World Battlefronts: Beginning of a Mission

The weather cleared in Britain and in western Europe. By night the moon was full and by day the mists were gone from R.A.F. and U.S. airdromes. Earthbound for many days, four-engined U.S. Fortresses and Liberators soared up from Britain and flew 180 miles into FranceĀ—to the Nazi air and railway center at Romilly-Sur-Seine, 65 miles southeast of Paris and the farthest into German Europe that U.S. bombers had yet ventured.

So clear was the afternoon that some of the crews, passing well to the south of Paris, had their first sight of the Eiffel...

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