Corsicana Daily Sun from Corsicana, Texas on June 6, 1944 · Page 2
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rwo THE CORSICANA DAILY SUN TUESDAY, JUNE 8. 1944. JURRECONNIMNCE rnnos snow alues SLASH MWND Bv AUSTIN BEALMEAB. AN 8TH USAAF PHOTO RECONNAISSANCE BASE, June 6 — (AV-Alllcd landing forces ha^e catabllahed beachheads on the coast of Northern France and axe .slashing their way inland, the first photo reconnaissance pilots hack from the scene of the Initial thrust said today. . Fiom a ringside seat oniy aoo feet above the burning, smoking •im of the continent- two airmen watched the Aliies strike the ffrtt blow. . . ; 'diie is Lt. Col. C, A. Shoot*. ^Virly Hills, Calif,, a iorrtsr farjfny test pilot who arrived in tm theater six weeks ago an.i became commander of this STOup only yesterday and flew his first mission today. JXhe other is Maj. Norris Hart- w«ll, Jr., Cheyenne, Wyoi, formev- ly acting commander of this unltj "They^e established some good beachheads." Shoop said. "There were lots ot buying buildings and bomb craters,"Hartwell declared. ‘‘Towns were burning all over th* area." Shoop .«aid the channel wr.s ‘‘full of warships" hut that no German naval vessels wera «round. •‘I don’t know whether the enemy was surprised or not, but we .»idn’t see any opposition to our ground forces., -^At each location along v th.^ Héiœhes our warshlpa were atgpAr' ini off throwing in shells- There w?re groups of ships both com- Thg and going across the chan- ¡Tiel. Some of fhem were big I ones and they were as close to invasion WEAPONS-4 ThelTRifle Associated Press Features Basic weapcn of the U. S. infantryman, regarded as the world a finest .30 ca’.ibet rifle, as the MI Oarand. a semi automatic weapon considerably advanced beyond the boU-actlon ri'le use^ by «oldiers in World War I. This is a rifle that recocks itself after each firing as the soldier merely squeezes the trlg- ^^Gas operated and air-cooled, the Ml loads from an edght-round clip. Nine and one-helf pounds in weight, borne by a leather sling which also ib ii«ed to steariv the rifle In flHng, the weaDon i3 well-balanced. Its a shade unde- five i««t Tong with bayonet attached. It. has proven its combat etricieaoy under all types of weather c.inditions around the world. . (Tomorrod: Browning Automatic Rifle) . ' NORMANDY CONTINT/ED FROM FIRST PAGE all of Normandy, with it* good air field sites, and provide a pathway down the Seine valley Paris. Le Havre, 100 air lire miles northwest of Paris on the Seme river estuary, is France’s second seaport, and has 14 ship basins and eight miles of docks. One of France’s main transAt- lantlc terminals for peacetime trade with New York and other ports, the city itself lies mostly or. a level strip of ground except on the north whers a great bluff overlooks the entrance to the Seine estuary. Before the war it was France’s 11th city in population with about 105.000 persons. It has been attacked by Allied planes because of its importance as a Nazi submarine base. During the world war Britain and the United States used it as a base and point for landing troopa and stores. .AMERIGANSHEŒIVE NEWS OF EUROPEAN INVASION CAULY mtr 5 T 0 MMH Navar upsat an upaat stomach with ovardotas of antacids or harsh phjri- ics. Ba gantia with it. Tkk» toothing rMPTO-niSMOU Not a laiativa. Not an antacid. It calms and soothas yout uput stomach. Pleasant to the tasta —children love it. Atk your druggist tor nrro-atSMOL whtn your ttom- meh it upttt. A hORWlCH mODVCT the shore aa they could possibly get, I think their fire was ^»elng thrown pretty far in." • ' . No Air Opposition. Shoop added that "we could see our troops advancing across the ground at one place. At OM locality we saw a group gliders on the ground. We didn.l run in- ,tp any air opposition, but wf. got down to .500 feet and,the ground fire was pretty heavy” ' Hartwell said the only opposition was furnished by ground bftt- taries and their fire "apparently was almost as heavy as ours, Hartwell said. "You could see the guns hitting the buildings and every now and then you’d see a building explode. "The air was filled with our planes—all kinds.’ Both pilots said they saw not a single person in the streets of the towns even before the. bombardment got well under way, indicating the civilian population was complying with Gen. Dwight D. Elsenhower’s request to get out of the way. PACIFIC WAR CONTINUED FROM FIRST PAGE Japanese col’umns tightened on Changsha, key city on the Hankow- Canton railway in China’s Hunan Province. Hunan’s Governor, Gen. Hsueh Yueh, said "the fate of the nation depends upon the outcome of the present battle." In the Southwest Pacific, American invaders of Blak Island in the mENI TALKS OF ROME, THINKS ABOUT INVASION By JOHN M HIGHTOWER WASHINGION, June 6—(A^)—In a 'speech which made no reference to invasion but was delivered . In the certain knowledge that the climatic hour finally had come, Pree- Idcnt Roosevelt told the nation last night that victory over Germany is certain but ’ it will be tough and it will be costly.