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Combat Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - November 18, 1943, 5th Army front, 5th Army front The s?4e�ahp#ripescombat edition vol. I no. Xxvii Quot be aleut ant live Italy 18 november 1943 French warned of mass air attacks russians close on Gomel Korostek says to of nip can t be soon London nov. 17�?"any major offensive against Japan in the near future is yith these words lord Mountbatten in charge of naval operations in the Southwest Pacific spiked any optimistic rumours Presa Lent throughout England and the United states. He Bce de his statement on the Laok of suitable air bases for a direct Aerial assault on Japan and on the length of time required for such an undertaking. During a recent five Day visit with chinese leaders in chunking Mountbatten not Only broadened Allied relations but also established a Liason with american officers in new Delhi. Coinciding with Mountbatten a views Donald Cowie author of Quot campaigns of waved asserted that it would be unreasonable to expect anything spectacular in the Pacific until Germany is beaten. He pointed to the limited number of men already engaged in Pacific operations under Macarthur and Mountbatten and compared the distance of India to Tokyo and Australia to Tokyo to London and new York. He stressed the need of establishing bases for supplies even before the defeat of Hitler so that a it Allied forces May be quickly diverted to the Pacific area. Quot if we recover Burma by an amphibious stroke at Rangoon combined with an Inland continued on Page 4 Here comes Galento Jersey Chi nov. 17�?tony two ton Galento a the old Jersey Nightstick a has passed his army physical and his draft Board says hell probably be called Tor service in die next 30 Days. Before the exam Galt Lento Saki Quot it s a cinch to get after the exam in said a id me Der Well Moi Der a red guns battering at both army communique 17 november very bad weather conditions continued to restrict operations on both eighth and fifth army fronts. Patrol clashes took pm lace. Some enemy prisoners were taken. Eighth army improved positions North of Atessa. There was a clash of Light elements in area of for Treccio h-3481. Heavy Rains and High wind eighth army area. In fifth army area our troops made slight Advance North of Venafro. In coastal sector German patrol was caught crossing Garig Hano and was shot up. Intermittent Rains fifth army front. In Sharp patrol action Southwest Rionero our troops captured More than a dozen prisoners. Circulation dept gets around a bit gets intimate news from customers 0 while Riding up to the front daily i have tension to pick up in most of Tho cases the pick ups were soldiers going Back to their outfits after coming out of the Hospital. More than once though i met gigs who had something interesting to talk about. Dog faces As a Rule open the conversation by offering me a cigarette. They ask me Dwiere in a from but done to believe me when i Tell them i m from Brooklyn. Tho stencilled name of stars and stripes in front of my jeep makes a onto guard their talk but loosens lips of most. \ t lab it it tilt Airport they re building and How Well the ground suits their particular need. They mention How easy foxhole digging is Iii this part of the world and they mention the Gal they were with last night. Strange but not once has talk gone beyond Africa. Last we nth pfc. Carl c. Salsa no from 4392 e. 14 Street Cleveland Ohio climbed in my jeep with a Broad Grin and two neatly wrapped bottles. He just got Over a three Day continued on Page 4 combat edition radio nov. 17-an Allied spokesman peaking by radio from London has warned the people of France to expect Day and night Aerial attack on important War objectives throughout the nazi controlled nation. In a special warning broadcast Over big the Allied spokesman named 36 places including Paris which he said Are now from this moment Onward liable to be subjected to mass Aei Ial attacks either by Day or by night. Moscow nov. 17�?not Many hours ago red soldiers were reported fighting in the Aubin is of the cities of Gomel and Korostek. Fall of both those Long held nazi strongholds is expected shortly. Dispatches coming in directly from the front lines Tell of soviet guns pouring a veritable rain of hot steel and High explosives into German positions within the cities. At the same time red air Force planes keep up a constant relay strafing and bombing with unceasing fury. General Vatu in a troops have swept Down upon Korostek in their steady push toward the old polish Border and tonight Moscow reports that German Reserve in that area seem to be thinning As the russians take mile after mile in stride. Korostek is a it key rail Junction of the Kiev Warsaw and Leningrad railroads and lies just below Tho Pinsk marshes northward of fallen Zhitomi. Gomel is also a rail Junction town lying close to the Banks of Tho soph River East of Tho Dnieper. Russian columns have by passed the City and Are beating and smashing their continued on Page 4 the Waco a Are Here by Cpl. Frank j. Tabbi it stars Mil stripes stuff writer with the fifth army somewhere in Italy nov. 17 a the Waco Are Here
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