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Combat Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - November 16, 1943, 5th Army front, 5th Army front Fifth army �?2�?1 combat edition vol. I no. Xxv be aleut and live Italy in november 1943russian wedge strikes for Border nazi army loses vital rail artery fighters hide in catacombs Stockholm nov. 15�?a swedish newspaper declares that the number of armed italian patriots lighting the nazis in the Milan area can be conservatively put at from 15 to 20 thousand. The paper says German troops have been repeatedly Defeated in their efforts to encircle the italians and wipe them out. Patriots in the Rome area Are said to be hiding in the catacombs by Day and making marauding expeditions against German forces by night. Eye witnesses Are quoted As saying the germans Are suffering heavy losses in the be attacks especially in the working class sections of the italian capital. In the past week go nazi troopers were reported killed in til is Section. Geneva journalists say the italian people Are making great sacrifices to feed and Supply fighting bands of , by Churchill London nov. 15�?when the lights come on again All Over this part of the world Winston Churchill will give the order to throw the switches of England. The London daily mail says Churchill has been detailed to this Job by the War cabinets at the prime ministers own suggestion. Instructions have already been issued to put tin Street lighting system Back in working order. Extensive repairs Are necessary. Fifth army / communique 15 november there was Little change in the situation on the fifth army front. The enemy continues endeavours to maintain an Active defense. Successful patrol actions were executed by the eighth reel before Vatu inv men sly hence mighty cub outwits Luftwaffe takes aloft the eyes of american artillery the Advance of the fifth and eighth armies against nazis entrenched in extremely rugged terrain Calls for considerable artillery support from our guns. Artillery fire can is for Good observation. And what the ground Mph can to pick up the artillery air support outfit does. A Call comes in that an infantry company is head up because of an Emp laced 88. The air support unit takes off from a Small Airport Circle to get what a height it needs to Clear the mountains and flies Over the lines to locate the position of the enemy gun by the coordinates Given to the observer. Once the target is identified Jerry is put on the receiving end of big stuff. These observation planes Arentt fast but depend upon their Maneule ability to get away from enemy aircraft and anti aircraft fire. Staff sergeant Pilot James Smith from Alexander va., and his observer were directing fire during the Battle for the Volturno when 22 Stukas after unloading their bombs took after tin. Smith headed his plane Down fast made a crash Landing and both escaped with a few minor scratcher. A wet. Smith also told of the time very recently too when two p51�?Ts, returning from a sortie playfully dived at him. �?�1 did no to look twice. I pushed the stick Forward but Wasny to going Down fast enough so i pulled the throttle out and hoped the wings would hold together. I pulled out at tree top level but by then my playful friends had on the sicilian invasion the enemy Shore batteries were knocking our boys around at random. It. J. Vav. Cummings and it. Oliver Board both volunteered to take off from an est during Choppy seas to direct naval guns. They succeeded. Jerry is rising up now. In Sicily he fired at the a a flying jeeps 20 out of 27 missions. But now it is Only 7 out of 27. The reason is that the moment a gun of any size opens up it is immediately smothered with artillery fire. Moscow nov. 15�?Down a Broad Asphalt Road running westwards toward the old polish Border Only some 50 Miles Distant russian troops of general Vatu in lightning Vatu in Moscow now Calls him Are driving disordered nazi forces collapsing badly after their Brief stand at Zhitomi. Moscow still resounds with the echoes of the Celebration of the Zhitomi Victory where once again there rang out the salves announcing a Triumph this time 20 rounds each from 224 guns. The red army a seizure of Zhitomi Many military analysts see As potentially the greatest Success achieved in the Burian offensive producing As it does a Sharp wedge in the German Linos and cutting the main artery Supply ing the entire Gorman front the Leningrad Odessa railway. This line ran parallel to the nazi front and permitted the germans to shift men and supplies quickly to threatened Points. Contact Between the German armies North find South of this important Junction is gravely weakened. Vatu in s troops behind the spearhead of cavalry and tanks pushing Poland Ward is Busy mopping up the area immediately West of Zhitomi. In the drive toward Korostek Junction of four railroads latest advances brought Tho russian soldiers 18 Miles from their objective. This City is also the Hub of highways connecting Kiev with Southern and Western Ukraine continued on 4 pm Tel new Vork nov. 15 a Price administration officials just move fast enough to keep a top with whisky buyers. Thirty nine thousand cases of scotch whisky arrived in new York and were distributed to retailers. Opa agents went out shortly thereafter to buy one bottle to investigate violations of Price ceilings. In three Days of shopping they find a bottle4. They also find one bottle of Rye for Sale in 90 package stores
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