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

Dates: 14 – 19 June 1944. (1)

Objective: To comb the Fruška gora Mountains in Syrmia and most of the rest of Syrmia and attempt to corner and destroy mobile Partisan formations operating in that area.

Enemy Forces: 6th Vojvodina Assault Brigade and 1st Syrmian Detachment.

Axis Forces:
Approximately 10,000 troops.

German
13. Waffen-Gebirgs-Div. der SS “Handschar” (elements)
Sicherungs-Rgt. 606 (elements)
Polizei-Freiwillige-Rgt. 1 Kroatien (elements)
Polizei-Freiwillige-Rgt. 2 Kroatien (elements)
Polizei-Freiwillige-Rgt. 3 Kroatien (elements)
Croatian
7th Garrison Brigade
Croatian Air Force School Rgt.
VI Ustasha Battalion

Conduct of Operations and Results: The Partisans managed to stay one step ahead of the Germans and Croatians and there was little fighting. The Partisans claim the Axis troops engage in widespread looting of the villages and systematically terrorized the civilians believed to harbor Partisan sympathies. No after-action report or loss figures have been found for “Kornblume”.

Footnotes
1. [Vojnoistorijski institute] - Oslobodilački rat naroda Juooslavije 1941-1945, 2 Vols (Belgrade: 1965), pp.245-26.

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