Operation "Nibelungenfahrt" (1944-01-13)
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Dates: 13 – 23 January 1944. (1)
Objective: To destroy the Partisan supply base in the Krbavsko Polje, a plain roughly bordered by the triangle Otočac – Bihać – Gospić.
Enemy Forces: 1st and 2d Brigades/Operations Staff for the Lika and 3d Brigade/13th Division NOVJ.
Few if any
Conduct of Operations and Results: Rather than proceed against the stated objective, Division elements advanced north from Gospić to Otočac and then northwest to Senj, clearing both sides of the road along the way.
Losses (from German records)
Germans: 6 killed and 53 wounded.
Partisans: 79 killed and 48 captured.
1. [Vojnoistorijski institute] - Hronologija oslobodilačke borbe naroda jugoslavije 1941-1945 (Belgrade, 1964), pp.657-59.