Operation Tidal Wave

The Bloodiest Air Battle in the History of War

Vincent Lupiano

Operation Tidal Wave tells the story of the bloodiest air battle in the history of war, when1,700 American airmen set out to bomb the oil refineries surrounding the city of Ploesti, Romania, on August 1, 1943.
Publication date:
June 2021
Publisher :
Stackpole Books
Language:
English
Illustration :
24
Format Available     Quantity Price
Hardback
ISBN : 9781493053728

Dimensions : 229 X 152 mm
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£21.95

Overview
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• A thorough exploration of the infamous raid on Rumania's Ploesti oil fields, the Third Reich's principal source of oil and fuel for the Nazi war machine

Operation Tidal Wave tells the story of the bloodiest air battle in the history of war. It is about 1700 airmen who set out to bomb the oil refineries surrounding the city of Ploesti, Romania, on August 1, 1943. Success, they thought, would be a force in ending the war. Success instead was extremely limited and 500 airmen were killed, wounded, captured, or interned. Negligible damage resulted at the Ploesti refineries, and a few months later they were operating at one-hundred percent capacity. To show the asperity of the raid, five Congressional Medals of Honor were awarded, two posthumously.