Council Bluffs Iowa Nonpareil, January 23, 1945

Council Bluffs Iowa Nonpareil

January 23, 1945

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Council Bluffs Iowa Nonpareil (Newspaper) - January 23, 1945, Council Bluffs, Iowa WO RID HEWS .fC COUNCIL BLUFMSNONPAREIL ESTABLISHED IN 1657 VOL. 23. COUNCIL BLUFFS. IOWA: TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 23, 1945. PRICE 3 CENTS Americans in Manila March Moving Fast Now Only 54 Miles From Capital and 11 From Clark Field Itv Ijounurd Slllllnwn. (Associated Press War Kdltor.) American warplanes beat a bomb trail from Formosa to the main Island ot .Japan, American and Japanese forces reported Tues- day an tho Hth army corps rolled past the halfway maik on its wny to Manila Some 70 Marlana.s-btised Super- forts .struck at the Nagoya aircraft center on Japan's Honshu island In their first mass flight under command of youthful MnJ. Gen. Curtis K. Lo May. Tokyo said they were over the oft-bombed city for two hours. Japanese broadcasts reported 100 Liberators and presumably from the raided Formosa In tho wnko of the fifth carrier strike against tho land this month. It WHS the first report of such a land-based raid on Formosa where 3rd fleet carrier planes destroyed 140 Japanese planed, damaged 100 and heavily damaged shlplpng and shore In- Pslsillatifms Hundiiy. One major U. S. ship WHS damaged. Tokyo said thf) carrier planes swept on toward Japan the next day sending 450 sea-borne aircnitt agiilnst Okinawa Island In the Kyukyiis fjr nine hours, A For- mosa coninmnlcpie clalmcil car- rier planes were nlmt and W> ilaniiigcd in the two lalds. Damage to gioiind facilities was admitted. Onu Ship DtiniiiKed, Adin. Clu'Mtcr VV said American air losses were light. The damaged ship was the tlrst .'ird fleet vossel officially reported as bndly hit In Iwo months of raid- ing Formosa inul Hie China const. The two-pronged American ad- vance on Island in the I'Hll- Ipplnca rolled uluiowt unopposed to points within M miles of Manila and U trom Imporliint Clark field. They are mole than halfway to Manila from I he Lliignyon gulf shores where they landed two wenks ago. On. Douglas MarArtluir chose )lhlM to iinnounco the com- position of Oth nrmy forces on Ui- full battle-tostod divi- sions and attached units. Only one group the till! rangers -previous- ly HIUV action In tho Philippines whore seven other divisions have been employed. Tliei spearheading Mth corps composed of tile 37th and Strand theater.......... 10.0 Mr. and Mrs. Harry Voss 10.0 Women's Missionary so- ciety of Grace Presby- terian church P. 0. P...............J. 1.0 By Austin Bcalinrar. PARIS. First army phmfrml Into St. Vlth at dawn and American fighter for Hie neeond straight day continued relfiitleiw on German In rout from Hie Ardennes nallpnt. St. Vlth apparently evac- uated during the night. Tho 7th armored division wan expected to capture the lust Belgium road center from the mo- mentarily. lly JaniON M. PARIS, U. S. 1st army tank smashed Tuesday into the utskirts of St. Vlth, last German Mustlon in the collapsing: Ardennes allent, following air attacks Mon- lay which turned the enemy with- Irawal Into a rout. Men of the 7th armored division, ommanded by Brig, Gen. Robert V. Hasbrough, entered the com- nunications center just a month ml two days after Field Marshal Von Runsledt captured the place ind thousands of Americans. St. Vith is Uie hub of seven high- ways and two railroads and the Germans were fighting desperately o hold it, their last stronghold of uiy consequence in the last five o six-mile strip of the bulge. The whole perimeter of the Ar- dennes salient was under attack and the Germans rushed up lank ilemrnts m an effort to hold back he attackers while pulling out the ast of their infantry and supply columns. Third Army Advances. LONDON, army troops have thrust within 22 miles of com- pleting gigantic cut-off of all Ensl Prussia, and the trapping of perhaps 30 German divisions, Pre- mier-Marshal Stnlin disclosed Tues- day. Reports from Berlin meanwhile said the Russians hud burst Into Poznan, 337 miles from Berlin on the direct route, and Stalin an- nounced tho capture of Bydgoszcz, southern guardian of the Polish corridor. Biting halfway across the went- orn end of Prussia, the 2nd While Russian nrmy seized Sail- fold, only two miles below Klblng, Bnltlc coastal town nnrl last land scape gnp for Germans in Runt 'russla, Slnlin declared In cm or- Icr of the dny. Soviet Iroopii there vcre but 50 miles southeast of Danzig. Total to On the southern flank ot the Ar- dennes, lird army troops pulled up to within a mile of Vlandcn and ;he German border in advances up to five miles. The Brit- sh to the north, now three miles from the Rocr river, menaced the last jnajor Gorman road center west of the stream by moving to within two miles of Hcinsbcrg. The Germans sllll were pressing- against the U. S. 7th army In lorthern Alsace, but supreme head- quarters said thai Die front from Bllchc lo Hngucnau to Slrasbourg substantially unchanged with actions limited to local en- jagcments. There