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

Dates: 7 – 15 January 1944. (1)

Objective: To capture the island of Šolta off the central Dalmatian coast.

Enemy Forces
: 26th Division NOVJ and the Brač-Šolta NOP Detachment.

Axis Forces:
264. Infanterie-Div. (one battalion)
Few if any

Conduct of Operations and Results
: Occupied by few Partisans, the island was taken on 12-13 January. The Partisans evacuated and moved to the island of Vis farther out in the Adriatic. There were minimal casualties.

1. [Vojnoistorijski institute] - Hronologija oslobodilačke borbe naroda jugoslavije 1941-1945 (Belgrade, 1964), p.656-57; NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-314 roll 560/1049; roll 561/139 and 232).