U.S. Army training film for Army Air Force crews preparing to destroy the German oil refineries in Ploesti, Romania.
Ploesti Romania Date:1943 Duration:2 min 31 sec Sound:Yes
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. Aerial view of bomber planes and of oil refineries. Workers in oil refinery at Ploesti. Russian troops leading German prisoners in Stalingrad. German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel and other Nazi officers examine a chart in Africa. Axis prisoners being taken at El Alamein. German planes in flight. Nazi officials aboard a railroad car. Nazi officer meets other officers on field. U.S. planes of Doolittle Raid loaded with bombs and taking off for Tokyo air raids from USS Hornet in April 1942. U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt addresses the Congress declaring, "We believe that the Nazis and the Fascists have asked for it. And they're going to get it." Smoke billows up from burning oil fields.
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