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Bombing of Zagreb in World War II

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Bombing of Zagreb in World War II

The bombing of Zagreb in World War II was carried out by the Allies from 1944 until 1945.

Over the course of the bombing the areas of Črnomerec, Borongaj and Pleso were hit the hardest.[1] On February 22, 1944 a Dominican monastery was hit by the bombing, resulting in the deaths of eight theology students.[2] In response to these deaths, archbishop of Zagreb Aloysius Stepinac sent a letter to the British ambassador to the Holy See.[3]

On May 30, 1944, 100 bombs were dropped on Borongaj, each weighing 250 kg.[4]

In 2007 and 2008, unactivated bombs were found in Maksimir during construction.[5][6] In 2008 a bomb was found in the nearby town of Sveta Nedelja.[7]



  1. ^ Saša Kosanović (27 January 2004). "Ne može se utvrditi koliko su Hrvata ubili saveznici" [It cannot be determined how many Croats were killed by the Allies].  
  2. ^ Marica Karakaš. "Žrtve saveznickih bombardiranja Nezavisne Države Hrvatske u jugoslavenskim popisma žrtava rata (1947., 1950. i 1964.) i hrvatskim žrtvoslovima (1991.-2005.)" (PDF) (in Croatian). Political Science Research Centre Ltd. Retrieved 2010-04-20. 
  3. ^ "Biografija bl. Alojzija Stepinca" (in Croatian). Roman Catholic Parish of Budaševo, Sisak, Croatia. Retrieved 2010-04-20. Stepinac je osudio savezničko bombardiranje hrvatskog kopna 1944., gdje su njemačke snage imale jaka uporišta. U pismu upućenom britanskom veleposlaniku pri Svetoj stolici 7. ožujka 1944. navodi [...] 
  4. ^ Zagreb: Pronađena još jedna bomba iz II. svjetskog rata
  5. ^ FOTO: U Maksimiru pronađena još jedna bomba
  6. ^ Nina Tomljanović; Marko Biočina (2008-01-24). "Mapa bombardiranja Zagreba" [Zagreb bombing map].  
  7. ^ U Svetoj Nedelji pronađena avionska bomba
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Kit C Carter, Robert Mueller, The Army Air Forces in World War II: Combat Chronology, 1941-1945. DIANE Publishing, 1975
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