World Battlefronts: Sorties Into Supremacy

The Allies established what they considered to be final air supremacy above Tunisia last week. American airmen, operating separately and with the British, demonstrated a dash and proficiency which their groundling fellows had yet to match.

It was an almost incredibly active week. On one day 1,000 sorties were made (a sortie is a single attack by a single plane). The next day more than 1,000 were made. The offensive was the greatest the whole North African theater had seen. Allied supremacy advanced with the ground troops, as they captured important Axis fields at...

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