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

Dates: 2 – 3 July 1944. (1)

Objective: To sweep and clear Partisan forces in the triangle Lipik – Novska – Okučani that were sabotaging the railway tracts in the area and derailing trains.

Enemy Forces: elements of 6th Corps NOVJ.

Axis Forces:
1. Kosaken-Kav.Div. (elements)
I Mountain Brigade
IV Mountain Brigade

Conduct of Operations and Results: The night before this operation began, Partisans had sabotaged the main rail line in 72 places further to the east. No after-action report has been found for “Arras” nor is it mentioned in the postwar Yugoslav literature.

1. NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-314 roll 1545/834; roll 1546/265).