Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on July 22, 1944 · Page 8
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Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut · Page 8

Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Saturday, July 22, 1944
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••-.•.."4 v-^; NAUGATUOK DAILV NEWS SATURDAY, JULY 22,1»44: 4 American Marines Escape Jap Trap In Saipan Island Snlpan, July 22-(UP)—Another .(Intmutic story comes out of Sul- pan 'tonight. It's n story nbout fiiur Hwa.ihbucklim: marines who lived for two days right undur Ihe UOSIMI of 1,000 Jap soldiers. What's more, thry c:;cap.'d without a scratch. It' si-ems that, the four marines and on« infantry company looked "down one morning to Iliul that the Japanese had taken up u new Hi" 1 of defense around their purticulai hill. „, ... Sergeant Ray Adams of bkill- 'man. N. J.. says. "The Japs lookud protty tired. rhey didn't seem to .pay much attention to our bullets. Ttu-y would stop, take a deep . Ijivath, and pled back lo their fox holvs." "But. some nf thorn were in but tor shape." Adams ,-continues. -They Met-mnd to be fully equipped and witll officered." On the second morning thu Americans had a little troubii- with i-ntimy snipers. Ono Jap popped up from behind a rock only 20 feet away. Thoy found his body thu 'ni-xt morning. Then, before the marines r It, the infantry company getaway' lliuy did it." 50,000th Round eallv.ed made its "%Vo'can't figure out how Adams says. "So for ttiroo hours wo marines sat tight and prayed tho Japs wouldn't como Up our hill. They never did. The marine sergeant says "American artillory began moving up and started blasting the Japs. \V'u watched one Jap otllcor come out to watch I ho fireworks. "•<•-• V |,iiailin;r Ihr fiO.IIIMUh round of ar- Illli'i-y ammunition that was to li« firi'd l«v "his gun I'.rrw unit against 'tin- .Xav.i* is 1'fe. Tony Audi-undo. Pui'lilo, Colo,. Tony also louili-d tin- first sholl fired. i,t Ki.miiH'I's forcos In Xorlh Afrlra. Ills group was ono of tin.' first <o ajid on the Normandy l.oachheail. (International) American Troops On Guam Pushing Ahead North And South things got a little too hot for him. ho got up slowly, -ant! swaggered away." Al'tc-r three nightmarish hours, the marnios figured out a way to sneak by the Japs. "It worked." Adams smiles. "And you can bet your life we made a beeline for our okl outfit." Tiulia has 2-1 different languages In common use. (By United United States Marine and Army troops who landed on Guam early Thursday are pushing Inland from iiecured beachheads. Tho forces arc moving from the north and south toward a junction on the west coast of the llrst U. S. possession to fall to the'.Japanese, And the llrst, Incidentally, that we've begun to regain. Ono of the first objectives apparently is to cut off Orote peninsula and its potent air vleld. Admiral Nimitz reports the enemy is putting up a stifTcr fight as 'tho Americans shove inland through the ' hills of southern Guam. And Tokyo radio this niorn- irv claims fierce battles are raging on Guam. This is in contrast to comparatively light resistance met in the initial landings. The Japanese Apparently had been herded inland by the terrific 17-day pre-invasion bombardment by our naval warships and planes.. Tho terrillc pounding continued, during the invasion itself and now, our ships and planes are supporting tho drive inland. Admiral Nimitx. says . American casualties so far have" been moderate. . All in all, the, latest reports indicate the invasion of Guam is going well for our forces. About -1,000 grnde'crossi'ii'g accidents occur annually. . Local Soldier s War Record Is Reviewed (Continued from Page 1) 1IUV WAB HONI1S AND STAMPS It's Newly Decorated! It's Different!! It's Still The ROOM BUT A ft i-1- t i i i 11 k ill it ••Tin.- Ccme phere mil ill \V;ili,Tl'iiry. usl ,-i|)pVo|iri:itc in and Enjoy the Genteel Atmos- of The Elton's Latest Innovation! Ch»f For'fr ptirvisinjt your food! he the the pri-par.'ition 01 !-tali.-y will in- there to greet you. X.-ale, Nathan. Jnshun, James, HI-OIXI-. Nabors and Johnny will be tlii!re to serve you. will b'' there to concoct favorite drink. Olio your - i« never a 20% Federal Tax except ui \Voi1m.-sil.