Army & Navy: Bombers: Proof to Come

Airmen watched the test of a new technique in the air offensive against Germany. Americans in Britain were determined to use their heavy bombardment planes—Boeing B-17s—on day raids on the continent. The first samples were good.

The tests were made in a welter of polite doubt. Peter Masefield, No. 1 lay authority in Britain, wrote in the London Sunday Times that it would be a tragedy to squander American lives in U.S. heavy bombers over Germany—either by day or by night. The New York Times quoted him, repeated his suggestion that the U.S....

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