MIAMI, OKLA., MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 1945
Nazi Attempt To
Slow Drive Fails
LONDON, Jan. 22—(AP)—
Gen. Ivan Cherniakhovsky'sThird White Russian army has captured Insterburg,
second city of East Prussia, Marshal Stalin announced today and the German communique indicated that two Soviet armies driving into the old Junkers province from southwest and northeast were only 80 miles apart. A junction would slice the stronghold of Prussian militarism in two, Insterburg, a city of 40,000, is only 50 miles from Konigsberg, capital of East Prussia, and is 37 miles inside the province.
Stalin announced the fall of the key railway center in his, 18th order of the day in six days, and praised 40 Generals for taking part in the capture.
Plane* Blast of Supply Units
Attempting to Escape
By JAMES M. LONG
PARIS, Jan. 22 —(UP)—
Allied warplanes caught 3,000 German vehicles, the bulk of transport of an entire army, in an attempted sneak away from the Ardennes salient through the Siegfried line to the Rhine, and tore them to pieces today in a ruinous daylong attack.
The planes attacked with bombs, rockets and machine guns.
The Nazis had waited too long to run the gauntlet down the snow drifted escape roads and were caught on two highways in concentrations so thick that the Allied pilots said afterwards "we couldn't miss."
There was every indication that the ruin would be the greatest since the wounded Wermacht fled for the Seine through the Palaise gap. The destruction of equipment
promised virtually to immobilize at least one of Field Marchal Von Rundstedt's two mobile reserve armies.
Mat Arthur's Forces 0nly 65
Air Miles from Manila;
City in Ruins
G E N E R A L M'ARTHUR'S
HEADQUARTERS, Luzon, Jan. 22-(UP)—
Tarlac, with Its two airields only 65 miles from Manila, fell to the swiftly advancing Americans, General Douglas Macarthur; announced today. The once
proud city, most prosperous in the Central Luzon plains, was reduced largely to smoking rubble by the fleeing Japanese only a few hours before the Yanks arrived.
Seizure of the important rail and highway junction put the Americans nearly half way to Manila from their Lingayen gulf beachhead and within 22 miles of Clark
airfield, largest of the Philippines.