-iys "mi,..,. i) \\ M. when dancing is arranged fcr your pleasure Sal.ur- The Copper Rccm is open daily for luncheon and dinner! . HOTEL ELTON ON THE GREEN u. s. VICTORY WASTE PAPER CAMPAIGN SAVE A BUNDIf A WI!K SAVI SOMI 6<m till Naugatuck Waste Paper Collection JULY 24 TUES., JULY 25 muii and machincH and food of war, circled about waiting thu sit nul to dash to-'land,, they were strafed by an ME-110. From > In buck of the circling bouts thu combined sea commands' of Britain and the U'. S, thundered landward huge tons of explosive steel. After- long anxious moments C/.arny'» .boat, with'its flotilla, received the signal to land. A plane cume winging swiftly und tracer; woavod about them. Under the stream of fire, the motor wcnl dead. The 1 rust o'f'the flotilla wenl on to the beach.. "We were afi/.ic] he'd strafe us again;" Czarny said "And he did. Only one man got hit though." After u tim.i; another landing craft cnmo alongside and the boats were warped together'. The two of them with their complement ft 37mm. anti-tank guns and crews headed for shore. At long last, the boal.s grounded on a shoal itud the long steel gate at the front dropped open, Czarny's men had been trained to get ashore as fast, as possible: when that happened. So with himself ahead as guide the live men of the gun crew.- rushed the 1,000 pound weight of wheels and metal; down the steel ramp. "I expected to step, into u foot or- two of water," ho said, instead it. was ten feet deep. .1 went under, with the 37 on top of me. Luckily I wasn't pinned Sown. They were the,first of the antitank guns there. Crarny placed his piece, and got all ready to repel n. tank attack If one should come. At this point an olllcer bustled down upon them and ordered the gun moved to about a distance of two miles. . Everything was new, everything was in turmoil and confusion in the vast ammunition lighted darkness of the African coast. So C/.arny and his (I've men attached their piece to a truck and climbed aboard; • , They had gone a half mile when they heard the clatter of a French tank. Czarny orilcr'cd the truck off the i-oad. There was no cover, only flat Held. He sent his men double-timing for hay from a. stack ittlc distance away. With it they camouflaged the gun as well as t.hev could. From a distance .of COO yards, then, from behind a hillock, they! spied the tank. Czarny's No. 1' plnced the gun on it. "Shall 1 fire," he risked. C/.urny decided the range was too great. The tank came to a stop. A man climbed out and- looked around. vVhile the men watched the tank- man looked further. He suddenly leaped back into the tank, und a .stream of hot lend poured toward C/.arny's men. Then' ho gave the word. The gun went off. "The tank seemed to leap forward a little," he described it. "To "leap forward and then settle back. Tlfat's all there was to it." It was at this point that the gunner pointed to their left flank. There came a group of French tanks for them, not- more than COO yards away. One of them fired and one of C/.arny's men. went down. They swung the 37 around and blasted away at the nearest tank. From the opposite flank now came another group of tanks. "We were in the midst-of a battalion of them, '[ guess," he said. .. They swung the 37 around the other-way and fired. AH this time the French tanks wore banging away at thorn. Suddenly there were two less men. The tanks got very close. Czarny stood alone at the smoking breech of his 37. Then everything went black. "I woke up on the ground. It couldn't have been more than four or live minutes later. Three of the tanks faced In at me. A tankman was walking toward me, a pistol in his hand, he saw I was awake, and in broken English said, 'war bad, war bad.' " As they picked him up, he saw that his 37 was useless. Its protective plate was geuped. and had holes in it. A piece of barrel had been torn away. The Frenchman placed Czarny on top of a tank and took him back of their lines, where he was loaded on a truck with - numerous other wounded French .and American. Later the truck took them lo a hospital in Rabat. Czarny had been wounded in the face, the arms and both sides. Later they counted nine holes in his fatigue uniform. The French hospital was comfortable. The men were well cared for by French doctors and nurses. C/.arny had his first drink of wine there. ~ , When the armistice with Darlan was signed shortly thereafter, C/.arny was moved to a hospital at Oran. From there, somewhat later, he was ordered aboard a ship at Casablanca for honie. He didn't want to go. He pointed out that none of his wounds.,were really serious. His protests, however had no effect, until he addressed them to the captain of the ship, who released him.' , . . "I went on shore," Czarny said, "I had money. The; French had given me my wallet when I left their hospital just as they, hud found it. I went into a barber shop and had a shave, haircut, shampoo, shocshihe, and manicure —first. When they were through I gave them a quarter. In return they filled my hand with bills and change..I couldn't believe it." It took Czarny a month to catch up .with his outfit. Shortly after finding it, he was awarded the Purple Heart by the then Major Gen. Omar Bradley, He went on to finish the.