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

Dates: 27 – 30 June 1944. (1)

Objective: To destroy Partisan groups in the Našice – Ðakovo area in Slavonia.

Enemy Forces: 18th Brigade/12th Division NOVJ.

Axis Forces:
German
1. Kosaken-Kav.Div. (elements)
Panzergrenadier-Sturm-Btl. Pz.AOK 2
Croatian
- none -

Conduct of Operations and Results: A relatively minor operation, contact was made with the Partisans on 30 June near the village of Levanjska Varoš and a very short but savage fire fight developed. The Germans then broke off the engagement and returned to their garrisons.

Losses (from German records)
Germans: 3 killed and 12 wounded.
Partisans: 95 counted dead, a further 200 estimated dead, and 4 captured.

Footnotes
1. [Vojnoistorijski institute] - Hronologija oslobodilačke borbe naroda jugoslavije 1941-1945 (Belgrade, 1964), p.794; NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-314 roll 1545/834 and 842).

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