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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME ·-·' ^ * - 1 - 1 *" coup OCMftTHCNT Of H I S T O R Y AND A R C H I V E S DES : K O I N E S IA LWCHU L Associated Press and United Press Full PLANE WITH 24 ABOARD FALLS IN MISSISSIPPI Part of Urge Craft Found in Channel 15 Miles Below Memphis M e m p h i s , #P)--Twenty-four ersons lost their lives when an \merican Airlines Transcontinental plane crashed into the Missis- |;iippi river Thursday night. JU. - S. army e/gineers started aisinr sections of the giant plane Shortly before/noon Friday but rifting of the .section carrying the Passengers was delayed until ar- I ival of heavier salvage equip- Bnent. / The engineers recovered one f'mg, parts of the fuselage, a lug- jage door, several seat cushions a mail bag. II There was no indication wheth- Y bodies would be found in the fissengcr compartment. i coast guard and U. S. army [engineers were conducting the J search in a 22 foot channel 15 f miles 'below Memphis where an Ifemploye of the engineers said he I. saw "the ship crash and explode. |c .Several crewmen with the U. S. engineers reported hearing the plane flying low overhead and |. one said he saw it hit the water and sink seconds later after be- I ing enveloped in flames. £i "There was a terrific explosion ·.'and fire," said Charley Williams, |[ watchman for an engineers crew. "It seemed to sink immediately.' Williams said, the plane hit the t water about 50 or 75 yards from I his barge and that "something exploded -- H sounded like when you light a skyrocket." He said ·· there later was a "swishing I sound and then an explosion like | ! a big firecracker" before it sunk § beneath the water.. Vernon Royer of Hickman, Ky., t operator of a boat with the barge, '; said he felt the waves slap the boat soon after the crash. When Williams and Foreman V. R. Wellborn reached the scene by'boat, they found no trace of I the big plane, which was enroute from Los Angeles to New York. Williams said the plane was on Further Cut in Whisky Ration Made Des Moines, (IP)--Whisky rations in Iowa Friday were reduced to one pint for each permit holder in the last week in February and one-fifth of a gallon for the entire month of March. The present ration on whisky sales is one-fifth of quart during each akernate week. This was a "\vhisk£-less" week. The new ration will go into effect next week when whisky again will be available. The state liquor control commission, in announcing .the reduced rations, said the action was taken because of the dwindling supply of stocks and increased demand. A spokesman for the commission said it was impossible to know at this time what steps would be taken after March 31 lo protect the stocks. Commission officials attributed a considerable portion of the increased demand to the desire of permit holders to make their purchases before a federal tax increase becomes effective March 1, Sales last month 'reduced the inventory from 87,000 cases Jan. 1 to 45,000 cases Jan. 31. Allotments from distilleries also have been reduced. All stores and warehouses will be closed Feb. 28 and 29 to permit inventories to be taken jointly by representatives 'of the federal alcohol tax unit and commission employes, to determine tho amount of excise lax that will be due on the floor stocks, and to permit employes to put into effect the increased prices due lo the tax. "The increase in prices TMarch 1 will be the amount of thr neiv federal tax if effective at that time," a commission- statement said. The tax will amount to ~5 cents a quart on 100 proof whisky. The fifth -or quart available to each permit holder in March may be-purchased in either (he week beginning March 6 or the week beginning _March 20. Pints will not be sold in Marth^ During the whisky week beginning Feb.". 14;..-d hen the one pint limit will be effective, wine will be available as usual, but only to .those: hot purchasing whisky. .No.-change was made in iTaUo'ns -of -niiscelteneous' distilled |plfIB:''- ^""-r.";';?·· -^^:',..- i.i^rlr ~ "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY, IOWA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1941 HOME EDITION [firmi This Paper Consists ol Two Sections--Section On* NO. It9 Nazi Tanks Strike as Rains Rob Allies of Needed Plane Support Germans Quickly Make Use of Weather With Deadly Probing Skill TO THE VICTOR BELONGS--Maj. Gen. Charles Coi-lett, whose 7th infantry division veterans seized Kwajalein atoll'in the Marshals, is shown, center with pistol, on ICwajalein island inspecting captured Jap positions. This is a U. S. array signal corps photo. jlsaW, "and appeared to be tipped la little to the right but the eri- Jffines seemed to' be all right and 11 here were, no flames., It angled I into the river, about half way I a cross." _ ' .