Campina, Romania 05/06/1944

Mission #33 - Lead Lively

Mission No. 33 was one of the first 459 Bomb Group high level bomber formation raids on the Ploesti Oil Fields campaign in 1944 after the first raid in 1943 from North Africa as a low level daylight raid resulted in heavy losses in U S aircraft due to large concentrations of enemy fighters and German flak including flak guns on railroad cars.  - 459th BG, Army Air Corps Library and Museum Mission No. 33 was one of the first 459 Bomb Group high level bomber formation raids on the Ploesti Oil Fields campaign in 1944 after the first raid in 1943 from North Africa as a low level daylight raid resulted in heavy losses in U S aircraft due to large concentrations of enemy fighters and German flak including flak guns on railroad cars.


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