Operation Arnim

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This was a German operation against the partisan forces of Marshal Josip Broz Tito in the Fruška mountain area of the Syrmia region, in the German-controlled puppet state of Croatia, by elements of Generalleutnant Heinrich von Behr’s 173rd Reserve-Division and Generalleutnant Hellmuth von Pannwitz’s 1st Kosaken-Kavalleriedivision (14/17 October 1943).

The mountains of the area were combed thoroughly and the partisan forces thereby denied a major troop concentration and supply area, at least for a time. According to the Germans, who admitted the loss of three men killed and two wounded, the partisans lost 217 men killed and 89 captured.