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r oo O0 ttttciftt 12 PAGES HONOLULU, T. H., U. S. A., TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 194412 PAGES Tvenlng Bulletin. Est. 1882, No. 12057 ' 11111 AIRPLANE DELIVERY mW PRICE Hawaiian Star. Volumo L, No. iei38, A A A ON OUTSIDE ISLANDS M ON OAIIU O Second o ;; ,.-, cs'V 1' - v&B aaiMi.t.'.'i Maa " rBi knia i iMnr--(in'ii 1 ('WmM i mi iiriwi " u. :'..MiMitm Imt They Say About invasion Admiral King -Doing All Right So Far" WASHINGTON. June 6. JP) Admiral Ernest J. Klnr told reporters at 1 p. in. EVT) today that the invasion is "doing all right so far." Admiral King, commander in chief of the fleet, made the remark as he, Gen. George C. Mar-ahall. thief of staff, and Gen. II. II. Arnold, chief of the air forces, left the White Home after an hour and a half conference with President Roosevelt. The three top officers appeared In good spirits, but they would not discuss their conference further. The Russians They Explode With Joy MOSCOW, June 6. (U.FO The Russians exploded with joy this morning when news of the Allied invasion of Europe was announced here and Muscovites halted British nd Americans wherever they found tr.em-to shake hands. Governor Staihback Fray Knockout Comes Quickly "It Is cheering news to know that our forces, fully trained and equipped, are carrying the war to the enemy. "We know the knockout will come. Let as pray It will come quickly. "Let us do more than pray. Le ns on the home front back op our fighting forces with renewed vigor to hasten victory. The home front and the fighting front are Inseparable." Mayor Petric l The Beginning of the End . . Upon announcement cf the In vasion of Europe by Allied forces Mayor Petrie today made the following statement: "The people of Honolulu unite with the nation today in devout frayer for the success of our cause, he attack to liberate Europe is the beginning of the end. yet It would be folly to anticipate an early victory. "There is much fighting to be done, many lives to be lost before the end of the war comes in Europe and in the Pacific." V Nazi 'War Prisoners It's All Propaganda FT. CUSTER. Mich.". June 6. (U P) German war prisoners here Insisted today that news of the Allied Invasion of Europe is merely Allied propaganda, saying. "It's Impossible to invade the fatherland." Star-Bulletin Extras Give Service Men Spot News HONOLULU IS UP-EARL TO SET LA TEST MEWS ABOUT INVASION WW Japanese Radio At Saigon Goes Off Air SAN FRANCISCO, June 6. (U.R) The National Broadcasting Co. reported today that the Japanese-controlled Saigon radio In French Indo-China went off the air today without explanation. An earlier report that the Tokyo radio had gone off the air proved erroneous. The fact that the Saigon radio went off the air might indicate the presence of unidentified or unfriendly planes in the area. j Gen. Montgomery It Will Be Show New Allied Forces Approaching France NEW YORK, June 6. (U.R) Radio Berlin broadcast today a German high command announcement that "great fresh enemy formations in the course of this morning approached the coast between Calais' and Dunkirk. A great struggle on the northern cost of France has begun." . Honolulans reached for radio dials this morning before they had time to even brush the last bits of sleep from tneir eyes. . "How far are we now?" was the first question on the lips of most everyone as they sprang out of bed to catch up on the invasion news. m m at Civilians first heard the news of the invasion shortly after 10 Monday night when local radio stations picked up Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's first invasion communique from London. 000 Some were aware of earlier reports announced by the German Transocean News agency which told of Allied landings on the French coast. One of the first reactions to Gen. Eisenhower's communique was for radio listeners to reach for a telephone and attempt to reach their friends. Mutual Telephone Co. reported that from 8 a. m. Monday until 8 a. m. today, 140,000 local telephone calls were made. For the same (SEE MAP ON PAGE 6) By LYLE C. WILSON United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, June 6L President Roosevelt told his press . conference today that the invasion is running "up to schedule," adding that up to noon, American naval losses comprised two destroyers and one escort ship. He said air losses were relatively light, amounting to about 1 per cent. Mr. Roosevelt said the decision to open the western front was made at the Teheran conference. He said the country has full reason to be thrilled but said he hoped this would not lead to over confidence, which would destroy the war effort. He said that even at Teheran, the actual date and place of the landings were left to later high command decision. The invasion was not timed with the fall of Rome, he said, adding that the men who planned it did not know when Rome would fall. He said that it would be shown that preparations for the invasion were far bigger and more difficult than