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Vol. LXVIII, No. 190 'A Progressive Newspaper For a Progressive Community" WEATHER Thundershowers, Clearing Full Report On F*Ke S 1885 TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 1944 Leased Wire Service of the United Press Price Three Cent! NEW INVASION TODAY!!! American, British And French Army Landed On Southern Coast Of France Close To Great Naval Base Of Toulon (BY UNITED PRESS) The invasion of southern France is going well American, French and British assa ult forces hold beachheads along a considerable part of the invaded area, a 100 mile strip of the Mediterranean coast running from Marseille eastward to Nice. The Allied invaders went ashore at 8 o'clock, this morning, French time, following a terrific aerial and naval bombardment of German positions. Thousan ds of Paratroopers landed before dawn to cut Nazi communications and win positions over looking the beaches, thus enabling the sea- borne armies to move in with a minimum of Nazi resistance. These paratroopers, reportedly, made up the largest number of air borne fighters ever used in an invasion. And late dispatches now say that hundreds of gliders have brought in additional air borne units. A t the same time, Allied headquarters says the Allies achieved tactical surprise. Scene Of The New Allied Landing In The South Of France /v^—-—7 SICILY vc Is ;i gem-nil i-li-it- of Die Mi'diterrnnriin nuii.Htliili! whrrr another Allied Invu.slon army went iistiorc this morn'tig, only U<| miles from the grual: naval port of Toulon. Ainrrictiti. Hrilisli :iml Frr-ni;h Inmps m;td f . up the invasion force, and initial reports from the new lliiuiter of win- indicate that (he drive ill from the sort wiin a grout .SIICI-CN.S mjaliist very little German rr.iistanvc, and Unit heachlieads have lieen est.-ilillshed on Jon rnlln.n of cwiNtlino. Tim Invasion army was brought- into the coast In Sim vessels (hut (Hilli-fl friidi S:irilliiiii, Corsica, Hiily and North Africa. Air cover was supplied from Condon, Sardinia and Norther a Italy, :ilr hases that also supplied the glider forces' that went in hefore the troops hit the lieaclies. • Allied Airpower Deals New Blows To Jap Bases (fly United I'rptft) Aliled airpownr has dealt new hlou-s to Ilia island ha.iei- gimrdl Japan's homeland and stolen empire. Off tht- China coast, American, heavy homhors have attacked tho island tit [•'ormntui. Docks in Tiikfio hjirhor were bombed. And' In For- mo'--ji sti---i.it between the island and China — three enemy freighters were sent to iho bottom. P-'lO fighters also carried out raids on CO;INI- al vessels, ar.i enemy airfield and •barracks. yome CfJO mile** .south of Tokyo, (Continued on Pngo 8) —When your iijtpctltr Is n hit Jud<•(!, and .von iir«> lonklnjr for *ome- thlnir different In food, stop nl JU'stiiiinuit, Clitircli 9t,—Adv. Wife Of Former Naugatuck Man Dies In Milwaukee Word was received here late today of the dc;ith last, night of Mrs. George Van Delft, wife of a former well known Naugatuck resident, at her home in Milwaukee. Wisconsin. Mrs. Van Du'lfl is said to have worked yesterday but to have been suddenly stricken last night, Mrs, Van Delft was the former Miss Mary Bolton of Waterhtiry, and the couple moved to Milwaukee about 10 'years ago, it was indicated. Mrs. Van Delft is survived by her htishand. -N'o details in regard to the death or the funera.! arrangements were available a', press time. Air Cadet Now In Second Stage Of Flight Work —Don't miss tho MK xnvlncs In t!io AiiKH.it Sale of Furs now underway lit Riiplmcl's, Nuuiraluck's Fashion Center, Clutrcli street,—Adv. Allies Are Blasting Trapped Nazi Army In Northern France (Special to Tho News) (By United Prefix) Courllarnl, Ala., Aug. .1.7—Avi.-v ! A murderous Allied air a.nd land tion Cadet Robert E, Spencer, Jr., bombardment is plastering the sor. of Spencer Mr. and Mrs.' Robert E. of Wolfe Ave., Beacon Falls, Conn., has reported /here to the -Army Air Forces Pilot School , (Basic) for the 'second stage of his flight trair.jnfr. The BT-13 which a cadet, learns to handle here Is a faster and heavier plane than the one which he flew at Primary^ School and, therefore, requires a wider knowledge ol' all aerial sciences. His varied course of training includes in-sli'ument flying, nig/it soloing, and a thorough study and application of .aerial navigation. The Army Air Forces Pilot School (Basic) at Courtland, Alabama, is a part of the Army Air Forces.] Training- Command, trapped German seventh army in southern France and Allied armored columns arc rumbling- in ajrainsL the Nazis fi'om three sides. An Allied Renoral says the closing of the trap marks the greatest infantry victory in centuries. On the air front over western Europe, nearly one thousand American heavy bombers today attacked seven Nazi air fields in Germany, Belprium and Holland. General Eisenhower today said the Germans arc takinp a sound beatlny, that this week marks a high point in the Allied operational plans. At the same time, the