Home German Defeat 1945 – Air-Sea-Ground – USSAF 1945 A gasoline refinery and storage facility used by Nazi armed forces in flames after a bombing raid by the U.S. 9th Army Air Force

A gasoline refinery and storage facility used by Nazi armed forces in flames after a bombing raid by the U.S. 9th Army Air Force

Ploesti was far more important for Italy. It was its only source of oil, along with the small Albanian production (200–250,000 tons per year), and some German deliveries.
A convoy of motorized German equipment more than two miles long was destroyed by US air action at St Martin de Cenilly, Normandie, France. 1944