World: New Force

Britain's R.A.F. this week blossomed out with a tactical air force modeled after the combined British-U.S. air force which smashed the German armies in Tunisia. Its commander: Air Vice Marshal John Henry D'Albiac, 49-year-old R.A.F. veteran who in 1940 commanded British squadrons in Greece, later led R.A.F. forces in Ceylon. In an invasion of the Continent, Air Vice Marshal D'Albiac's new force would prepare the way for the attack, as the Allies did in the last stage of the Tunisian battle, with blasting assaults on Axis ground defenses in the path of landing Allied troops.


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