Operation Višegrad

(Yugoslav town)

This was a Croat operation against the ‘Romanija’ and ‘Kalinovik’ Detachments of the Četnik forces in the puppet state of Croatia in Axis-occupied Yugoslavia (30 September/4 December 1941).

The object of the undertaking was the destruction of Četnik concentrations in and around Rogatica about 25 miles (40 km) to the east of Sarajevo and Višegrad, the later lying on the Drina river some 43.5 miles (70 km) to the east of Sarajevo. The communist partisans and royalist Četniks had mounted strong attacks in this area and the partisans captured Rogatica on 21 October. The Croat forces comprised the 13th Regiment, elements of the Zagreb Cavalry Regiment, and a miscellany of other units. The fighting swayed back and forth over a period of several weeks, but neither side achieved any substantial gains.