Operation "Berta" (1943-01-06)
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Dates: 6 – 8 January 1943. (1)
Objective: To destroy Partisans in the triangle Prijedor - Bronzani Majdan - Sanski Most in West Bosnia.
Enemy Forces: 1st Krajiški Assault Brig./5th Assault Division NOVJ.
Grenadier-Rgt. 721 (elements)
Grenadier-Rgt. 741 (elements)
Artillerie-Abt. 661 (elements)
Volksdeutsch Bn. “Ludwig von Baden”
I and II Bn./2d Mountain Brigade
IV Bn./3d Mountain Brigade
Conduct of Operations and Results: Planned to follow up on fighting two days earlier in the vicinity of Sanski Most, this operation was apparently cancelled since no information concerning it has been found in either the German records or the postwar Yugoslav literature. There may have been a heavy snowfall in the area or perhaps it was cancelled by higher authority because it was in the direct path of the much larger Operation “Weiss” which was due to begin two weeks later.
1. [Vojnoistorijski institute] - Hronologija oslobodilačke borbe naroda jugoslavije 1941-1945 (Belgrade, 1964), p.405.