MADISON, TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 1945
Falls to Reds
Along Entire Front
The Red army captured Radom today,
the Moscow radio reported.
(Map on page 2)
Moscow announced today that the First White Russian army, joining the all-out
S o v i e t winter offensive, had smashed westward from the Vistula up to 37 miles on a 75-mile front in a mighty onsurge flanking Warsaw to the south and carrying to the outskirts of Radom. Marshal Gregory K. Zhukov of the Soviet supreme command was revealed to be in command of the First White Russian army, which charged westward across the Polish plains from two Vistula bridgeheads and in three days overran more than 1,300 towns and villages.
Premier Josef Stalin announced the new offensive now beating at the gates of Radom, great transport center, 5& miles south of Warsaw and 25 miles west of the Vistula, in a special order of the day.
Zhukov's drive paralleled that immediately south of his offensive front by the First Ukrainian army, in which Marshal Ivan S. Konev's forces were narrowing the 45-mile gap between them and the German frontier while threatening Krakow, the old Polish capital.
Areas Struck Hard;
By BOYD D. LEWIS
(United Press War Correspondent)
PARIS — Lieut. Gen. Sir Miles C. Dempsey's British Second army opened u new offensive today against, the. German bridgehead west of the Koer river in the area of the Dutrh border town of Sittard, 1.7 miles northwest of Aachen.
Simultaneously tLe American Seventh army at the opposite end of the western front seized the initiative along the upper Rhine, stormed the German bridgehead north of Strasbourg, and gained almost two miles to the outskirts of Gambshieim, 9 miles from the Alastian capital.
Close Against St. Vith
The new Allied blows were struck as American and British troops, grinding down the wilted Ardennes salient, were occupying its one-time anchor post of Houffalize, which the Nazis abandoned, and closing against St. Vith, the last big German- held base west of the Siegfried line in that sector.
Now 30 Miles
from Clark Field
Stiff Fighting Rages
ot Northeast Corner
of Island Beachhead
By WILLIAM H. DICKINSON
United Preii War Correspondent)
GEN. MacARTHUR'S HEADQUARTERS,
Luzon — American tanks, mobile guns, and infantry swept on unchecked and apparently unchallenged across the great central Luzon plains less than 75 air miles north of Manila today.
The biggest invasion of the Pacific war entered its second week with American spearheads nearly 35 air and 40 road miles inland from the Lingayen gulf beachhead— almost a third of the way to the Philippines capital.
Stiff fighting was under way along the Rosario-Pozorrubio line at the northeastern corner of the beachhead, but the unopposed frontal advance already had carried to within nearly 30 miles of the great Clark field air center and perhaps a dozen miles of the provincial capital of Tarlac.
Camiling, 29 road miles inland from Lingayen and 5 miles inside Tarlac province, fell Sunday to two converging columns which advanced 9 miles from Bayambang,
to the northeast, and Mancatarern, to the northwest, and merged into a single powerful army aimed straight at Manila. Tarlac lies 22 road miles and 17
air miles south of Camiling andmaybe engulfed by the advancing Americans within the next 24
hours, if it has not already fallen.
For the first time, the Americans on Luzon were fighting under conditions in which their mechanized equipment and great firepower can best be used.