The Kinston Daily Freeman 31 Jul 1943 2

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The Kinston Daily Freeman 31 Jul 1943 2 - of died daughter, 37 Derrenbacher illness....
of died daughter, 37 Derrenbacher illness. sterling also She- and and city, Percy am also one ol and several 9 a. m. where foi associations showct by the 19-13 b o hlstor 1 Warhawks In a savage fight over Sardinia shot to pieces a formation of German and Italian fighters, destroying 21 out of about 35. The Axis air force reeled under the lopsided score ol 26 Axis planes lost to one Allied plane missing for the day. American and British warships sweeping the Italian coastal waters in defiance of enemy shore guns sank one merchantman, and probably an enemy motor torpedo boat and throe heavily armed lighters, it was officially announced. Allied cruisers and destroyers on Wednesday night bombarded important railway bridges near Locri, 20 miles from Cape Sparti- vento on the under side of the Italian toe. The official announcements disclosed great activity by Allied light coastal forces oft the north coast of Sicily as the Allied blockade closed in on the Germans anti Italians still fighting at the eastern Sicilian tip. American motor torpedo boats. officially · reported in action oil Sicily for the first time, sank a large merchantman last Sunday night in the gulf of Patti on the northern sea flank of this hcmrn- cd-in enemy force. The ship was being towed by a tug and the also was machine-gunned. The same night other American motor torpedo boats attacked heavily armed enemy lighters near the island of Stromboli, about halt way between Sicily and Italy, sinking two of the enemy cra'l! and damai-ini: others. Two days ago the American motor torpedo boats engaged three heavily armed enemy lichicrs oil diw Orlando on Sicily's norlh const and were credited with probably sinking one. Later, nn Thursday night another small dcliichmcnl of American motor torpedo btviljc swept "he Gulf of Kufcmia on the Italian Joe just north of Cape Va'icano and cnr.a£od a crcatly superior force of Hvo aimed liehters 'ani four motor "orpodo boat*. One of Ihe CTicmy Spr}-odo heists was liclcd as probably destroyed. been area, the swept but the and Wildcat the road licd by

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  1. The Kingston Daily Freeman,
  2. 31 Jul 1943, Sat,
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