World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF EUROPE: Deeper and Harder

Sergeant Clyde Keeling stepeed out of a huge Liberator bomber last with a question on his lips: "What's next? Rumania and now Austria—and we are based in North Africa!"

It was a question that troubled the defenders of all Axis Europe. Sergeant Keeling had just returned from a 2,500-mile round trip to Wiener-Neustadt in Austria, 27 miles south of Vienna. The attack on Austria had required the longest flight over enemy territory ever made by planes of the Middle East Command, one of the longest for any theater in this war. It caught the defenders completely by surprise. Bomb bursts...

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