BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1944
1st Army Opens
New Attack in
Armored Units, Doughboys Go Over Top
in Fifth Day of Drive to Tear Hole in
Nazi West Wall; Troops Meet Bombardment
SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, ALLIED EXPEDITIONARY
FORCE, Oct. 6. OLE)—
The United States First Army opened a new attack cast of Stolberg and a dozen miles’ southeast of the Ubaeh breakthrough today, driving forward half a mile to within 6 miles of Duren and 27 miles of Cologne. Lieutenant-General Courtney II. Hodges' troops, renewing the push into the, Rhineland beyond Stolberg after a lull of two weeks, battered ahead through the Hurtgen forest in woods so dense that I the deepest American penetration the Reich was virtually a jungle battle.
Other First Army forces to the northwest drove through heavy German artillery fire to deepen their I'bach salient by a mile south of the town despite counterattacks in which the Nazis regained Beggetidorf at the tip of the armored wedge.
A First Army headquarters dispatch at 5:50 p. m. said United Slates ! tanks and infantry had driven more than 3 miles Inside Germany in the , Ubaeh area, and had reached the outskirts of Geilenklrchen, road and rail town 3 miles north of U'bach.
Forced Out of Town
The dispatch reported that Hodges' armor still was on both sides of and beyond Beggendorf. but Intense artillery fire had forced them out of the town during the night. First reports of the new attack east of Stolberg, where the First Army scored its first breach in the Siegfried Line, were skimpy. Stolberg, first big stronghold east of bypassed Aachen, was captured on September 15, and the Americans pushed in beyond it to the area of Gressenich.
The push now apparently was flanking Ksehweiler. northeast of Stolberg, and aimed at Duren, the biggest transport center between the Yanks and Cologne.
Patrol Port Falls
to Greece Invaders
as Nazi Fight Melts
LONDON, Oct. ---(U.P.) —
Radio France reported today that Allied Air Forces had landed on the Island of Rhodes in the Dodecanese group off southwest Turkey.
Hy ROBERT VERMILLION
ROME, Oct. 6. (U.P.)—
British invasion forces, supported by R. A. F. warplanes operating from bases on the Greek mainland, overran the northwestern corner of the Peloponnesus
and struck down the north coast of the peninsula for Athens today, capturing the fortified port of Rion, 60 miles west of Corinth mid !)."> miles from the Nazi-held capital. Ciernian resistance appeared to be melting swiftly in the face of the swift British advance a f t e r a savage lint short-lived attempt lo hold the big seaport of Patrai. the t h i r d city of Greece andl the Nazi’s main staging base for the supply of their forces on the west coast.
Herman coastal batteries covering the entrance to the (!ulf of Corinth were silenced quickly by the fast moving1Tommies and it was indicated that British warships would soon be operating: in those waters—if they were not already there—to avenge the beating they took from the Luftwaffe during the ill-fated
first battle for Greece in 1941.
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AGAIN, SHOOT DOWN 19 ZEROS
ALEUTIAN-BASED PLANES HIT KITA IN KURILES
ONLY 310 MILES FROM JAPAN 9 SHIPS SMASHED
By LEONARD MILLIMAN
Associated press war editor---
Aleutian based bombers swept to within 310 miles of Japan in their deepest strike at the Kurile islands, a Tokyo broadcast reported today in the wake of the second devastating American blow at one of Nippon's greatest gasoline production centers. Dome! news, agency said 12 Liberators attacked Kiln island in the Kuriles twice Thursday morning. It said two were shot down in "a fierce
Kita is a pinpoint island 90 miles closer to Tokyo than any target previously hit on the northern road to Japan. No land-based bombers except
Superfortresses have been closer Tokyo than any target previously hit on the northern road to Japan. The distance from the Aleutians rivals the 2500-mile roundtrip flight made by southwest Pacific Liberators hammering at Balikpapan
"Suicide boys" of the Thirteenth Air Force returning Tuesday from the second mass raid on the Borneo oil center, said they "bombed H____
out of Balikpapan" despite a vicious Japanese defense.