Operation "Beta" (1942-10-21)
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Dates: 21 – 23 October 1942. (1)
Objective: To retake the important town of Livno and clear Partisan band from the surrounding area.
Enemy Forces: 1st Dalmatian NOU Brigade, 3d NOP Detachment/4th Operations Zone.
c. 10 battalions including Chetnik auxiliaries
2 Ustasha battalions from the V Ustasha Brigade
Conduct of Operations and Results: Run by the Italian XVIII Corps, all objectives were accomplished with few casualties on either side during this very short operation. The Partisans side-stepped the advance and made good their escape toward Kamešnica and Glamoč.
1. [Vojnoistorijski institute] - Hronologija oslobodilačke borbe naroda jugoslavije 1941-1945 (Belgrade, 1964), p.355; [Vojnoistorijski institute] - Oslobodilački rat naroda Juooslavije 1941-1945, 2 Vols (Belgrade: 1965), p.285; [Stato Maggiore Esercito - Ufficio Storico] - Le Operazioni delle Unita italiane in Jugoslavia 1941-1943 (Rome: Ministero della Difesa stato Maggiore dell' Esercito, 1978), p.212; Tomasevich, Jozo - The Chetniks (Stanford: Stanford Univ. Press, 1975), p.233.