World Battlefronts: The Lion's Share

Allied air blows will knock out Germany or leave the Nazis too groggy to resist invasion. So predicted ebullient General "Hap" Arnold, Chief of the U.S. Army Air Forces. Said he: "As the number of bombers increases, the percentage of losses is going to decrease. Operations from Italy are going to force the Germans to spread their defenses. . . . We hope to bring over Europe such [forces] that, with Russia, we will have 360-degree bombing of Germany—hitting her from every side."

When the numbers increase, when huge new bombers now a-making arrive in Britain and the Mediterranean, Hap Arnold's...

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