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White I - the Columbia Aquila Refinery At Ploesti

Connections

Units

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

Missions

  • Operation Tidal Wave

    1 August 1943
    Operation TIDAL WAVE. B24D 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 B...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 August 2019 14:47:53 Emily Changes to caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Removed associations to Addison Baker and Hell's Wench. According to Ploesti Sortie Reports Baker was lost over the Il Concordia Vega Refinery.

Date Contributor Update
29 November 2018 12:55:32 Emily Changes to unit associations, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Associated people, aircraft, missions and units based on caption

Date Contributor Update
23 November 2018 23:02:07 Kickapoo Created entry with collection and caption
Sources

John S. Young's personal collection

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