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

Dates: 19 – 21 April 1943. (1)

Objective: To destroy Partisans operating out of the Grmeč Mountains into the Una – Sana bend area in West Bosnia southwest of the line Bosanski Novi - Prijedor.

Enemy Forces: 4th Assault Division NOVJ.

Axis Forces:
German
114. Jäger-Division (elements)
Croatian
I, II, III and IV Bn./III Mountain Brigade
III Bn./II Mountain Brigade
I and II Bn./10th Infantry-Rgt.

Conduct of Operations and Results: The numerically inferior Partisan force successfully infiltrated through the enemy’s lines and passed out of the encirclement. There was little if any contact between the opposing sides and no losses were reported.

Footnotes
1. [Vojnoistorijski institute] - Hronologija oslobodilačke borbe naroda jugoslavije 1941-1945 (Belgrade, 1964), p.455; NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-315 roll 1294/354-59).

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