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THE WEATHER FAIR TONIGHT AND TIESDATi WARMER TVESOAT. Tm. TdT ft m. m 49; t 9. ai AO Tm. IiUrmM TestrrdBT SS" and High Tide Tndar ...10:13 a. m.i 1(1.4 . m. Sun rose. .6:33 a. m. San t 1:33 . m. Details en Face IS. w Evening OUENAL Home Edition FULL SERVICE OF THE ASSOCIATED TRESS, VISITED PRESS A.D ISTER!S ATIOXAL ISEWS SERVICE j 1 . i n o " Cveniac Journal Founded IMS I ZfeslBi Jooinal and Every Eventu Ol. lO i0. 03 Eery ETeainc Feuded 1ST! f CeBtnlidated Jan. S. 5t Wilmington, Delaware, Monday, April 9, 1945 22 Pages Price Three Cents UUVJ 7 Oj Germans Suffer 500,000 Casualties Soviet UllitslSaiZor Standing Push Ahead, Seize Most Of Vienna Raging Street Brings Troops to Within Mile of Heart of City;) Escape Gap for Germans Reduced to 8 to 12 Miles By Associated Press LONDON, April 9. The flame j f battle rolled over three- fourths of Vienna tnrtav and the1 Germans said the Russians had fought into Schoenbrunn ParkJ site oi tne summer paiace oi me; HaDsburs monarchs, and also had reached Franz Josef railway! ; tv,e northern nart. of L the city : . a . auoi, . In the south the Russians were ! mmston'5 for the Uniled N'a" fighting within a mile of thetional Clothing Collection: Ring, the circular street around i the heart of the city, and m the north within l1 miles of the city's center. They were reported within 8 to 12 miles of closing the escape gap on the north side of the Danube. Schoenbrunn Park is west and southwest of three railway stations already seized by the Russians in the southern part of the city. Schoenbrunn Palace rival Versailles in it sumptuous plan. The Germans said the Russians reached the Franz Josef railway station, depot controlling traffic northward out of the city, by advancing across the historic Kahlen- berg. a mountain overlooking Vienna on the northwest, and through the famed wine-growing suburb of Grinzing. Just east of Grinzing, the Germans said, the Russians were at tempting to storm across to the eastern , bank of tne Danube ,t ?'t,sxi?xlI.l loscoW, "t5: EV, " 2, u? "Zto the authorized centers in theiriished and the tractor was damaged. Russians alreariv nan cmvipn 1 fautainThe A 0 tured Klosterneuberg Other forces had stormed across' the 325-vard-wide river east of Vienna and the two columns were driving toward a junction on the (See RUSSIAN WAR Page 4) 619,350 Trained By Air Command 82,487 Pilots Gradu-ated; Peak Reached In 1944 FORT WORTH, Tex.. April 9 ). The Air Forces Training Command turned out some 619.350 air men and technicians in six years of! AiwraHnnc tn Vi nt mil ' vv.,o..u iu nit 4n-r, p.-.,, F-hoat were sunk and I lve niido a & anient, ui luci 2crav,xidu i ivn ucaa. in 1944, although facilities and per-j " . ' sonnel of the command were sharp-ever fought between small warcraft ly reduced in the last six months :in tne jorth Sea. of the year, it was reported. j Qn two SUCCssive nights the A toUl of 82.487 pilots. 22,180 navi-!enemy xnt out strong forces of gators, 19i214 bombardiers, and l.-! E-boats in an attempt to approach 724 aerial gunners was trained lastj convoy routes between Eng-year. In December the command -fond and hberated ports in Bel-had 114 flying installations and 36 gum and Holland, a joint Ad-technical schools. In technical train-; miraity-Air Ministry communique ing, 24 training activities at col-iggjfj leges and universities were discon-j The Nazi vessels were shadowed tinued and the number of AAF tech-jby R A F planes while the Navy's nical schools dropped from 23 to 15'little Ships sped in to fight them and factory schools from 26 to 17.'0er. Two torpedo boats were lost. Finally, the summary said, the number of trainees and total military and civilian personnel operating the training command's installations decreased from 1,020,777, Nov. 30. 