- ' ! , : " "· Coast guard-boats and'several I searching parties, including 1 from · the Airlines Memphis office and ·another of agents from the fed- Isral b u r e a u of investigation, ·learching parties, including one lior 3 hours before daylight. 1 At least; 10 of f he 21 passengers ·-.board the plane. Flight No. 2, Ivhich stopped at Dallas and Little ·lock, were members of the armed forces. The 3 crewmen were Capt. VD, B. Francis, First Officer R. R. Majors and Stewardess D o v i e Holybee, all based at Fort Worth. Weather conditions at the time the plane reported itself near the river--7 minutes before due in Memphis--were d e s c r i b e d as "scattered, broken clouds" with the temperature near freezing. Among the passengers who lost their seats on the liner but reached Memphis on .a later flight were Walter H.'Kilbourne, vice Evident of the American Aviation corporation at: Jamestown N Y and Ralph T. Burgin, machinist's mate, 1st class, of Cincinnati, en- route home on leave. They were put off at Dallas by persons holding higher than No. 4 .priorities. The plane was -communicating with the airlines office when it crossed a route marker at Bruin Ark., which notifies the pilot to prepare for landing. It did not make the routing contact with the airport tower lor landing instructions. Officials were unable to advance any probable cause of the crash. J. O. Connor, Memphis station manager, said the coast guard and u. S. engineers were in charge of the search. The engineers sent a barge with a crane to the scene and hoped to raise the plane and bring it to Memphis before removing any bodies. The coast guard reported that drag lines had located part of the plane and preparations were being rn.ride to lift it. Bronko Nagurski, Noted ^Football Player, Is Placed in Class.4-F · Minneapolis, (U.PJ--Bronko Na- gurski, the former Minnesota all- America'n. who returned to professional football with the Chicago Bears last fall and who recently executed a successful comeback .as a jvrestler, is physically unfit for military service. Army doctors at Ft. Snelling re- · jecled the 35-year-old athlete Friday after 3 days of examination. i. Back and knee injuries suffered in football were believed, the ' cause. He will rclurn to International Falls. Minn., where he sandwiches farming between his sports ac- ^livitics. Aussies, Yanks Join Forces Below Saidor, New Guinea · B.v MORRIE LANDSBERG Associated Press War Editor The Japanese faced a further-breakdown of vital southern defenses Friday while American naval and air squadrons hacked away ! at the enemy's severed line of island'bases in.the central Pacific. Nipponese forces once domiri-*------· -ant in all of the Bismark archipelago suffered a decisive defeat when Australian and American troops joined hands below Saidor, New Guinea, to complete occupation of the juhgie-covered . e san Tuesday in continuing assaults on tillers and the i large...incr-Bs : yn outstanding .-permits makes" r this action necessary," the statement said. : ' · · · . . . ' "Oiir allocations of whisky from distillers from Jan. 1, 1943. to "Jan: 1, 1944, averaged less than 32.000 cases per month. Since October, 4 of our suppliers have sold their inventories to other distillers or' withdrawn them from sale" to be distributed ld"~stockholders as dividends. As a result our allocations for January, February and .March, 19*4, have been reduced to less than 30,000 cases a mojth. "Our sales of whisky in January were 37,000 cases and for the week ending Feb. 5. 19,469 cases. Permits outstanding on Feb. 1 reached a total of 338,000 as compared to 172,000 Feb. 1, 1943. "Obviously we cannot continue to draw on our inventories for such excess sales and continue operations. Due to reduced bottle and carton supplies, delays in transportation, beyond our control, and the difficulties of our own transportation problem by reduced mileage permitted us. it is necessary to carry some surplus slocks." Huon peninsula. · ·.. · , - . - - · - - , · - - -I headquarters showed. Successful conclusion of the 5- 1 The navy disclosed the 12th raid «?«^hA n iH« C " nP ?'' 5 r ?°' °"i y T. «he war against Wake island *»** the allies control of an ad- is»e._ ,_,,__.:_..: ; .... «lUonat.