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12 Jun 1942

  • 13 US B-24 bombers from RAF Fayid, Egypt bombed oil fields at Ploesti, Romania, causing minimal damage; 4 aircraft made emergency landings in Turkey and were interned. ww2dbase [Ploesti | CPC]
1 Aug 1943

Photo(s) dated 1 Aug 1943
B-24 Liberator during low level attack of the Ploesti oil refineries, Ploesti Romania, Aug 1 1943.2nd wave of B-24 Liberators approach the Ploesti oil refineries, Ploesti Romania, Aug 1 1943. 14 B-24s can be seen in this image.Smoke rises from the Astra Romana refinery in Ploesti Romania following low level bombing attack by B-24 Liberators, Aug 1 1943.B-24D Liberator “The Sandman” of the 345th Bomb Squadron over the burning Astra Romania oil refinery in Ploesti, Romania during Operation Tidal Wave, Aug 1 1943.
13 Jul 1944

  • USAAF 332nd Fighter Group, consisted of all African-American pilots, flew its first mission over Ploesti, Romania. ww2dbase [Ploesti | CPC]
26 Jul 1944

29 Aug 1944


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