1943. to 623.059 on the last, day of 1944. German Captives in U. S. Ask Xtizis to Surrender , , .. I WASHINGTON April 9 -P). Ger-. man prisoners of war in this coun-, ir arc "Pi"-" l" L" " " ; eomraaes-in-arms to surrender. , said was signed voluntarily by 1,391 of the 3.102 German war prisoners held at Camp Devens. Mass., is being broadcast to the Reich. "The continuation of this combat, which was made from the be ginning," the petitior said, "brings j .tior saw. Drmgsj us only closer to the total destruc-j tion of our homeland, our muju The bleedinc to death of our Deome. ine merman nation is not Hitler! The German people you and we. "Therefore, put down your weapons immediately. Stop the war, surrender." Killed by Speeding Automobile Driver, 2 Passenpers Injured When Car Strikes Parked Tractor-Trailer at Harrington Intersection; Victim Thrown 91 Feet A sailor standing in a filling station was killed instantly, and three persons injured one critically when a speeding automobile struck a r Ighting.Miijor(j Highway at Harrington at The dead man was Joseph G. . CltV W a V 11 C Cl Against Giving Clothes at Door House-to-House Drive ot Planned in Campaign For ; 323 Tons of Clothing " j A warning was issued today by uvii t gie aviny clonics t aiy unauthorized collector who may call at your home." He issued this warning as thousands of Wilmingtonians prepared to donate serviceable garments to the destitute families of Europe and the Philippines. He added another bit of advice that there will he no jeneral house-to-house collection. The basic system to be used for helping Wilmington to meet its 650,000 pound quota is for the public to take clothing to schools, churches j or Are houses, which later this week ': will be designated as United Na-! tional Clothing Collection centers, j If any clubs or agencies in the; drive do plan to have house-to-house collections winch, however, are being discouraged the collectors will have adequate credentials. ""What we want to avoid," Mr. Koester said, "is opening the door to 'chiselers' who would put personal of rnnctricntinn fnr :T."U ,Jof manslaughter, state police said.!"" u-'"es lur v' Mdrme; f, Tv,- ,m t.v. ,h. AtZZlHis automobile was nearly demol- auuiuiiaru uuing lli urein widely taucarors ana scnooi ennaren win be very important in the success of the coming campaign, Mr Koester isaia, requesting tne aid oi au su- perintendents, - principals, and teachers, to enlist the help of the school children. After the selection of a school chairman and a committee for the drive, Mr. Koester suggests various ways to stimulate the drive in local schools. Some of these suggestions are to enlist the support of organizations and clubs in the schools, plan special events such as assembly programs relative to the drive, dances, with the entrance fee of clothing, athletic events, plays or skits to be given by the pupils. Three Nazi E-Boats Sunk in North Sea'Cardeii LONDON April 9 JP). Three w.ii " " ' T ' i nirnr rnasLai lorces over wet a.- - , z u. .nir d m of thc fiercest battles! Bombardier Drops Bombs, Then Guides B-29 to Base Normally a bombardier guides a plane only for a few moments as it approaches the target area but a Milford bombardier successfully . ,i, t,.oQ o,,..-r. Singapore to ' its base in India after the navigator TO,11,.rt , One engine was dead, the flaps were not working, and one wheel of the tricycle landing gear refused to come down, but Lieut. Homer H. Stayton of Milford brought the "691" safely to its 20th Air Force base t VTi'frf it w wmmMtPrt that.!8. 1 ana otner ouper-roru " r"T" tne lieutenant is carry mg on iamu, , wt--j-t -i . cr in miTimn 7 nim-o r m the air. Hew for years nun it r oiajiu. - . are-from tne caston. m airport ana , was known as a natural aviator forhis expert handling of a pianej The lieutenants mother is the J wife of Willard H. Lank of 107' w, .J-,.;:!enemv fictiters were driven off bv at Gas Station 3:15 o'clock this morning. Sensi. 22, stationed at the Naval Air Station in Chincoteague, Va. Injured The injured are: Mrs. Beatrice M. Steele, 28, of 611 West Main Street. Salisbury, frac- v . . juries to the chest and not expected vcshell of Summit Bridge near Mid-to live. jdletown. Sanders Lerov Carey. 