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

Dates: 15 – 17 March 1943. (1)

Objective: To destroy Partisan units in an estimated strength of 1,000 to 1,500 and retake the town of Grbavci/15 km southwest of Bosanska Gradiška.

Enemy Forces: Undetermined.

Axis Forces:
714. Infanterie-Div. (elements)
Volksdeutsch Bn. “Ludwig von Baden”
IV Bn./IV Mountain Brigade
10th Infantry Rgt. (elements)
IV Ustasha Bn.

Conduct of Operations and Results
: Having just taken Grbavci, the Partisans withdrew from the town before the Axis forces arrived and no fighting ensued. This operation is not mentioned in the postwar Yugoslav literature.

1. NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-315 roll 1294/275-78).