Operation RÖSSELSPRUNG and The Elimination of Tito, May 25, 1944: A Failure in Planning and Intelligence Support

@article{Eyre2006OperationRA,
  title={Operation R{\"O}SSELSPRUNG and The Elimination of Tito, May 25, 1944: A Failure in Planning and Intelligence Support},
  author={Lieutenant-Colonel Wayne D. Eyre},
  journal={The Journal of Slavic Military Studies},
  year={2006},
  volume={19},
  pages={343 - 376}
}
Operation RÖSSELSPRUNG was a Second World War German operation, conducted in Bosnia, which aimed at eliminating the leadership of the Partisan movement, namely Marshal Josip-Broz Tito. It was a direct action raid, which involved an airborne (parachute and glider) assault by 500 SS Fallschirmjäger (Parachute) Battalion on the suspected site of Tito's Headquarters and a subsequent linkup with the German XV Mountain Corps converging from all directions. Operation RÖSSELSPRUNG failed due to… Expand
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