BATTLE OF EUROPE: In the Middle of the Night

Twelve days had passed since British bombers tore the German night, ten since U.S. bombers flew in sunlight to Le Bourget (see cols, 1 & 2). Bad weather, the one defense which works against an air offensive, had given both the Germans and the Allied bombing fleets a valuable respite.

When the weather broke, day bombers and night bombers took wing from Britain. In their longest flight of the war from British bases, U.S. Fortresses flew 1,700 miles to Trondheim and back, left that Norwegian port's submarine and warship nests in flames. The...

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