-" The President broadcast on the fall of Rome at 7:30 p. m., Central war time—about the time United States and Allied forces were jumping off from England for the air and water push across the Channel. Now that the invasion has been announced, hi may avail himself —- —— of the regular Tuesday afternoon £ISENHOWER "To CONTINUED FKOM FIRST PAGE that the chled executive was extra- ness and I askfcd him, "Don’t these ordinarily prooccupied last night, things make you nervous." He that his comment on the accom- ^ chuckled and taid he was the type pUshmcnts in Italy was designed that boiled inside but that when more to point them up as prelude things got too bad he was usually to what was to come than to extol able to sleep It off. the victory already won. ' He told us then that he planned Having in mind the fact that to visit the airborne units during Berlin and Tokyo remain as Axis the ervening and that before turn- D-day and H-hour with sirens ana capitals he summed up the capture jng in he wouH probably read a whistles, summoning men and woof the Italian capital by saying jittle philosophy or a wild west men to their places of worship, "one- up a»id two to go." i story. We cor>-espondents were per- Newspapers Issued extras and ra- "Our victorv comes at an excel- mitted to tag along on the supreme ¿jo broadcasting companies push- lent time,’ Mr Roosevelt declar- commander’s visit to the airborne, gd all scheduled programs aside, ed. "while our Allied forces are units but only with the understand- — m -«,. poised for another strike at Was- jng that we would remain definite . ................. ....Ji «..UMa awTVMlAa ai.. ,..1» i TViava 1« fl NAVY By The Associated Preaa. Americans received new« ot the invasion of Europe calmly today and turned to the altar«. of it« faiths to pray for peace with victory. In the nation’s hamlets and great cities people went to churchaa, ca- thederals and synagogue« to meditate and to participate In the «er- vices scheduled for D-Day. There were few demonstration«. Groups gathered at newsstand« and stood before radio loudspeakers. Comment generally reflected the combination of hope and trepidation which marked the fend of , tense waiting period. I Thousands of men and women In war production plants observed a brief moment of silence, followed by an immediate resumption of the flow of materials of war. In New York a public prayer observance, to be held at 5;30 p. na- at the Madison Square eternal light. World War I memorial, was announced, ceremonies which- -will be repeated in communities in all parts of the country. Some cities, such as Albuquerque, N. M., and Dallas,, announced D-day and H-hour with sirens and whistles, summoning men and v men to their places of worship. Newspapers Issued extras and ra- u.o broadcasting companies pushed all scheduled programs aside. The NEA New York Daily News poised for another sirme ai wtm- jng that we wcuio remain aeiinne- threw out its regular editorials tern Europe—and while armies of ]y jn the background. There is «¡and printed instead the Lord’s other Nazi soldiers nervously await warm personal relationship between prayer. Special prayers, previously bur assault. And our gallant Rus- General Eisenhower and his men made public by church leaders, slan Allies continue to make their | and he made it clear to us that he weer prominently displayed in all power felt more and more ’ wished It to remain personal. newspapers. _ .. . . --------- “— rpjje New York stock exchange CONTINUED FROM FIRST PAGE American aoWiers and American landing craft by the hundreds carrying the footsoldiere ashore. The untold hundreds of strange and wonderful craft would have caused the eyes of John Paul Jonea to pop -wide open. "Elsie" F»m>ly. In an amazingly ordered confusion came the whole flat-boltomed "Elsie" family laden with fighting men, guns, tanks, shells, field rations, hypodermics, radio **ts. dages, trucks and the other bewildering baggage of combat. Thirty-six-foot IXTVP*« (landing craft vehicle personnel) made of plywood, the baby of the fajnily and perhaps its most important membevr; LCM’s (landing craft., mechanized), steel 50-footers most j valuable for the first eupply phase? LCI’a (landing craft. Infantry) Around 200 feet in length and al-j most proper looking ships; IXJT’s | (landing craft, tanks), ungainly i 200-footers, and LST’s (landing j ships, tanks) queens of the family . able to disgorge anything fiwn i jeeps to monster road building ma-. chines—all those plug amphibious | "ducks” and other weird crafty were there. PRESIDENT CONTINUED FROM FIRST PAGE The reports came into the White Housa by telephone from the *r- toy’a narva center, the nearby Pentagon building. Early said he could not disclose from whom the President received his Information because of security reasons, but he gave the Impression Mr. Roosevelt was intimately abreast of the operations. "The President has known for some time what the world now knows about the Invasion, ’ Early said. „ _ The text of the prayer Mr. Roos­ evelt wrote will be released fori publication later in the day. Early] added, so that the public can b«( familiar with It and join the Pree-l Ident when he leads In s victoryj prayer tonight. Early said he saw no likelihoo? that the President would addr* congreee early In the invasion. Houss Speaker Rayburn (D-Texj asked the (Thief Executive if hi wanted to appear on Capitol Hll but, in Early’s words, "There Is n( necessity or need at this tlme’’^foj such an appearaye. ' Run a DaUy Sun Want A«' Quick Results. ,/VVCl «.aw«*. — ---------- - Jt A To this, howevifr, he hastened to add that while the Germans have Talked to Men 'ine ivew lum. biuvh cw..»