Today in World War II History—Aug. 1, 1943
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by Sarah Sundin
75 Years Ago—Aug. 1, 1943: US Ninth Air Force flies disastrous low-altitude bombing raid on Nazi oil refineries in Ploesti, Romania: 52 of 179 B-24 bombers are lost, 5 Congressional Medals of Honor are earned.