20, of tne; ;same address, member of the U. S. verrhnt Mrin osiht. !nitrie to the head, lacerations, and bruises - of Thomas Isaac Steele, 28, same address, husband of Mrs. Steele, slight lacerations and bruises. All the injured were taken to the Milford General Hospital. Carey will be removed to the Dover Air Base hospital for further treatment. Troopers said the tractor and; trailer were parked nine feet off the j highway at a service station. The sedan, driven by Carey at a high! rate of speed, struck the front ofjln Germany the parked tractor, they said. Victim Thrown 91 Feet Sens! was standing near the trac-j tor. Troopers said the car struck the tractor, glanced off, and struck Sensi. who was thrown 91 feet and killed instantly. Troopers have communicated with the Naval Air Station at Chincoteague. Supt. Paul W. Haviland of the state police said one witness told Mrs. Ella B. Hewes. 803 Baltimore troopers he heard the car driven by ! Avenue, Elsmere Manor; Feb. 21 on Carey approaching at a high rate ofyte. speed. j staff Sergt. E. G. P. Jones, Jr. The witness said he ran behind the truck, fearing an accident, and almost immediately after that, the car struck the truck and thn hit Sensi. One Passenger Asleep Steele told troopers he was asleep at the time of the accident. . ,-n . . -'-of Thenar - near saiisoury. Md. Md. Soldier Found Gold Eastern Shore Captain In Charge of Detail To Guard It BALTIMORE April 9 &). The German gold hoard captured in a;set up artillery and as the Ameri-j salt mine at Merkers. Germany, first! seen bv a Maryland officer, now is euarded bv a detail commanded bv! another Marylander, the Baltimore Sun reported today in a dispatch j from "War Correspondent Lee Mc- McCardell said Capt. Clarence , : j w J uean oi oamoiiuse, iviu., m m"" i mr o., mcui-. , 1 -C J1,?- ''Some t n a r . 1 1 rf u.' ri if ' 1 1 u a.. him. ff n by Lieut.-Col. William Russell of vv - - ; Chevy Chase, Md., a military govern-jb. mem oncer. Russell heard that there was gold in the salt mine, McCardell said, and then Qonedm; workers vbrnk er fmrnd11"06?1! S- ret,frnecL t0 Mrs. Rosen has forwarded to Army, also a part of Bradley's com-fn trl vlie ek Sho-e RUe?5,JOb5 t0day .,oUwn flve ,?a' ! Army authorities a copy of Melvin's mand which includes more than a in the village. VieK snowed Kussen 0f uileness occasioned bv a walkout u;.v. iB.... .i..? i.-!millon American troons. Another paper money and told him bullion n hirvi Kiillirin I was behind a locked steel aoor. tn-i Hnrs rivnamiteri the brick wall. o - - - - .- ) uiiuaj jjiuttaiuig nic l ifJilillill Among the engineers was T5i0f a United Automobile Workers ' Joseph Aldridge, whose sister, Mrs.j,c. t. q.) union steward who was!"ualemala ASSeillDiy Robert T. Malone, lives in Baltimore. North West Front Street in Mil-ford. His wife lives in RosweU. N M. Super-Fortress "691" had no other trouble Uian dodging tropical thun- derstorms on the flight to Singa pore, puoiic relations reports say. It was over the target and on the return to base that a variety of troubles developed and forced the pilot, Lieut. Harris G. Clark, Jr., to bring his ship home on three engines. On the bombing run over the tar- in th formation were attacked bv - thl j : f-n h,tri-ihis iB - 29 gunners. f n w,,f nfan aTlW ,vrat t,n'me r raaio reportea toaay. ta Stralt of johore , (See LIEUT. STAYTOX Page 4) Seaman Dies In Explosion In Pacific Munitions Carrier Accidentally Blows Up While At Island; One Missing, Six Wounded From Slate!113 J1"? Chapter - onlyj state Red Cross chapter in the coun- j itry was the first in the nine-stntej A Navy petty officer, William North Atlantic area toco "over the j Leonard Schracer, 20, of Summit Bridge, previously reported missing , " """" " t -- - oordmi? to word received by ha par- Mrs. Claude B i" iv- r" "4,ri U. o. .v4. nuuu. mi uuuu.i.tii,- Vrtrir