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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 12, 1944, Abilene, Texas                                BACK THE ATTACK luy Merc Than Before In Fifth War Loan Drive Overall Quota E Quota MORNING WITHOUT OR WJTIJ OFPKNSE TO FRIKNDS OR FOES WE SKEVCll YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT MONDAY JUNE 1944TEN PAGES Awoctalti Prtsj API Untied Preu PRICE FIVE CENTS Soviets Drive on Finland CRACK MANNERHEIM CAPTURE 82 LOCALITIES By RUSSELL LANDSTROM June Red open a major offensive on the isthmusabove Lenin has smashed 15 miles through the strong Finnish Man jpheim line and captured 82 towns and the Soviet Communique announced with pride The Russian assault on a 25milewide front between Lake Ladoga and the Gulf of Finland was aimed at knocking out Germanys cobelligerent in the war against snd was launched after Finland had rejected Russian armis tice terms which included a demand for the expulsion of seven Nazi divisions operating in Red army offensives Jl Jap Planes Eliminated in Raids on Bases By LEONARD M1LLIMAN Auoelatcd Press War Editor CARRIERBORNE AND LAND fpASED American planes have de stroyed at least 52 Japanese and probably many in raids on four Japanese bases flanking Ihe The 22 enemy aircraft were caught en the ground In the second raid Ky southwest Pacific planes In two days on the Palau 800 miles southwest of The attack was made Friday and Hundredsof planes from Americancarrier forces struck Sat Details ofthe daring In the center of a hornets nest of Japanese bases were withheld until the task force returnedtosafe wat Guam has been raided four by landbased planes since the first carrier raid important road ftive been seized by American and Chinese forces fighting to regain control of the Burma Allied Communiques Yank Infantrymen battled half a mile deeper Into Myitkyina and blccked the juncture of roads lead north and ene headquarters in north Is A hundred miles to the towering mountain Chinese troops captured Japanese base on the China side of the Burma Only 300 Japa nese Chnnkging called it Jhe greatest success to dale for ar troops in the salween Seizure of the Nipponese base simplifies the Chinese supply pro blem and complicates the Its all severed theBurma road sup ply line to where the Japanese staff directs he south west China Tengchungs only remaining supply route is an old road lo Chin ese said they soon would be supply Ing their own Salween Iroops over Burma rood instead of by pack rirain through the The Central China battle for Changsha grew increasingly bittc Fiercest fighting was in Ihe outer defenses of the provincial Tokyo claimed Changshas inner Defenses were At a half dozen other Japanese were halted temporarily In their attempt to encircle the A new Japanese In northwestern Honan province threw Jhc lown of Lingpao Into confu Grim fighting was reported on Ihe outskirts of 450 miles northwest of ExtenMve American air attacks over the China theater cost the Nip ponese three oceangoing a or more surface crall on Lake and two defenses and trans port were bombed and Per the second day only minor skirmishes were reported In rain swept eastern India where Japancss lung to roadblocks despite the RomeLondon Radio Returns to Service A June radio communication between Rome and London was reopened The circuit will be available for press traffic from The were expected to unfold soon long front from the Baltic to the Black seas as part of the Allied master plan aimed al defeating Germany Ihis A midnight communique supple ment said units of the Hen Bruier Baltic fleet were aiding the land forces by hurling Ions ol steel into Finnish shore The Finns are suffering heavy losses In men and bulletin the Thousands of enemy soldiers were killed as a result of bombing and artillery and many pris oners were Reports from uneasy Finland said the massive Russian assault began days the Allied invasion of western Stalins order of the day and following communique announced the Russian captive In two days lighting of thsrail city of 21 airline miles northwest of Len ingrad and 160 miles of the Ttrljokl li six miles wHi of he list RussianFinnish bord er on ttie LeninfraitHelsinkli railway runs near Ihe north coast of Gulf of fin land at that Tertjokl the sit of he shortIlTtd Finnhh peoples jovtrnmtnt head by Olio Kuusinen and TttofnhtA by Soviet Russii in during the 1939 4pFinnishRussian Russian forces attacking with the of massed artillery arid swarms ot planes also seized Yap an important strongpoint seven miles northeast of the order of the day Twenty salvoes from guns were ordered fired to cele brate the Initial summer campaign of he Russian armies which hope to topple and Balkan satellites of the Axis Ihis The Finnish front had been more or less stalemated since after the Finns had regained the territory lost to Russia Ihe year A Russian vlclory in Fin land would the way for 2 GERMAN PRISONERS CARRY OUT OWN German prisoners with