B-24 Liberator bombers targeting an oil refinery, 1944

B-24 Liberator bombers targeting an oil refinery, 1944

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Caption: B-24 Liberator bombers targeting an oil refinery, 1944. Waves of Consolidated B-24 Liberators of the Unites States 15th Air Force flying through bursting flak over their target area, the Concordia Vega Oil refinery, Ploești, Romania, after dropping their bomb loads on the oil cracking plant. Photographed during World War II on 31 May 1944.

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