o r-, Men- T.rv TV j. carrier. was demolished in an ac- .w... - - -'"""- - A nover .'Vrnan has heen reoorted! inu$ ls lndeed P"" na, mortars began blasting at five u. S. A Dover a-rmanhas been reported heart-warming news' Charles W., tanks lumbering through a field missin? and sue Delaware soidiers,, war fund chairmanf 15 with 500-pound bombs mc.uding a former emp.oye of the;txiav. We announced at one time ! which had been converted into land FBI nave been ited a wounded j lhat we hoped we WOuld maintain : mines. The Japanese showered the ThevVrlat CaSUaty iLSt AT ay'lur first' position, but that our pri-;tanks with Molotov cocktails and Missin mi1y conccrn vas to intact the then charged Red Hill. ,,. V ... (largest number of people possible,! 3 I. S. Tanks Lost Sergt, WuUam H. Wi!J20. son f an n L, . t learn that we.! Three American tanks were iost. ,1- i,nd M?' JCa2.h WliiS accomplished both " jThe third battalion of the 134th of 12 Clara Street. Dover; since March 9 over Germany. Wounded Private Adam Frank Kwoka. 18, son or Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kwoka :regular CrOM program, of 1013 Kirkwood Street; March 15; . fic. Eddie G. Burns. Jr.. son of Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Burrls, Smvrna; March 13 in Germany Private Leo G. Hudson, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. VV. M. Hudson, Frank-ford; March 7 Sn Germany. Private Paris R. Warren, 24, husband of Mrs. Delema Warren, Fred-erica; March 4 in Germany. Pfc. Clayton W. Hewes. 20, son of former FBI employe, 21, son of Mr and Mrs. E. G. P. Jones, Delmar; March 18 in Germany. The War Department todav announced 4,224 casualties, including 336 killed, 3.539 wounded and 293 i prisoners of war. ' The Navy Department announced j (See CASl'ALTIES Page 4) rr a .n German. Turn Artillery Ijttnn Lantivp. Rniii: WITH U S NINTH ARMY IN Uw.ii - -"r JN Eighth Armored Division reported today the canture of a nrisoner of; war camp for Russians where the Similar action was announced by-Germans had turned artillery Great Britain, France, Canada; The against the helpless prisoners, kill-Netherlands, and Latin American ing hundreds. j count ries including Uruguay, Brazil, The liberated Russians said they , Colombia. and Peru, had been marohed from Essen,! Stettinius declined to discuss Duesseldorf and Dortmund for two 'whether Argentina would be invited days without food. When they! or would ask for United Nations reached the enclosure southeast of membership, whether that subject Soest, they related, the Germans cans approached shelled the pris - ; oners neraed uiswe tne barbed wire i fence. American aid men tried to save the wounded Russians but many died. j All were suffering from exposure . and malnutrition as wen as wounds i t imit ,U BV-oili-l ntic aiiviiift o&c LVJii j . , - 5 (JO Return to Jol)S After 5-Day Walkout DETROIT. Anri a JP Annrovi-!. mately 6i500 ployes of W , 0f 400 maintenance men , . ....... " , The maintenance men struck last tt v, ji.i given a one-week suspension. The steward returned today. Lack of repairs to production machines forced the entire operation to cease. Boys, Girls of 10 Called For German War Work T.ONTTON Anril Q i a TV,. rur : m Twn . -j I broadcast today that 10-year-old ! boys and girls were being called up "for the Hitler Youth Service"; to help meet Germany s man power problems. The broadcast did not say what their dutites would be. Paasikivi Cabinet Resigns in Finland By Associated Press Premier Juho K. Paasikivi of Fin-; Hand has handed the resignation of government to President Mar- The broadcast said that Manner- j heim had asked the cabinet mem-1 bers to "carry on" until a new gov-1 ernment has been formed Red Cross Finds State Still First Chapter Leads Others In 9-State Area in Going 'Over Top Delaware has ano'ther "first"'; chalked up on its slate, it was: learned today. I The American Red Cross reported! -P on. lwS laia war lund goat. Lh. ,h mJL ft V u