^-:!3£r f -;jBa.e»^, '·* v,^e ; w but, ttn«ttl~MacArw^MfirTn' his;aim*uncementFrUar,-the offensive :.'cost ;hfe .Japanese the bulk of approximately 14,000 men. The Australians, who swept up the Huon peninsula'and the U..iS. : """" f~"".j«**» nun wiv w.,io. 3Liuvt:3 amti ,,.. ..uj^^mi^w troops which met 10 miles-south targets in the Marshalls with 114 of the American 'beachhead at tons of. bom" Saidor now command positions " " - · -s Tr-rn which .to strike at enemy . Madang itself has been -reported abandoned by the Japanese, and allied planes have turned their attacks on nearby Alcxishafen. Aerial blows fell anew on Ra- baul, keystone of the enemy's southwest defense system guarding the approaches to the Philippines. It was the 9th raid in 11 days, but a naval spokesman at $11,000 Snow Shoveler Absent; Boy Does Work Winnetka, 111., (U.PJ--Mr. and Mrs. William' B. Watkins paid 311,000 for the services of Perry Dimlap Smith, headmaster of the North Shore Country, day school, as a snow shoveler al a war bond "slave" auction. It snowed and the Watkins family Friday called for Smith to "shovel the snow. But he was out of town. The Watkins paid a boy 25 cents to do the work of the 511,000 snow shoveler. Gen. MacArthur's headquarters declared the worst is yet to come. The enemy lost 640 planes at Ra- baul between Dec. 17, 1943. and Feb. 8 against 130 for the allies, ; a compilation ,by south Pacific Is , :6l(T miles* northeast '.' of Kw»j»- leih,' American-captured atoll in the ararshalls. A 3-day series of army air strikes smashed at unspecified bases in the Madang sector. . bs while surface units of the Pacific fleet shelled 2 enemy-held islands of the same coral group seriouslv threatened by the U. S. acquisition of Kwajalein. Far across the Pacific in a front of growing . importance, Lt. Gen. Cheng Tung-Kuo, commander of Chinese forces in India and Burma, told a Chungking rally that American-trained Chinese troops are advancing steadily on the Burma front. Mercury Dips to 12 Below in Mason City Des Moines, Iff)--Crisp, clear weather prevailed throughout most ot Iowa Friday in the wake of a storm that blanketed the state with sno\v ranging up lo 9.2 inches at Clinton. Lowest temperature reported Thursday night or early Friday was 12 below zero at Fort Dodge, Mason City and Spencer. The mercury began climbing Friday morning in all but the southeast section, .where it was still snowing in the extreme corner of the slale al 7:30 a. in. The weather bureau forecast much colder weather for most ot the stale Friday night, with possible minimum readings of 20 be- dow in the northern half, 12 below in the southwest and 10 below in the southeast. It may drop even lower in certain localities, the above figures being for the areas as a whole, the bureau said. No additional snow was expected. Highways were open throughout the state, Uut snow was drifting on them in the southeast section, the highway commission reported. There were slippery sections of highway in all parts of the state. Skies were clear throughout all but the southeast area. The weather bureau forecast partly, cloudy and colder weather Friday, with a few snow flurries in the extreme east -portion during the afternoon. Fair and cold was the forecast for Friday night with slowly rising temperatures and diminishing winds Saturday. . Temperatures fell Friday morn- nig in some parts of the southeast section. At Iowa City the low during the night was 11 above, but the mercury dropped to 6 above by 9 a. m. Sub-zero temperatures were reported for the entire state except the southeast portion. . . Minimum temperatures reported up'fto' earls' V Friday included (all vbeiow ;*«?}; : CarrbHv~J[,---P«i antr Sioux City '»/' Charlies 'City Des Moines and Ames 4, Council Bluffs and Newton 3. Waterloo and marshal! town 2, and La mom 1. Above zero minimum wore reported as follows: Cedar Rapids 3, Ottumwa (j, Iowa City II, Dubuque 13, Clinton and Muscatine 14, Burlington and Davenport, 15. Snowfall reports included (all figures in inches): Lamoni 9, Fort Dodge B. Council Bluffs 7, Muscatine 6.1, Iowa City and Sioux City 6, Davenport 5.5, Cedar Rapids 4.5, Mason City, Burlington, Charles City, Perry, Ames and DCS Moines 4, Ottumwa 3.5, Dubuque and dlewton 3. Spencer 2. Waterloo seven-tenths. Seven inches of snow was on the ground at Carroll, but only Is That-Income Tax Return Getting You Down? Your newspaper boy is not required lo carry a Globe-Gazette to anyone who owes him more than 40c. Are you a single person with | .--l income of §oOO or more dur-- f in CT 1943"* Are you a married person with an individual income of more n ithan "$624 for L 1943? Did you pay or owe a federal i n c o m e tax for 1942? Do you have a terrible headache? A r e y o u v t e e t h w o r n halfway down a n d y o u r pencils all the Dizzy? w a y f r o m chewing on them" Does your wife accuse you of muttering in your sleep something unintelligible about "Form 1040A?" You have the symptoms. You are about to file a federal income tax return. But don't despair--help is coming. ''Don't give up the ship."' 