B-24 Liberators attack the Ploesti Oil Refineries

Through gaps in clouds of black smoke, B-24 Liberator bombers of the United States Army Air Force are seen coming over the Astra Romana refinery, which has already suffered direct hits. 35% of all Nazi oil was coming from these oil fields at the time of the attack. — Ploesti, Romania. August 1, 1943. — Office of War Informaton