Operation "Steinschlag" (1944-03-30)
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Dates: 30 March – 4 April 1944. (1)
Objective: To destroy Partisan groups and their supply bases in the vicinity of Otočac, including one near Vrhovine that was being used as a drop zone for Allied supply flights from Italy.
Enemy Forces: 13th and 35th Divisions NOVJ.
392. Infanterie-Div. (kroat.)
IV Ustasha Brigade
Conduct of Operations and Results: Advancing from Otočac and Perušić, the Germans and Croatians captured the Partisan-held villages of Vrhovine, Ramljani and Turjanski after two days of heavy fighting. The Partisans were dispersed and the supply bases destroyed. No loss figures have been found for this operation.
1. [Vojnoistorijski institute] - Hronologija oslobodilačke borbe naroda jugoslavije 1941-1945 (Belgrade, 1964), p.710; NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-314 roll 560/1195.