Operation "Bilo gora Ost" (1943-08-25)
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Dates: 25 – 27 August 1943. (1)
Objective: To attack and destroy three Partisan brigades in an estimated strength of 2,000 men concentrated in the eastern part of the Bilo gora Mountains.
Enemy Forces: 16th and 18th Brigades/12th Division NOVJ.
SS-Polizei-Rgt. 14 (two battalions)
IV Mountain Brigade (elements)
II Cavalry Group
XXXVII Ustasha Battalion
Conduct of Operations and Results: The Partisans were found and engaged around the villages of Lončarica/11 km SSW of Virovitica on 25 August, but during that night they slipped away and withdrew southeast into the Papuk Mountains.
Losses (Partisan figures)
Germans and Croatians: 6 killed, 8 wounded and 10 missing.
Partisans: 5 killed and 14 wounded.
1. [Vojnoistorijski institute] - Hronologija oslobodilačke borbe naroda jugoslavije 1941-1945 (Belgrade, 1964), p.532; NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-315 roll 1555/450ff).