Operation "Sandmann" (1942-10-29)
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Dates: 29 October – 3 November 1942. (1)
Objective: To destroy Partisan groups in the Bosanski Novi – Dvor area in West Bosnia that had escaped and evaded Operation “Kozara” from 19 to 28 October.
Enemy Forces: Elements of the 5th Krajiški NOU Brigade?
Infanterie-Rgt. 721/714. Infanterie-Div. (elements)
2 companies from the IV Ustasha Battalion
VIII Artillery Group (elements)
1 mountain battery from the 2d Mountain Brigade
Conduct of Operations and Results: No report on the conduct and result of this small operation has been found in either the surviving German records or in the postwar Yugoslav literature. Only the operations order for it seems to exist, leading to the possibility that it may have been cancelled.
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.