'First of all, since misery loves company, let us offer the solace that you are just one of many millions. The woods are full of people who during the next month will file -their first federal income tax rg- turn. -- · - · · - -'·. Best of all,' n i r'' ' ' I you are going to g e t s p r a c t ical sislance. : Just lay away y o u r w o r k- sheets, y o u r : pencils and let' your headache, s u b s i d e . Get. I ready for a I nice, fresh, unworried start. Please Wait! . You have only 24 hours to wait. IN THE NEXT ISSUE OF YOUR GLOBE-GAZETTE YOU ARE GOING TO GET A COPY "THE TAX PRIMER-JOME TAX AND HOW TO FIGURE IT IN 1944." It contains.26 nice, simple rules which you nead only to follow in order, one at a time. You don't even have to read it all. Part of it is in pictures--the cartoon type. (Even if you already have sent in your return, you might get a kick out of paging through the primer.) And it doesn't cost you a cent! The publishers of the Globe- Gazette want their readers to be happy. So they provided the primer for all subscribers in order to help them over the March 15 hurdle as quickly and as easily as possible. The authority and accuracy of the primev is guaranteed by its source, the Associated Press, 'the foremost newsgathering agency in the world. The ID page pamphlet , is written by Alexander George, AP features staff writer. He stated his purpose as follows; "This booklet tells how you can make out your tax return on 1943 income more easily and how you can save money by making the most of allowable deductions. Its primary aim is to help wage- earners who comprise the vast bulk of the nation's 59 million federal income taxpayers." Here arc some of the things the booklet will tell you: Who must file a return? Which form should you choose --the long form. No. 1040, or the short form. No. 1040A? What deductions are allowed? Can you qualify for a refund because of payroll deductions? How should you figure your Victory 'tax? How about exemptions tor soldiers? HOW YOU MAY SAVE SOME MONEY. Just hold cvcrythina. folks. You have only a 24 hour wait for "The Tax Primer." ' H 2 'i inches morning fell since Thursday Railroad and bus lines reported they were operating on schedule. Airline operations throughout Iowa. were normal Standard (N. J.) Forced to Convert to Coal jfor RUSSIANS HACK DOWN GERMANS CAUGHTINTRAP Nazis, Refusing to Give Up, Reported Slaughtered Like Sheep BULLETIN London, (IP)--Marshall Premier Joseph Stalin Friday announced the capture of the rail junction of Shepetovka, 45 miles southeast of Rovno and 27 miles east of the old Polish frontier. Shepetovka is on the junction of the Berdichev- Warsaw mainline and the Koro- sten-Taruopol lines. It is an important rail station and a vital link in the German defense system. Moscow, t.fi--The reel army's spearheads thrusting against the steadily diminishing circle of death around nazi forces in the Dnieper bend were hacking German-held salients to pieces Friday and relentlessly cutting down all who refused to surrender. Bed Star, soviet army organ, said the Germans were bciii£ slaughtered like sheep on the open steppes aud declared (he entire garrisons of the villages of .TTakh- nov and Myled had been exterminated as 2 Russian columns isolated them ' from other units retreating toward Korsun. Coming events may prove Korsun one of the bloodiest spots an the eastern front if the nazis continue to fight back and refuse lo give up in the face of sure death. It is a very old town of about 10,000 population. The corridor had now been reduced to a bare 5 miles width and IS miles length and inside were' the remnants ;ot 10 German ,.diyisians,_or between; 100,000 and 15090W .German soldiers .whose slaughter or capture promised to he the greatest single German disaster since Stalingrad. Many inhabitants of Korsun and other towns within the circle have made their way to the soviet lines by night, but the civilian population within the ring of soviet guns was still a problem. Bent on completely wiping out every German, the Russians were forced to use tanks and tommyguns in running down their foe and refrain from using their heavy artillery in a blazing barrage. The indications are that no German officer had been able to .escape the encirclement in the last 48 hours, and it was believed a number of high ranking nazis were still caught within the soviet ring. ' To the south another body of Germans was threatened with encirclement in the Krivoi Rog area by red army thrusts to the north, soutli and east of that mineral center, but the Germans showed no signs of attempting ot get out. Even if they pulled out it would be a race for them to get to Kher- son at the Dnieper's mouth or at Nikolacv before the Russians cut their escape route in their advance westward from Apostolovo. By EDWARD KENNEDY Allied Headquarters, Algiers, W)_German armored units taking advantage of rains and cloudy weather which robbed the British and Americans of their most potent defense, their air force, were reported =.