Up from the south the Liberators flew to drop their calling cards at the Balkan door to middle Europe. They surprised Sedes airdrome, the big Luftwaffe base near Salonika, struck a savage blow and got away without loss. Four days later their wings swept again over Grecian soil, their bombs plastered Nazi airfields near Athens.
This could be the beginning of the aerial softening-up that would prelude any Allied offensive in the Eastern Mediterranean. It was accompanied by a barrage of rumors and reports from Berlin and London.
The Axis radio reported:
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