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...
Tarom historical fleet

Tarom historical fleet

Below are presented  some of the airplanes used by Tarom , over time. Tarom is the flag carrier and oldest currently operating airline of Romania, based in Otopeni, with its headquarters and its main hub at Henri Coandă International Airport.  It is currently the largest airline operating in Romania Via: (1) and (2)
Europe round trip in ’30s

Europe round trip in ’30s

An American car Nash, was the vehicle used in one summer in the 30s by four tourists from Bucharest into a fascinating trip through Europe. Witness stand dozens of photographs which depict tourists in several cities in Europe, on country roads through the mountains in areas that are easily recognizable or in other less famous. Car registered in Bucharest is in many vacation pictures. Note that vintage images appear only in three of the four hikers (two women and a man), the most likely being the fourth in the group that made the...
Bucharest in 1956

Bucharest in 1956

1956 Bucharest was  not yet be modified by postwar reconstruction, so we see how the city looked after the war. They were two great events which decimated it: the earthquake in November 1940 and the bombing in WWII The photos were made by tourists from the country girlfriend German Democratic Republic in the summer of 1956, a good friend of socialist state – then – the young People’s Republic Romina   Via:...
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...
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