= v ·-:· * if ft ,-;.- ^striking with deadly probing skill Allied Forces Reported in "Tough Spot" By C. It. CUNNINGHAM Allied Headquarters, Algiers, (U.R) --American and British invasion 'orces are "in a tough spot" on the Anzio beachhead, f i g h t i n g with heir backs to the sea against an enveloping ring of G German divisions, eyewitness accounts from he front said Friday. Military observers who have iust returned from the beachhead made »o effort to minimize the gravity of the situation, and warned that the 5th army position iliere could become a liability to the allied high strategy. These sources said the landing has failed to attuin its principal objective -- to divert German troops from the Gustav line and 3nable the main 5th army lo break through at Cassino for a juncture w i t h - t h e invasion forces. The failure to achieve the breakthrough must have been a bitter disappointment to Lt.-Gen. Marie W. Clark, commander of the 5th aiiny, who told guests at his headquarters on the eve of the landing: "Tomorrow is the big day.' We will be fighting very close to Home." Correspondents at headquarters realized for more than a .week that ;the invasion was not foing according to plan, but official explanations issued here gave no indication that the beachhead had been seriously imperiled. Headquarters c o r r e s pendents have received daily "directives" and background information from official spokesmen, but have been forced lo rely on conjecture for a picture of the actual facts. Thursday, for instance, almost the entire weight of the allied Mediterranean air forces, including fortresses and liberators, was thrown in one mass swoop against Boston, (U.PJ--Standard Oil company of New Jersey, one of the nation's largest kerosene and fuel oil distributors, has been forced to convert from oil to coal heat at its New England office here because its ration coupon supply was exhausted. Weather Report FORECAST | Mason City: Fair and colder Friday night. Lowest temperature in Mason City -20. Iowa: Fair and colder with much colder extreme east Friday night with temperatures 5 to 15 below: Saturday fair; rising NAZI SETTLERS STRUGGLE WEST Flee From Southern Ukraine to Poland Bern, (U.P.)--A rag-tag army o. hundreds of thousands of terror- stricken, homeless German settlers from the southern Ukraine was reported streaming into Poland by ox cart, buggy, sleigh and foot Friday. The mass evacuation of Gcr- , inan civilians Avho were lured into temperatures west portion in i migrating to the rich farmlands afternoon. stretching from the Dniester to the Don rivers above the Blacksea was ordered by Gestapo Chief Ileinrich Himmlcr as nazi forces fell back before powerful red army offensives. The German newspaper Essener National Zeitung said Himmler the German attempt troops massing for an to drive the invasion Minnesota: Fair and continued cold Friday night. Saturday fair. Rising temperature in the afternoon. Light winds becoming moderate Saturday afternoon. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather statistics: Maximum Thursday IB above Min. Thursday night 11 below At 8 a. m. Friday 11 below At 9 a. in. Friday 12 below At 2:30 p. m. Friday l below Snow 4 inches Precip. .30 inch The bitter 12 below Friday morning was the second coldest temperature of this winter, the only time the mercury going lower having been on Jan. 8 when 3 minus 13 was registered. YEAR AGO: M a x i m u m n Minimu'rn '..if Minus 4 P r e c i p i t a t i o n . 