i ;tne nation to meet its quota, it wis; aiso announora. ine nrst state wasj""-""" vomj.s vi. .c nuiww not designated. " I troops off a dominating hill as tank- States :n the North Atlantic Area i are. in acmi.ion to ueiaware: .New ; Hampshire, Maine. Vermont, Rhode Island. Connecticut, Massachuset s. : muw .ia.w, n w final renort lis ert S73.VfUVI in nfrs A "thank you" report to the public regiment withdrew from the hill, on the drive, giving full details, will Americans reformed last night, ex - be broadcast over WDEL at 6:15 pecting strong opposition in their o'clock tonight by Mr. Baker, on theinPt to retake the hill. U. S. Resumes NormalTies WithArgentiiia 10 Other Latin Republic? T. . . . o Art in Conjunction tt-;,!, w"., 1. : Ci - WASHINGTON. April 9 ifP). The United States resumed "normal di - , . . . .. plomatic relations' with Argentina at The t j 19 other American republics repre - isented at the recent inrer-American ' conference at Mexico City. It follows a declaration of war by i-,. .,m' noon, eastern war time, today. r ntanes wm destroyed or."""1" l" "t"""".' ry of State Stettinius who said ! fleet, at the Okinawa invasion force , u-"n -a l.u "",uu" 1 10 American heavy J . . ...... . ui.t i uin fa.stnes.i; at Berchte.zaden. . as tasen m coniunction witn tne or at Mustanz- escorted -s! . . . . 'T.m n?nprs mj ;' ' snd her adherence to the resolutions defease from well-prepared, heavily kw k- w- r!4t nt.i Ho cnce March n and otner steps cauea tor by the conference thad been discussed with Soviet Rus- wnicn nas oeen mgniy cruic-i - "-" L,Vh -"-"- - (See ARGENTINA Page 4) Runaway at 14 in 1942, Writes From 3rd Army NFW YORK Ann I NEW YORK, April 9 (INS). Mel , ' " . vin Rosen who ran omej . ' - o - , . . turned up at last today as a soldier in Lieut.-Gen. George S. Patton's U. S. Third Army in Germany. "I meant to write to you," Mel- , , ....... -r ;J oy ms Uil ill ixi tiiiLtt wr, .miuiiiS liiac jic ; will not be 18 until next November, and atikina. for hls discharee iana a&Kln8 Ior na aiscnarge. . 1 1 Suspends Civil Rights GUATEMALA, April 9 (VP). Offl cial statements 'announced today that an assembly measure had sus pended for 30 days the civil rights articles of the constitution. The measure is retroactive to April 4. (Dispatches from Costa Rica de f Via rv-izi o euro o e act a hli chin -T i - "" ...coo.t. o ouc.. 'a virtual state of emergency.) T it i -vt i J ap-.uaue iOeiiie! Buril in Manhattan1 NEW YORK, April 9 Pi. Large j iquantities of japanese-maae novel ties and toys, placed in storage when their sale was banned, went up in flames today when fire swept through a downtown Manhattan warehouse. Firemen and three fire boats j fought the stubborn blaze in the five - story brick building of Towers Warehouse Inc., at 281-87 West Street, for more than three hours Six firemen were felled by smoke which poured from the - burning structure, spreading over the water- front and a portion of the financial district. Yanks Driven , rxni u y japs Americans Lo 3 Tanks In Fierce Battle as Foe Launches First Attack From Gates and Crags GUAM. April 9 .-Pt. Japanese 'charging with fixed bayonets in ; ttlti first counterattack of the! : supported Yank infantrymen ham- mered at stronelv defended caves and pillboxes beneath a developing artillerv hartle Nipponese poured out of cavpj and crags on souinern UKinaa wnen .lananpv ranks a rt illrrv and Nipponese were strongly trig into rnnSkinawr2 Japan. Behind them was the largest j concentration of artillery encoun- ji.ricu hi c.ic iai.un. louiijan, nedvirr Uiis inn tury vc uacui heretofore. These batteries kept up! ia swelling, round-tne-ciocK duel with superior U. S. artillery'-Marine Gain in North Lichtly opposed Marines were Oki- swarming througn nortnern nawa, cutting off Motobu peninsula ;with its former enemy submarine arld torpedo base at Unten Ground resistance was about all Japan had to offer in the way of i a defense. Its mighty 43,000-ton. i super-battleship