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Target Ploesti: View From a Bombsight 1944

Target Ploesti: View From a Bombsight 1944

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{detailed description}The Ploesti oil fields in Rumania were a vital source of supply for Hitler's army. The Allied determination to destroy them, therefore, was met by an equal effort to protect, rebuild, and retaliate. Newby was at the heart of this conflict and tells exactly what it was like.
His first tour of duty began with the Fifteenth Air Force, 460th Bombardment Group, on 9th November 1943, and ended fifty missions later with his return to the United states on 12th August 1944.
The reader comes to know not only the author but each member of the crew of the "Hangar Queen", as well as their stuffed toy mascot.
In addition to being an exciting war story, Target Ploesti is a fund of precise information on bombers and bombing, on the Norden and Sperry bombsights, on how, precisely, a bombardier gets the fix on his target, or where he finds an alternate target of opportunity.
Included in the appendices are actual battle orders, air-target diagrams, bombsight diagrams, maps, and photographs.
{Author / Publisher / Date}by Leroy W. Newby
Published by Arms and Armour Press 1983 1st edition. 253pp illustrated, index, appendices, bibliography. 16x24
{condition}very good in worn d/j.
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