Part of the Anti-Partisan Operations in Croatia series by H.L. deZeng IV

Dates: 2 – 6 February 1943. (1)

Objective: To clear the area north of the Nova Gradiška – Okučani railway line, locate and engage the enemy 4th Division NOVJ that had been attacking the rail lines, roads and garrisons between Nova Gradiška and Novska, and round up and deport to Croatian concentration camps Partisan sympathizers found in the area.

Enemy Forces: 4th Division NOVJ.

Axis Forces:
II./741. Grenadier-Rgt. (714. Inf.Div.)
II Bn./4th Infantry Rgt.
V Bn./5th Infantry Rgt.
II Assault Bn.
II Recruit Bn.
Replacement Bn./Einsatzstaffel der D.M.

Conduct of Operations and Results: No information found on this operation in the original German military records or in the postwar Yugoslav literature aside from the operations order. It was either cancelled or no contact was made with the enemy.

1. [Vojnoistorijski institute] - Zbornik dokumenata i podataka o narodnooslobodilačkom ratu jugoslovenskih naroda, Tom V/12, p.389.