World Battlefronts: Now It Can Be Told

The R.A.F. last week told the story of how it dropped supplies to General Bor's forces in Warsaw (see above). Ordered by Churchill in August, the assignment fell to two British units and one Polish flight of the Balkan Air Force. Though they had had months of experience in dropping arms to partisans in enemy-held territory, this job made the airmen blanch. It meant flying 900 miles each way over hostile territory; part over Czechoslovakia, through some of the heaviest flak in Europe. Fighter cover was impossible and all the way back Nazi night fighters would lie in wait for them....

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