Operation "Cannae" (1944-01-16)
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Dates: 16 January – 3 February 1944. (1)
Objective: To clear Partisans from the area between the Sava and Drava Rivers to enable the seizure of foodstuffs for the Croatian armed forces.
Enemy Forces: Undetermined.
187. Reserve-Div. (elements)
367. Infanterie-Div. (elements)
One (1) battalion of German-Croatian police
I Bn./1st Ustasha Rgt. PTS
III Recruit Bn. PTS plus three additional PTS recruit companies
One (1) 10 cm howitzer battery/PTS
Four (4) PTS tanks
I Mountain Brigade (elements)
IV Mountain Brigade (main force)
III Bn./2d Infantry Rgt.
Artillery Battery/Domobran Central School Varaždin
Croatian Air Force air support
Conduct of Operations and Results: The operation was cancelled on 3 February by 2. Panzerarmee and never carried out. A new operation, “Kaub”, was planned for the same area and scheduled to begin on 12 February. The code name “Cannae” was later used for another operation that began on 17 March.
1. NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-313 roll 189/7448890); (T-314 roll 1545/682 and 1062).