View from a Bomber

Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1943

Even today, it’s hard to grasp the scale of this stage of the war. The paper reported today that one raid alone over Nazi targets used 855 planes. The planes carried 2,500,000 pounds of bombs, 2,250,000 rounds of ammunition, 800 pounds of maps, flew 850,000 miles, and burned nearly 1,000,000 gallons of gasoline and 25,000 gallons of oil. No wonder civilian rationing was so tight! In fact, civilians were warned, the next 30 to 60 days might see a reduction in the quality of 72 octane gasoline. For those who griped, two items of news were a warning of what Allied failure would bring to Europe, maybe Britain, and possibly even the USA. Nazis were now rounding up Danish Jews despite protests from Finland and had destroyed an entire Yugoslavian village





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