Into the Fire: Ploesti
The Most Fateful Mission of World War II
By (author) Duane Schultz
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Into the Fire: Ploesti by Duane Schultz
Book DescriptionA thoroughly researched account of one of the most daring, dangerous, and ultimately doomed missions of WWII. Planned by Churchill, authorized by Eisenhower, and executed by five specially trained bomber units, the attack on the oil refineries of Ploesti, Romania, was among the most daring and dangerous missions of World War II. If it succeeded, the Nazi war machine would be brought to its knees.On August 1, 1943, nearly 200 bombers flew from North Africa, with directions to descend on the target at treetop level, bomb the refineries, and return. But despite warnings that the secrecy of the mission had been compromised, it went ahead. The ensuing air-ground battle claimed dozens of aircraft, and many of the survivors were forced to ditch into the ocean due to lack of fuel or terminal aircraft damage."Into the Fire" recreates this great battle, combining original research and interviews with survivors in order to capture the tension, drama, and heroics of this fateful attempt to cut off the Nazi supply of 'black gold'.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781594160776
(235mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Westholme Publishing, U.S.
Publisher: Westholme Publishing, U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2009
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Duane Schultz
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A Maverick Marine and His Hand-Picked Men Who Risked Their Lives to Demonstrate American Resolve in World War II
Coming Through Fire, Hardback (February 2013)
Study of the Attack Along the Washita River, Custer's Last Victory and the Action That Led to the Plains Indians' United Quest for Retribution.
Custer, Paperback (November 2011)» View all books by Duane Schultz
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Author Biography - Duane Schultz
Duane Schultz is author of numerous military history books and articles.
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