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

Dates: 6 – 7 June 1944. (1)

Objective: To surround and destroy Partisan groups lying along the west side of the main railway section 25 – 45 kilometers north of Zagreb between Ðurmanec and Krapinske Toplice.

Enemy Forces: Undetermined.

Axis Forces
Polizei-Freiwillige-Btl. 15 (kroat.)
Mobile Group/PTD
One (1) infantry battalion from the PRD
One (1) battalion from the I Traffic Control Brigade of the Ustasha Militia

Conduct of Operations and Results
: The operation was run according to plan but details are lacking. The Partisans had been responsible for numerous train derailments in the area and sabotage of the line. During the sweep of the area, 48 Partisans were killed and 7 captured. There were no reported German-Croatian losses. There is no mention of this operation in the postwar Yugoslav literature.

1. NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-314 roll 1545/800).

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