Allied nom- (Continucd on Page 8) Polish Patriots In Warsaw Are Given Assistance (B.v United JPrew*) Aid has reached the Polish pa- Late Bulletin! Rome, Aug. 15 — (UP)— A late commiiniiie says (.he Allied landings on the French Mediterranean coast arc "proceeding successfully." The communique says only slight opposition wan met hy (he iitUickinj* troops and there wa.s no enemy aerial resistance. for possession of the Polish gov- triots Warsaw. Spokesmen for ernment in exile' at London say arms and ammunition were rushed into the Polish 'capital at the llth hour — just as the Germans launched a powerful counter-attack to clear the Poles from the city. There was no immediate indication as to how the supplies reached the Polish underground forces. The Poles arc reported still holdup a number of strong points in :hc city. And their commander. General Bor, has called upon gucr- •illa forces outside Warsaw to march on the capital. The Germans say Russian forces (Continued on Page 8) The Germans had figured on landings farther south, around the mouth of the Rhone river. " So far, for obvious reasons of security, Allied headquarters has not yet revealed the exact landing places of the invasion armies. But the Allied strategy was dislosed at the same time of the invasion announcement at ten minutes past six this morning, eastern war time. ' • . . . . The Allied commader in the Mediterranean, General Sir Henry Maitland Wilson, said the strategy is to drive up to northern France to meet the Allied armies there. General Wilson, in a proclamation to the French people, called on them for aid and declared: "Victory is certain. Remember 1918!" As Wilson's proclamation was being broadcast to the French, his invasion armies were leaving a fleet of 800 vessels which had saiiecTfrom ports in Italy, Sardinia, Sicily, Corsica and North Africa. The invaders and their battle equipment and supplies hit the beaches exactly on time, thus indicating the effectiveness of the Allied air and sea bombardment of Nazi coastal defenses. An American radio correspondent who accompanied the Americans (Eric Sevareid of CBS) said the German shore batteries had not yet fired upon the invaders, The naval formations protecting the invasion fleet helped pave the way further by clearing mine fields and knocking out enemy ships. The invasion fleet, you'll be interested to know, is composed of American, British, French, Canadian, Dutch, Polish, Greek and Belgian vessels of one kind or another. From Rome, another radio correspondent (Blue Network) said most of the assault forces were American. Direct reports were being broadcast from the French beaches almost as soon as the Allies had lauded. . These front line reports 'told how seven waves of infantry totaling some 2,000 men were landed in the first two hours of the assault on the beachhead! alone. A correspondent (for NBC) broadcast from the beachhead that nearly all of our men are alive — an indirect indication that Allied- losses so far have been very light. Although the Allies said their invading forces had anded in an area bordered by, Marseille on the west and tfice to the east, the Germans confined the landing sector to a shorter front. A Nazi communique said landings were made in the Toulon to Cannes region. Some forces were placed about 20 miles east of Toulon the big French Medi- . erranean naval bases which, like Marseille and other rital areas, had been blasted for days in a pre-invasion. erial bombardment. The Germans also said the Allies dropped dummy 'iarachutists in the Marseille area, apparently to throw he Germans off track as to the direction of thermion: as- a-ult. '••;. ,'.-.',.'.'•-.•,:>.-•. Headquarters says the Allies were able to achieve actical surprise. •.•":"; • From London there's a report that the Alliedjarmies now spearing into southern France are being led by Amer,. Welfare Dept. Report Points To A Surplus Superintendent Leo Scully Submits Excellent Finan cial Report For July The July finnnci:il report of the Welfare Department, submitted kust night by "Sxipcritenndcnt I-co Scully, indicated th.it dcpn.rtmc.iU operating cotets arc not particul.-ir- ly liijrh, and a comparison of the breakdown given under the monthly report indicates that if the same scale of operating cost is maintained for the bnlain'c of the year, that the dcpm'Linont will finish the year with a sizeable surplus. Superintendent for July is «.s follows: Outside Poor Hospitals Scully's report $1593.52 2322,63 Children 1 in Homes ....... 1G57.-1G Moadowbrook Home ...... 1095. SS Administration ........... 1927.71 . S9.-1 97.20 Appropriation ........... $33,850.00 Expenditure and Encum- branchca 9,-l 97.20 $2-1,302.80 Continued on Page 3) ' —Cash pulil for musical Instruments, pltuiOR, radios, phonograph*. Metro Mimic Mart, 88 Church St. Tel, 5387.—Adv. ican Lieutenant General Jacob L. Devers. General Devers is the deputy commander in chief of Allied forces in the Mediterranean theater. . ;- . ;;.•',-

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