Operation "Pfingsten" (1943-06-13)
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Dates: 13 – 16 June 1943. (1)
Objective: To destroy a Partisan concentration in the mountainous Prnjavor – Kotor Varoš – Teslić area of Central Bosnia.
Enemy Forces: 12th Assault Division NOVJ.
114. Jäger-Div. (elements)
1st Jäger Rgt.
8th Infantry Rgt. (three battalions)
III Bn./5th Infantry Rgt.
VI Artillery Group (two mountain batteries)
Conduct of Operations and Results: Advancing in columns from Banja Luka, Kotor Varoš, Teslić, Derventa and Prnjavor on 14 June, the Axis forces made contact with the Partisans and a brief but heavy fire fight developed. The 12th Assault Division NOVJ elements then made good their escape claiming an estimated 200 enemy casualties with no mention of their own. No German loss figures have been found for this operation so the number of Partisan casualties cannot be determined.
1. [Vojnoistorijski institute] - Hronologija oslobodilačke borbe naroda jugoslavije 1941-1945 (Belgrade, 1964), p.492; NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-315 roll 1294/699-703).