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Casablanca Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - December 4, 1943, Casablanca, Casablanca Thi bum Cohoe of pfc pm apr i 5casablanca a a Iii we. Q0�t. Soni vol. I to. 242 tuesday april 4, 1944 one Fronc paily newspaper for u. S. Armed forces a Truk writhes beneath lash of air might army spokesmen Clam 100,000 japs isolated Pear Harbor. April 3�?guided by huge fires which still raged after seven raids in 48 hours a Strong Force of Central Pacific liberators at Dawn Friday dived in again on the mighty japanese naval base at Truk in the heart of the Carolines for the eighth assault in three personally kills several japs Headquarters . Army. South Pacific. April 3 maj. Gen. Robert heighten of Columbus Ohio commander of the 37th division on Bougainville Island had been awarded the Silver Star for personally killing several japanese attacking the August Bay perimeter it was disclosed yesterday. The award was made by maj. Gen. O. W. Griswold commander of the i4th army. V ass ducking in Low through a median. Screen of ack ack fire. Admiral Chester w. Nimitz raiders set off new blazes on Dublon Island. In the Center of the Truk atoll. Two enemy fighters Rose by o fatted to engage the planes which returned to their Home bases safely. Continuing to maintain an absolute silence on thu United states Fleet and Carrico strike against the Large nip ponese base in the patau group 600 Miles East of the Philippines. War department spokesmen in Washington mean Wilile disclosed that tight Allied blockades now have Cut off 100,-000 japanese in the marshalls. Bismarck and Northern Solomons. Quot the isolated japs the official statement said. A face death by Allied guns disease and the statement declared that the a a continuous Aerial and artillery bombardment of enemy installations in a softening up process the Siena ire of strategic Points by Allied ground forces and the naval blockade which coupled with the Aerial a ack. Has paralysed japanese communication lines now. Are the lot of the enemy in the mat diarist. Bismarck and Nort Hern american infantrymen Are inflicting casualties at a ratio As High a. 30 to one. The statement added while the sea blockade has been drawn so tight the a a nine out of ten enemy vessels that attempt to bring in supplies Are destroyed and Many o. The barges that attempt night blockade running Are sunk. Quot the surviving japanese in the blockaded areas Are faced with the alternative of standing and giving combat until their dwindling and in replenished Supply of ammunition is exhausted or of fleeing deeper into the Jungles to await death by starvation or disease As their supplies of food and Medicine decrease a the last word of the Palau blow \ s Given Friday when the attack was believed going into its third Day observers pointed out that there is Likely to b no further news of the attack until the operation has be a completed because of the necessity for radio silence by the of a tic Pating says its news policy is justified Kansas City april 3�?general misunderstanding of official reluctance to make Public certain info fact on Public support of the War department maj. Gen. Alexander d. Surles. The army a director of Public relations acknowledged yesterday in a letter to Roy a. Roberts president of the american society of newspaper editors. The letter according to the associated press pointed out that a time lag in releasing news was sometimes mandatory because of the immediate Battle situation or. Roberts who is managing editor of the Kansas City Star. Had written the War department about the delayed release of several stories and had noted that there was a growing uneasiness in the nation that the army was not always withholding information for secur to reasons alone Gen. Surlest reply As quoted by the a. Said news of last Summers incident involving it. Gen. George s i lion. Or. Was Dela Yed because the funeral was to be used in a cover Parr following has operations in Sicily. In View of that the Oliea Lei commander a Quot the time Gen. Dict ii d Eisenhower was sex Tremelt desirous that his Gen. Patterns reputation should not be impaled by a wide discussion of the Sudie slapping the bombing of the Harbor at Bari he continued was not announced immediately because a the nazis had no idea of their information regarding the destruction of 23 . Planes by Allied As Well As enemy fire during the sicilian invasion was temporarily withheld the a quoted him As writing because it was a a one of a those a hings hat will happen in a highly complicated operation a Maas gives Budapest its first raid soviets in too enemy planes shot Down in steer attack Trio Itz hit by bombers London. April 3�?British naval aircraft have slipped through enemy defences to launch a daring and successful bombing assault on the German battleship Tirpitz in Allen fjord of Northern Norway the admiralty disclosed today. High explosives dropped by raiding planes scored several hits on the 35.000 ton nazi Battle Wagon. Which had been crippled several months ago when midget submarines sneaked into its hideaway and blasted tile Tirpitz with torpedoes full details of the attack were not revealed but naval sources believed that the British Navy has prevented that Tirpitz from venturing into tile sea lanes for sneak raids on Allied shipping for some time to come neutralization of the Tirpitz would be a major naval Victory. The giant battleship which was launched april 1. 