THIS WAS REPORTED TODAY NOVEMBER 19, 1943:
The systematic destruction of Germany from the air was returned by a
huge fleet of Flying Fortresses in a heavy daylight attack today
immediately following the largest assaults ever staged by the Royal Air
against Adolf Hitler's Reich.
NEW CASTLE NEWS
NEW CASTLE, PA., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1943.-24 PAGES
HUGE AIR RAIDS ON GERMANY
As Raid Tar get
For Huge Attack
Berlin, Ludwigshafen And
Other German Cities Hit
In Gigantic Air Raid
PROBABLY 1000 PLANES
IN NIGHT'S ATTACKS
LONDON, Nov. 19.—
The systematic destruction of Germany from the air was returned by a huge fleet of Flying Fortresses in a heavy daylight attack today immediately following the largest assaults ever staged by the Royal Air Force
against Adolf Hitler's Reich.
Escorted by fighter planes, the big four-motored American bombers went after targets in Germany during the morning hours, just as Berlin and Ludwigshafen were digging their way out of ruins left by 2,50O
tons of bombs dropped in the R.A.F. onslaughts last night
By LEO V. DOLAN
(I N S Staff Corespondent)
LONDON, Nov. 19.
Two of the largest Royal Air Force formations ever to attack the third Reich carried out almost simultaneous assaults on Berlin and the Rhineland city of Ludwigshafen, the air ministry announced today.
The force which battered the.German capital was slightly larger than that employed a gainst Ludwigshaffen,
chemical center of the upper Rhine opposite Mannheim.
Magnifies Leros Fall
The Allied defeat of Leros and their setbacks in Italy and Russian are discussed in the following article by Major Paul C. Raborg, noted military analyst and author of "Mechanized Might."
By MAJOR PAUL C. RABORG
(Written (specially for International News Service)
NEW YORK, Nov. 19. —
The loss by the Allies of the Aegean Island of Leros is of no importance" to the major over-all war strategy of the United Nations. German propaganda, however, has magnified their success at Leros, until it assument, in Axis-occupied Europe, the proportions of one of the great battles of the war.
The Alied fighting on the islands of the Aegean Sea was entirely part of the "war of nerves" against Hitler and his general staff. Combat in that area kept the Nazis on pins and needles because they never could know at what time a major Allied offensive via the Aegean Sea might become a reality. Otherwise it was purely diversionary.
Could Conduct Offensive
There can be little doubt but what General Wilson, in command of the middle east area has sufficient troops and material to conduct" an Aegean Sea offensive at any time. However, a* of now, the Axis occupied and fortified islands, including Crete, would make such an offensive the most difficult of any against southern Europe.
Allied Beachhead On Empress
Augusta Bay Is
OVER 800 JAPS
By FRANK ROBERTSON
(I N S Staff Correspondent)
ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN
THE SOUTHWEST PACIFIC, Nov
General Douglas MacArthur announced today that American troops were making steady progress enlarging the allied beachhead at Empress Augusta bay on Bougainville island In the Solomons,
More than 800 Japs have been killed by United States forces on Bougainville, MacArthur disclosed.
Bombers Give Support
U. S. dive bomber* supported the ground operations by slashing nt enemy positions in the Jaba river sector. The Jnpanese retaliated in a night attack against allied shipping in and off Empress August bay, during which three of the raiders were shot down. Infantry action likewise flared up in. New Guinea, where allied troops
pounded against Jap defenses near Satelberg. north of Finschhafen Here, too, American dive bombers supported the ground force.s by hurling a strong attack agnin.it Japanese installations at Masangkoo.
As the American troops advanced on Bougainville, heavy B-24 Liberators and light, naval units (presumably
destroyers) pounded enemy supply and munitions dumps and-----