World Battlefronts: City in Torment

Berlin caught another dreadful week. Four nights the heavy bombers of the R.A.F. visited the doomed city. Lowest tonnage in a single night, 1,210; highest, 2,400. Weather and artful feinting by the raiders thwarted the defenses; British losses were low.

In synchronized day-bombing offensive, targets along the French "rocket-gun coast" and in Germany itself were blasted. Two records were set in a day: 1) some 1,500 U.S. bombers and fighters, biggest U.S. air fleet ever sent to battle, struck 556 miles into southwestern Germany; 2) during that 24-hour period a stunning total of...

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