The Brooklyn Daily Eagle from Brooklyn, New York on June 6, 1944 · Page 1
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Tuesday, June 6, 1944
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UUN r8 M More Photographs of Invasion on Page 9 'i ffAJUf IP CUT i" I .iv ; J 7 Wall Street 'tidal News Wtather Cloudy tonight; cloudy, cooler tomorrow 103d Ytar. No. 154. DAILY & SUNDAY n, ffBSflffV, BROOKLYN, N. Y., TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 1944 3 CENTS g5? ENGLISH CHANNEL HLN lT7(--f (CHERBOURG VHA"--4-A' Y ,y ' - ' en Battle Rages at Caen; Our Casualties light' By VIRGIL PINKLEY Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force, London, June 6 (UP) American, British and Canadian invasion forces landed in northwestern France today, established beachheads in Normandy, and by evening had "gotten over the first five or six hurdles" in the greatest amphibious as sault of all time. The Allies are fighting in the town of Caen, nine and one-half miles inside the French coast, Prime Minister Churchill said today. 3 General Eisenhower's supreme headquarters revealed the Allied armies, carried and supported by 4,000 ships and 1 1,000 planes, encountered con- 11,200-TON LOAD SOFTENS UP FOE BEFORE INVASION . 7,500 Allied Planes Hammer Enemy Guns Studding the ' Channel By WALTER CRONKIIITK London, June 6 (UR)-ThouSandS;s;jerci(,y feSs resistance than had been expected in of Allied bombing planes softened! up the defenses of western Europe the storminq of Adolf Hitler's vaunted West Wall. Anglo-American Invasion j Nazi broadcasts reported Allied troops pour for the Anglo-American Invasion armies last night and early today, dropping more than 11.200 tons of high explosives on the Nazi coastal aries behind the Atlantic Wall. ing ashore most of the day along a broad reach of fortifications in eight and one-half hfi Norman coasf anJ f) fhe eQst and admitted hours of furious attack. ' The roar of bursting bombs and , invntinn Innrlinn knrnat hnrl nonotrntorl tun ottu. the motors of attacking fighter 3 3 r planes rolled back across the narrow Straits of Dover incessantly from midnight until 8 a.m. as some 7,500 Allied planes hammered at the network of enemy gun emplacements studding the Channel coast. By midmorning the Allied air fleets had swept the skias clear of Nazi planes, and fighters were racing as far as 75 miles inland without drawing a challenge from the battered Luftwaffe. U. 3. Navy Phato via Signal Corps Radio YANK DOUGHBOYS MARCHING Through the streets of a British sea- Photo was taken yesterday. Today the boys, are fighting on the soil of part they move with steady tread to embark across the English Channel. continental France, somewhere within area shown in map at upper left. War Bulletins INVASION 'DOING ALL RIGHT,' NAVY CHIEF SAYS Washington, June 6 (U.R) Admiral Ernest J. King, commander of the United States Fleet, said after a conference with President Roosevelt today that the invasion of Europe is "doing all right so far." CHANNEL BATTLE REPORTED BY GERMANS London, June 6 (U.R) The German Transocean News Agency said today that a battle was in progress in the English Channel north of Le Havre between German naval units and Allied forces attempting to make a landing. SEC RfiD DfflVf BEFORE WEEKEND London, June 6 (U.R) MU'tary observers said today a general Russian offensive co-ordinated with the Anglo-American attack from the west may be launched within the next 48 hours and almost certainly will begin before the weekend. RUSSIANS CELEBRATE ALLIED LANDING Moscow, June 6 (U.R) News of the Allied landing In France spread swiftly throughout Russia today and touched oft enthusiastic demonstrations such as rarely have been seen since the war began. Soviet war t marches, "Yankee Doodle" -and the triumphal music reserved for Stalin's victory orders followed the announce-' ment. Continued on Page 7 BORO MILLIONS PRAY, REJOICE OR WORK GRIMLY Church Bells Announce News Courts Open With Brief Ceremony Brooklyn's millions greeted news of the invasion today with prayer, with some restrained Jubilation and with work. Men and women gathered in churches, in stores, in shops and factories and courtrooms and prayed for victory and the safe conduct of sons and brothers and husbands through their ordeal by fire on the soil of France. And often the eyes were moist while lips moved in prayer. Church bells announced the Invasion news and almost every church had planned invasion services. Every Supreme Court part In Brooklyn and Lon Island was adjourned until tomorrow, by direction of the Appellate Division. The five County Judges in Brooklyn, after a brief ceremony at noon which in- Continued on Page 7 ROOSEVELT ASKS GOD FOR SUCCESS Michigan Marks D-Day Lansing, Mich., June 6 (U.R Gov. Harry Kelly issued a proclamation this morning getting 10 ajn. a W. T., today for Statewide observance or D-Day. He directed that sirens and whistles sound the hour, and that citizens pause for a moment of prayer, Calling All Legion Posts The Brooklyn Eagle was requested today to help notify all the 71 American Legion post color guards to assemble at the Cedar Place en trance (near 3d base) of Ebbets Field this evening to participate in the patriotic demonstration and to bnng the colors. EAGLE ADVERTISERS' will understand why their copy does not appear today. The elimination of practically all advertising is In accordance with the plan announced weeks ago. ' Washington, June 6 (U.R) Following is President Roosevelt's prayer for success of our arms in their task a prayer in which he asks all to join when he utters it by radio at 10 p.m. Brooklyn time tonight: MY FELLOW AMERICANS: In this poignant hour I ask you to join me in prayer: