Operation "Ferdinand" (1943-09-19)
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Dates: 19 – 21 September 1943. (1)
Objective: To destroy a large Partisan concentration in the Fruška gora Mountains in Syrmia.
Enemy Forces: Undetermined.
II./Reserve-Grenadier-Rgt. 135 (elements)
Reserve-Pionier-Btl. 86 (elements)
Pionier-Ers.Btl. 46 (elements)
Panzerjäger-Kp. 17 (elements)
Panzer-Kp. z.b.V. 12 (elements)
I., II., u.III./Polizei-Rgt. Kroatien
6. Polizei-Panzer-Kp. (5 tanks and 6 armored cars)
SS-Sonderkommando “Otto” (SD)
Panzerzug 64 (armored train)
One (1) railway security battalion
- none -
Conduct of Operations and Results: Under the command of the German Befehlshaber der Ordnungspolizei für Kroatien (Commander of the Order Police for Croatia), this was a completely unsuccessful operation that did not manage to bring the Partisans to battle. There were no losses on the German side and only 8 Partisans were claimed killed.
1. NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-315 roll 1544).
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