Into the Fire: Ploesti, the Most Fateful Mission of World War II

Into the Fire: Ploesti, the Most Fateful Mission of World War II

by Duane Schultz

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594160776
Publisher: Westholme Publishing
Publication date: 09/28/2008
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 674,364
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Duane Shultz is the author of many books, including Crossing the Rapido and The Fate of War, both available from Westholme Publishing.

Table of Contents


Prologue: Frozen in Time ix Part I The Plan
1 Operation Soapsuds 3
2 Some Idiotic Armchair Warrior in Washington 23
3 A Bird's-Eye View of Impending Death 43 Part II The Preparations
4 When Are You Going to Bomb Ploesti? 63
5 We Dreaded This Mission 81 Part III The Raid
6 Not Here! Not Here! 101
7 My God! We're Sitting Ducks! 119
8 The Furnace of Hell 137
9 We Were All Dead Anyway 155 Part IV The Return
10 A Wing and a Prayer 177
11 The Last Plane Back 193 Part V The Prisoners
12 Nights Were Not Happy Times 215
13 The Gilded Cage 229 Part VI Aftermath
14 Good Show-But You Lost Too Many 251 Notes 265 Bibliography 279 Index 287 Acknowledgments 292

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