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Combat Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - October 30, 1943, 5th Army front, 5th Army front Fifth army Fth combat edition ripes vol. I no. X a be Alert and live 99 Italy 30 october 1043 red drive unchecked Rome push opens fifth army Headquarters oct. 20�?there was a general Advance All along the line of the fifth army today As German troops withdrew to new positions. The nazi withdrawal an orderly one and not very fast followed immediately upon their loss of the strategic he gets around the Pietrov Airano area on the Central Section of the front. In the face of general Mark Clarks Advance Jerry is destroying Bridges and roads using demolitions and fires to slow the Allied push As much As possible. Patrols ranging out of 10th corps and out of sections held by american troops report the towns of Mandragona and Patella cleared of nazi defences. Northward of Patella the probing Advance continues at a moderate Pace. British to corps observers also report heavy German motor traffic out of Teano. Friday brought More activity out of the Luftwaffe than the germans had shown for More than a week. Focke Wolfe 190�?Ts and me 109�?Ts annoyed All sectors of the front. At least one was shot Down by ack ack. Our own air forces met Many nazi planes yesterday in sorties northward toward Rome. At least eight German aircraft were destroyed and two probably wore destroyed in Aerial action. Eight nazi Craft were damaged. One of our a30�?Ts a led to return. It was lost in an air Battle during which four a30�?Ts engaged 15 Messe Schmitts. To o mess were shot Down certainly of probably. Many other nazi planes wer it destroyed on the ground during the Day. German army warships Shell Minturn Allied hq., got. 29 a United states warships with destroyer support swept into the Gulf of Gaeta on wednesday night to Lay Down a heavy barrage on the German positions near mint Limo. London oct. 29�?the German army today is Able to Muster 40 More divisions than one year age a Reuters military correspondent reports. The fighting strength of the divisions however has suffered mightily from the Battles of Russia and Italy. So has their fighting Quality. The disposition of the German divisions is believed to be Russia 180 to 190 Finland to Norway 12 Fiance 40 Italy 25, and the Balkans 18. The increases Are Norway by four Balkans by to France slightly and Italy by full 25, As there were none there a year Retreat Allied hq., Southwest Pacific oct. 2d�?gen. Macarthur men meet ing Only slight opposition from a Small japanese Garrison took Mono Island in the Solomons with slight casualties. An Allied naval Force stood offshore and shelled tap gun positions. Ameri cans and new sealanders made the Landing. Reports from a correspondent on the Pacific front today said the taps Are showing signs of abandoning Choi Seul stand and withdrawing to Bougainville and Buka. This move would leave the nips practically Clear of the Solomons except for a few spots in the Shorthands and the two islands to which they would withdraw. The Way is rapidly being prepared observers say for a Pincher movement upon Rabaul in new Britan which is tin immediate goal of much of tin fighting in Solomons and new Guinea. Cav to nue/1 of 3 nazis flee in panic Moscow oct. 29 a Victory inspired russians Are rolling unchecked Over the Steppes beyond Melitopol towards the lower Dnieper River. Weary germans Given no respite Are falling Back in disorder before them leaving masses of equipment and thousands of prisoners. So swiftly the russians moved they were Halfway to the River today and Only 40 Miles from a Kovka nearest Dnieper City due West from Melitopol. Their Mobile spearheads have the germans split in two. One thrust aiming South is nearing per Kop at the Northwestern Entrance to the Crimea. North of them their companion soldiers in the Dnieper Bend Are going on relentlessly shutting Gates of Retreat in the fact is of nazi troops clamouring to get West. Over All this Southern russian front the germans Are no longer fighting As a unified army. They Are broken and dismembered. Only at a Rivoiro do they make a stand. There with a spirit born of desperation they fight to hold the City. As Long As they cling to a Rivoiro they have a slim Chance to get the Tropia men out. They also must hold Apostolov. 20 Miles South for it too is on the Only escape railway. But the russians Are equally determined to take these Points. At a Rivoiro they Are making new enveloping moves and the fighting is on three sides of the Eirv and in the squads Berlin oct. 29 a the German news Agency said today that to italian civilians have been executed for firing on German Airfield is target London oct. 29�?gti paves air. Field at Brest on the Northwest coast of France was faded today by Allied bombers and fighters with typhoons playing the leading role. Pilots saw their bombs drop on hangars and runway and buildings in the Northeast Corner of the Field. They faced anti aircraft fire but no fighter opposition. No planes were lost
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