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

Dates: 2 – 4 January 1943. (1)

Objective: To destroy a Partisan concentration in the area east of Klašnice/16 km NNE of Banja Luka and southwest of Prnjavor in West Bosnia.

Enemy Forces: 1st Proletarian Assault Brigade and 3d Proletarian Assault Brigade.

Axis Forces:
German
III./Grenadier-Rgt. 741
Artillerie-Abt. 661 (elements)
Volksdeutsch Bn. “Ludwig von Baden”
Croatian
Reinforced Bn. Prnjavor (Chetniks?)

Conduct of Operations and Results: The relatively small attacking force combed the area that included the villages of Lišnja, Dubrava, Crni Vrh and Devetina but were unable to engage the main body of the enemy. Total Partisans losses were only 11 killed and 27 wounded. A number of villages were looted and ravaged by the Axis troops.

Footnotes
1. [Vojnoistorijski institute] - Hronologija oslobodilačke borbe naroda jugoslavije 1941-1945 (Belgrade, 1964), p.405; NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-315 roll 2258/1308).

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