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3 Jun 1944

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3 Jun 1944

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Canberra Times (Newspaper) - June 3, 1944, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory National Library of Australia allies Stream through nazi line toward Rome London Friday. The German defence system has been breached to depth of two Miles and by Tatish troops on the coastal read Are streaming towards Rome while French troops have made important advances on the Central front. Reuters correspondent stated that the spearhead of the american army had Cut Highway 6 and Allied forces Ore now astride both main roads. Is cd a calenders have taken Cam poll to xxx Miles North East of Sora and Are consolidating for a further Devance. The . Says that Kesseling is withdrawing his main Force from Velletri. Which is surrounded on the sides and in danger of being i t off. I the Berne correspondent of the Doci Atco press says that doors and a endows in Rome Are shaking from be vibrations of the Battles in prop ass. The canadians entered Fer Cuitino while the fifth army which Hod penetrated Kesselring s remain. Info defence line in the Alban Hills threaten the capture of Lariano four Miles North East of Velletri. I the eighth army is pushing along Highway 0 and Are within 8 Miles of Val Montone. The capture on thursday of Morolo Ive Miles South-1 test of be Rontino on Highway a leaves Kesselring s escape corridor Only ave Miles deep. On thursday evening american ministry entered Val Montone and captured prisoners. Admitting that the allies East rom Velleri had succeeded in Mak ing a breach Berlin radio commentator Captain Sartorius said that a furious Battle had been joined while in addition British forces attacking the coastal sector beyond Ardea had gained fresh ground and Allied re serves had been brought up. It must be Clear without mincing words words that the German defence is bound to be an Clastic delaying action. Tool s i beyond Vel Mytri reporting that bitter tank arid in Antry Battles Woco raging Between Velletri Ami Val Montone Reuters correspondent said that a two pronged american. Assault had Al ready driven a considerable distance beyond Velletri. It is in this Region and Halfway Between his ,b Horne after probably destroying a Messerschmidt 110. A wireless operator tackled the lire with an extinguisher and was joined by the mid upper gunner. They worked in relays with ammunition exploding right and left. Both fell unconscious through Lack of oxygen but the wireless operator was re Vived by the navigator. The wireless operator then brought the mid upper gunner round. The fire began to gather strength but the wireless operator and gunner again worked heroically using a Fly ing suit to smother the flames. Both had their hands burned. After a Lull the Are became Furi Ous for the third time and the Crew except the Pilot joined in the fight. Flames flickered out As the Crew used up the contents of the last extinguisher. Transfer co peace plan Washington ing the workers of the Crew Star aeronautical factory on the Cut Back in aviation product ton senator mul Ray declared that congressional action was necessary to Forestal one proposal to cancel the production of aircraft and to demand Mai the Transfer from War to peace product lion should be adequately planned Maura Der landed by radio London thursday. A marauder whose airspeed Indi Cator and the brakes of one wheel Hod been knocked out by flak was talked into a Safe Landing yesterday by another marauder. The Pilot of the crippled plan j the Pilot of another to Pac j him on his Landing flying Wing tip to Wing tip and Radi oing the Correct Speed. The second Pilot flew his course parallel to the narrow runway con stantly calling off his Speed for the first Pilot who let his flaps Down and landed safely. Military targets hit in Denmark bombers Over France London Friday. During last night bomber command planes attacked military objectives on the French coast and also the rail Way Junction at Saumur while mosquitoes attacked objectives in Denmark and mines were Laid in enemy Waters. All the planes returned. According to Reuters correspondent at Stockholm the germans Are switching troops from Denmark to the italian front and As Many As four troop trains Are reported to have left in one Day. Extensive troop movement still continues in Jutland. In the attack on Saumur pilots re ported no fighter opposition until the target was reached. Within 20 minutes there was a big pall of make Over the target area. Targets on the French coast Are believed to have been objectives of a formation of bombers which went out at midday. A big Force also went to Boulogne. Fort the first time in a fortnight the weather on thursday prevented american medium and heavy bomb ers continuing thir Daylight offensive against european targets a thick loud covering most of Europe. The air ministry announced that the second tactical air Force s operations were also on a reduced scale. The aeronautical writer for the British United press says the pre sent objective of the american bomb ers is the destruction before the in Vasion of Road and Rall communications in France and Germany. This Calls for