Yamato and five ;kS!r warships were sunk Saturday iin a suicidal attempt to come to lRIantrya rescue. In aU, 590 i raided Tokyo and I xgoya j Immediately north of Okinawa's capital citv of Naha. on a line' i stretching almost directly east across Uv.. .tn.n"h(inn their! Gains Are Small Maj -Gen. John R. Hodge s 24:n Army Corps troops which had been expecting the Japanese to stiffen daily since the Easter Sunday invasion, were held to gains of only 200 to 400 yards as tiie enemy opened up Saturday with heavy artillery and continued firing day and night. In savage fighting the infantrymen gained 400 yards yesterday in (See OKINAWA Page 4) ! 12 th Armv GfOUDS Tol - - ' Ut Captives lops Million; ;r of the issei PARIS, April 9 JP). Gen. Omar N. Bradley s 12tn Army Group nasdam, Utrecht and The Hague. The; capturea more man a muuon vjer - mans on the western front. Lieut.-Gen George S. Patton's -rhirH Armv Icq He a-itH 41 S VII Jh First Army, two months older, has taken 405.703 and the Ninth Army of Lieut.-Gen. William H. Simpson has bagged 182.162 for a combined total of 1,006.366. No figure has been announced for Lieut.-Gen. Leonard T. Gerow's loth . .. American Army, the Seventh, had captured almost 200,000 German troops. It is a component of Lieut.-Gen. Jacob L. Devers' Sixth Army Group. ;Reds Free Claymont Man From German Prison Camp Sergt. Thomas R. M. Reynolds, 27, t t rs i & ai . ol lo rvew x orK AVenue, waymoni, son of Mr. and Mrs, Theodore W. rveynoiQS, ui uroves avenue, oeue-; fonte, has been freed from a pris- j oner of war camp in Germany by Russians Mr and Mrs. Reynolds received word of the release of their son from the War Department yesterday. The War Department telegram said the information came from Moscow. Sergeant Reynolds entered the Army in September of 1942. left Ohe United States for Europe in Septem- iber, 1943, and landed in Normandy as a paratrooper on June 6, 1944. He was taken prisoner three days after D-Day. on June 9. ! Both the Reynoldses were em- Since he has been a prisoner in; ployed at the DuFont Expenmen-Germany Sergeant Reynolds hasjtal Station before they entered the been in three German prison camps, Army. Both attended Warner Jun-the last near Kuristin. jior High School and formerly at- The last letter received by Mr. I tended Mt. Pleasant School. in 10 Mysterious Sweep Key In North Sea Area U. S. 9lh and British Armies in Siht Of Burning Bremen and Hannover; Canadians 10 Miles From Zuider Zee; Three Ruhr Centers Entered By Associated Pres PARIS, April 9. The AH ies. havinr exartfrl ()() OOfl casualties from the Germans from western Holland today, German? believed still in The 1 ne American Ainth and within sight of the shelled and burning north German of ! H,nnnv,r -J orfm, tl. -.k- Vn T r l ,, " and "remen. Ihey were w.thin 30 miles of the E:;661 Ii1lver at Hamburg and 0 of the stream at Nagdeburg. The Elbe is the last water barrier on the flat country leading to Berlin and flowwithin 50 miles of the capital Hannover and Bremen both were five miles from U-ed. in- j . . i. i ntry and tanKa. An entry into both was imminent, although the i Germans were fighting hard for Bremen, one of their greatest ports i and shipbuilding centers, ; Great aid sma1! rHes tn- n ,-r r- j Geat and . smf a ctiea and ton ail over northern Germany burned mysteriously, even thougn Allied bombers stayed away from ; most, flames were reported specxncally in Hamburg Hannove and Luebeck. Of these, Luebeck and Brunswlck had !not been raided recently. j Tanks bypassed both Bremen flanking both. Ninth Army troops stormed into' the streets of the great Ruhr ihfwa rtf flno f"i!nn Tr'rtt-lrc- rV-rt- mund (537.000) and Gelsenkirchen (313.OO0L 3R.600 Captured Sunday At least 38 600 nrisoners ere captured yesterday, 37.500 to Gen Omar Bradley's four American armies in the center. Bradley's headquarters estimated German i casualties at 50.000 a day for the i past ten days. 1 To the south, the Seventh Armv j