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

Dates: 5 – 6 August 1943. (1)

Objective: To seek out and destroy Partisan groups in the area north of the Kupa River between the Sava and the line Farkašić – Kravarsko.

Enemy Forces: 2d Bn./13th Proletarian NOU Brigade “Rade Končar” and 2d Bn./Žumberak-Pokupje NOP Detachment.

Axis Forces:
Reserve-Grenadier-Rgt. 130/187. Reserve-Div.
Pionier-Btl. 86/187. Reserve-Div.
5th Mountain Rgt. (formerly V Mountain Brigade)
II Bn./2d Infantry Rgt.
I Assault Bn.
Two (2) companies from the XXX Ustasha Bn.

Conduct of Operations and Results: This continued the unsuccessful Operation “Grün” that was carried out 26-27 July. After a day of fighting near Pisarovina on 5 August, the Partisans withdrew across the Zagreb – Karlovac rail and road corridor into the Žumberak Mountains. The Partisans admit to only 7 dead and 11 wounded. No figures have been found for German and Croatian losses and claims.

1. [Vojnoistorijski institute] - Hronologija oslobodilačke borbe naroda jugoslavije 1941-1945 (Belgrade, 1964), p.529; NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-315 roll 163-65).