Almighty God: Our sons, pride of our nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion and our civilization and to set free a suffering humanity. Lead them straight and true; give strength to their arms, stoutness to their hearts, steadfastness to their faith. They will need Thy blessings. Their road will be long and hard. The enemy is strong. He may hurl back our forces. Success may not come with rushing speed, but we shall return again and again; and we know that by Thy grace and by the righteousness of our cause our sons will triumph. THEY FIGHT NOT FOR LUST OF CONQUEST They will be sore tried, by night and by day, without rest till the victory is won. The darkness will be rent by noise and flame. Men's souls will be shaken with the violences of war. These are men lately drawn from the ways of peace. They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate. They fight to let Justice arise and tolerance and good will among all Continued on Page 7 More than 2.300 American and British heavy bombers spearheaded the great sky fleet, crashing an estimated 7,000 tons or more of bombs on the enemy's beachhead defenses. Another 4.200 tons were dropped by tactical air forces. It was the heaviest attack ever hurled against a single objective, and all reports indicated that the mighty barrage had all but beaten the Nazi forts into submission be fore the ground assault began The apparent key to the lightness of the Nazi opposition to invasion forces opening the battle of Europe was contained in a disclosure that thousands of Allied planes dropped more than 11,200 tons of bombs on German coastal fortifications in eight and a half hours last night and early today. As the massive Allied air fleets took complete command of the skies over the invasion zone, Reichsmarshal Herman Goering issued an order of the day to his air force declaring the invasion "must be fought off, even if it means the death of the Luftwaffe." Late in the day Prime Minister Churchill, making his second statement of the day to Commons, said the invasion was proceeding "in a thoroughly satisfactory manner." Earlier he told Commons it was going "according to plan and what a plan!" Simultaneously the German DNB news agency reported the invasion front "has been further widened." Nazi hrnad- A sky-filling parade of British casts throughout the day told of the amphibious assault de- lummuea on rage iVeloninr on a rrand scale, with flrhtinir m rtwn o in inland a figure apparently extended by the last enemy report. Supreme headquarters revealed late In the day that bad weather had forced a 24-hour postponement of the invasion. The Allied command gave the go-ahead order last night despite strong northwest winds and rain squalls when weather experts forecast improving conditions today. The weather still was somewhat unfavorable, however, Impeding the support given the land armies by the air force. Although detailed official reports were lacking as the tanca fiff Hoi, nmn (Amn. n nine-. J . . . . J 1 point were recovered iuai uaJ wc '"u a uusi-, i u was auuimeu up ay Motor shares were in demand. !one source at headquarters in the words: "We have gotten with Chrysler and virtually all lower Stock Prices Gain On Invasion News After a brief irregular decline at the opening, the stock market reacted to the invasion by develop ing strength and in broad trading. the whole list moved higher. Early losses ranging from fractions to a Do YOU want to help the men invading France? Call the Red Crose, MAin 4-6001, and arrange now to give blood, the plasma of which is a vital need to save lives on the beachheads of Normandy, priced auto shares at new highs for the year. General Motors was around the year's best level also Gold stocks were strong and active. Steels developed strength after initial uncertainty with U. S. Steel prominent. Other pivotals were generally above the previous clos$. Railroads and utilities were firm but not. active. Bonds were lower for the most part. Continued on Page Z Other stories, features and photographs relating to the invasion of Europe will be found on Pages, 2, 3, 7 and 9 Claims Firm Got $1,380 Profit Per Employe Jap Agent Suspect Asks Two-Month Trial Delay Postponement for at least two months of her trial on charges of acting as an agent of the Japanese Government and the return of $25,000 which the Government seized from her bank accounts, were asked yes terday by Mrs. Velvalee Blucher Dickinson, 50, former Madison Ave doll-shop operator, in United States District Court. Judge Francis G. Caffrey said he would decide both- requests tomor row. Nazi Ship Sunk in Fight London. June 6 (U.R) D. N. B , German News Afrenrv flrimitfpri In a In demanding a wage increase for brondrast tnriav that a r,rmn v.t. 20,000 employes of the American'sel was sunk durine violent fiehtin Woolen Company. Emil Rieve. gen-1 in the Seine estuary. eral president of the union, told the War Labor Board the Little Steel n, r- r r- . . , . Formula was "obsolete, unfair and "nEKE I J TIlMU II unrea: stic." ; Rieve declared the A. W. C. had earned "more than $1,380 on every Comics worker on the payroll" and its ( Crossword profits leaped from $2,662,000 in! Dr. Brady 1939 to $36,500,000 in 1943. These Tditoria1 figures do not include taxes, he.Fmanrial said. i Horoscope Rieve told Prof. Arthur Martin. Movies Page) 15 i Radio dean of Ohio University Law School, who Is considering the case for the WLB. that "a worker needs a wage of 76 2 an hour." Novel Obituaries Our Fiq titers Pattern Page IS 12 I Society 4 6 I Sports 10 6 Take My Word 6 1 2 i Theaters I 1 5 I These Women S 8 Tommy Holmes 10 12 Uncle Ray 15 7 Want Ads 12-14 5 i Women 4

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