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Combat Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - October 23, 1943, 5th Army front, 5th Army front
Paire 4 tin staus and stripes saturday october 23, 1943new Guinea Battle Allied St >1 to invest Pacific ikj., Ort. 22�?sharp ground and air fighting Inok place today Iii new cilium in in Finsel Iatan arca above the c lax Peninsula. It ii. Macarthur men who made a Landing North of Fin sell a Fen were attack by fierce japanese counter blows. They a it re Bai fling hard to hold their ground. In some places the taps made Progress in their to form a solid line along the song River. Allis troops who have pushed North taking Filise a Fen were Mel Ting stiffer Jap res stance. Both tin. All and the japs Wen bringing up ree Foro ments. The japanese have been Able to withdraw some men successfully Aud to establish positions on Hilltop areas in grasslands i Ley on d fins Hafen. Americans and australians drove Iii a from the Jungles into tin grass. Air activity was heavy Over the a a fighting area. Allied dive bomber made effective attacks on japanese trails. There were raids by the nips upon tin ailed rear. A Force of six escorted japanese bombers which attempted a Daylight raid were intercepted by Allied figh ers. Four of tin bombers went do win and one fighter. The other Tavo bombers were probably d stroked. Only one ailed plane was praises Allied hq., North Africa get. 22�?admiral sir Andrew Cunningham before relinquishing his Nim a nil of Tho Mediterranean Fleet today praised the work of Tho North of Iran coastal air Force in a letter to i s Comman d is. Quot the Navy and the coastal air Force ii a v e worked in closest touch throughout Quot wrote Admiral cunning Ham. Quot tin value of this w difficult to overstress and it is do to this Factor that tin measure of Success Ini ii in off Nso be against Ila enemy and in i unt Cion of our own strolling has reach d St mid res Wlinich i think have Proha Lily not i Herto liven attained in this withdrawal Italy git. 22 a Gen. Bessel ring s forces As they withdraw along Ila italian Countryside Are engaging in ruthless d Street Ion blackened farms and chips follow in Thor Wake. Ii was reported today that they have shot about a won of Young Ita a 9 i Unis who refined to them Iii their Retreat. Coal mines Idle new York oct. 22�?about 23.090.coal miners did not report for work today at Alabama and Kentucky unties. They Laid off working let cause of failure to secure suitable contracts with their owners. As a result the Coal strike problem continued to be an acute one. Production in the Alabama mines remains at a Low level with Jill hut two thousand of the state s miners not Iron nine in leans get. 22 yugoslav pallid forms swoop i Down upon tin Iron mine. Dyubina larges in Yugoslavia and tin second largest in Europe and head it Long enough to destroy All installations according to today s i Iii Nain Iii of Ila army of Liberal Ion. The mine is located in Northwestern Yugoslavia. It is about five Miles from Iii town of fryc Dor. This is a mountainous Region in which guerrilla activity has Bren entered in recent Davs. A Patriot troops moved in Well organized units tithing the r ver Una int of tin principal Rivers of this Northwestern part of the nation. Thy capture i Bosun ska and Dusica towns along the River and blew up an important Bridge spanning ii on the croatian coast Norman dive Home to War reported to have it ample Tell destroyed tin town of Senj. This is Down the coast from flume in die fair Northern sector of Yugoslavia. Most of the in Liubin ants were killed it was said. Tin ship. A a Kupari Quot and two Small motor vessels were captured by Patriot forces on tin Island of Sipany off the Central yugoslav coast. On the Frontier of Montenegro and Albania the villages of Charking Marina Aud scarce were occupied Iii r d is upon the War Mountbatten and Stilwell . Get. 22 a lord Louis Mon ii i hat ten. Commander in a Lief of 1h f go thug forces in South a Isi n Asia concluded a five Dav a c if Mcneic with Generalissimo Chiang Kai Shek. La Gen. Joseph sub cell comma my of american ground forces in India. Burma and China took part in the conversations As did military i alms throughout this theater. Italy gel. 22�?supporting the a imps on the italian front More allow planes were in operation during this Day and night than at any time since Iii la Ifil no near Salerno. Every Type of aircraft took Pai sixteen German planes were destroy id f in eluding four bombers in a Convoy Baith off tin North african coast. Allied raiders made he Day and night unpleasant for the German de-1 Myers along the Battle mile. At varying moments tin nazi ground troops Wen subjected to strafing assaults and behind them they heard tin explosions of bombs destroying their avenues of Supply Aud Retreat. Nazi r serves waiting to in or Battle newly Conn to oui the Bonn Region were camped at Cassino behind. Tin Garigliano River. A Mountain Barrier separated them front tin fighting hues. In their bivouac area they had a momentary sense of set Euritt. I Lien flier Cann the sound of motors and Allied planes swept Down suddenly upon them. Light and medium bomb the strafe their bivouac a a and dropped their loads of bombs. Motor transports Bridges and gun positions were the targets of Allied attack Over Tim entire Battle a a. Road junctions were hammered. Ranging Tori her behind Fin front up the Adriatic a group of night bombers destroyed a railway and a Bridge at Giuli Anova which is on the a Oast about due East from rom. The planes carried their offensive across the Adriatic again hitting at the marshalling Yards in Skopje in Yugoslavia to Aid tin Gallant patriotic army fir re. Laconic in its were bombed. A few vessels off the Shore were damaged in this foray six junkers is is Xvi g mgt oppose them Wir Quot hot decrees Patro get. 22 a tin germans a live j a Cie ii til eve re Lions in you Quot Oso a Vin must tin pc i 1f pm nned to get door we Ali a to mimes of Over in habitant. Ano Lier deem provides flt a tin a i Atli nullity for persons failing to mini Over to German troops Mil Ary limper y obtained from italia ii gets it India. Or. 22�?japanese planes tabled Chittagong important liar or City on tin Bay of Bengal just West of Burma. To the Rabl. By Jap aircraft were probably destroyed and oil1 a la in a it Rcd
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