The Anglo-U.S. heavy bomber forces searched the remnants of the Reich
for targets last week, and found moderately good hunting: rail yards,
airfields, oil and ordnance depots, an explosives plant, shipyards and
shipping, U-boat pens. One day when U.S. Eighth Air Force bombers and
fighters attacked airfields in the Berlin area, the Luftwaffe reacted
violently, sending up the biggest swarms of jet planes the Americans
had ever seen. All over the blue sky, twisting white vapor trails
mingled with the black streaks of burning, falling planes.
Some of the Germans dove on the bombers with jets open. "They would
straighten out," said...
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