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

Dates: 11 – 26 November 1943. (1)

Objective: To sweep and clear Partisans from the coastal sector of northern Dalmatia between Gospić and Karlobag and then north to Senj.

Enemy Forces: 13th and 19th Divisions NOVJ and the Otočac NOP Detachment.

Axis Forces:
114. Jäger-Division (main force)
IV Ustasha Brigade (main force)

Conduct of Operations and Results: The venue for this operation moved south to the area between Karlobag and Zadar as well as the islands along the coast in that area. Inconclusive engagements occurred on 21 and 22 November, but the Partisans succeeded in getting away with light casualties on both sides. No official and authoritative loss figures have been found.

1. [Vojnoistorijski institute] - Hronologija oslobodilačke borbe naroda jugoslavije 1941-1945 (Belgrade, 1964), p.601; NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-314 roll 558/993).