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

Dates: 23 – 26 February 1944. (1)

Objective: To destroy Partisan formations in the Ivanščica Mountains southwest of Varaždin.

Enemy Forces
: Undetermined.

Axis Forces
330. Gebirgs-Division (no such division!)
Three (3) battalions from the P.T.D.

Conduct of Operations and Results: This peculiar operation was to be carried out with a non-existing division. The only German division with this number was the 330. Infanterie-Division and this was disbanded in fall 1943 following heavy action and losses in Russia. There was no division with this number in existence in February 1944. In any event, there is no after-action report for the operation nor any mention of it in the postwar Yugoslav literature.

1. NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-314 roll 1545/958-62).