anybody but ' the military could realize beforehand. By VIRGIL PINKLEY United Press War Correspondent SUPREME HEADQUARTERS ALLIED EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, LONDON. June 6. American, Canadian and British troops have driven into the streets of ancient Caen, nine and a half miles inland from the beachheads they secured on the French coast this morning, with the support of the mightiest aerial and naval armadas ever as sembled. Caen is 115 miles from Paris. The Germans admitted that the Allies are widening and strengthen ing their positions with the aid of incessant reinforcements from the mouth of the Seine river to the Cherbourg-peninsula along a front of about 60 miles. Casualties were relatively light and resistance was less than had been - exeeeiedr - according - to official Allied announcements. The Germans admitted that the Allies are seizing new positions and said that further landings were ex pected during the night. tt m m They said the offensive area front ing on the Seine bay spread to the entire Normandy or Cherbourg pen-, insula and also that Allied forces landed in force on the channel is lands of Guernsey and Jersey where the Nazis claimed the Allies are suffering heavy losses. a m Protected by 11.000 planes and suoported by more than 4 000 warships and landing craft, the Allied forces landed on the French coast this morning with little reported resistance. An hour after the first forces were landed, the Allies had gained complete mastery of skies in which the Nazis never had put up a for midable threat. By mid-day, airborne landings be hind the German, lines were re ported 'successful and shore bat teries largely had been silenced as Allied amphibious forces swarmed ashore at numerous points. The German DNB news agency Turn to Page 6, Column 4 Fullest- Coverage Of Invasion Given In Star-Bulletin The Star-Bulletin today gives its readers full and up to the minute coverage of the big news from Europe, and from other theaters of war. Beginning with an "Invasion Extra" at '5:30 this morning, The Star-Bulletin carried a steadily developing volume of war news throughout the day. Associated Press, United Press, International News Service and other major news syndicates and organizations are pouring their Skies Are Swept Clear of German Plane Opposition By WES GALLAGHER SHAEF, June 6. (P)The Allies landed in the Normandy section of northwest France early today and by evening had smashed their way inland on a broad front, making good a gigantic air and sea invasion against unexpectedly slight German opposition. Prime Minister Winston Churchill said part of the record shattering number of parachute and glider troops were fight ing in Caen, nine miles inland, and had seized a number of important bridges in the invasion area. Four thousand ships and thousands of smaller, landing craft took the thousands of American, lintish and Canadian seaborne forces from England to France under protection of 11,000 Allied bombers and fighters who wrought gigantic havoc with the whole elaborate coastal defense system that the Nazis had spent four years building. Naval gunfire com pleted the job, and the beachheads were secured quickly. Allied losses in every branch were declared to be far less than had been counted upon in advance. The Germans said the landings took place from Cherbourg to Le Havre a front of about 100 miles, and that a strong airborne airforce was fighting as far inland as Rouen, 41 miles east of Le Harve. Churchill told commons: "All this, of course, although very valuable as a first and vitally essential step, gives no indication whatever of what may be the course of the battle in the next days and weeks, because the enemy will now probably endeavor to concentrate on this area. "In that event, heavy fighting will soon begin and will continue. It is therefore a most serious time that we are entering upon." Mr. Churchill, addressing the house of commons after a visit to Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's headquarters in company with King George, described the landing or airborne troops on the European continent as "an outstanding feat, on a scale iar larger tnan anyxning there has been so far in the world. "These landings took place with extremely little loss and great accuracy." i Earlier he told the cheering house that the Allied liberating assault was "proceeding according toplan . . . and what a plan." The grand assault scheduled for yesterday but postponed until today because of bad weather, found the . highly-vaunted German defenses much less formidable in every department than had been feared. , m m m .. Airborne troops wha Jed .theas sault before daylight on a history-making scale suffered '"extremely small" losses in the air, headquarters disclosed tonight, even though the great plane fleets extended across 200 miles of sky and used navigation lights to keep formation. Naval losses for the seaborne forces were described at headquarters as very, very small." although 4,000 ships and several tHousand smaller craft participated in taking the American, Canadian and British troops to France. 