations and Results: The Partisans successfully evaded the net and there were very few casualties on either side. Only one reference to the operation has been found in the Yugoslav literature, and that is a reference to the capture of 21 Domobran near Varaždinske Toplice by the Zagorje Assault Co. of the Kalnik NOP Detachment on 29 June.

Footnotes
1. [Vojnoistorijski institute] - Zbornik dokumenata i podataka o narodnooslobodilačkom ratu jugoslovenskih naroda, Tom V/16, p.510; V/17, p.361; [Vojnoistorijski institute] - Hronologija oslobodilačke borbe naroda jugoslavije 1941-1945 (Belgrade, 1964), p.499.

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