Carlson, Mark
March 2012
Aviation History;Mar2012, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p22
The article discusses the U.S. Army Air Forces' (USAAF) ill-fated bomber raid over Ploesti, Romania during World War II called Operation Tidal Wave. The raid was conducted by B-24D Liberator bomber planes and aimed to destroy oil refineries being used by Germany. The author notes that the mission failed largely because the lead bomber groups mistakenly traveled to Bucharest, Romania.


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