The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on February 24, 1944 · Page 22
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February 24, 1944

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 22

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PVASIQTOLUEPRINT: Thpir inh iu in «..:«« *... . * * - ^^ ^^TM ^^ W HEN American invading forces storm the beaches of Hitler's Europe, it will be the army's engineers who lead the way. Their job is to wipe out enemy barriers and clear the way for the men and supplies that follow. These sketches show how they probably will do it. How Army Engineers Will Bltisl the Walls of\ Hitler's Fortress I. The engineers must know first the obstacles they will face. The invasion area probably is heavUy mined, lined with barbed wire, tank blocks, pill boxes. 2. Before invasion, the beach is shelled from the sea to daze the enemy. As-the shelling neare its end, the first wave of engineers goes ashore. ^ PIONEER DIES Fairfield, (ff)--Francis Xavier Nady, 81, life-long resident of Jefferson county, died Thursday at the home of his-son, Clare, in Burlington, where he was visiting. Nady had been an importer of Perchecon horses from Franc since 1881. Before World war II Estoni exported large quantities of but ter, eggs and bacon annually t England and Germany. HEINZ '57-SWCf HALF WHISPERS OF HATS $COO 5 See these commendable candid young hats-on- the - half - shell , , gay bits of frivolity with the incomparable flattery of ruffles and April flowers. Whirls of veiling abounding with crisp, fresh c h a r m . Interpreted, in black, kelly and red. * Exclusive With Us 3. Working prone, engineers use mine detectors and bayonets to locate and remove mines, then mark the safe path with white tape. Next they blast wire with bangalore torpedoes--strips of sheet metal rolled around explosive. s^ s f?rttt?as'ss yaxfijfyjass-,^ thrower. Paratroopers landed i" "··- «·--i- -'--' "=--~ TM "· f . . UU11U P ««»i, h,\ .1 i.' :i TINY L-2 DOING VITAL JOB FOR U. S, ARTILLERY Can Be Built for $3,000 But Small Part Cost of Observational Balloon Alliance, Ohio., (U.R)-3lollini from final assembly at the Tay- lorcraft Aviation corporation here are hundreds of reasons why allied artillery fire in this war has been the most devastating in military history. Officially these tiny, innocuous appearing planes are designated V the army as the Taylorcraft -.-2, important but little pub- icized cousin of the royal air lorce's "Flying Flea" and "Buzzard." But to allied infantry slogging hrough Italy, they're the same amiliar little monoplane which von the affection of the doughboys in north Africa and Sicily where they directed allied artil- ety fire clearinr the way for advancing tanks and infantry The Taylorcraft L-2 is not a ew development. It's the military adaption of Taylorcraft^ peacetime plane whose wasp-like S horsepower engine long since as become a familiar sound over very American city. When the war came, allied ar- illery officers felt the need for improved methods of directing hell fire if they were to utilize ully the new-found power of modern ordnance. The observation, and barrage alloons of World war I not only vere cumbersome and easy tar- ets for enemy aircraft but they Iso were expensive and difficult o replace since they had to be moved by truck to the scene of battle. America's light-plane enthusi- sts, by then some 200,000 strong Minted to the Taylorcraft and imilar light plane types as the nswer and the army linally un- iertook a series of exhaustive ests. Light planes, the tests proved -irovided the answer the artillery lad been searching for. Far less cumbersome and ex- teasive than the observation bal- oon, the prototype of the t-fc was xlremely maneuverable and better able to seek out its targets over wider area in less time. Even L ck of s^ed was an asset. The L-2--like the RAF'S "Flying Flea"--skims low over the battle areas at speeds of from 60 to / D miles an hour, spotting enemy troop and materiel concentrations and then reporting the range back to the artillery by short-wave radio similar to the infantry's "walkie-talkie." Flying close to the ground as they do--somewhere between 500 and 600 feet-the L-2 is seldom noticed by enemy pilots as they flash by at speeds of from 300-400 miles per hour. Even if spotted, | the L-2 usually can land and be . hidden by the time the enemy can turn around. Although the L-2 still resembles closely its peacetime counterpart several changes have been made , for the sake of military efficiency Breaking the clean lines of the top of (he fuselage is a transparent blister in which is mounted a swivel seat from which the observer, who faces backward, can sec in all directions. The planes are unarmed, however, relying on their maneuverability for protection. Itfn L-2 is destroyed, the total loss is about 53,000, only a fraction o£ the cost of a modern bb- servation balloon. who would "capture" him, and finally requested the caretaker of an institution to let him sur- ·ender. The proprietor of the inn told he Daily Mail: "It was about 4 a. m., when I heard a loud knocking at the door. I opened a bedroom window ind saw a man standing in the oad. He called out in good Engish, '-I am a German airman Can ·ou take me in?"' At the same ime he directed a flashlight on lis. uniform to show he was a Jerman. 1 told him I had no bed 'acant and shut the window." Two hours later the airman valked up to an institution and sked the porter to let him in "·ohce then were called. German Airman Has Hard Time Surrendering After He, Bailed Out .London, (/P)_A German airman who was the only member of his crew to bail out when a bomber was shot down by a night-fighter over England had a hard lime surrendering. Before he managed it. he walked 2 miles across the English countryside, awakened an innkeeper and was refused accommodations- walked o more miles through 3 villages trying to find, someone JOB TRAINING FOR VETERANS A vBttran it vntiried 1« vocational training IF- Up te four yean ; vocarfonal training SOv.rnm.nt paying all f e«" and tuition MontMfdimbilily wfiilt in Irainina. if ting!. WO ifmam«l$«0 or ttftntta\i A monthly pension '01 long as dilabled af SIO-J230 (average $40| Fr*« hMpitalisarlon and medical trtalmen Ettinger Itcsearch IHC U. S. GOVERNMENT offers vocational training to those veterans whose sen-ice disabilities hinder them in seeking or holding- employment. Chart explains how a veteran may qualify. (International} Cnox Appeals Sentence or Murdering Father Des Moines, (3)--Carl N; Knox Sigourney farmer, appealed to the :owa supreme court Thursday from his life sentence lor murder He was convicted by a Keokuk county jury last Nov. 25 of poison- ng his bedridden father, Walter, and sentenced by Judge P. ,1. Siegers to the Fort Madison penitentiary. In his appeal, Knox claimed 52 irregularities in the trial. Death Claims Old Newburyport, Mass., (U.R)--If you want to live long, come to Weburyport. A local undertaker reported'that of 21 funerals he conducted during a recent month, the youngest person buried was 70 years old, and the average age of the 21 was 75 years. HIT HEAD COID - WMWHST _ Put 3-*of*oM Va-tto-nol upeach nostril. It (1) shrinks swolkn membranes, (2) soothes irritation, (3) helps clear coltf- ' Follow directions in folder. 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