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Fortress Ploesti: The Campaign to Destroy Hitler's Oil Supply

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Unlike previous books on Ploesti, Jay Stout goes well beyond the famous big and bloody raid of August 1943 and depicts the entire 1944 strategic campaign of twenty-plus missions that all but knocked Ploesti out of the war and denied the German war machine the fuel and lubricants it so desperately needed.

While Fortress Ploesti is the narrative history of the entire air

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Hardcover, 263 pages
Published November 19th 2003 by Casemate (first published September 1st 2003)
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A.L. Sowards
I recommend this book to readers interested in the Ploesti campaign and to readers who like reading about WWII dogfights.

I found myself comparing it to Into the Fire, by Duane Schultz. Both are worth reading if you have an interest in the subject. Fortress Ploesti had more technical details and covered more of the campaign. It gave a good overview of how the effort to destroy the refineries fit into the overall air war in Europe. Stout did his research and was able to keep my attention. Some
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Jonny
Not quite a wiki entry, but it's not far off. Part stories told, and most unforgivenly opinions hammered home with no attempt to look at the other side of the story, and biased judgements laid down. Half the book is padding dealing with technical aspects of the general USAAF effort in Europe that's been better written elsewhere. If you want to read about Operation Tidal Wave save your money and source a copy of The Ploesti Raid Through The Lens by Roger A. Freeman The Ploesti Raid Through The Lens
carl  theaker
Mar 21, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to carl by: AL Sowaards
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'Fortress Ploesti' is a good book to familiarize yourself
with the air battles of the US 15th Air Force over the
Oil Refinery Complex of Ploesti, Rommania. The first
thing you learn is that the "i" in Ploesti is not
pronounced (have you ever heard it not?).

Author Stout covers the famous initial raid of August 1, 1943
in some detail, then gives short accounts, usually in the form
of harrowing personal stories, of the following twenty plus raids.

There is great information on the resources it took to
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Lew
This is a good thorough book on the allied bombing campaign against the Romanian Oil refineries around Ploesti. Mr. Stout provide details on all the various aspects from actual missions to covering the Romania Fighter pilots.
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Jay A. Stout is a retired Marine Corps fighter pilot. An Indiana native and graduate of Purdue University, he was commissioned during June 1981 and was designated a naval aviator on 13 May 1983. His first fleet assignment was to F-4S Phantoms at MCAS Beaufort, South Carolina. Following a stint as an instructor pilot at NAS Chase Field Texas from 1986 to 1989, he transitioned to the F/A-18 Hornet. ...more