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Rescue from Ploesti

the Harry Fritz story : a World War II triumph

by Williams, William G.

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Published by White Mane Books in Shippensburg, Penn .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Fritz, Harry B.,
    • United States. Army Air Forces -- Biography.,
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Romanian.,
    • Prisoners of war -- United States -- Biography.,
    • Ploieşti, Battles of, Ploieşti, Romania, 1943-1944.,
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American.,
    • B-24 bomber.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 122-123) and index.

      Statementby William G. Williams.
      GenreBiography.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsD805.R66 W55 2003
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 127 p. :
      Number of Pages127
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3687505M
      ISBN 101572493402
      LC Control Number2003052512
      OCLC/WorldCa52203221

      One Mission to Ploesti Book Summary: Lost among the great stories of World War II was the escape and rescue of hundreds of Allied airmen shot down over German-occupied Yugoslavia. Their target had been the vital Axis oil fields at Ploesti, Romania. Robert P. Moore and his B crewmates were among the first wave of high altitude bombing raids that intensified in April, Rescue from Ploesti: The Harry Fritz Story: A World War II Triumph: ISBN () Softcover, White Mane Pub, That Vast Procession of .

      Rescue from Ploesti: The Harry Fritz Story: A World War II Triumph by William G. Williams: Reuben Fleet and the story of Consolidated Aircraft by William Wagner: th BG - RHAPSODY IN JUNK B - 24 H - 10 - DT 8 J4 P Rhapsody in Junk: A Daughter's Return To Germany To Finish Her Father's Story by Marilyn Jeffers Walton. The airlift operation, the largest such rescue in American history at the time, was conceived in response to the failures of Operation Tidal Wave, a air attack on the Ploesti oilfields in Romania. The refineries there were critical to the German war machine. But the raid was costly for U.S. forces, as 53 planes and airmen were lost.

      This Book Fills-in an Unknown Piece of WWII History Involving the OSS and Betrayal of a War Hero by America and Britain Interesting story about a little known event of WWII, where General Draza Mihailovich of Yugoslavia, a Nazi-occupied nation helped the rescue of American (and other nationalitiies) flyers when their planes were shot down after bombing runs on the heavily defended Ploesti .   Post-Ploesti Rescue. Discussion in 'Books and Films' started by Kyt, Mar 1, “The Forgotten ,” a book now bringing renewed awareness to the rescue .


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His latest book, due in Mayis tentatively titled The Forgotten Fifteenth: The Daring Airmen Who Crippled Hitler’s Oil Supply. For further reading, he recommends Fortress Ploesti: The Campaign to Destroy Hitler’s Oil, by Jay Stout.

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Download the book Rescue from Ploesti: The Harry Fritz Story: A World War II Triumph in PDF and EPUB format. Here you can download all books for free in PDF or Epub format. Use the button available on this page to download or read a book online. Author by: Jay A. Stout Languange: en Publisher by: Casemate Format Available: PDF, ePub, Mobi Total Read: 45 Total Download: File Size: 48,7 Mb Description: A comprehensive account of the World War II Allied bombing campaign to destroy pivotal Romanian oil refineries—by the retired Marine Corps fighter previous books on Ploesti, Jay Stout goes well beyond the famous.

Unlike previous books on Ploesti, Jay Stout goes well beyond the famous big and bloody raid of August and depicts the entire strategic campaign of twenty-plus missions that all but knocked Ploesti out of the war and denied the German war machine the fuel and lubricants it so desperately needed.Online shopping for Books from a great selection of Europe, Americas, World, Military, Asia, Historical Study & Educational Resources & more at everyday low prices.The operation was carried out with incredible precision; not a single man was lost.

Thanks to a dashing playboy prince and a determined American pilot, the rescue rates as one of history’s greatest. The postwar lives of the two heroes of this story took very different paths.