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Ploesti (Tidal Wave) mission examined (see link)


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1 hour ago, Peterpools said:

Thanks, John, for the link - I'll be watching later today.

 

He has really done some extensive research. Interesting presentation.

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Finished it last night, thanks for sharing John, definitely some interesting info, I wish there was a part two describing in depth the political ties between allies directly leading to this campaign .

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These were some seriously brave crews, and the B-24 was THE ship to do the job.   But the political bungling seems to have been astronomical, and the CYA employed post raid by those in charge seems mind boggling to me. 
A treetop raid using B-24s?  That’s by far the worst thing to do with that airplane. It’s a high altitude strategic bomber, not a treetop raider. 
Plus, not having the RAF do their standard high altitude pre raid recce flights with their Mossies is absolutely unforgivable. 

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