mingled expressions on their faces carry a wounded comrade out of their captured head quarters under the watchful eye and ready bayonetof ah American soldier during invasion of Normandy coast of Another Yank is at window inside Peter Car Associated Press photographer withAthe war still madethis AP Wire phofo via Signal Corps French ProNazi Die By The Associated Press Partisans have occupied strategic centers in the cities of Limoges and Tarbes in southern France and have shot the prefects of mayors and other collab orationist authorities in all three direct dispatches reaching here said The dispatches did not make clear whether the actions constitut ed a general saying only that important points in the three as well as In the regions sur rounding them were occupied by the A major uprising by French pa extending from Metz to the entire length of eastern including major at near the Swiss describedto day in Swiss and Swedish smash into Germanoccupied Norpater the Office which adjoins Finland in the it also would close the aerial ring on Germany from the Finnish military official acknow ledged the Russians had broken throough their and dispatches from Helsinki said the Finns were increasingly For the first time in Ms or der of he Slalin used the egression death lo Ger manFinnish He said the ltd by Leonid victor of Mozhaisk and of had passed over in the offensive on Ihe Karelian is whose war machine is Finlands main hope of surviving a disastrous did not show much obvious interest In the de velopments on the Finnish Berlin broadcasts merely reported that the Russians were attacking against Finnish and said that the Nazi high command was ex pecting the main Russian offensive to break on the front near gateway to Latvia and The Germans also were perturbed about the prospect of simultaneous Red army blows in Poland and near last in eastern Fort Worth Crash Injures 50 in Bus FORT June More than 50 persoiw were Injur Rtcd by cable and wireless in Jhome and by the general post of fice in RomcLondon service will be oper Pct thls when a Fort Worth transit bus skidded during a ralristorm and overturned and somersaulted down a steep embank ment west of the All but 26 were released after hospital treat with many passengers was en route to Fort Worth from Liberator war workers center near the Consolidated Vultec Aircraft plant For Haskcll June 11 jour pick A shipbuilding corporation says The naval transport tchriuied for launching early this Is named for three counties The pf the TOntty Tlvfr Information About 1M French patriots were said to have seized the Bellegarde railway sta location of a Nazi headquart and to have proceeded sys tematically to sabotage all Ihein About a mile the report is Germare Were killed and 150 prisoners taken In a violent clash between Ger mans and patriots last The Gtrman controlled Vichy telegraph the OWI said Nail occu pation authorities hid assumed full excculire power In Ihe four departments of south cen tral Fra HauleLolrc and Tuy rlc The first train to arrive here from northern since the start of the Alied invasion had been routed by way of Mar Bordeaux and Hendaj A travellersaid he Partisans have been receiving arms con stantly from the Allies for the last enabling them to attack Germans and collaborationists in This traveler ssld the French roads were in a more chaotic con dition than In as the colla borationists fled the countryside for he cities German protec Inhabitants of coasSal regions were reported trying to reach cen tral despite German resist One carload of aeary travelers crossed the Jrun frontier today from Paris and Belgium and reported that French underground guerril las were leading an uprising In These guer they hart occupied scores of smaller well points in the three large Thcy said they told by train men that had wrecked the direct estimated that armed Frenchmen who noT are pre pared to rte or are rising total close to a half ALLIES MOVK armies were closing in on Monfc bpurg and other areas of the Cherbourg peninsula yesterday asthey sought to set up he large port city as a new lauding point and a speedier manner on The peninsula was half cut ITALYPICKUP SPEED AGAIN IN PURSUIT By LYNN HEINZERLING 11 Fifth and Eighth pressing close mauled Germans who have lost men In a sped northward today in a general tenmile advance that overran the important Industrial city of Pescara on the Adriatic Midway on the Italian peninsula east of Rome the former German bastion of Avezzano also fell to the Eighth Army which was fighting over rolling wooded land heavily mlncc and sttidded with stubborn rear Avezzano lies on the important lateral road from Rome to Pescara and the Eighth was methodically clearing It of the ene The fourteenth German which turned to make a brief and easily stand six miles north of Vit was In fuli retreal again and he Fifth Army pushed ten miles north ot that There were indications the Ger man flight was even faster lhan be fore since mine sweepers steamed