Fortress Ploesti: The Campaign to Destroy Hitler's Oil

Fortress Ploesti: The Campaign to Destroy Hitler's Oil

by Jay A. Stout

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Fortress Ploesti: The Campaign to Destroy Hitler's Oil by Jay A. Stout

Unlike previous books on Ploesti, Jay Stout goes well beyond the famous big and bloody raid of August 1943 and depicts the entire 1944 strategic campaign of twenty-plus missions that all but knocked Ploesti out of the war and denied the German war machine the fuel and lubricants it so desperately needed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935149392
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
Publication date: 01/18/2011
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 701,612
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jay Stout is a Marine fighter pilot and combat veteran. In a career that included assignments in both F-4 Phantoms and the F/A-18 Hornet, he amassed more than 4,300 flight hours. Now retired, he resides in San Diego, California.

Table of Contents

Foreword and Acknowledgments

Chapter 1. Oil
Chapter 2. Beginnings
Chapter 3. Liberator
Chapter 4. Preparations
Chapter 5. En Route
Chapter 6. Chaos
Chapter 7. Egress
Chapter 8. Assessments
Chapter 9. Strategy
Chapter 10. Buildup
Chapter 11. Loophole
Chapter 12. Downed
Chapter 13. Defenses
Chapter 14. Mountaineers
Chapter 15. Bombardiers
Chapter 16. Teamwork
Chapter 17. Romanian
Chapter 18. Lightnings
Chapter 19. Germans
Chapter 20. Selflessness
Chapter 21. Bulgarians
Chapter 22. Svengali
Chapter 23. Honor
Chapter 24. Nightmare
Chapter 25. Ingenuity
Chapter 26. Night
Chapter 27. Terror
Chapter 28. Straps
Chapter 29. Tally

Epilogue
Appendix One: Fifteenth Air Force Organizational Chart
Appendix Two: Statistics—1944 Ploesti Campaign
Chapter Notes
Bibliography
Index

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