1939 and not finally completed until 1941. Had been a mainstay of the battered German Navy urges prolongation of Price control Washington april 3 a continuation of Price controls through the War and Long enough afterwards a to facilitate and protect the conversion of Industry from War Woik to a full hedged peacetime Economy of production and employment was urged by Secretary of War Henry l Stimson when he appear 1 before the Senate banking a committee the committee is considering legislation to continue stabilization control a year beyond june 30 Secretary Stimson emphasized two main purposes in his recommendation. The first to project the Standard of living of the Soldier and Ais dependents by maintaining the purchasing lower of service life insurance War Bonds and dependency allowances Allied Force Headquarters april 3�?american airmen who shot Down a record number of Well Over too planes in yesterdays Gigantic raid on steer. Austria went out in great strength today and gave the hungarian capital of Budapest its first raid of the War. It was announced late this afternoon by the Mediterranean Allied air forces while the heavy bombers were still on their Way Home from the i.000-mile round trip. The Budapest raid was in theory. If not in actual fact the first example of co ordination Between Allied air Power in this theater and the red army now fighting its Way toward Budapest. It also followed by Only 24 hours the attack on steer. Although the Maas threw nearly 500 heavy bombers into that raid it was Able to Send out More a a Large forces today. The Budapest targets were the railway Yards and an aircraft factory South of the City. The capital of the country overrun by Hiuer a legions Only a week ago has been free from bombs although the red air Force aided in the area of the City in 1942 and Moscow announced Only last week that soviet planes had been a a Over Budapest again. Allied losses from All of yesterday s 2.200 sorties the largest number since the bombing of Cassino on March 15�?were 33 aircraft but the figure was not broken Down into plane types. The Luftwaffe did everything in its Power to halt the steer raiders who broke through to destroy three important factory buildings and damage two others where plane fuselages and engines Are assembled no less than 300 nazi fighters were in the air. Firing Cannon and rockets and even trying to drop bombs on the american planes. Other american heavyweights pounded the yugoslav Railroad junctions of Brod for the second straight Day As Well As knit and Denis. Details of these attacks and of the opposition encountered by tile flying fortresses and liberators were not available tonight. The Sardinia based 319th bomb groups marauders. Completing their 200th Mission put new crimps con tuned an nyc 4 18 Mila from Odessa circus in new York heralds Spring v new Tork. Apriljo the circus came to town yesterday. Fifty elephants lumbered from the Bronx to the heart of Manhattan. Fright cars stencilled for three quarters of a mile in the Uptown Yards. The a a greatest show on Earth a Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey combined show featuring 1,990 animals acrobats clowns Pink lemonade mid All the rest of the Gaudy trappings was ready to open its annual new York run at Madison Square Garden wednesday night. Allies Okay statement by Molotov Molotov disclaims aspirations to rumanian sail London april 3�?foreign commissar Vyacheslav Molotov a dramatic statement that Russia had no intentions of gaining rumanian territory or modifying the rumanian social system was made with the knowledge and concent of the United states and Britain Reuters reported today. Political leaders on both sides of the Atlantic hailed the announcement As extremely significant and agreed that it indicated soviet willingness to cooperate with the us. And Britain in applying the principles of the Atlantic charter. Harold King. Reuter s Moscow correspondent cabled that commissar Molotov made Clear that Contact Between the United states. Britain and the soviet Union has been constantly maintained and that the statement on Rumania was made up with the foreknowledge and agreement of both the u. S. And Britain. In. London. Reuters diplomatic correspondent Randale Neale said that Cue British government had been fully consulted and cordially endorsed the statement As a a a direct political blow