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or Plo·eş·ti  (plô-yĕsht′, -yĕsh′tē)
A city of southeast-central Romania north of Bucharest. Founded in 1596, it is the center of a major oil-producing region.
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(Romanian ploˈjeʃtj)
(Placename) a city in SE central Romania: centre of the Romanian petroleum industry. Pop: 204 000 (2005 est)
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or Plo•ieş•ti


a city in S Romania. 234,021.
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In fact, I named our counterrevenue campaign "Tidal Wave Two," because their money was predominantly oil based and [Operation] Tidal Wave was the name of the bombing raids against the Ploesti oil fields in Romania during the Second World War.
These resources, centered around the town of Ploesti, would soon supply over 60 percent of Germany's crude oil supply.
And you're the ones who, in your formative years, you flew against Ploesti, you patrolled Megalia --in Korea, you flew over Vietnam, we can go on.
Bradle describes an August 1943 air raid in which 178 US Army Air Force B-24 bombers took off from bases surrounding Benghazi, Libya; flew 1,150 miles to Ploesti, Romania; bombed five major oil refineries; and returned--all but 53 of them--to their bases, all under radio silence.
"Heading One-Two-Seven" by Paul Hagan is a title that refers to the final turn of the ill-fated attack on the Axis refineries in Ploesti, Romania, during World War II.
Diminakis, who studied orchestra conducting at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts, has conducted a number of orchestras, including the Orchestra of Ploesti and the Rzeszow Orchestra.
However, Fifteenth AF's most difficult and costly target was not the extremely heavily defended complex at Ploesti, Romania, but the industrial area around Vienna.
Meanwhile, destruction of the Ploesti oil fields had become the responsibility of the USAAF.
He covers the August 1, 1943, Ploesti raid on Nazi-controlled oil refineries in Romania--a raid that resulted in the loss of more than 20 B-24s and their crews.
I thought the bomber might have been a B-24 that crashed after the Ploesti oilfield raid in August 1943.
We've been actively working in partnership with Eures (European Employment Services) to deliver successful recruitment events across Europe, including in Gdansk, Ploesti, Bucharest, Poznan, Warsaw, Krakow, Malta and Slovakia, since 2004.