Aftermath of U.S. 15th Air Force bombing in Ploesti during World War II
Ploesti Romania Date:1944, October Duration:2 min 7 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Wreckage in and around Ploesti (Ploiesti), following air raids by U.S. 15th Air Force bombers in World War 2. Sign hanging down from bombed out building reads, in Romanian: "Coafor. Frizer" (Hairdresser. Barber). Thick Plume of smoke rises in background. A car passes the camera.Men work to clean up debris inside steel skeleton of a wrecked hangar-like building. From a rooftop, camera pans over various damaged buildings. The Teleajen River is visible in the background. Heavy black smoke billows from bomb strikes on an industrial site. Rubble fills the foreground. A church building stands (apparently undamaged) in the midst of fire and smoke. Vehicles pass a massive cloud of smoke rising from inside a fenced enclave. Fire and smoke billow from some sort of storage tank. Fire hoses seen pouring water on the scene. Suddenly a large burst of fire and smoke rises and then the scene is engulfed in black smoke. Firefighters using hoses on fires in an industrial complex. Smoke stacks and oil derrick seen.
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