into Santo Stefano to find lhat port 30 miles northwest of Rome and 25 miles beyond Allied patrols advanc ing up the The Ttnlh German which had been falling biek more aecelrralcd Us re treat as Ihe fourteenths swill withdrawal uncovered Us right flank and Indians of the British elghlh Army seized not only Pescari but another pro vincial farther the ccnUal resort of Franeivllli I five miles south of and I The Filth Army continued lo meet only slight oprKvlllon as t about ten miles of Montalto dl th northeast the farthest announced pcint of advance so Other towns to fall were Tessan miles west of Sor lana Del six moles and The Allied communique said t Heal nircraft hammered railroad and highways and brid motor transport and other tar gets in the battle area between Sin ena and lake and no enemy planes appeared lo oppose them during These blows were slruck while strong of heavy bombers were attacking oil stores nnd refineries In the Trieste area of northeastern Italy and lightning flghltrbombcrs were making their during raid on a refinery at Twenty seven enemy aircraft were destroyed in all operations and 23 Allied planes were misMng as the Mediterranean Allied air fnrce Hew Area Towns PlanDDay Bond Rallies Spurred on by reports of the West Tcxans are preparing lo meet their own DDay in the Fifth War Loan patriotic ad dresses and bond shows arc scheduled in many Date for a rally In Cross Plains has been tentatively set for Sat June nih with veterans Horn McCloskey General hospital al as guest speakers and relation Tun chairman of the bond Ilaskells will Include the showing of official wor front pictures and the appearances of wounded soldiers from McClos kcy General county war finance an Dates for showing of the lilms throughout the county will be an nounced Opening their drive on Saturday residents ot Lamcsa attend ed a bond show on the court house lawn which featured the South Plains Army air fields Winged Commando Advance sales in Shackelford county for the drive are reported to be satisfactory by John Eed county war bond townrd meeting the quota for the of Mitchell county hopes to be Over the Top by June War bond Pat Bullock of Colorado Rallies are expected to ie held in other West but an nouncements have nob been made as Asbreakfast opening the Fifth War in AMIene will be held Tuesday at at the Second Street USO with the wife and son of John McFarlen Ablleno paratrooperhero who was the first enlisted man lo set foot In France in the as hon ored 541 and her 21monthsold Johnny Eu will be gcust of campaign worKers planning details of the ebourg Peninsula Half Cut In Furious Battling By WES GALLAGHER SUPREME Allied Kxpeditionary June making news which headquarters declared today was could not be plunged lo the outskirts of 14 miles southeast of the of slashed halfway across the Cherbourg and drove deeply southeast towards Lo Sunday in furious battle with the Quickly following the midnight communique 12 which announced these gains and heavy fighting on the British wing of the Normandy invasion front below liberated Tilly headquarters said the American progress on the right wing towards Cherbourg was extremely good The Americans also won high official praise for an ad vance on their own left in the center of the 50mile Allied front headquarters dis closed that they had liberated the town of 10 miles south of the coast below Isigny in a continuing push on a broad had moved several miles farther south and east to the forest of So encouraging were these gains of five miles or more that head quarters announced The phase ot securing the bridgehead is near Ing n successful The situation around big town In the neck of I he Cher bourgh was described as The Germans still held June drli zle and mlsl were blown across the Dover strait tonight by freshening southerly wind af ter a dajr which had started sunshine and clear WM moderate but Ttre 16 50 de fttes The alfer rlilnf during the d a remained Planes Support Ground Success SUPREME K E A D Q O A HTERS ALLIED EXPEDITIONRRV June MVSpearhead ed by heavy nearly Allied warplanes sup porting Allied armies enlarging their beachheads In Normandy lo tlay dealt the Germans the heavi est series of daylight blows since the Invasion Flying Fortresses and Lib erators smashed at nine enemy eight German army headquarters nnd other obSurSeullcs Is a dozen miles In Jeclives In an area stretching from I southeast of Its cap the beachhead to Park and as farlure by the Brillsh with the aid of north as Pas dc At the heavy naval plus the Am same lime fighters kept up a day the town Americans were ad vancing deep along each side of West of Mere on tha road to Americans who have crossed Ihe main peninsular railway In several places still are fighting beating off repeat ed German The Germans said Ihrre were massive new landings of troops and equipment Sunday on Ihe cast coast of the and Ihe Allies announced that rail bridges and Ihc airfield al Ihe city of Cherbourg itself were bombed and