IN THE AIR: Bomb Finale

Except for their own expansive claims, which Allied reports persistently deflated, the Nazis had up to last week produced no conclusive proof of their boast that Air Power can smash Sea Power. The Allied fleet had landed troops at two main points. It took them off again. As the warships and transports steamed away, the German Air Force realized that there went its last chance, for perhaps some time, to carry out a long-standing order from Field Marshall Hermann Goring: at whatever cost, sink a battleship.

Out over the sea west of Namsos...

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