World Battlefronts: Lancasters

Night raids on Germany were not enough. The R.A.F. had found daylight raids both necessary and feasible. Necessary because the wait for light cloud-covered bombing nights grew too long while the sands of the Red army trickled away and shipping off the U.S. took a terrible licking. Feasible because Britain's newest four-motored bombers, snub-nosed Lancasters, could get up enough speed, carrying several tons of bombs, to raid Germany and return with conservative losses. On three successive days last week Lancasters and slower, longer-ranged Sterlings swept over the Ruhr to paste steel...

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