World War: IN THE AIR: Expensive Raid

The R.A.F. made its greatest bombing attack of the war last week. When the returns came in for the 24-hour attack, by night over Germany, by day over northern France, the effort proved costly. On its own count the R.A.F. lost 52 planes; on Berlin's count, 60 planes. Thirty-seven of them were bombers, four more than the highest German night-bomber losses during last May's air battle of Britain. But the figures told nothing of the relative profit & loss of the British raids.

Britain's Air Ministry had waited a long time for favorable weather to strike deep into Germany and...

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