The bombing of Zagreb in World War II was carried out by the Allies from 1944 until 1945. According to a 1950 census of war victims, a total of 327 people were killed by bombing.[1]

Over the course of the bombing, the areas of Črnomerec, Borongaj and Pleso were hit the hardest.[2] Borongaj was targeted as a location of a military airfield.[3]

On February 22, 1944, a Dominican monastery was hit by the bombing, resulting in the deaths of eight theology students.[4] In response to these deaths, archbishop of Zagreb Aloysius Stepinac sent a letter to the British ambassador to the Holy See.[5]

On May 30, 1944, 100 bombs were dropped on Borongaj, each weighing 250 kg.[6]

In 2007 and 2008, unexploded ordnance was found in Maksimir during construction.[7][8] In 2008 a bomb was found in the nearby town of Sveta Nedelja.[9]



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  2. ^ 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]. Nacional (in Croatian). Archived from the original on 2012-07-28. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
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  4. ^ Karakaš Obradov 2007, p. 77.
  5. ^ "Biografija bl. Alojzija Stepinca" (in Croatian). Roman Catholic Parish of Budaševo, Sisak, Croatia. Archived from the original on 2011-02-15. 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 [...]
  6. ^ Zagreb: Pronađena još jedna bomba iz II. svjetskog rata[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ FOTO: U Maksimiru pronađena još jedna bomba Archived 2008-01-15 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Nina Tomljanović; Marko Biočina (2008-01-24). "Mapa bombardiranja Zagreba" [Zagreb bombing map]. Nacional (in Croatian). Archived from the original on 2012-07-28. Retrieved 2010-04-20.
  9. ^ "Pronađena još jedna avionska bomba bez eksploziva" (in Croatian). 14 February 2008. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
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