Operation Renate (ii)

Renata

This was a German operation against the partisan forces of Marshal Josip Broz Tito on the Muter peninsula of the puppet state of Croatia in German-occupied Yugoslavia (11/19 March 1944).

The object of the undertaking was to clear undetermined partisan forces from the Murter peninsula to the north-west of Sibenik in central Dalmatia, and the forces involved were the 2/891st Grenadierregiment and 4/891st Grenadierregiment of Generalleutnant Otto Lüdecke’s 264th Division, the 264th Feldersatzbataillon and the 105th SS Aufklärungsabteilung.

The operation was carried out as planned and was largely uneventful as the majority of the partisans managed to avoid contact. The Germans admitted the loss of one man killed and one wounded, and claimed 28 partisans counted dead, 48 estimated dead and wounded, and nine captured.