extremely accurate placing of bombs. Americans though equipped with devices with which they Are Able to j bomb through Cloud cannot Guaran i tee the destruction of pin Point tar gets under such conditions and therefore thursday s operations were called off. Fighters flew a number of offensive patrols in one of which Mustangs destroyed a Cinkel lil off the ger Man Island of borkum. New Zea land and Canadian pilots shared in the kill which fell into the sea with both engines blazing. Canadian Mosquito on offensive patrol in the morning Over North pm France destroyed a Donler 217. Marauders escorted by Thunder bolts attacked military objectives in Northern France. I attack on Rumania . Nedium Atid heavy bombers from Italy striking against Ruma Nia s vital Iron Gate in the Danube Narrows on the rumanian yugoslav Border have blown a huge Gap in the railway hauling barges through the canal stated Reuters correspondent. Hal faxes wellingtons and libera tors under Good visibility dropped Many 4,000-lb. Bombs in the target memorial to spitfire designer London amount i of �60,000 was raised in a few hours i towards an Appeal for �250,000 to build a memorial in the form of a Mitchell youth Centre to the late Reginald Mitchell designer of the spitfire. Four Power Concord seen to Stop future War Ottawa Friday. The great nations of Britain the United states Russia and China know what association in War has meant to them. They pooled their strength to meet a brutal attack and surely this great strength in the cause of Freedom can be maintained to prevent a recurrence of troubles such As Hitler ites have inflicted on the this was stated by the australian prime minister or. Curtin when addressing a joint session of the can Adian parliament he added that Allied collaboration should be pre served and nourished so that they would never again face conditions in which the sword was the instrument of government rather than the Light of reason. Or. Curtin was accorded a warm ovation. Speaking without notes he appeared nervous at the beginning and a Pike so softly that he was barely audible but soon got into his oratorical stride. In a Long review of the War s course he said that at one time the enemy held All the strategic Points but to Day he was being driven Back to Berlin and Tokyo. This could not have been done without imposing on All civilians the severe burdens of War but no Burden in the factory Field or Industry was comparable with the Durden of the fighting men. Just As the governments Ohga Tion is to provide for the fighting forces when the War is Over our obligation to those forces will not have ceased. We must rebuild our re sources so that the arts of peace May flourish and at the same time the debt of honour to fighting men must be paid he added. Introducing or. Curtin to Mem Bers and senators the Canadian prime minister or. Mackenzie King recalled or. Menzies visit in 1941, and said that in those dark Days Australia s fighting forces were serving on five continents. While Australia was thus deluding herself of her bravest men Japan was steadily encroaching on other Terri tories bringing her closer to Australia s shores. The free world will probably never Realise what it owes to Australia and what it owes to or. Cur tin s sagacious and Resolute Leader ship he declared. Just As to Day we await with Confidence the out come of the colossal conflict so on the Morrow our forces will be found closer than even at the Side of yours sharing with our allies in the total destruction s the Leader of the opposition or. Graydon joined in the Welcome to or. Curtin who in reply said it would give australians great pleas ure to know that they were so highly regarded by their sister Dominion. American army moving out to combat areas Washington thursday. Before the end of 1944 the number o f United states troops overseas will exceed 5.000,000, or approximately two thirds of its total strength. Announcing this at a press Coli Ference the Secretary Tor War or. Beni son said that the bulk of the forces now moving out of the United states to combat areas was comprised of ground troops prepared to use Nasea and take advantage of preliminary air assaults for final blows against i he enemy. With 3.657.000 army troops m or Seal the deployment of air and ser vice Forres is practically completed and the period of decisive action is at hand declared or. Stimson. He announced that american casualties in the italian Campaign since sep tember were 55,150, of which 9.686 were killed 36,910 wounded and 8,554 missing. Or. Stimson explained that in speaking of overseas deployment his reference waa to the total strength not to overseas location our ground forces. A single enemy plane bombed Wake at night without Hann. British new Guinea weak Anlisa coast our heavy and medium bombers truck Capp Modem weak Point and Brandi Plantation. Air patrols attacked targets at Hansa Bay destroying two searchlights and damaging several trucks. Padang coast oui ground troops advancing along the coast have reached guru 60 Miles West of a Dang and -40 Miles East of Uansa Bay. Adverse weather prevented Large scale air operations in Newi Guinea new Ireland Kavi eng our pm Iraq based torpedo and dive bombers concentrated 31 tons of explosives on the aerodrome