1945 Patton Foo Fighter in adjacent columns Denton Record-Chronicle TX January 2

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1945 Patton Foo Fighter in adjacent columns Denton Record-Chronicle TX January 2 - Strange "Balls oi Fire" Keep Yank's Guessing...
Strange "Balls oi Fire" Keep Yank's Guessing About JSciv Nazi Weapon A U. S. NIGHT FIGHTER BASE, France, Jan, 2. —(/P)—r American fighter pilots engaged In flying night Intruder missions over Germany Germany report the Nazis have come up wllh n new "secret weapon"— mysterious "bolls of fire" which race along beside their planes for niiles Ilko will o' the wisps. : Yank pilots hnvo dubbed them "foo fighters", and at first thought they might explode, but so far there is no Indication that any planes haye^been damaged by them. .Some pilots have expressed belief belief that the "foo fighter" was designed designed strictly ns a psychological weapon. Intelligence reports'seem to indicate : it Is radio-controlled from Ihe ground and can keep pace with planes flying 300 miles per hour. -. . ' Lieut. Donald Meiers of Chclago, fly along nt wing Up; a vertical row or three balls of fire which fly In front of ine planes, 'and a group of about 15 lights which follow the plane tit n distance, flickering oh oir. Main Drive To North Of Bastogne Germans • Believed Moving Armor Out Of Belgian Bulge May Bo Interference By, i AMES M. PARIS, Jan. 2.—(AP)_ The U. S.. Third Army advanced advanced two more miles into the south side of the Belgian b.ulge in heavy t pressure at- tacks'.iind there were indications indications today that the Germans were extricating what armor they could from the 'flaming cauidron. * Tho Ninth Air Force attacked one German troop column definitely reported reported moving east In the St. Vlth area near the base of the German Wedge and another column of 100 vehicles Including tanks and other armor, was bombed and strafed near their „ i i i colored an n.io wis no definite repori ... • which way tho second column was ' h,!» 'U'li^ moving but the size of the armored force Field Marshal von Hundstedt , , , . , . . had in the relatively small salient glowing globes might mnde lt seem unrcasonn blfi that he was sending in more • tanks and Just ,? guess> Uon well be added elements In attempts ' j tend toward the : belief that they area where the waist of the bulge ! instmrt nm unnmioM^ , T^US, the last was reported only 13 miles wide. would '•riai permit s'ucli"Apparent announced ns captured. Five.',of I.accuracy'In control. these were'on the perimeter of the The glow, coupled with the DOS- American corridor through Bas- sibie magnetic action, might come togne, which front dispatches said from the type'of gns they contain w as widened and strengthened aid In their electrical minlltles These were • Hubermont, Houmont, ] and to add to their buoyancy, Chenpnge, Remange, and Ward in. I Echterna<jh in Lnxembourg^jji.ihS'*

Clipped from Denton Record-Chronicle02 Jan 1945, TuePage 1

Denton Record-Chronicle (Denton, Texas)02 Jan 1945, TuePage 1
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