B-24 Liberator bombers raid Romania's Ploiesti oil fields and synthetic oil plants in Central Germany during World War II.
Europe Date:1943, August Duration:2 min 39 sec Sound:Yes
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.
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