leaving the runway unserviceable. Three of our planes were lost to heavy anti aircraft fire. New Britain Rabaul our Solo Mons medium units and fighter bombers in Forenoon attacks drop Ped 27 tons on Tobera bivouac and Talili Bay Supply dumps starting fires. Night and Day air patrols swept the area. Bougainville elements of our ground forces have established them selves at the Tekesa River Mouth naval units carried out a pre Dawn bombardment of maw Araka and tavern while support tag aircraft bombed opposing Shore batteries. Air patrols and fighter bomber s at tacked miscellaneous targets in Southern Bougainville and in the Buka area. In Empress Augusta Bay our1 surface Craft destroyed seven enemy barges. Caroline islands Pul wat our admiralty based heavy units at mid Day struck a let Island 190 Miles West of Truk with 33 tons of bombs Well covering the aerodrome instal lations and defences. Night air patrols bombed Wolean aerodrome starting fires while others raided at Truk. Japs unprepared for Biak Landing ? Washington thursday. In a review of the War the Secre tary for the War or. Stimson said the japanese evidently and not expected the Biak Landing at the Points where they have the principal Shore fortifications were Nea i the airfields than the Landing Point. J in a single month we Nave advanced 800 Miles and Are now within sir King distance of the East indies and the Philippines. The enemy has been rein Torud in North Burma causing temporary British withdrawals in some areas. The scope of the japanese Effort in the new China offensive had not yet been proven. Jap Island bases hit in a pre Dawn attack on the Buriles on tuesday . Venturas bombed Sli Mushu Island encountering Only moderate anti aircraft fire says the Pacific Fleet communique. Venturas. Daunt Lesses corsairs and hellcats on the previous Day bombed and strafed enemy positions in the marshalls hitting runways piers and batteries. Meagre flak waa encounter pm. On sunday liberators attacked Guam Island. Approximately do enemy fighters attempted interception and one was shot Down. Anti aircraft fire ranged from moderate to intense. An attack was made on Truu Island on tuesday and direct hits were scored in the Airstrip. Fires were started which were visible for 150 Miles. Other attacks were directed against Wake Island. The american associated press suggests that the widespread nature of the attacks May hearld in another Pacific offensive. Japs overshot capacity in Pacific Campaign Ottawa Friday in an interview yesterday general sir Thomas Blamey exp earned the opinion that the japanese High com Mand had overshot Ita military and naval capacity in the Early stages of the Pacific War and their Early successes had led them to seize More territory than they could possibly do fend. Reporting this the Canadian press said general Blamey did not say what plans had been formulated re Garding Canadian participation in the Wai against Japan but it is believed that the matter was discussed at a meeting of the War Cabinet on wednesday which a attended by or. forces closing on myst Kyinn new Delhi Stilwell s forces have Cap tured one third of myst Kyana including the railway station and Airfield. The japanese resisted strongly and their troops from Mog Aung attempted counter attacks but these were allies now hold the Road de tween my Itkina and Mog Aung. Toey also captured several villages in the Vicinity of my Itkina and blocked the escape roads of the japanese the monsoons have begun and the japanese Are hampered by heavy rain and deep mud. Chinese forces Are also exerting pressure along the Mog Aung Valley to Kamlang. General Lantaigne it air borne forces Are carrying the japanese South of Mog Aung. And Ila tic Tang Liu avy Ca a Alula sweeping the 5e 0 Mileo Railroad from piping to Puko ,across., the Yangtze american planes destroyed or damaged 22 locomotives Saye a communique from general Stilwell s Headquarters. 5. Y the american associated press says the sweep was one of a Serle which included an assault against the Lashio Burma Road not participating in Anglo French talks London thursday. Referring to America s non participation in the forthcoming Anglo French talks the daily mail in a Leader states we seem to be con fronted again with the same mystery Ous influences which tried to deny do Gaulle s claim to Complete Leader ship. Our whole cause is now Tat stake. We Are justified in asking for the full co operation of the state de Partai ent. France is our closest Neighbour. We shall need her after the War As much As she will need us. It would be tragic if our relationship were embittered by Tho British Aivil american refusal to Deal fairly with her now 1according to the times More and More people in Britain Are asking what is causing delay in de go use arrival. It Points out that with Tiwi invasion hour approaching the Newt for solid agreement on the civil administration of France becomes daily More urgent � japs confused by own tactics id. Lieut. Langer a coast guardsman who participated in the ii pure Tif Wake Island related Thal japanese prisoners believed they wore on Call fornia.,. J the japanese snip3. Which a took them to the ailed in circles in order to to infuse the men

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