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Ploesti

James Dugan

Ploesti

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Published by Ballantine Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
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  • Nonfiction - General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatMass Market Paperback
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10681955M
    ISBN 100345234154
    ISBN 109780345234155


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This is the BEST book ever written on the Ploesti low-level mission. Period. My Dad flew Bs and was on the low-level mission of August 1, This book covers all the viewpoints from the crews on the ground trying to stop the bombers to the Ploesti book in the aircraft knocking out the Nazi held refineries, so that the invasion of Russia would by: 6.

I currently have read 17 books about the August 1, Ploesti raid. This book is the 2nd most detailed recounting of that event thus far. While I still intend to add more books about THE Ploesti raid to my personal library, I doubt that I will manage to find another which will provide more facts of the planning, training, and execution of this raid.5/5(7).

Ploesti book. Read 5 reviews from the world's largest community Ploesti book readers. On August 1,an enormous armada of America B Liberator bombers roar /5. The allied book on Ploesti was finally closed. Mission Ploesti, flown that single day in Augustis etched permanently in United States Air Force annals.

Its story contains records that will probably never be matched, and it tells of brave men who persevered in. Ironically, Ploesti’s first refineries had been built with American backing, but nine decades later Bucharest was allied with Berlin.

In addition to the 10 refineries at Ploesti, which produced perhaps one-third of Germany’s oil, there was a wide network of targets like Giurgiu: storage facilities, transportation routes and shipment : Mbartels.

One of the most famous images of World War II shows “The Sandman”, piloted by Robert Sternfels, as it emerges from a pall of smoke during the “Operation Tidal Wave” B Liberator on Ploiesti Raid U.S. Army Air Forces B bombers clearing a target at Ploiesti, Romania.

1 August A pair of American B “Liberator” in flight over Ploiesti on a background of fire 2nd wave of B. The legendary low level raid on Ploesti, Rumania by the th, 93rd, 44th, th and 98th Bomb Groups, is described by author/historian Mike Hill in this new large format, 50th Anniversary book.

Never before published photos taken during the raid, many from the original negatives, dramatically show the raid, and give the reader a sense of the /5(4). Excellent book on the disastrous raid by the 9th Air Force on the oil field of Ploesti during the Second World War.

A great companion to Masters Of The Air by Donald Miller, the story of the 8th Air Force and their missions over Europe/5. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

Into the Fire: Ploesti: The Most Fateful Mission of World War II Westholme Publishing, Planned by Winston Churchill, authorized by Dwight D. Eisenhower, and executed by five specially trained American bomber units, the attack on the oil refineries of Ploesti, Romania, was among the most daring and dangerous missions of World War II.

Ploesti: The Great Ground-Air Battle of 1 AugustRevised Edition (Brassey's Aviation Classics) by Stewart, Carroll,Dugan, James and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   The NOOK Book Ploesti book of the Into the Fire: Ploesti, the Most Fateful Mission of World War II by Duane Schultz at Barnes & Noble.

FREE Shipping on $35 Due to Brand: Westholme Publishing. welcomes another new author with publication of ‘Target Ploesti’ book Webster City, with a population of around 8, people and with a record 37 published authors, including two Pulitzer Prize winners, has added its 38th writer with the publication of a new World War II book, “Target Ploesti: View from a Bombsight.”.

Operation Tidal Wave was one of the boldest and most controversial air raids by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF). At the time, the Romanian Ploesti oil fields produced about a third of all Axis oil, and was Germany&#;s single most important fuel source.

In the summer ofthe USAAF decided to stage a major raid on Ploesti from air bases in Libya. The resulting. Please don’t tell me something is written in some book, unless it’s a crewman’s diary or history written by a crewman. I’ve got all the Ploesti books, including some pretty obscure ones, but you never know if a crewman has privately published something you haven’t heard about.

Tidal Wave. August 1, The legendary low level raid on Ploesti, Rumania by the th, 93rd, 44th, th and 98th Bomb Groups, is described by author/historian Mike Hill in this new large format, 50th Anniversary book.

Never before published Price: $ The focus of this paper will be on the 1 August bombing raid on the Ploesti oil field and refineries by an American task force composed of bombardment groups of the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces.

The Ploesti raid stood apart from the rest of the war in the air. Originallyprinted by Random House, Ploesti was reprinted by Brassey’s ina revised edition. The page numbersin this roster pertain to Random House and Brassey’s authors could find, duringno complete official roster of the approximately 1, men whotook off.

Tidal Wave. August 1, The legendary low level raid on Ploesti, Rumania by the th, 93rd, 44th, th and 98th Bomb Groups, is described by author/historian Mike Hill in this new large format, 50th Anniversary book.

Never before published photos taken during the raid, many from the original negatives, dramatically show the raid, and give the reader a sense of the intensity of fierce 5/5(1). printed by Random House, Ploesti was reprinted by Brassey’s ina revised edition. The page numbers in this roster pertain to Random House and Brassey’s printing.

