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Diary April 5, 1944

B-24 bombing Ploesti
B-24 Liberator above the Condordia Vega oil refinery near Ploesti.
WW2 War Diary for Wednesday, April 5, 1944:

Air War

Eastern Europe: Ploesti oil installations and rail sidings fired by 15th AF B-17 Fortress and B-24 Liberator bombers, with strong fighter escort (12 lost). Heavy flak and determined opposition from German, Rumanian and Bulgarian fighters. Civilian casualties: 262 killed, 361 injured.

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