World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF EUROPE: Berlin & Back

On Friday the U.S. Eighth Air Force flicked a feint at Berlin with P-38 Lightning fighters. Next day the Eighth threw a half-punch. Heavy bombers raided targets in eastern Germany and one formation of Fortresses dropped bombs on the Berlin district, for the first U.S. raid on the battered capital of the Reich.

Then on Monday Major General James H. Doolittle's air force wound up its heavy bombing arm and struck with full power. Great fleets of Fortresses and Liberators thundered out from Britain, fought their way across Germany through desperate Luftwaffe resistance, dropped...

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