World Battlefronts, THE ENEMY: Dying Cats

For the first time since June 13, 1944, aircraft with pilots attacked England. On two successive nights small packs of German raiders ranged north and south, dropping bombs, strafing trains and towns. The weekend "scalded cat" (hit-and-run) forays were effective mainly as outlets for Nazi hatred, but they showed a new type of nasty cat: the twin-jetted, 500-mile-an-hour Messerschmitt 262-A, carrying two 250-lb. bombs.

Britons generally were resigned to taking more such ordeals from the dying cats. But somewhere in East Anglia Frank Harvey and his wife would take no more. In 1940 a bomb had crashed their marriage...

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