World Battlefronts: Shock of Arms

Allied air power and German air power met last week with a violence which foreshadowed the battle to come in Western Europe. The Luftwaffe was fighting for its life; the Allies were striking at the factories which supply Germany's air replacements.

Pilots and gunners on both sides fought with rage and skill, called every device of air war into play. At week's end the Allied airmen had won victories, had inflicted grave injuries, and had paid heavily.

Bombardiers' Weather. Early in the week huge formations of American heavy bombers—700 in all—trundled up from dozens...

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