World Battlefronts: Taut Miracle

The story of the supply miracle that had put the Allied armies on Germany's border continued to unfold. In London last week, Colonel Leslie Arnold, onetime Eastern Air Lines assistant to Eddie Rickenbacker, told how the ten-day sweep of General Patton's Third Army across France had been serviced by hundreds of cargo planes shuttling back & forth from England. In the last stages of Patton's rush, 50 gallons of high-octane aviation fuel had been required for every 100 gallons of ordinary motor fuel laid down for Patton's tanks and trucks—but, Arnold added, "it...

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