US 450th Bomb Group bombing Romania in WWII

US 450th Bomb Group bombing Romania in W...

The bombing of Romania in World War II comprised two series of events: until August 1944, Allied operations, and, following the overthrow of Ion Antonescu’s dictatorship, operations by Nazi Germany. The primary target of Allied operations was Ploiesti, the major site of Romania’s oil industry. The largest refinery there—Astra Româna—processed 2,000,000 short tons (1,800,000 t) of petroleum a year, providing much of the fuel for the German military. Other attacks were against Bucharest, the country’s capital. The below pictures were taken by US...
Bucharest bombed by German aviation

Bucharest bombed by German aviation

We continue to present the effects of the bombing of Bucharest in 1944. This time, the city was bombed by German air force after Romania switched sides, August 23, 1944 Can be seen emblematic city buildings were affected by the bombings   Via: turistinbucurestiro.blogspot.ro  (1)  and...
First romanian in space

First romanian in space

Intercosmos was a Soviet space program, designed to help the Soviet Union’s allies with manned and unmanned space missions. The program included the allied east-European nations of the Warsaw Pact, CoMEcon, and other socialist nations like Afghanistan, Cuba, Mongolia, and Vietnam. In addition, pro-Soviet non-aligned nations such as India and Syria participated, and even France, despite it being a capitalist nation and part-time US/NATO ally. Born on 27 September 1952 in Brasov, Romania, Prunariu graduated from the Physics and Mathematics high school in...
US Army Cavalry March

US Army Cavalry March

From left from Mihail Kogalniceanu to Ploiesti no less than 400 soldiers from the 2nd Cavalry Regiment 2nd Battalion of the US Army, in about 80 technical equipment, the vast majority Stryker armored transporters , decorated with the flags of Romania and the US. Along joined the convoy and two Apache attack helicopters and a BlackHawk helicopter. Along the way, the population of towns and villages crossed attended as a real parade. They waved, smiled, they whistled, took pictures. From armored were as energetic response. As a personal opinion, soldiers in armored...
Opening of the National Theatre Bucharest

Opening of the National Theatre Buchares...

Modernizing the National Theatre in Bucharest came to an end: outdoor amphitheater roof six show halls with the latest facilities and a maze of cafes, bookstores and art galleries. This post shows the architectural space for the new arrangements.   Via:...
Bucharest by helicopter

Bucharest by helicopter

During last marathon organised in Bucharest , some photos were taken from helicopter over the city . You can see some of the most representative areas of the city , but also the contest carried on ,  enjoy     Via:...
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