American bomber aircraft smash Axis Oil Fields in Ploiesti Romania during Operation Tidal Wave
Ploesti Romania Date:1943 Duration:2 min 39 sec Sound:Yes
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.
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