1 ' .04 Snow .so has. given orders to Gauleiter Greiser of the Wartheland province--comprising 80 per cent of German-occupied Poland--to take emergency measures for the temporary shelter of the evacuees. The newspaper acknowledged that 140,000 refugees already have arrived in Lodz with 1,200 more entering the town daily. Warsaw was believed attempting unsuccessfully to shelter at least twice as many fleeing from as far east as Rostov. "Struggling across the endless Russian steppes and fathomless murk through the pitiless icy Russian winter nijchts, the miles-long column of German settlers is fighting and pushing westward," tbe Essener National Zeitung said. forces back into the sea. An aerial barrage of that scope has only been undertaken in the past when the allied ground forces found themselves in a serious position, such as at Salerno and at Kasserine Pass, in Tunisia, when the battle was going against us. The question now being asked is why this was not done before, in view of the frequent and well- publicized warnings that a major German counter attack must be expected. The allied aerial attack has been hampered somewhat by bod weather, which may also hinder tho transport of any troops which Clark may have been planning lo send to the aid of the beachhead forces. But Hie principal question asked by correspondents and observers here is why the initial landings were not exploited lo the hilt. The first spearheads of the landing forces punched their way almost immediately lo within striking distance of (he Appian army of way, the cutting of which would have been one of their obvious initial objectives. The Alban hills, which dominate both the Appian Way and the Via Casilina south of Rome, also would seem lo have been a logical objective. But apparently no determined effort was made lo achieve either one, although German Field Marshal Albert von Kesselring- had withdrawn 3 divisions from the Rome area to the main oth army front and left the beachhead undefended. The explanation advanced by military men is that no commander would stretch .his lines thin in into the northern flank of' Anzio bridgehead Friday. In an action which in itself indicated the seriousness of tho situation which had developed on the front below Rome, the allied command Thursday concentrated virtually every combat plane In the Mediterranean theater, including flying fortresses and liters- lors, into a furious defense of the bridgehead front. But by Friday afternoon the rains had cantelccl out much ot this air support and a dispatch from the area by Kenneth L. Dixon, Associated Press correspondent, said (he Germans took prompt advantage of the freer hand given them by the conditions. ( I n Washington President Roosevelt said a very tense situation prevailed und that the allies were praying for good weather to aid sea and air operations.) The powerful force \yhich less than 3 weeks ago seized a wedge of const and thrust a surprise spearhead into the German flank had become besieged, ringed by superior numbers and holding an open coastal plain with the aid of hundreds of massed guns. These guns, Irained to fire in "timed blasts" with devastating and almost instantaneous effect on given targets, were credited in correspondents' dispatches with having arrested .the German attacks at least one 'point,·tat tfc*v Germans were exploiting " ' growing numbers, and least 5-fulITHvSfons . . gade in line to throw into aa aH- out assault. ' " - '··'--' ; There was no confirmation here, however, on the German high command's claim that Carroceto (ApriliaX 10 miles north of Anzio, already had been entered by the nazis. The latest information here was that, the allies still were fighting north of that place. . The official communique spoke o[ heavy fighting around a factory building which is located just northwest ol a key junction. It apparently has been serving a repeating role as the anchor point for defenses of both sides of the shifting struggle in t h a t sector. . The use of tanks as artillery gives them an additional role in the landing area. Both the allies and the nazis'have been working tanks into infantry spearhead tasks since the first contact was made after the invasion. The nazis now are adapting them to hit-run tactics on a smaller scale, but similar to those ot the huge railroad gun which the Germans have been sneaking within range to harry shipping in Anzio bay whenever possible. But 2 can play that game. American lank destroyers have been shifted back and forth between the eastern flank of the beachhead front and the northern . a dash to capture such objectives, leaving his flanks exposed to a possible counterblow. 12 Stolen Eggs Are Found in Man's Pocket Twin Falls, Idaho, (U.PJ--Patrol- man Charles Vance, searching a prisoner he was booking for intoxication, reached into the man's pocket and found 12 eggs, all broken, which the prisoner allegedly had stolen from a coftcc shop kitchen. Buy War Savin** Bonds and Stamps from your Globc-Gaicttc carrier boy. ALLIES' ITALIAN BEACHHEAD Statute Miles, TOUGH GOING MERE--Allied beachhead below Rome is shown on this map. While Anglo- American forces consolidated their positions in the face of mounting- enemy air activity, crowing German power was (hrust at the allies, baltltnft with hacks to sea.

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