Indiana Evening Gazette
INDIANA, PENNSYLVANIAT TUESDAY, JUNE30, 1942.
U. S. Fliers, Anzac Troops Slow Axis Invasion;
Alexandria Bombed Anew Place
Germans British Losses At 7,000 Tanks And 53,000 Prisoners
Nazis Attacking from North Enter Sevastopol's Inner Defense Ring
Italians Claim Gains—Bremen Lashed Again
By The Associated Press
Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's 175-mile drive inside Egypt was reported running into stiffened resistance today as U. S. Army fliers and fresh New Zealand troops reinforced the British imperial armies amid heavy fighting 140 miles west of the great Alexandria naval base. Alexandria itself was bombed again during the night. An RAF communique said U. S. airmen were pounding the invaders by day and night, attacking Axis columns west of Matruh and bombing enemy-occupied Tobruk in Libya. Front-line observers reflected some optimism over the new trend of the battle, but the situation remained extremely critical.A bulletin from Italian headquarters said Axis motorized columns had passed Fuka, 45 miles east of fallen Matruh. Cairo dispatches, however, declared that reinforcements in planes and men are helping to rally the weary British 8th Army, and indicated that the British were fighting from new positions about 50 miles east of Matruh, in a 45-mile line stretching inland from the Mediterranean seacoast to the Egyptian Death Valley" known as the Qattara Depression.
WAKE WAKENED BY NIGHT BOMBS
New Destruction Pays in Part for Dec. 3 Seizure
HEADQUARTERS HAWAIIAN AIRFORCE, June 30—(AP)—
American Army bombers, striking at the enemy in probably the longest over-water bombing flight ever made, have dealt new destruction to tiny Wake Island, which the Japanese seized at a high cost last December 23. Sweeping over the strategic atoll under full moonlight last Saturday night, the bombers hit all their targets, set the main building afire,leveled everything on the surface,and returned to their base without casualties and without the loss of a plane.