northeast of Zwolle and made con- tact with Allied airborne troops to communications. The junction was es.ab.ished cice to we rau junction ; t of Meppel, ten mues from the Zuider : Meppel. ten miles from the Zuider There tne last ran line wa.s ; ''"' '" 7'" wo c VOrtix-n TV fiATnanc PvnlrwAr! i dikes flooding 400 square miles. Split in Two Pockets At Supreme Headquarters, officers said up to SOJWO Germans of Army Group H were left in Holland. Many are combat troops, but man are garrison and supplemental person nel. Indeed the Germans facing the Canadian First Army on t Army on a loo-mue h-' ' ,1 front from the Dutch city of Am-, were split : "V" , "VI RjVer including Amsterdam. Rotter-! 1 other screened the German naval;, bases of Emden and Wilhelmshaven. 39 and 35 miles from closest Allied iiK-M,i f land is likely to come quickly now." Ross Munro of the Canadian Press reported Ninth Closest to Berlin The Ninth Army at last reports hours behind the swift pace of battle was 128 miles from Berlin and on open flat tank country with no coherent German lines before them. The Hell on Wheels (Second) Armored Division bypassed Hannover 10 miles to the south and then went (See WESTERN FRONT Page 4) and Mrs. Reynolds from Sergeant Reynolds was dated Jan. 6, this year. In it he said he was "doing all right" and that there was no cause to worr.. He said he had not been wounded. A brother. Corp. Harry T. Reynolds, 30, of the Engineer Corps, went to France shortly after Christ- mas and is now in Germany. Both of the Reynolds soldiers are married. Sergeant Thomas' wife. Mrs. Rosemary Sullivan Reynolds, resides at ttheir Claymont home. They have two children. Betty. 5. and Carolyn, 4. Corp. Harry Reynolds' wife is Mrs. Margaret Ingram (Reynolds, and they have two chli- dren. Dianne. 2. and Dale. 4. .Days Fires Cities in 10 days, cut the U,t railwav trappinz the bulk of 80.000 more Netherlands. Dritish Second Armies fourhr and Hannover, hopelessly out- I "2,000 Yankee I I - lclllv5 L OllllCl ilf . , 1 i T I 1 1 11 1 f II A 1TA 14 1 - - rca I ) ; 1 0 azi irfielh, Under ground Oil Storage. And Powder Plant Are Blasted -T'. More than bombers and ".ed 10 German air- i fie'.ris, an underground oil storage ; depot and a powder plant, all with in a 60-mile radius of Munich, to day. : A. F. Lancast? escorted by ; spitfires and Mustan?s unloaded 11- i ton and 6-ton bombs on U-bat sheltevs at Hamburg and attack- jj fors" d"'- a: ' Se 1 T ' , . v k k mrP ? R A v bomKarrs b th S-V bmann' thetic oil near Leipzig las "rA ".I w- night while fleet Mosquitos rocked l.'-u.,,. ton DJOCKOLLSlerS. The raids followed i:p sweeping assaults on Germany yesterday bv thf". lJ?l" .s; I Eighth Air Force, wnich bombed 11 i targets btween Berlin and Nuern-j berg without being challenged by the Luftwaffe, i The R. A. F. attack on the Blohm- Voss yard last night was the fifth heav' mber raid on that objective within a week. The plant, which I was described by the Air Ministry as probably the most important ship building yard in Germany, still employs 17,000 workers and is one of the mam assembly points for the new prefabricated submarines. The German air force suffered its worst defeats of the year during the week-end as 192 of its carefully rationed planes were destroyed within a space of 24 hours. A total I of 104 Nazi planes was shot out of the sky by Eichth Air Force gunners Saturday, Sixty-four were credited to fighter pilots and the remainder were knocked down by bomber gunners. U. S. Ninth Air Force pilots shot down 32 Sunday and destroyed 33 on !the ground, while fighters of the i Eighth Air Force got three more. The remainder of the week-end bag (See AERIAL Page 4) Iii Today's Paper Pane WAR NEWS 4-5 Amusements IS Answers to Questions ' S Classified M-30-21 Comics 1 Culbertson on Contnu-t 14 Death Notices 19 Editorials 8 Financial 19 Obituary 19 Radio IS Sports 17 Society 15 Women's Interests 14

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