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Bernard Miclescu
Posted: April 16, 2004 01:13 am
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Hello to everybody,

A new book about the American bombardments over Ploesti appeared at the Casemate editions. "Fortress Ploesti The Campaign to Distroy Hitler's Oil" by Jay A Stout. The price (i bought it from France) is 40 euros...

Some new informations about the Tidal Wave and Halpro bombing missions. Unfortunatly, lack of informations about the planes and their crews (for the Tidal Wave i prefer the much more detailed "Bine ati venit in infern" by I Grigorescu -- is this book an accurate source)

For the 1944 campaign against Ploiesti.... didn't get it so far with the reading. An interesting statistics of 1944 Ploesti campaign (date/bomb wing/effective sorties/target/tonnage/smoke screen/aircraft lost).

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Posted: April 16, 2004 02:20 am
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I also have Jay Stout's recently published book and it makes an interesting read. It's a welcome addition to the sizeable library dedicated to the USAAF bombing raids against Ploiesti and the surrounding area. He tried hard to include testimony from the Rumanian part as well (not much from the German side, though), which is not common for US authors, therefore it's commendable.
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Posted: April 16, 2004 07:50 am
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Where can be found "Bine ati venit in infern", i am very intrested to find it.
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Victor
Posted: April 16, 2004 08:22 am
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I do not think you can anymore.
The book was published in 1995 or 96 by Nemira, in the Commando collection.
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Posted: April 16, 2004 10:30 am
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The book was published in 1995 or 96 by Nemira, in the Commando collection.


Ioan Grigorescu "Bine ati venit în infern!..." Nemira 1995 ISBN 973-9177-25-5
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Posted: April 16, 2004 02:49 pm
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Where can be found \"Bine ati venit in infern\", i am very intrested to find it.


I bought it, recently, from Bucharest in a SH book store from Universitate passage.
It was very cheap and in good condition.
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Posted: April 16, 2004 03:36 pm
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Damn, i also looked there and i did not find anything about ww2 involving aviation, and you can't find anything in any other library, not just about this book but in general about Romanian aviation, but Sandra Brawn you can find evreywhere :lol:
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Bernard Miclescu
Posted: April 16, 2004 07:42 pm
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Today was a great day, I went to the 25th mondial kit exposition in Paris and i found an answer for the name of the planes and crews who participated at Tidal Wave. I didn't noticed that last summer the nr25 of the "Batailles aeriennes" magazine had detailed this subject. The article is signed by C Craciunoiu.
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Posted: April 17, 2004 07:02 am
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Is there in the list "Lynn Barl II" ? I read about it in scan from a romanian book but i did not find it on the list of planes listed here: http://home.comcast.net/~skyscorpions/p_roster.htm .
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Posted: April 17, 2004 11:00 am
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Lynn Barl II (No. 42-40172) from 506th Bomber Squadron was left for repairs at Gibraltar. It returned to service and eventually crashed near Lyon in August 1944.
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Posted: April 17, 2004 06:23 pm
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Thanks Victor, but do you have any ideea who "gunned" Marin Ghica on 1 aug.'43 ?

Does anybody know? Please, is important for me!
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Bernard Miclescu
Posted: April 19, 2004 11:54 am
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Is quite difficult to find which B24 hit cpt Ghica's plane. He attacked a box of 8 planes of the 376 BG "Liberandos" (cf Batallies Aeriennes no 25 by Craciunoiu).

I have to check in Grigorescu's book but i do not think that i will find something more.

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QUOTE (Bernard Miclescu @ April 16, 2004 03:13 am)
Hello to everybody,

A new book about the American bombardments over Ploesti appeared at the Casemate editions. "Fortress Ploesti The Campaign to Distroy Hitler's Oil" by Jay A Stout. The price (i bought it from France) is 40 euros...

Some new informations about the Tidal Wave and Halpro bombing missions. Unfortunatly, lack of informations about the planes and their crews (for the Tidal Wave i prefer the much more detailed "Bine ati venit in infern" by I Grigorescu -- is this book an accurate source)

For the 1944 campaign against Ploiesti.... didn't get it so far with the reading. An interesting statistics of 1944 Ploesti campaign (date/bomb wing/effective sorties/target/tonnage/smoke screen/aircraft lost).

Best regards,
BM

Yesterday I bought from Cora the translated version of the book. It is published in Romania by Editura Meditatii. Price 24.99 RON.
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