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Combat Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - November 7, 1943, 5th Army front, 5th Army front R fifth army combat Idit Ioia ripes vol. I. No. Xvi a be Alert and Uvea Italy 7 november 1943 nans in flight from captured Kiev Stalin order commends soldiers Jerry beaten above Venafro fifth army he. Nov. 6�?allied air forces operating with general Mark Clark s fifth army yesterday delivered a severe beating to a nazi column being moved Down the Peninsula in an Effort to Stem our Advance toward Rome. At the same time american troops of fifth army ground forces moved Forward on the Central Section of the front distances from one and one half to three Miles to meet the oncoming Boche defenders. Air forces battering of Jerry was so severe that his columns were forced to abandon the route from enemy rear positions and take with considerable confusion to secondary detours. The Forward movement of troops took place northward of Venafro. Other troops pushed Forward along the West Bank of the upper Volturo. Around the Semia area patrols Are fanning out actively under cover of heavy air activity. Still other american ground forces Are pressing in on the town of Mignano now seriously threatened. On the far left flank of the fifth British forces under general Clark continued combat patrolling of the Banks of the Garigliano River. In this Section of the front several units of nazi forces Are believed to have been trapped when British guns Cut off Alii Crossings. Along general Montgomery a continued on Page j4 bomb tonnage huge London nov. 6�?in nine major raids Over Germany last month the Raf bomber command dropped More than 13,000 tons of bombs. These do not include figures for Many minor attacks and Mosquito raids. The u. S. Bomber command dropped 4.698 tons during the month compared with 291 tons dropped in the corresponding month last year. Casualties Washington. Nov. 6 a War Secretary Henry Stimson revealed today that american attn casualties for the period from nov. 78 of last year Day of the landings in Africa to oct. 29 of this year totalled 31,126. Of this number 5,539 men Are known to have been killed. The misting Are listed at 7,966, and Many of these Are presumed to be prisoners of War. The wounded rim based 17,621stimson said British casualties for the same period were somewhat higher. 1,500 hit Reich London nov. 6 a Allied air forces based in Britain had More than 15-Hundred aircraft on bombing missions Over Germany yesterday. This is announced in London where the air ministry added that mosquitoes of the bomber command last night continued the blasting attacks on targets in Western nazi land. The 15-Hundred planes Are understood to have been assigned to targets in the Ruhr Valley. Today american heavies took off for Daylight assaults on the continent. No details of the sorties were announced. A comparatively Short Alert was sounded in the London area tonight. Gunfire was heard on the outskirts of the City. If�?4 nazis seek deserters Rome nov. 6�?the German con trolled Rome radio has broadcast an order by Field marshal Kesselring threatening death or hard labor to anybody failing to disclose to German authorities any information they possess concerning the whereabouts of German army deserters polish Border next russian goal Moscow nov. 6�?Kiev, capital of the Ukraine and third largest russian City was stormed at Dawn today by the red army and captured. It is the greatest prize of four months of russian triumphs. Battering past this bastion of rile Dnieper River defense line russian troops Are driving shattered nazi divisions westwards. There is no other natural defense line in the path of the russian Advance before the polish Frontier some 120 Miles away. Kiev was invested on three sides by russian troops in weeks of fighting in which they gradually closed upon it. Then in the past few Days the red army s pressure increased. The Rue sians Cut a vital railway in the rear. Finally they fought their Way in from North and West against desperate opposition. They found All main buildings of the City in flames. The streets were littered with burning debris and piled with German dead. It is a moment of great Triumph for the russians. They lost Kiev in september 1941, regaining it now More than two years later. It has been the most sought after City of the drive in the Central Ukraine. The taking of it was announced in marshal Stalin s order of the Day and Stalin commended in eloquent terms the Valiance of the men who made the capture. In Moscow there was a firing of 24 salutes from 324 guns. Stalin announced that in commemoration of the Victory formations and units which distinguished themselves in fighting for the liberation of Kiev will hence Forth Bear the name of the City. The failure of the German High command to hold Kiev in spite of the advantages they enjoyed in communicate continued on Page 4
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