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

Dates: 19 – 21 October 1943. (1)

Objective: To destroy a Partisan concentration between the Sava River and the Vinkovci – Županja railway line in southeastern Slavonia.

Enemy Forces: 16th Assault Division NOVJ.

Axis Forces:
German
187. Reserve-Div. (elements)
VI./Polizei-Rgt. Kroatien (one company)
Panzer-Kp. z.b.V. 12 (9 Hotchkiss tanks)
Panzerzüge 6 and 64 (armored trains)
Croatian
Syrmian Brigade (elements)
II Bn./1st Recruit Rgt. (elements)
One (1) Sava River gunboat provided by II Corps

Conduct of Operations and Results: The troops failed to make meaningful contact with the enemy and the operation was called off before the end of the third day. No loss figures have been found, but if there were any they certainly were not significant.

Footnotes
1. [Vojnoistorijski institute] - Hronologija oslobodilačke borbe naroda jugoslavije 1941-1945 (Belgrade, 1964), p.579; NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-315 roll 1555/1124-30).

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