- B-24D PLOESTI RAID 1/62 SIGNED BY WALTER STEWART
B-24D PLOESTI RAID 1/62 SIGNED BY WALTER STEWART
B-24D "Ploesti Raid" signed by Walter Stewart
Operation Tidal Wave was an air attack by bombers of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) based in Libya and Southern Italy on nine oil refineries around Ploie??ti, Romania on 1 August 1943, during World War II. It was a strategic bombing mission and part of the "oil campaign" to deny petroleum-based fuel to the Axis.