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PBNA-Boosher
08-03-2006, 03:25 PM
I should have posted this on that day, but whatever:

On August 1st, 1943, two important things happened in aviation history.

- The first female combat ace of all time, Lilya Litvyak, perished in air combat.

- The daring and disastrous low level raid by B-24's and P-38's into Ploesti's oil fields, in Romania, took place.

Thought you might find that interesting.

PBNA-Boosher
08-03-2006, 03:25 PM
I should have posted this on that day, but whatever:

On August 1st, 1943, two important things happened in aviation history.

- The first female combat ace of all time, Lilya Litvyak, perished in air combat.

- The daring and disastrous low level raid by B-24's and P-38's into Ploesti's oil fields, in Romania, took place.

Thought you might find that interesting.