World: Invasion Pitch

The air assault on Europe reached its fiercest pitch yet. In seven days more thark 25,000 sorties (one mission by one plane) were hurled against Hitler's Fortress from bases in England. More than half the planes were four-engined U.S. and R.A.F. bombers: they laid better than 32,000 tons of bombs.

From Italy and England, Lieut. General "Tooey" Spaatz's heavies blasted hardest at enemy airplane plants, but they also struck heavily at German fortifications on the coast, presumably in the spots where lighter craft had not done the job. Major General Lewis Brereton, boss...

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