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

Dates: 19 – 22 February 1943. (1)

Objective: To destroy a Partisan concentration in the mountainous area southwest of Virovitica.

Enemy Forces: Elements of 4th (Slavonian) Division NOVJ.

Axis Forces:
German
187. Reserve-Div. (elements)
Croatian
II and IV Bn./I Mountain Brigade
I and IV Bn./IV Mountain Brigade
Personnel Replacement Transfer Co./1st Infantry Rgt.

Conduct of Operations and Results: The area was swept and contact made, but the enemy main force succeeded in getting away.

Losses (from German sources)
German and Croatian: 11 killed, 18 wounded and 34 missing.
Partisan: 76 killed, 3 wounded and 5 captured.

Footnotes
1. NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-315 roll 1553/730-48).

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