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Mostar Operation
Part of the Yugoslav Front of World War II
DateFebruary 6–15, 1945
LocationHerzegovina
Result Partisan victory
Belligerents
Democratic Federal Yugoslavia Yugoslav Partisans  Nazi Germany
 Independent State of Croatia
Commanders and leaders
Democratic Federal Yugoslavia Petar Drapšin Nazi Germany Georg Reinicke
Casualties and losses
515 killed, 336 missing, 1,600 wounded[1] several thousand killed, wounded or captured[1]

The Mostar Operation was a series of Yugoslav Partisan military operations in Herzegovina from February 6–15, 1945.

Most of central Herzegovina was part of the District of Hum in the Independent State of Croatia. Mostar was also home to an air field of the Air Force of the Independent State of Croatia.

Partisans took Široki Brijeg on February 6. They took Mostar without resistance on February 14. Upon entering the city, the Partisans took seven Franciscans, including the head of the Franciscan Province Leo Petrović, from the Church of Saint Peter and Paul and executed them.[2] Their bodies were subsequently dumped into the Neretva river.

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See also[]

  • Partisan cemetery in Mostar

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