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

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

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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 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.

Product Details

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)

About the Author

Carroll Stewart and the late James Dugan both served in the Eighth Air Force. Stewart, a longtime newspaperman, lives in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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