V - KNIGHTS OF THE SKY - WW-II B-24 Bombing of Romania / 50 mn FREE
The documentary “Knights of the Sky” is presented through the eyes and words of Nicholas Dimancescu. He journeys back to Romania both to uncover the stories of American and Romanian airmen who raided and defended Romania’s Ploesti oil refineries during World War II.
The experiences of wartime fighter pilot ‘aces’ on both sides are recounted. Two of them, once enemies who attacked one another over Romania, meet for the first time 66 years later.
Also told is the first-ever low-level “Tidal Wave” bombing raid launched from Libya against Romania’s oil refineries on August 1, 1943. Interviewed is the captain of the famed “Sandman” B-24.