World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF THE SKIES: Air Power v. V-2 Power

How much the Allies had managed to learn about the ingenious German enemy's devilish V-2 rocket bomb was a security secret last week. But it was no secret that they believed they knew one source of its superspeedy power: its fuel. They did something about it.

In sleet-streaked weather a fleet of 400 U.S. Eighth Air Force fighters ripped out to strafe oil storage depots in the Munich area and at Hanau (near Frankfurt). To the Germans the targets were important enough to send up fighters—for the first big-scale air battle in three...

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