World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF RUSSIA: Reds' Round

In Russia last week both the Luftwaffe and German communications centers took a beating from the Red Air Force. Russian bombing attacks were focused on the central front, in the Smolensk-Bryansk-Orel sector, where 90 Nazi divisions are concentrated. Russian bombardiers blasted, and left burning, railway depots, trains, fuel and ammunition dumps at Bryansk, Karachev, Smolensk and Roslavl, and technical and engineering supply depots at Krasni Bor. The heaviest single attack was a 520-plane blast against the big German rail and supply base of Orel. Bomb and fire damage to supply depots and railways was heavy. When the Nazis railroaded supplies...

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