World War II photographs

World War II photographs

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: World War II photographs
Dates: 1943-1944
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)
Coll. Number: ms2587

Biographical/Historical Note

"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)


Scope and Content Note

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.


Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.


Index Terms

Black-and-white photographs.
Photographs.
PloiesÌʹti, Battles of, PloiesÌʹti, Romania, 1943-1944--Photographs.
United States. Army Air Forces. Bomb Group, 450th. -- Photographs
United States. Army Air Forces. Bomb Group, 98th. -- Photographs
United States. Army Air Forces. Bomb Squadron, 345th. -- Photographs

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

World War II photos, 1943-1944. MS 2587. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
Box
1Aerial photographs, 1943-1944