World: First True Use of Air Mass

In six thundering days over Europe, the combined air power of the U.S. and Britain struck a fateful blow at German air power. In the war's heaviest air battle, it inflicted injuries on the enemy's basic sources of aircraft production from which the Luftwaffe may never fully recover.

The blow was delivered in a series of coordinated day and night attacks which Robert A. Lovett, U.S. Assistant Secretary of War for Air, called: "The first true use of air mass; the beginning of the type of strategic air war that airmen have been...

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