Destroyed rail yards in Ploesti (Ploiesti) Romania, from attack by U.S. 15th Air Force bombers, during World War 2. Destroyed rail cars and damaged switch yard. Fires burning in distant background. Passenger trains with slight damage to their cars. One is labeled in Hungarian: "NEMZETKOZI JALOKOCSI ES EUROPAI"(International sleeping cars and Europe).Twisted rails and ties beneath a bridge and all along the rail lines in and out of the marshaling yards. Destroyed stations and steel frameworks of trains. Repair crew pulling a rail car along some useable track. A church in the background (possibly St Pantelimon Church). Bombed-out industrial buildings and railroad sidings. Locomotives steaming as trains sit on some remaining useable track. Work crews looking over the wreckage. Lumber strewn all over an area. At timecode 2:11, Scene shifts to Brasov, Romania, in May, 1944, with a truck driving toward the camera on a street parallel to the Railroad Station Square. The camera pans left, past destroyed buildings to the Station Square where a bus and some passengers are seen. Camera pans right showing more destroyed buildings, and then a locomotive steaming at head of a train on some undamaged rails. Views of bombed out freight cars. At timecode 2:54, Men are seen sitting and standing on useable rails as they look at some destroyed rail cars. The station is seen in distance at the right. View is along the railroad leading in the direction of Bucharest. Remaining views show the damage to building at Station Square, and the bus parked there.
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.
U.S. Army Air Force B-24 bombers fly for a mission on the oil field of Ploesti in Romania, during World War II. Destruction on the oil fields by Allied bombing. Nazi fire fighters try to extinguish fire on oil wells. Intense flames on oil wells and refineries. Young King Michael of Romania with his officers inspects the ruins of derricks and refinery storage tanks caused by bombings, which cost 300 planes and 3000 airmen to the Allies.
Romanian firefighters, assisted by helmeted German soldiers, direct hoses on fire at oil storage facility in Ploesti, Romania, following bombing by U.S. 15th Air Force in World War 2. The oil fires seem difficult to extinguish with water. Later, extremely heavy clouds of black smoke are seen billowing from a complex of storage tanks. Firefighters are helpless to intervene. One stands with hands on his hips as he simply watches the inferno. Views of the damaged facility in the aftermath, several days later.
Smoke rising from bombing at rail yards in Ploesti (Ploiesti) Romania,during World War 2. View of tank cars and petroleum storage tanks in the rail facilities. A locomotive sitting on a track partially obscured by heavy smoke blowing across the scene. Smoke coming from trains of tank cars that have been bombed.Firefighters training hoses on flames and black smoke rising high into the air. Firefighter silhouetted against the flames as he climbs a ladder next to embankment bringing a hose to train on the fires.
A huge fire seen at night in petroleum facilities bombed by the U.S. 15th Air Force, at Ploiesti (or Ploesti) Romania, during World War 2. Flames and heavy smoke rises up amongst storage tanks and facilities. Several Helmeted German soldiers are seen silhouetted against the flames as they make their way through the area.