enrique262: Operation Tidal Wave, the American strategic…

enrique262:

Operation Tidal Wave, the American strategic bombings of 9 Romanian oil fields located around the town of Ploiești.

One of the costliest USAAF bombing campaigns of the war, with 53 aircraft and 660 aircrewmen lost; considered a failure as oil production was barely affected, a quickly recovered mere days after the campaign ended. 

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