strafed during the The Germans conceded that It was obvlods Ihal the Allies intend ed lo seize Cherbourg and the top of the peninsula and make It a platform lor the second phase of the The Allied communique announc ed that In the vicinity of Tilly3ur Scullcs the Germans had thrown In heavy armored forces and were stubbornly resisting the British ad vance along the Scttllcs Tlily long pounding of communication and enemy and Lightnings divebombed and blast ed enemy shooting up more than 300 railroad 85 a number of tanks and armored 25 and a dozen ol Headquarters of Ihe Strategic Air Force announced that five German planes were destroyed three heavy bombers and and that clzht approximately These lighters were missing from all Ihe days Since DDay until 6 6un1 headquarters of the slrateglc Afr Force planes of the Ninth Atr Force aone flew more than 13 COO averaging about 100 filRhls per hours over enemy territory drspltn bad weather which grounder all except reconnaissance nrs 24 hours June crlcan surge past pul most of the beaches out of range of Ger man There wns strong Indication that the German defense command ot Field Rommel and Von Rundstcdt was committing Its ar mor and reserve trcops piecemeal along the entire deepening beach head in a effort to con lain the Allied drive generally rath er than sapping U In detail by overwhelming concentration ot forc Thf rolling American of ftnslvf under Omar BrjH which won such high and rare praise from comcrvaliv officers al was spearheaded hy the 82 nd and nlrbome illvhlons anil Ibr first and 29lh Infantry divl embraced at targels in Yugo slavia and cluding oil southern at Border Closed June The French national committee today announced the closing of the r beUecn Spanish ana French Mor occo lo all excepl Ameri British Soviet diplomats and consular New Hamilcar Does Plenty of Damage roared capturing dl tt Xont Reporter Killed June naia coirrspotirlen for I Exchange klllrrf in I action at Ma j i The of time t with crushingaerial lows raw than co single whilr Britirh American1 dclcnscs lo June deep inland broke re HriUsh disclosed mniht that a I pestcd attarks by German mator secret weapon in he Nor1 lorpcdi manrly landines was a huge new glirler callrri the With a greater than thai o a Lancaster fourcnlncd Shuffle Planes Drop Explosives Over Airdromes ALLIED June 11 pj heavy bombers taking off from new bases In Russia and personally command ed by Ira chief of the Allied Mediterranean air landed in Italy today alter bombing Axis Balkan air fields dur ing their return irip lo the Italian bases lelt nine days Headquarters here named only the Focsani airdromes near Galatl Romania as the A communique from the eastern Strategic Air Force in however announced that more American planes based in Russia and Italy and sup ported by Russian teamed up lo blast targets at Constanta and Glurglu Jn Romania nnct Smederevo In This suggested that possibly the planes from Russia crossed with those from Italian bases continuing on to The announcement of the bomb ers return o Italy nlso disclosed for the first lime that Eaker had made Ihe roundlrip to wllh Ihe original A dispatch from Moscow said thnt the Allied medilerranean air com mand had visited the Soviet capi tal during his stay in Russia and quoted him as saying that the Rus sianbased heavy bombers are going to be a big help to the Red Other 15h air force bombers to day attacked other Balkan targets from which the German army is gelling IHE INVASION Al A GLANCE By The Associated Press Fluid battle rages along entire 50mle Normandy Berlin es1 llmatlng to Allied forces troops fight nearly half way across Cherbourg with Germans conceding reach road only H miles southeast of important port o Cherbourgarid four miles from rail Junctionof In aerial blow of bombers and supnorling ground scourgg Nuzl battle also blast airfields and transports behind eri cmy British fizhtcrs main tain beachhead In center of battle line Ameri cans capture Lison and advance several approaching highway rltUhCanatlifln forces In east roll capturing sever including Tilly Sur roar tub Bayeux and Ihe Wealher Hamilcar must toned by ft heavy but can land In a small Ii tlirlcnrry n light or the first tanks to be landed In France silenced wiiliin On the Clwrlxurs the were making a last rtfiieratc stand lo try to protect the railway junction of Valn miles above ot Rome and the invasion and were tattering In vain against the airborne troops had crow ed the railway of Merc The film sland of the air borne forces was described ns head tno mlmitfs a German gunpost qauers as very gratifying since which hid lorn causingheavy CMu Hie Germans not Ihe among Aliird break Ihe tZr e western Europe in which snipers were con See ElKOPEAX P 4 ruTARTMFNT nr COMMERCE AND VICINITY FAST TEXAS raniy Men iar and irith trrnlnf WEST TFVAS Tartly floadjr Mon AM HOI R PM 4 M SS i M M Itmpfrilnrti 9 inttt ttil tiliM motoinr 6 Slcul UalM   

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