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German air defence of the Ploesti Oil complex under USAAF attack: Romania 1943

USAAF B24's operated from North Africa to attack this vital Oil complex.
Over 450 were destroyed by the German defenders.

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Added: Jun-23-2009 
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Tags: WWII, Air defence, Flak, Ploesti, Bombing, USAAF, B-24, Bf-109,
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  • Great footage. Ploesti was the Germans #1 source of oil and both sides knew destroying it would have strategic implications. Hitler ordered massive AA defences installed and based over 150 fighters to defend it. This refinery was so important the Germans actually went to the immense effort to build a life-size, completely fake decoy installation several miles away complete with billowing smoke stacks. The hope was that the allied planes would bomb the decoy plant instead of the real one. Ap More..

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  • Those liberators flew directly into the jaws of hell on that one. Fantastic upload Mr. C as always!

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    • Just to mention that "mr. Wannabee" might want to replace word "Destroyed" with "killed". Somebody might think that there was actualy more than 450 planes in that raid.

      That is, if this video is about "Black Sunday" air raid.

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  • At 4:39 that Liberator got his wing shot of. Heavy shit!

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    • Actually it got hit by an incendiary bomb from another bomber flying at an higher level. You can see them falling, some of them passing in front of the bombers wing. Look around, there are lots of versions of that one on Lifeleak. This one's the first one I've seen in colour, though.

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  • Brilliant footage,thanks

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