|Title:||World War II photographs|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)|
"After dawn on 1 August 1943, 177 B-24s under the command of Brigadier General Uzal G. Ent, who flew with the lead group, the 376th Bombardment Group, the most experienced heavy bomber unit in the Mediterranean area approached Ploesti... In all, 54 planes were lost, but the bombing destroyed up to 42 percent of Ploesti's cracking capacity." -- "Tidalwave." http://www.airforcehistory.hq.af.mil/PopTopics/ploesti.htm (Retrieved June 26, 2009)
The collection consists of two photographs: one 8x10 black and white copy from the Air and Space Museum of the 345th Bomb Squadron, 98th Bomb Group bombing an oil refinery in Ploesti, Romania, August 1, 1943, and one 5x7 of the 450th Bomb Group.
Arranged in chronological order.
World War II photos, 1943-1944. MS 2587. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.