...*,- add that while tne liermanB nave, At the airborne asembly areas, halted its activities for a two-min"suffered heavy losses” these have Elsenhower walked swiftly and i prayer period, not been “great enough to cause ; alone through the groups of men Emergency ord€ * ■isfViav'A 4 K a V waff , f^FAWIl UD wAwartnrt a 1 WPF collapse.' where they were drawn up at attention. He a.rked that they be placed at ease. He stopped frequently, Schouten group New Guinea outflanked the Jap^ese Often ho was completely sur- I defenders and cu^ in on the Mok- j.Qynded by the men and they troop- mer airfield from two «d after him laughing and joking Nineteen enemy pl^es were added a<Jhoolbo’/s I estimate that to the 30 announc^ as <*«»"oyed evening hours he talked in this theater yesterday. ^ with several hundred men indivi- Bitter tightlng for Japan s North | where they Burma base of Myltkyina contm-; from—he seemed determined Emergency orders for augmented personnel went out from the nation’s telephone companies. American Red Cross officials reported that their offices were flooded with telephone calle from prospective blood donors. This bizarre snub-nosed fleet did not confine itself to a transport job. It had Its own firepower to supplement that of the orthodox warships. In msny American war- shis and in the v.ast "Elsie” fleet were seasoned sailors who had, done this sort of job before—in the i ' Mediterranean or the Pacific. , First Stark Climax. * For many mor it was ths first stark climax to grlndingly weary , months of rehearsals. z , Nor was the navys job confined to bombardment, to protecting the I vast convoys from air, surfaca And undersea attack and to the landing of troops. Sailors tumbled out, of the landing craft along with the; first wave of troops In naval shore battalions integrated into the army’s amphibious beach brigades. Under fire or not, these beached j sailors in army garb had to do preliminary demolition of under- dater obstacles, clear the channels for the landing craft, tend wounded and priflonere, direct the landings of incoming craft, bury the dead, repair or blow up disables craft clogging the beach approach- i es, establish communications be! tween the beachhead and the ships ’and establish emergency dressing I stations dug into the sand. seed oil. “It tas'es good," one trooper told him. o.tiri ..R.M...« .w. I dually He askta rnem wnere xney The supreme commanders party Burma base of Myltkyina contm-; from—he seemed determined I reached the lust base just at the ued with Alllod iorces preeslng,^^«"^^ ^ paratrooper from his j take off time. At 7-second Intervals , their offensive inside and outside: Kansas—and what the big roared off *he run- QJ.^U££|-||LL, they did in civilian life and what way and .‘"^o the sky their army job was. Then he added seeming °d personal toucnes. He asked a er was escortcn to the roof of head- youngster where he got his haircut and an ex Dakota farmer how much wheat he grew per acre. He asked with tha weird war paint of the paratroopers and was told It was a mixture of cocoa and cotton- UCU w 1111 r- ------» their offensive inside and outside the town. Bitter fighting for Japans North Burma base of Myltkyina .continued with Allied forces press- jing their offensive inside and > outside the town. Cl V¥ 0.0 — quarters for a better view as they circled above coming into formation for the great task ahead. He turned his face toward France and watched them vanish in the darkening sky. ! CONTINUED FROM FIRST PAGE i "The battle which Is now begin- 0 6UUFÍ Jilnti'Breakdomi B bforb this WAR M OVER, there may be only two kindt of people in America ... 1. fhoM who con ctMl got to work In ovtomobWo», 2. thoso who oro forcod to walk. 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"This entry and liberation Of Rome means that we shall have power to defend it from hostile air attacks and deliver it from the famine with which It was threatened.” Trtbut« to Leaders. Britain’s war leader paid high tribute to both Gen. Sir Harold Alexander and Gen. Mark W. Clark In Italy and said: "Complete unity prevails throughout the alHSd Armies XXX There is complete confidence In the supreme commander, General Eisenhower, and hfc lieutenants and also in the commander of the expeditionary force General Montgomery. There was grim news a<j Well as good In Churchill’s address. In discussing the battle of the Anzio beachhead In Italy, which was established last January and held against heavy German counter-attacks. he said the allies lost about 20,000 men, and the Germans 25,000, But the Anzio landing had in the end borne good fruit by forcing Hitler to send south of Rome eight or nine divisions "which he might well have needed elsewhere" he added. 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