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Operation Otto
Part of the Yugoslav Front of World War II
DateApril 19–21, 1943
LocationGrmeč mountain, Independent State of Croatia (present day Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Result Limited Axis success
Belligerents
 Germany
 Independent State of Croatia
Democratic Federal Yugoslavia Yugoslav Partisans
Strength
  • Nazi Germany 114th Jäger Division (elements)
  • Independent State of Croatia I, II, III and IV Bn./III Mountain Brigade
  • Independent State of Croatia III Bn./II Mountain Brigade
  • Independent State of Croatia I and II Bn./10th Infantry-Rgt.
Democratic Federal Yugoslavia 4th Assault Division NOVJ

Operation Otto was an Axis powers anti-partisan operation in Independent State of Croatia (present day Bosnia and Herzegovina) in 1943. The objective was to destroy the Partisans operating out of the Grmeč mountain in the Una-Sana bend area of west Bosnia.

The Partisan force successfully managed to get through the enemy lines and passed out of the encirclement. There was little if any contact between the opposing sides and no losses were reported.[1]

References

  1. Axis History Factbook, "Anti-Partisan Operations in Croatia: Operation Otto (1943-04-19)", http://www.axishistory.com/index.php?id=7485

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