^ Tunisian campaign. He boarded «hip and landed under fire in Sicily. Czarny was one of the first men to receive the benefit of the rotation furlough policy. But now that he has been home and seen the Gem Sunday, Monday SceiM- from "And Tlie An^sls Sine" starring Dorothy Ijimour, M ;.' MacMiirray, Betty IliiUon. and a splendid cast. Fred Revolt In Reich Under Control, Says Latest Reports (By United .'.The political situation inside Germany, remain.;- obscure and corefus- ing. . ; T.he Nazis claim complete control over the nation—after Uie unsuccessful attempt on Hitler's life. This .may be borne oul. by the Nazi ! domination oC all official radio Rta.-l.ions in t-hc Reich. But unconfirmed reports from Europe's neutrals say the anti- Naii" revolt is still smoldering in spite of .1 vicious purge being carried out against HHlcr's enemies within the country. Swiss dispatches say Marshal vom Rundstedt and Marshal von are among hundreds of officers already executed. One reporl says more I him .WOO German officers, including 3-1 generals, : have been rounded up. However, the reports from neutral -capilals s.-iy the executions •have not prevented a .--proud of in- Isurrectlon. ' One reporl. says revolts hnvc broken out in naval units at Kiel and "Ste'ltin. This recalls the World War 1 1 naval' mutiny at -Kiel"—l-he spark .that' set off the- revolution lending"' .to Gijrinaivy's j-urr.ond')!' two "weeks' later. • OMier Swiss stories 'tell of .clashes between - ,rogular arrny dol.ach- mnts— and Nazi s.torm iroopet'-s •bii'i-.'rcsVerl by Gestapo -unitK. The Nazis have wrapped Ger- many'up in'a blanket of isolation. B'ch'ind the- ominous cui-lnin "of .silence — -Ihe most terrible .blood purge i-ni- German history is believed !o be under way today. S. S. 1 and Gestapo squads arc ro- ncriod. patrolling tho streets of. Berlin and other largo German cilies. They are reported to b:.- •wl'ping oul all elements regarded as potential sources of opposition. A wholesale slaufrhtei' is believed in. progress against tile o',d-;i:io officer- caste which always dospi-sod Hitler. Jackie Coogan And Wife Divorced Hollywood, July 22—(UP) — J.-ickic Coogan, the silent film child star, has been divorced bj showgirl Flower Parry Coogan She charged that Coogan turned their honeymoon home into a "glorified men's club" by moving six soldiers in with them "to share expenses." Mrs. Coogan was awarded custody of their two-year-old son and SCO monthly support. They were married in August, 10-11, after Coogan wu.s divorced from Betty Gr:i- blo. He now is a flight officer in the glidor command. Fire Chief Starts Annual Vacation .Fire Chief John J. Sheridan started, the 'first week of his annual vacation this morning. Chief Sheridan will spend a week in Rutland, Vt., while James Quinn, llrst assistant chiQf, t.ikos over hi:; duties. Chief Sheridan will take his second week off sometime later in the summer. Authorities Seek Babies* Parents Berlin, July 22—(UP)—Authorities nrn seeking the parenis of a t-.hree-mor.t.hs-old bnby boy found |jy Mrs, Earl P. Young on her doorstep, Mrs. Young, the mother of twelve children, found tho blanket- wrapped baby sleeping on her porch when she returned home just before midnight. The boy, described .-is being "bright, and very healthy." is being rarcd for at New Britain General hospital. BMNR, SHE DOICS HER BIT Fitohburg. Mass.— < UP)—Totally blind, Mrs. Clara J. Anctil. -71, has knitted r,S sweaters for soldiers ami sailors in the past year. Sha'saM she answered the appeal for sweaters because *>f her 20 nephews in tho rii-med forces. Using a joint of her finger ns a one-inch- measure she is able to get perfect measurements for ribbing and length. CAURIES OFFICE IN HAT Independence, Mo. (UP)—J. Orrin Moon, bond drive chairma-ni'fo easlorn Jackson county, has a desk with his name plate on it and also a private secretary in a Kansas City office — but Moon never lias sat r\t the desk and has not seen the secretary for a year. Moon was visiting the treasui-y deparl- iiTent recently when a member took him to sec the bond hoad- ! quarters. The chairman «xys tlie ! set-up looks prclty good, but he's too busy lo spend any limo there. MUSIC TRUCK LOST Kansas City, Mo.— I UP)—A salesman who lost a truck filled with sheet,music valued at $175 here recently hopes that one of the song: titles knows what it's talking about, The piece was "I'll Be Seeing You." HUY WAR BONDS AND STAMPS follc.s he wants to KO back. "This training- life is harder than any lighting I over did," he said. ' .-Czarny tells of his boat coming into Newport News on his return journey. "There several of us together, including a major," he said, "we har' discussed the war -was about over in Sicily. As we came into the harbor, I saw tears streaming down the major's face. I nudged the guy next to me and -motioned toward the major. The guy laughtd. He was crying too. He pointed at my face. I w:is crying: hardcr'n any one of 'em." 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