was no confir- mation of n Berlin declaration that Ihc Germans had captured I ho ma (or base of ilagurnau, 15 miles north of Strasbourg, French poilus attacking the southern rim of the Colmar pocket cleared'out the main suburbs of Wulhousc and reached- Cernay, They overran German strongholds elsewhere along the line. First army patrols which en- tered St. Vlth at daybreak had been checked temporarily by road Mocks. On the south elements of the 3rd army's 17th airborne divi- sion closed lo within nine miles southwest of the town. The 7th armored division and supporting infantry captured Hun- nangcn Monday night and moved over Intervening yards into St. Vilh early Tuesday. Given Fearful Drubbing. The loss of St. Vilh would rob the Germans of the last remaining strategic advantage gained by their December offensive, which before Monday's massacre, had cost them casualties, 600 tanks and assault guns and 710 plane.1 by allied count. Beyond St. Vilh, there Is no natural defense short of their original starting point. Despite unfavorable weather, planes continued pounding the Gcr mans Tuesday. Tho relreallng Germans were subjected to terrible attrition by the allied sir forces and by Amer- ican artillery. Heavy shcllfirc wai poured into nazi ranks from long terns and heavy howitzers. The 84th Infantry en- tered Ihc road junction of Bcho seven miles southwest of St. Vith To the west of St. Vlth, the 30th division captured Ncldcr-Emmcli Obcr-Emmcls. Never Before Equalled. In ruin surpassing that Inflictec in the Falalse gap massacre, Amer- ican pilots Monday said they de- stroyed or disabled pieces o! heavy German equipment in a 50- mile stretch from the Luxemburg border to Eusklrchen in Germany This score was claimed by pi- lots: Destroyed. Damaged Motor vehicles 1J79 Tanks 65 62 Railcars 853 440 Locomotives..... 18 Horse vehicles 40 Gun positions 49 13 Totals Wwlt P.p.r------ Iowa Girl Namtd Oht of LSM'f Sponsors WASHINGTON, (JFt Tlmmerman of Sheffield, In., is one of 24 civilian workers In tht navy depcrtment hen to act iponton of 12 LSli't Handing the navy Tuesday. >alch to Stockholm Tuesday de- clared soviet troops had broken nlo Poznan and were fighting: in he streets of the big Polish city ust 140 miles from Berlin. A German broadcast meanwhile aid I ho Ruspluns to Iho south night Imvc "temporarily" reached he Oder river in tho heart of Silesia, but had been knocked back rom thai fjreal water barrier irosslng east Germany. The Moscow radio placed army 150 miles from Berlin. Tho German high command nlllcd Marshal Gregory Zhukov md reached the area cost of the :lly, more than half way from iVarsnw on the direct route to Berlin, Other soviet armies driving to seal off Kust Prussia were re- porlcd within 37 miles of the port of Elblng, in the northwest corner of the junkers province on the Say of Danzig. The capital of Konigsberg was menaced with en- circlement, The German high command nald Marshal Gregory Zhukov's cross Poland drive had reached the area "cast of 140 miles from Berlin. Tho Moscow radio did not specify the poinl reached within 150 miles of the relch capital. A French broadcast said Zhukov'n men were already in Pozimn'g out- skirts. LONDON, i-TV-A Berlin dis- Toward BreHlaii. In German Silesia the nar.1 communique said were Hacking heavily on a line 15 miles cl' Breslau, but claimed Llieso blows were cheeked. Bres- lau lies on Die Oder river. Berlin placed the soviet attacks between Ocln, 15 miles northeast of Breslau, and Namslau, 28 mllos due. east, Moscow dispatches said Marshal Silesia, which runs from Oels to to Urcnluu at five placed and were within slg-ht of the Oder, shelling enemy fortifications on tho opponlla bank of that last big river barrier before Berlin. Oder flown through the heart of Silesia and Brandenburg province jolnnlg the sea at Slftltln. It with In 40 miles of Berlin. Co-ordinated red army offens- ives rapidly wore carving up Prussia. Zhukov's army had cut half way cross the base of the Polish corridor, Marshal Konslantin Rokonuov- sky's double pronged into ISast Prussia from the south hammering toward ISlbing, only 33 miles southeast of Dsnilg, and had closed off a main German rail escape route. Hitting In from the east, Mar- shal Ivan Chernlakhoviky spear- heads were within 25 ot Konigsbcrg. Only 70 miles separated Cher- niakhovsky's and forces in East Prussia, At minimum they and Zhukov were trying to break off East Rra-ula from the Polish corridor before the week-end, a Moscow dlipalch said. The red air force (upporting the Immense offensives in dawn to dark spectacular armored carrying half way or more Warsaw to Berlin In was battering ahead at a SO mile a day pace and unlCM the Germans can halt It on the of the relch It carries the poaii- blllty of unrivalled catastrophe, Moscow reports said. It Can Happen Just Once More Only twice in a century can date be written liy of the above consecutive quence of 2, 3, 4, Tuesday and again next S Next Jan. SS, 2046, we'll run thX jitory JEWS PA PER I IN SPA PERI ;

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