World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF EUROPE: The Subs Are Still Coming

U.S. bombers from Britain last week raided the German submarine bases at Lorient and St. Nazaire on the Bay of Biscay. At the cost of ten Fortresses and Liberators shot down and several others damaged, they bagged more than 20 Nazi fighters and got "a fair percentage of hits" on the thick-walled concrete pens where submarines refuel and refit for sea.

But there was no jubilation in the announcement of the results. One reason may have been that the ratio of U.S. losses was mounting. Another was that the air phase of the...

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