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

Dates: 18 March – c. 18 April 1942 (1)

Objective: To engage and destroy Partisan concentrations in the Petrova gora (mountains) in the Kordun region between Vojnić and Topusko.

Enemy Forces: 1st and 2d Kordun NOP Detachments.

Axis Forces:
Croatian
I, II and III Bn./Combinded Gendarmerie-Domobran Rgt.
I and II Lika Ustasha Battalions
XIV Ustasha Battalion
Motorized Detachment/PTB with 5 tankettes
Karlovac Recruit Bn.

Conduct of Operations and Results: A month-long, all-Croatian offensive under the command of the Utinjski Brigade that swept through the area and was conducted with ruthless brutality with no quarter given by either side. A number of Pravoslavni villages were burned down and all non-residents arrested. No loss figures have been located for this operation.

Footnotes
1. [Vojnoistorijski institute] - Zbornik dokumenata i podataka o narodnooslobodilačkom ratu jugoslovenskih naroda, Tom V/32, pp.200-33; [Vojnoistorijski institute] - Hronologija oslobodilačke borbe naroda jugoslavije 1941-1945 (Belgrade, 1964), p.234; [Vojnoistorijski institute] - Oslobodilački rat naroda Juooslavije 1941-1945, 2 Vols (Belgrade: 1965), p.247.

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