Operation of German 15th Army Corps by orders of 2nd Panzer Army from 22nd to 27th September 1943 with task of capturing Split.
7th SS division received task of securing Adriatic coast and disarming Italian army before Yugoslav Partisans.
Orders of Battle
- Axis ORBAT
- NOVJ ORBAT
Between 10 September and 27 September Germans suffered 753 casualties.
Officers NCO Soldiers Total Killed 3 9 79 91 Wounded 20 50 507 577 Missing 4 81 85 Total 23 63 667 753
Although Germans managed to secure port city of Split, Yugoslav Partisans had enough time to move large quantities of captured Italian war material and hide it in the mountains and recruit many of the city inhabitants to their ranks.
17 day delay and losses suffered prevented Germans to take full control of the coastline and Dalmatian islands come under Partisans control forcing Germans to carry out several operations before securing them.
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