RUSSIAN “LIQUIDATE" NAZIS IN STALINGRAD; 95,000 ARE KILLED
The Bakersfield Californian
BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1942
Yanks Rip Jap Barges in
Raids on Munda Base
Foe at Buna
Join in Attack
on Solomon Nips
WASHINGTON, Dec. 31.
today that American aircraft
have carried out additional
attacks on enemy installations
in various parts of the
Solomons and that five enemy
barges were destroyed in one
attack on Vangunu island,
120 miles northwest of Guadalcanal.
The attack on Vangunu
was carried out during the early
hours of Wednesday, south Pacific
time, by a flight of "Airacobra"
and ."Wildcat" fighters.
Late in the same day, a navy
communique announced, "Dauntless"
dive bombers with "Wildcat" escorts
attacked enemy Installations
In the Rekata bay area of Santa Isabel
Island. Buildings on the cast
side of the bay were bombed and
strafed and three float-type planes
were strafed on the water, the navy
said. Rekata bay Is 115 miles
northwest of Guadalcanal.
Crush Nazi Line
MOSCOW, Dec. 31. UP)—A
special Soviet communique
said tonight that the German
army in Stalingrad "is
The communique added:
"Ninety-five thousand Germans
have been exterminated
and 72,000 captured as prisoners
"In the course of the battle our
troops completely destroyed the
f i f t h , sixth, ninth, thirteenth, four-
teenth and fifteenth Rumanian infantry
LONDON, Dec. 31. (UP)— The Brit-
ish navy, in a sea battle that
is still continuing, has damaged
an enemy cruiser and destroyer in
northern waters, an admiralty communique
The destroyer was hit severely
was last was seen in a sinking
condition, the. communique said.
Tho communique gave no indication
of the size of the naval
units involved, nor did it give a
precise location for the scene of
the ..... engagement.
It was recalled that the powerful
German battleship Tirpitz has
been reported in Norwegian fjords