Tidal Wave! August 1, 1943. The legendary low level raid on Ploesti, Rumania by the 376th, 93rd, 44th, 389th and 98th Bomb Groups, is described by author/historian Mike Hill in this new large format, 50th Anniversary book.
Never before published photos taken during the raid, many from the original negatives, dramatically show the raid, and give the reader a sense of the intensity of fierce flak, and aerial combat.
Mike has interviewed many of the surviving veterans of the mission, giving the story a personal flavor from the unique view-point of the crew members.
Also included is a complete listing of the aircraft and crews that flew the mission.
Mike Hill also the author of The Desert Rats: The 98th Bomb Group and the August 1943 Ploesti Raid.
The dust jacket artwork for this new book is by Mike Boss.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 256 pages, over 350 b/w photos
- Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 13/01/1997
- Category: General & world history
- ISBN: 9780887405198