BATTLE OF EUROPE: Some Germans Learned

The greatest aerial offensive in history had raged over Europe for six days when U.S. Eighth Air Force leaders said last week: "We have defeated the German air force. . . . Today marked the culmination of an epic, week-long battle. We have won that battle."

Hamburg, second city of the German Reich and her greatest port, was a smoldering ruin. Kiel, Essen, Cologne, Hanover, Kassel, Oschersleben, Wilhelmshaven, Remscheid, Wesermünde and Wüstrow had been dealt shattering blows by heavy and medium bombers of the R.A.F. and U.S. commands. Nazi-held airfields and installations...

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