World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF EUROPE: Open Season

"We must take Germany by the throat," Sir Archibald Sinclair had said, "and shake the life out of her." Those were big words from the British Secretary for Air, but R.A.F. attacks on the Continent last week were too big to be called diversions or nuisances. Britain was starting a spring offensive on German war industry.

Douglas attack bombers and other air weapons were flowing in from the U.S.; Wright-powered Vultee Vengeance dive-bombers were on the way. All through a winter of dirty flying weather -too dirty for big-scale raiding—British airpower had been...

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