World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF EUROPE: No Yankee Trick

Last week the R.A.F. tried what it had rejected. Ninety-four Lancaster four-motored planes bombed the Schneider-Creusot gun works (chief works of the famed French trust & munitions cartel) and the Henri Paul power plant in daylight. There was no fighter protection. Only one bomber failed to return.

The British approach tactic was new. There was no formation. The 94 pilots flew so low through 300 miles of mist to Le Creusot that they saw Frenchmen waving. A sergeant pilot described the flight: "As we all took the hedges it was like the Grand National except that there were no falls. It...

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