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Last part of a U.S. Army Air Forces film to prepare aircrews for bombing raid on Ploesti oil facilities in Romania in World War II

Training and motivational film for U.S. Army Air Force crews preparing for the bombing of the Ploesti (or Ploiesti) oil fields in Romania, (Operation Tidal Wave) of August 1943. Final part of a training film to brief U.S. Army Air Forces aircrews in preparation for their bombing raid on the Ploesti oil refineries in Romania during World War 2. Formation of bombers is seen flying toward oil derricks in the oil fields. Aerial views of the oil fields and refineries. Oil storage facilities. Closeup of oil workers at a drilling rig. German officers walking in snow, ostensibly seeking places to obtain oil to fuel their wartime operations. German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel and other Nazi officers examine a chart in Africa. German prisoners taken in North Africa. Large numbers of German prisoners walking across the desert. A flight of several German Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter planes in formation. Italian Dictator, Benito Mussolini, walking with an entourage in an Italian colonial region of Africa. He climbs aboard an open rail car on a small gauge railway. Accompanied by others, the rail car is pushed along the track by Colonials in white garb. German Field Marshal Fedor von Bock, who commanded German forces attacking the Soviet Union in Operation Typhoon, is seen visiting a German base. Next, Lieutenant Colonel James "Jimmy" Doolittle has his hands on the fins of a bomb while posing with his flyers when underway in the Pacific, aboard the USS Hornet (CV-8) for their daring raid B-25 bombing raid on Tokyo, Japan. View of a B-25 taking off from the Hornet. An American B-17 flying fortress, bomber taking off for a daylight raid in Europe. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, speaking on radio, saying "We believe the Nazis and fascists have asked for it. And they're going to get it." Oil storage tanks ablaze with heavy black smoke rising.

Date: 1943
Duration: 2 min 31 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Operation Tidal Wave, during World War II. U.S. B-24s attacking the Ploiesti oil fields and rail marshaling yards in Romania

Aerial views of Operation Tidal Wave, an air attack by B-24 heavy bombers of the United States Army Air Forces on oil refineries around Ploiesti or Ploesti, Romania. during World War II. The 98th and 376th Bomb Groups of 9th Air force and 44th, 93rd, and 389th Bomb Groups of 8th Air Force took part.. Fifty-three aircraft and 660 aircrew were lost in this raid. Views of bombers dropping bombs over the oil refineries,factories,railroad yards and oil fields. Aerial views of destroyed Ploesti oil fields and of the planes climbing out and leaving the area.

Date: 1943, August 1
Duration: 1 min 12 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Highlights in career of U.S. Air Force General Hap Arnold. Final phase of air war in Europe, World War II.

Scenes of the August 2nd, 1943 Operation Tidal Wave low-level bombing raid on Ploiesti or Ploesti oil facilities, in Romania, by U.S. Air Force B-24s. B-17s dropping bombs. B-17s escorted by P-47 fighters. War plants in the U.S. building B-29 bombers. U.S. B-17s over Europe, escorted by P-38 Lightning fighters. Allied air superiority established over Europe.

Date: 1943
Duration: 1 min 49 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
American bomber aircraft smash Axis Oil Fields in Ploiesti Romania during Operation Tidal Wave

United States General Lewis Brereton with bombers of U.S. Ninth Air Force. Soldiers plan and prepare for the destruction of the Ploiesti oil refineries (or Ploesti) in Romania. A map shows the plan of 'Operation Tidal Wave'. The aircraft based in Libya attack Axis Oil Fields in Romania. U.S. Army Air Force aircraft are seen in flight. The refineries and the storage tanks are destroyed by U.S. bombing.

Date: 1943
Duration: 2 min 39 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
B-24 Liberator bombers raid Romania's Ploiesti oil fields and synthetic oil plants in Central Germany during World War II.

U.S. bombers destroy German oil plants during World War II. Allied officers including U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower confer prior to the Normandy Invasion. B-24 Liberator bombers raid Romania's Ploesti oil fields. The B-24s in Operation Tidal Wave drop bombs on the oil fields. Explosions throwing billows of smoke up in air. A map of Germany shows synthetic oil plant positions through Central Germany. Bombers drop bombs over oil plants. Workers clear the rubble from bombed plants. Ruins of German oil plants.

Date: 1943, August
Duration: 2 min 39 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
USAF Generals Ira Eaker and Twining visit the Ploesti oil storage tanks after bombing by the USAF in Romania.

U.S. Army Air Forces Generals Ira Clarence Eaker and Nathan Farragut Twining visit Ploiesti or Ploesti oil fields in Romania during World War II. U.S. Army Air Forces Generals Ira Clarence Eaker and Nathan Farragut Twining get off from an aircraft at an airfield. The Generals greeted by Romanian Army Air Force officers. General Eaker and General Twining, escorted by the Romanian officers, visit the Ploiesti oil storage tanks after being bombed by the U.S. Army Air Forces. The wreckage at the oil fields. The bombed tanks. The Generals talk. A view of the bombed Ploesti oil fields.

Date: 1944, November 2
Duration: 38 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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