1 Coastal batteries were virtually silenced by the guns of the British. American and Allied fleets, including battleships, and the beachheads were speedily consolidated. m m Fighters who went out to guard the beaches had little to do, however, as the German air force up till noon had flown only 50 sorties against the invading forces. The Germans were known to have probably 1,750 fighters and 500 bombers to meet the attack. Why they did not use them at the start was not apparent, but Allied airmen warned that a violent reaction might be expected soon. noting that Herman Goering in an order of the day had told his air-forces, "The invasion must be beaten off even if the Luftwaffe perishes." The initial landings were made from 6 to 8:25 a. m. British time (midnight to 2:25 a. m. EWT, 6:30 p. m. to 8:55 p. m. HWT). More than 640 naval guns, ranging from 4 to 16 inch, hurled many tons of shells accurately into the coastal fortifications which the Ger mans had spent four years preparing against this day. n m u Prime Minister Churchill was able to tell parliament that the shore batteries had been "largely quelled." the underwater obstructions had proven less dangerous than feared, Turn to Page 6, Column 5 Freeze On Salaries And Wages Set IKS ere BULLETIN All wages and salaries in the territory of Hawaii are frozen as of today. In a press conference in the OMG building, Iolani palace grounds, William H. Davis, chairman of the national war labor board, announced today that the board - has extended the national wage stabilization policy effective today to Hawaii. mm This action includes a blanket order freezing temporarily all wages ard salaries in Hawaii, re-gardess of amount. Mr. Davis said he expects to return to Washington where "appropriate exemptions" will be worked out. m m The . order freezes all wages applying to employes under the Jurisdiction of the military governor as they are set in General Orders 10, wage schedule nine. About 80,000 workers are In this category, including war workers. Ernest H. Norback, U. S. department of labor .representative here. Is designated temporarily as agent of the WLB in Hawaii. ... Mr. Davis said he has recom mended to the Washington board LONDON, June 6. (U.R) The. roar of bombs and planes rolled backl across the straits of Dover incess antly from midnight to 8 a. m. to day as thousands of Allied bombers dropped more than 11.200 tons of high explosives on Nazi coastal in stallations in a furious attack tot soften the defenses,; of '-western Europe. mm, i final pre-invasion attack: eight and a half hours and included about 7,500 Allied planes t war labor be which hammered at the network of i r ty,. ;ij; scb u y x KJk x ta won, Jiitiuuiiig l wv The lasted - mm Mr. Davis TWr. Norback German gun emplacements before Allied troops charged the . beaches from their landing boats. By mid-morning, Allied air-fleets had swept the skies clear of Nazi planes and fighters were racing as far as 75 miles Inland without drawing a challenge from the , battered Iuftwaffe. The Berlin radio this afternoon issued an order of the day from Marshal Hermann Goering saying that the invasion "must be fought off even if it means, the death of the Iuftwaffe." mum More than 2,300 British and American heavy bombers spearheaded the great airfleet. dropping an estimated 7,000 tons or more of bombs on beachhead defenses. Another 4.200 tons was dropped by the tactical air force. It was the heaviest attack ever hurled against a single objective, and all reports indicated that the mighty barrage had all but beaten Nazi forces into-submission before the ground assault began. representatives of industry, two of labor and two representing the general public. The board members will be Island residents, with the possible exception of the chairman who may be a mainland WLB representative familiar with WXB procedure. m m m Mr. Davis said if the chairman is not a mainland expert then the director of wage stabilization and of the wage disputes section, possi bly one appointment, will be an ex perienced man from the mainland. He emphasized that the foregoing were his recommendations and "doesn't necessarily mean they will be adopted by the Washington board." m m m The following statement was issued to the press this morning by Chairman Davis, who has been here for the past week, and is now returning to Washington: It was announced today in Hono Turn to Page 4, Column 5 JuneGQsEnvasSon ate; 3 Pay Explained If you're In a "pool" or are conducting one, the PAYOFF, boys and girls, is on JUNE 6, 1944 (today), for this is official date of the Allied invasion of Europe. The initial : landings in north France occurred at 6 a. m. British sally adopted. And to settle a score of arguments on what the D in D Day stands for it is explained that D can stand for Destiny, Devastation, Doom, Destruction or Decision Day. There seems to be no official

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