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Operation Tidal Wave: heroic but ineffective
A battery of German 88mm anti-aircraft around the Ploesti oil refineries complex, which took their toll on the attacking American B-24 Liberators during the August 1, 1943, attack. By August 1943, the Ploesti complex was the second most heavily defended target in Occupied Europe. (Courtesy Photo)

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