Ploesti: The Great Ground-Air Battle of 1 August 1943

Ploesti: The Great Ground-Air Battle of 1 August 1943

by James Dugan, Carroll Stewart
     
 

On August 1, 1943, an enormous armada of America B-24 Liberator bombers roared at nearly treetop level over the peaceful farms and villages of Romania. This mission was Operation Tidal Wave. Its target—“the taproot of German might,” Hitler’s giant oil refineries at Ploesti. Hundreds of U.S. airmen had volunteered for the mission despite… See more details below

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On August 1, 1943, an enormous armada of America B-24 Liberator bombers roared at nearly treetop level over the peaceful farms and villages of Romania. This mission was Operation Tidal Wave. Its target—“the taproot of German might,” Hitler’s giant oil refineries at Ploesti. Hundreds of U.S. airmen had volunteered for the mission despite warnings that half might not return. In thirty minutes, more firepower was exchanged than in two Gettysburgs, and five men earned the Medal of Honor. Ploesti presents a vivid reconstruction of a dramatic and controversial mission.

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ISBN-13:
9781574881448
Publisher:
Potomac Books, Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/1998
Pages:
309
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.95(h) x 0.72(d)

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