During January 1943, the Axis launched Operation Weiss, a combined-arms offensive aimed at wiping out the main force of Tito’s partisans, defiantly holding onto Bihac. In the 2nd week of January, the 7th SS Prinz Eugen Mountain Division, consisting of volksdeustch, mostly from the Banat region, moved into jump-off positions from where it would attack Bihac from the east. By the 27th of January, the Prinz Eugen stood immediately in front of the small city. The SS soldiers were thrown temporarily off balance when two partisan divisions launched a counter attack to give their comrades time to escape the trap. The Prinz Eugen was finally give the order to assault Bihac on the 29th of January. With armor support consisting of captured French armor and a few modified B1-bis tanks mounting flamethrowers, the SS-men surged forward.
Attacker: German (SS) (Elements 7th SS Gebirgsjager Division Prinz Eugen)