The Charleston Gazette
Charleston ^West Virginia, Sunday Morning. February 28, 1943.
U. S. 5th Army Gaining in Tunisia;
Allies Hit Brest, Dunkerque, Cologne;
Nazi Reserves Thrown Into Donets
American Bombers Pound Port Of Brest
The Port Arthur News
PORT ARTHUR, TEXAS, SUNDAY. FEBRUARY 28, 1943.
SOVIETS ADVANCE IN VIOLENT FIGHTING
Rommel's Forces Make Slight Gain In Tunis Area
Sustained Air Assault
Made By Allies On
1 German Bases
1ONDON, Feb. 27 (AP( — The
Paris and Calais radio stations
suddenly went off the air tonight,
indicating the RAF was
carrying the offensive through
another night. '
By Edward D. Ball
LONDON, Feb. 27 (AP).
— American Fortress and Liberator bombers bashed the German
naval base at Brest on the French coast today while
RAF Venturas attacked Dunkerque in continuation of. the greatest sus-
tained air assault of the war on enemy installations from the North
sea to the Bay of Biscay. All the big U. S. bombers returned safely.
'Squadron After Squadron'
... The daylight operations followed Closely a "very heavy" attack by
RAF bombers last night on the battered German industrial city of Cologne.
British Eighth Army,
Believed Ready For
A L L I E D HEADQUARTERS,
North Africa, Feb. 27
reported to have made slight
headway. in new t h r u s t s
against the British lines before
Tunis tonight but Anglo:American
forces still were rolling back the
chastened enemy in the Kasserine
Blasted Out Of Northwest
To Halt Russians
Red Air Force Goes Into Action In Support Of
Offensive On Zaporozhe; Thawing Weather
Slows Drives; Nazi Ship Sunk
LONDON, Sunday, Feb. 28 (/P)—Red army troops-battling
forward west of Kharkov captured a number of large
populated places in violent fighting yesterday, while Russian
airplanes roared ahead to destroy 18 German bombers on
the airdrome at Zaporozhe on the Dnieper river bend, the
Soviets announced early today.
Russian ground forces last were reported .only 50 miles
northeast of Zaporozhe.
In New Guinea
A L L I E D HEADQUARTERS
IN AUSTRALIA, Sunday,
Feb. 28 (AP)—In renewed ground fighting on the approaches
to Salamua, New Guinea, the Japanese have retreated
further in the vicinity of Wau and Mubo, leaving a .number, of
dead, the Allied-high command announced today.
“First Definite Word"
Last-month, the Japs were crush ed in an attempt .to destroy
Allied airdrome at Wau, which:\is 35 miles southwest of Salamua,
northeast New Guinea coastal' city Recently there has been no definite
reports- of ground activity but Al lied planes in the area have engaged I