Operation "Kastanie" (1944-05-11)
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Dates: 11 – 12 May 1944. (1)
Objective: To destroy three Partisan battalions believed to be concentrating in the Prijedor – Sanski Most – Omarska area to the east of the Sana River in West Bosnia.
Enemy Forces: 4th Assault Division NOVJ.
Grenadier-Rgt. (mot.) 92
I. und II./Grenadier-Rgt. 383 (373. Inf.Div. (kroat.))
Pz.Grenadier-Sturm-Btl. Pz.AOK 2
2d and 3d Battery/XIII Artillery Group
Conduct of Operations and Results: This operation was carried out immediately on conclusion of Operation “Reinhard”. The terrain was swept with a few lively fire fights developing whenever groups of Partisans were encountered, but the main force evaded contact and temporarily fled the area.
Losses (from German records)
Germans: none reported.
Partisans: 108 killed and 134 captured.
1. [Vojnoistorijski institute] - Hronologija oslobodilačke borbe naroda jugoslavije 1941-1945 (Belgrade, 1964), p.752; NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-314 roll 1545/764-66).