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Combat Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - October 23, 1943, 5th Army front, 5th Army front
Saturday october 23, 1912 the stars and stripes Page 3russians Progress Moscow oct. 22 a the Battle for Kiev grew hotter today As the rus p f sinus increased their pressure on front and flanks finns were crashing North South and East of tin1 City and the red army troops Wen nearing its outskirts. In a desperate attempt to obtain numerical superiority the Hermans were throwing every Man they could Fin Ltd into Tho notion. Even band players look part and members of transport battalions and seem i v polio s Northwest of Chernigow russian attacks were let earn off by the germans. Around Gomel further nor a the russian threat continue and red army troops pushed ahead North and South of tips valuable City. There was a resumption of fighting along the front beyond Smolensk in tin far North end of tin vast Battle line. In Melitopol signs of weakness in the do Ermine German defences were becoming apparent. Street fighting was sti11 going on lint the russians were milking gains. The threat of a russian Victory at Melitopol was further Dis organizing the German defense system within the Dnieper lend As Well As causing congestion along Thi railway line out of tin Crimea Winch is the Only Rad line of a Sepo for Tho conium troops in tin Crimea. The rail network of which Melito pol is Tho last key i v remaining in Herman hands is reported to be in a state of great congestion As the germans make ready for ins amt withdrawal. If this is necessary to avoid encirclement. The German radio today reported that Landing at empty a re made by the russians on the East coast of the Crimea but were repelled. The soviet communique did not mention Road neared Italy. Of. 22�?lf. Gen. Mark Clarks right flank has Only about five Milos to go to Rob the germans of a Road vital to their plans of Bolding the coastal Plain North of the Volt Urno. From inc Caramanza Yhvh is dim North of Capua and forms the lip of Tim Allied wedge pressing West into he Plain the fifth army forces threaten the Caspian Way Road running North from Capua to Cassino Hong which the Mien Stream of German supplies flows. Carrier returns London oct. 22�?after nearly six monies of campaigning in the Waters of tin son he St Pacific the British aircraft Carrier a a victorious a now Back on Home Waters. Much of the fighting in which the victorious took port was done Side by Side with american warships and Captain Mackintosh die carriers commander described the fighting of lit american ships As three Typ a of american naval aircraft Are now operating with the Royal Navy. They Are the torpedo bomber known Iii american As lie and two fighters. Quot her eat and commenting on Iii japanese air Force Cap Ain Mack int ish said Quot tin f St impression t got was that the skill of japanese pm its had d finitely gone Ai d that the Cream of them had b 111 killed. Til japanese now seem to lie using seen i rate stuff and Are suffering . The americans have gut til Iii pretty Well bombed India oct. 22�?vengeance dive bombers and Oiler raiding Allied planes swept Down upon japanese troops in the kale a area in Burma and strafed and bombed them. On the main railway nor ii from Mandalay Allied aircraft carried out a successful raid. Four locomotives Wen Damag d and a number of transportation vehicles were hit. The planes then swept to the South of Mandalay and concentrated a their attack upon tin Railroad lines in that at a with devastating effect. Large British the enforcements Are coming into and a. And Ceylon it is reported. A contingent of veterans arrived from East relaxing London oct. 22�?�?T�?Tth. Sterner phases of the War May Well lie before us but we have a right to feel that Victory will be won provided we do not relax our efforts Foi an Nat ant whatever form our service univ prime minister Winston Churchill said this today in a message to sir Samuel steel who is Percsi ent of tin scottish unionist association conference meeting in Challenge London oct. 22 a United states marauders Curr de out a raid Over Northern France today making tin out trip dropping their bombs an i circling Hack without encountering a single g Titian plane. Escorting Rae fighters were Alert for s Gas of interceptors but not it challenging plane arose. Ack ask fire was also negligible and All of the raiding Allied ships return is safely. Tin bombers directed their attack upon Ereaux and Ellaville about to Miles West of Paris. Thew cities were last bombed a tout a month ago. They have Small important Industrial plants and these were thie a nig. S of the Low Fly a marauders. Rae Mosquito Tom hers continued their scattered raids Over Germany. For night after night these planes have plagued the germans i h their bombing proving one. Of tin most effective instruments of the Allied air War upon German industries and German morale. For the sixth night Iii ii Row London had to endure a raid again last night. Less than ii dozen nazi Plum came Over. They dropped the r bombs Iii non vital spots. Some German planes w Ere Over Tother sections of Southeastern stormed continue i for Page i Zurich oct. 22�?foreign aircraft of an unknown Nat Onali v a cause i excitement n Switzerland to night when they few Over tin cantons of t skin and Grisons. Near ii Itali irn Holder. Flares were dropped. Tem on tin Northern slopes of the Apt amines. Another detachment of the eighth army was storming t ii e escarpment a i Rove the Biferno River Valley. T by throwing flu germans out of t a both of this All important Heights Gen. Montgomery a Mea can swing left to the Road that is. The goal of the fighting the lateral Road from Vinci Antro to Isernia along Winch German supplies and men must come and go. The germans fully aware of the import a lice of tin High ground they occupy were resist no desperately. Their artillery from the Brights was powerful. On the Adriatic coast Onward from Trio i. Die eighth was slowly in India India. Get. 22 a cholera has killed 117 persons in one week in Cul Birta. In the come Mic been Lem por Atily cheeked. A a a mile refugees continue to Stream into the City from various Points Over India the Opi demo will in difficult to hold at Hay
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