at Germany a a a it demolishes the German pretence that German Victory spells life anc1 German defeat spells death continued on 41 i London april 3�?red. Anay huns thundered inside the 194 i boundaries of Rumania today in a mighty invasion thrust which a the soviet government announced was aimed at destruction of enemy military might and not dictated by territorial aspirations. H soviet armies were sweeping for Iward along the entire Southern i front and had plunged within 19 smiles of the great Black sea port a of Odessa when foreign Romanis Isar Vyacheslav Molotov disclosed in Cha Omha sax i Iwai a mex Lviv a Jav a a command unleashed the Keg awaited assault on Rumania at i undisclosed Points across the i pm the River. Quot the soviet government announce amp that the advancing red Larmy troops pursuing the German i armies and their allies the in Martian troops crossed the liver i pm the in several sectors and entered rumanian territory a Oom go Missal Molotov told foreign Oer a respondents who had been called i together for the dramatic Anil nou Cement. Hie supreme Oom i Mand of the red army ordered i the advancing soviet troops to i pursue the enemy until he is rout led and Quot at the same time the soviet a government declares that it does i not pursue the purpose of acquire Hing any part of rumanian Terri i tory or of changing the social a system existing in Rumania and i the entry of soviet troops into Rumania is dictated exclusively by a military necessity and by the Cong to ruled resistance of enemy poops commissar Molotov dec ared i commissar Molotov predicted a that Quot the time is not far off when the entire soviet Frontier with a Kumaniak will be fully reestablishing on United on fog is blackbirds nip air Force five 37-36 Jim Minah Santa Barbara. Cali sent a one handed push shot swishing through the net in the final seconds to give the sicilian blackbirds a thrilling 37-33 Victory Over the Irith air Force five in last nights opening game of the Allied basketball championship finals More than 5,000 fans turned out at la Serna Garden and saw the blackbirds stage a sensational Ladt half rally and overcome a seven Point deficit to win the game. Willie faces test in Wisconsin vote Madison wls., april 3-Wendell l. Will Republican presidential candidate in 1940. Will face a major test tomorrow a in Wisconsin Soop primary election in which he is competing against gov j Thomas e. Dewey of new York. cmdr Hora id e. Stassen. Former c governor of Minnesota and Gen. Douglas Macarthur for the states 24 to s to it the party s National convention. Or. Wih Kiev a name has Lisp Ben entered in the Oregon primaries speaking yesterday at Omaha. Where tie Pear tits Campaign to we Nebraska sic votes at Trie National convention or Willkie warned the that republicans mud stick to Basic issues and refrain rom Bick Riner if they want to win this year s election or Willkie took cognizance of j cmdr. Stassen As his opponent Iri s the Nebraska primary declaring it have no personal Battle with gov. Stassen. I think he is a Fine Nan. But in a Here 23 votes pledge to Staten St. Pall Man. Apis 3�?minnesota republicans winding up their convention yesterday comp a a 25-Man delegation to the Republican National convention it. Cmdr. Harold e. Stassen Yuth 23 of them pledged to the candidacy of former gov. Harold e Stassen. Toe remaining two were u. Instructed. Cmdr. Stassen resigned Early in con Wund an Fay i italians take new height Allied Force Headquarters april 3�?enemy troops yielded a third Summit in Central Italy Over the week end to italian troops on the main 5th army front. At the same time other German forces though spearheaded by flame throwers and heavy mortar fire failed to extend their slight gains on the left flank of the Anzio beachhead. The new Hill occupied by the italians is very close to Monte Marrone and Monte Castelnuovo. As in other actions in this Vicinity there were no reports of enemy opposition the beachhead action started. Ate last week with a raid across die Moletta River a foray which took some Forward positions from the allies was also of minor proportions. The enemy sent a Force of up to 150 Back into the same sector at 1700 hours. Saturday but this time the Allied forces stood their ground against the mortars and flame throwers. By Midnight the situation was Well to hand toward the end of the fight the Luftwaffe sent Over two flights of Lianes using fragmentation and a Ami personnel bombs but failed to turn the tide. One of the enemy. Lianes was shot Down by anti aircraft fire. The germans at the same time continued their pressure on the ight flank of the Allied for. held by a battalion it of positions held by a battalion from an american infantry division. It was announced that All enjoy patrols operating in this area vere repulsed. Marshal Albert Kes Seireg appeared to be com rooted with a ser

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