Ploesti: oil strike. by Sweetman, John

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Published by Ballantine Books in [New York .

Written in English

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  • Ploieşti, Battles of, Ploieşti, Romania, 1943-1944.

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Bibliography: p. [160]

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SeriesBallantine"s illustrated history of the violent century. Battle book, no. 30
Classifications
LC ClassificationsD766.4 .S9
The Physical Object
Pagination159, [1] p.
Number of Pages159
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5094525M
LC Control Number74166173

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The goal was to hit the Romana-Americana refinery in the Ploesti oil fields. Escorted by their P brethren of the 1st Fighter Group, the 82nd went in at low level with the hope of catching the enemy by surprise. Between April 5th and August 19th,the th flew twelve missions against targets at Ploesti — four against the marshalling yards and eight against the oil refineries.

Among the th flyers, a mission to Ploesti was known as a “Big One.” It was an eight-hour. 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.

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About 30 percent of the oil consumed by the German economy was refined in Ploesti, and some estimates claimed that target destruction would shorten the war by six months.

The attack was to take place between the end of the North African campaign and the invasion of Sicily and would emanate from recently evacuated fields around Benghazi in Libya.

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and British strikes, was cut off forever. On Aug Soviet soldiers liberated Mack Fitzgerald and the other flyers. B Flying Fortresses soon arrived in Bucharest to retrieve them. Freddie Ohr escorted one group of these Bs back to the American airfield. On August 1,a Consolidated BD Liberator bomber named the Vagabond King and its American crew took part in a massive bombing raid on the oil refinery complex at Ploesti, Romania.

The Bs took off from Libya without the benefit of a fighter escort. We know the names and some of the ranks of the 10 men who flew aboard the Vagabond King that day — 1st Lt.

John McCormick, pilot Author: Mbartels. TIDALWAVE targeted nine major refineries that produced some 8, tons of oil annually, about 90 percent of all Rumanian oil production, and the attack temporarily eliminated about 3, tons, roughly 46 percent of total annual production at Ploesti.

Three refineries lost percent of. The book traces the origin of the idea of the raid from the first attempts of the Halverson mission in (a thirteen plane raid - 12 made the target - none lost - damage minor) to the concept of a single large strike to destroy the refineries and deny oil to the Reich.5/5(1).

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It’s produced by Romanian modelers and features photos and color side views of many of the downed B 24’s. 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.

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While it recounts the mission in exciting fashion, it can not. Ploesti, Romania sits in the plains 35 miles north of the capital of Bucharest and south of the Transylvanian Alps.

There is a large oil reserve close to the surface there - in fact, in the 's they simply dug pits and gathered crude oil with buckets.

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