• Short Summary

    American bombers raid German held oil fields of Ploesti in Rumania.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "PLOESTI 'PRANGED'".

    Ploesti, Rumania.

    Various shots of the members of the 9th USA Air Force being briefed prior to raid. Close up of a map of the area around Ploesti, Rumania.

    Various shots of American ground crews in Libya preparing the bombers.

    Various shots of formation of Liberators heading out towards Rumania. When they reach the German held oil fields of Ploesti they pound them with 300 tons of explosives.

    Various shots of the Liberators coming back to base after raid - some have been pranged but nothing serious.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1093.18
    Media URN:
    38161
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/09/1943
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:31:00 / 01:29:41:00
    Canister:
    43/70

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