BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 1945
Stage Set for
Nazis Show No Signs of Being Able to Stop
Reds East of Oder; Schneidemuhl Encircled
LONDON", Jan. 29. (AP)—
Marshal Zhukov's First White Russian Army hast crossed the German frontier west and northwest of Poznan, Premier Stalin announced tonight. The German border west of Poznan Is only 95 miles from Berlin. This is the closest Moscow has officially placed the Red army to the Nazi capital. ;
Moscow reported that Marshal Gregory K. Zhukov's Army was invading Brandenburg on a broad front and said the Germans had shown no signs of being able to stop his forces east of the Oder river, 40 miles from Berlin.
A Nazi broadcast acknowledged the "evacuation11 of Kreuz, 10 miles northeast of Berlin, 50 miles northwest of Poznan, and 115 miles southwest of Schneideinuhl, another Brandenburg town which the Germans said was encircled by the Russians.
Cross Our River
Americans, French Near Colmar; Third Army
at Reich-Luxembourg Border on 8-Mile Stretch
LONDON*. Jan. 29. (AP)
A Reuters dispatch from the United States Third Army front said tonight that elements of Leutentant-General George S. Patton's Third Army had fought their way across the Our river into Germany at two places in the vicinity of Obcrhauseu, 8 miles south of St. Vith.
PARIS, Jan. 29. (AP)—
First Army divisions advanced as much as 2 miles in deep snow northeast of St. Vith today, capturing three towns and moving within a mile of Germany and the outer works of the Siegfried Line. Bullange, Herresbach and Holxheim all toppled. The main works of the west wall were brought within 6-mile artillery range.
The First Infantry Division took Bullange after a 9-hour light in bitterly cold weather.
In taking Herresbach, First Army troops killed 138 Germans and captured 180 without the loss of a single man killed, wounded or captured.
THREE U. S. COLUMNS BEAR DOWN
ON SAN FERNANDO, MANILA GATE
YANK TROOPS 34 MILES FROM LUZON CAPITAL;
SUPERFORTS BATTER IWO ON TOKYO ROUTE
By LEONARD MILLIMAN
Associated Press War Editor
Three converging American columns bore down on San Fernando, gateway to Manila," today while Superforts struck again at battered two, island on the sea road to Tokyo and gave the enemy capital a sleepess week end. The Japanese controlled Singapore radio said 45 carrier-borne fighters and bombers raided the Sumatra oil refineries around Palembang for 2 1/2 hours at midday. It claimed 44 raiders—presumably British—Were shot down.
Tokyo broadcasts said American bombers for the first time attacked Hachijo island, less than 200 miles south of the Nipponese capital which was visited by a continual stream of solitary raiders. Single incendiary-dropping B-29s were reported over Tokyo nine times Saturday night, once Sunday night and again this morning.
Southern Sixth Army forces surged toward Manila and Bataan, while Yanks on the northeastern sector captured Rosario in the longest, hardest battle of the Luzon campaign.
They pushed through decimated Japanese units to join other American columns in a three-way drive on the highway junction leading to Baguio, Philippines summer