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Target "White IV", the Astra Romano Oil Refinery complex in flames after having been bombed by the 93rd Bomb Group before the 98th Bomb Group arrived - Ploesti 1943

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Units

  • 9th Air Force
  • 98th Bomb Group

    98th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 98th trained for bombardment missions with B-24 Liberators during the first half of 1942. ...

  • 344th Bomb Squadron

    344th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    The 344th Bombing Squadron was first activated at MacDill Field, Florida as one of the original three squadrons assigned to the 98th Bombardment Group. The 344th soon moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana, where it began to train as a Consolidated B-24...

Missions

  • Operation Tidal Wave

    1 August 1943
    Operation TIDAL WAVE. B-24D Liberators attack the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania. The bombers flew low to avoid radar detection and dropped time delayed bombs. Out of the 177 B-24s that took part in the raid 167 managed to attack their targets. 57...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 December 2020 14:35:55 general ira snapsorter Changes to person associations
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Removed associations not depicted in the image. Associated content should be added to the AIRCRAFT and/or PERSON records.

Date Contributor Update
15 December 2020 11:19:46 Kickapoo Changes to collection, caption, unit associations and person associations
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John S Young Jr - personal archives

Date Contributor Update
01 May 2019 11:11:14 Emily Changes to unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
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Removed association not depicted in photo

Date Contributor Update
29 April 2019 19:44:25 Kickapoo Changes to unit associations
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The Anatomy Of A Disaster - Gen. Hoyt S. Brandenberg ---- Black Sunday - Michael Hill ---- John S. Young - Personal Archives ---- Into The Fire - Duane Schultz

Date Contributor Update
29 April 2019 19:16:17 Kickapoo Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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The Anatomy Of A Disaster - Gen. Hoyt S. Brandenberg ---- Black Sunday - Michael Hill ---- John S. Young - Personal Archives ---- Into The Fire - Duane Schultz

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