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

Dates: 24 – 28 June 1944. (1)

Objective: To destroy large Partisan groups concentrated in the Moslavačka Mountains 60 kilometers ESE of Zagreb.

Enemy Forces: 33d Division NOVJ and elements of the Eastern Group NOP Detachment/10th Corps NOVJ.

Axis Forces:
German
1. Kosaken-Kav.Div. (elements)
Croatian
1st Mountain Rgt./I Mountain Brigade
V Ustasha Brigade (elements)

Conduct of Operations and Results: The German-Croatian forces closed on the area while their motorized units continually patrolled the 40-kilometer stretch of road between Narta and Garešnica on the eastern side of the mountains. After 3 days of clashes and skirmishes, the Partisan main body crossed the road at night and escaped into the Bilo gora Mountains to the southeast of Bjelovar.

Losses (from German records)
Germans and Croatians: 20 killed, 65 wounded and 1 missing.
Partisans: 271 killed.

Footnotes
1. [Vojnoistorijski institute] - Hronologija oslobodilačke borbe naroda jugoslavije 1941-1945 (Belgrade, 1964), p.793; [Vojnoistorijski institute] - Oslobodilački rat naroda Juooslavije 1941-1945, 2 Vols (Belgrade: 1965), Vol. II, p.161; NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-314 roll 1545/832-38; roll 1546/264).

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