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Combat Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - October 28, 1943, 5th Army front, 5th Army front Page 4 the stabs and stripes thursday october 28, 1943 red air onslaught k Moscow oct. 27 a the soviet air Force was striking with fury today at routed German troops fleeing West to escape the Dnieper Bend trap. Giving Strong support to their onrushing ground armies the russian airmen were continually harassing the already Panicky germans adding to their terror and misery speeding up their headlong flight. Hundreds of soviet fighters and dive bombers were making non Stop onslaughts upon the retreating germans. Thev were strafing All avenues of withdrawal during the Daylight. Wherever the nazis concentrated or showed signs of making a stand the red airmen were soon swooping Down upon them. Congested rail junctions and Road made perfect targets for the russians who were having a Field Day in the air with no great Luftwaffe opposition. Bombers devoted themselves to these Points with great Success. Three German military trains were smashed. More than 170 trucks and cars with military supplies were hit and Large numbers of tanks and artillery guns destroyed. Because of the disordered state of German communications in the Dnieper Bend the congestion was immense making per it it targets for air moves ahead Allied hq., oct. 27 a in the Central sector Gen. Montgomery a eighth army is forcing towards the vital communications Center of Isernia. It made three Miles against powerful German opposition. Four Miles Northwest of san Stef Ano on this front the germans Are backing across the. Biferno Valley towards Torella 2,400 feet up. The eighth army is also Progress ing beyond its Bridgehead Over the Tri Irno River near the Adriatic coast. London oct. 27�?in the Pasi four weeks up to monday Rae bombers unloaded 17,000 tons of bombs upon Germany. In the same time the germans dropped 150 tons of bombs upon England. Balkan front Yugoslavia oct. 27 a German reinforcements Are bang brought into Yugoslavia to combat the continually increasing activities of the Patriot troops of the yugoslav army of liberation. Town after town in the North centrals it action of Yugoslavia has been attacked effectively by patriots troops who make darting moves seize their objectives hold them unless the pressure is too great and if forced to retire into the forests do so Only after wrecking useful installations. German troops hurriedly rushed from Serbia As reinforcements were thrown today against the Patriot forces who yesterday occupied the town of Brcko on the River Sava considerably due West of Belgrade. The attacks of the fresh German units were driven off and the fighting was heavy in this area along the River. In Dalmatia other German attacks were repelled and in the croatian province of Slavonia the patriots carried out successful operations along the hungarian Border. In Montenegro German troops were helped by albanian Quisling and the partisan army had to retire from Andriy Evica. German re enforcements arrived in Slovenia and heavy battling followed. The germans began Strong offensive operations Over the whole territory liberated by the patriots Clarks men Corbel Vneil for Page i Siberia quakes Siberia. Oct. 27�?observatories recorded a Strong earthquake off West pm Siberia near the Kamchatka pen insula. It was entered apparently in the sea of okhotsk. Tremors lasted for More than an hour. Cyprus was Cairo. Oct. 27 a the first contingent of was recruited from the Island of Cyprus in the Mediterranean Are leaving shortly for training in the Middle East. They will return to serve Raf stations in Cyprus. The area to a terrific div bombing. German planes have failed to show. A British officer attached to the fifth army said last night that he had spent quite some time yesterday observing artillery fire and that a German Battery which opened up on an Allied gun dropped More duds than live ones. The shells were falling in soft ground. He said Amit 60 percent of them failed to explode. Washington oct. 27 a president Roosevelt now almost fully recovered from influenza today received official visitors for the first time since he became ill last Friday japs despair Allied hq., Southwest Pacific oct. 27�?one More attempt was made by the beleaguered japs in the Hills North of fins Hafen to smash their Way to the coast. One More failure was registered. This time the australians beat off four attacks that were launched with the fury of desperation. No impression was made upon the australian line. Like the americans in this same a Gion who have had their turn at repelling Jap Connera tacks the Auh sics did not yield an Inch. So the weary japs retired along the trails towards their holdings at Sattelberg some five Miles from the scene of their futile efforts to breach a was to the coast. A meanwhile. Allied planes were watching the Long land Supply line into Sattelberg from the Northwest. They were scouting to see if reinforcements Are coming up. Along the sea routes too Allied planes were recon loitering. No results accompanied these patrol of flight new York oct. 27�?the postwar period will be an a a age of flight a said Juan Trippe president of pan american airways in a speech today at the n a t i o n a i convention of the foreign Trade Council. Trippe urged the u. S. Government to formulate a National policy on International air transport. A single Strong american International airline should be establish d after the War suggested Trippe to enable America to compete with Large foreign air transport monopolies. The line should be of awned and controlled by All american transport interests Able to contribute and should in operated Lin tier a plan approved by the government. Deputy lend Lase administrator Phillip Young commenting on the proposal of the convention that Trade relations be resumed with North and West africa., said that trading will Start again As soon As negotiations Are completed with the French govern taken London oct. 27�?steps Are be ing taken to ascertain the name of the italian commandant whose deliberate procrastination in opening the Gates of the Bologna prison Camp and prevarication with a British officer prevented the escape of British War prisoners

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