The authors could find, duringno complete official roster of the approximately 1, men who took off File Size: KB. By the end of the last wave of attack which left Ploesti, only about 88 Bs, mostly in awful shape, managed to return to Benghazi.

An overall loss of men was recorded with about confirmed dead. Also, another tragedy struck when a B bomber piloted by Jose Carioca crashed into a women’s prison in Ploesti, causing deaths and   Ploesti was captured by Soviet forces shortly thereafter. Nearly every mission against Ploesti resulted in casualties, including Colonel Jacob W.

Smart, the planner of the low-altitude mission of August 1,who was shot down over the target in a B and taken prisoner. “Ploesti, Ploesti, Ploesti. Among the combat crew members this bugaboo target awakened many from their sleep” — this was the way the th War Diary recorded the effect of Ploesti at the early morning mission briefs.

Ploesti was the chief petroleum producing center for the Axis. Literally every book on TIDAL WAVE claims BDCOa verified Ploesti participant, was named either “Thar She Blows” or Thar She Blows (Again).

The confusion comes initially from the 93rd Bomb Group’s 1 July letter listing the nicknames for all 93rd ships in the desert, which states was named “Thar She Blows.”. Product Information. Tidal Wave. August 1, The legendary low level raid on Ploesti, Rumania by the th, 93rd, 44th, th and 98th Bomb Groups, is described by author/historian Mike Hill in this new large format, 50th Anniversary book.5/5(1).

Schultz's intimate account of this controversial episode is a timely reminder of the horrors of war and a moving tribute to Ploesti's heroes. 24 illus. (Oct.) DETAILS Reviewed on: 08/27/ Osprey [Air Campaign Book 12] Ploesti The great raid on Hitler's Romanian oil refineries | Steven J.

Zaloga | download | B–OK. Download books for free. Find books. - Operation Tidalwave, the Low-level bombing of the Ploesti Oil Refineries, 1 August Published Ma All about Reviews: Ploesti by James Dugan. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers/5(1).

Ploesti by Steven J. Zaloga,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.4/5(10). Schiffer Publishing Black Sunday: Ploesti. - Tidal Wave. August 1, The legendary low level raid on Ploesti, Rumania by the th, 93rd, 44th, th and 98th Bomb Groups, is described by author/historian Mike Hill in this new large format, 50th Anniversary book.

Never before published photos taken during the raid, many from the original negatives. Ploesti is the definitive story, told in terms of the people involved, of the most fascinating and controversial air battle in World War II.

The above text is NOT a quotation from the book itself. In the morning the Bulgars brought in a burned man with bandaged head and hands/5(1). The target was the Ploesti oil fields in Rumania, estimated to be supplying 60 percent of Germany's crude oil requirements.

Shortly after dawn on Aug. 1,USAAF Bs took off from bases in Libya and headed northward toward the heavily defended target, deep. BD - 'The Sandman' piloted by Lt. Robert Sternfels of the 98th Bomb Group, th Squadron - Flying through the fires and explosions of White IV behind Col.

John Kane and John Young in 'Hail Columbia' - at Ploesti, Rumania, August 1, Ploieşti, the main city in the Prahova region, is the centre of Romania's oil production and ranks as one of the country's most important industrial cities.

It's had an oil-refining industry since and this is a source of enormous pride for its inhabitants. Bombers returning from a mission to Ploesti. SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL called Ploesti, Romania, "the taproot of German might", because this is where the Nazi Third Reich obtained much of its oil.

Five oil refineries circled the city--Ploesti was "the premier oil target of the continent"--thus one of Europe's most heavily-defended cities.

Buy Black Sunday: Ploesti. by Michael Hill online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 1 editions - starting at $ Shop now. Ploesti by James Dugan, Carroll Stewart and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at "Nebraska had a big and heroic part in this strike," Stewart told The World-Herald inwhen his book, "Ploesti: The Great Ground-Air Battle of 1 August ," was published.

On August 1,the USAAF staged Operation Tidalwave—a daring, surprise low-level B raid against the Axis’ critical source of fuel, the oil fields in Ploesti, Romania.

During the unescorted 1, mile flight from Libya, clouds broke the formation into two groups and a. Product Information. Unlike previous books on Ploesti, Jay Stout goes well beyond the famous big and bloody raid of August and depicts the entire 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 Fortress Ploesti is the narrative history of the entire air.

The next to last chapter gives a brief description of the multiple high level raids against Ploesti that commenced in and the last chapter describes the liberation of the POW's from the raid. I think the book has stood the test of time and, for me, it reads as well today as it did when I first read it back in /5(1).

Plum Book; Labor-Management Relations. Raid on Ploesti, Historical Map (Poster) Agency Publisher: Department of Defense (DOD) ISBN: Format. Quantity. Description. Contains a map of the city of Ploesti, Romania during World War II.

Superimposed on the bottom half of the map is a photograph of American.