ISOLATION OF MANILA
Big Rail Junction
South of Capital
Under Heavy Attack
LEYTE, Philippines, Jan. 7 (Sunday) (U.P.)
Extensive areal sweeps over Southern Luzon Thursday and Friday caused heavy damage to the important railway yards at Los Banes, south of Manila, where rolling stock and key bridges were blasted, Gen Douglas MacArthur announced today.
Billy Mitchell medium bombers, teaming with P-40's and Marine Corsairs, wiped out one locomotive and 100 freight cars at Los Banos.
Three rail bridges in the same area were destroyed or damaged in the attacks, which hit the principal railroad lines feeding Southern Luzon from Manila.
Aircraft City Hit
By MOKKIK LANDSBERG
U.S. PACIFIC FLEET HEADQUARTERS,
P E A R L HARBOR.
A two-day bag of 331 Japanese planes and 83 ships in carrier plane assaults on Formosa and Okinawa, three naval bombardments extending to within 615 miles
of Tokyo and a new island invasion on the Western Carolines were reported
today by the Navy.
The warships shelled Iwo Jima in the Volcano Islands, Chichi and Hnha in the Bonins.
German Losses in
Belgium Bulgt Are
Set at Ov«r 100,000
By EDWARD KENNEDY
PARIS, Jan. 6. — (AP) —
American troops smashed against the northern flank of the Germans' Belgian bulge in a new attack launched today and scored initial pains of almost a mile and a half south of Stavelot, latest official reports said tonight.
The American First Army's offensive and that of the British troops on the Yanks right now are pounding along a 25-mile front and advances were made at other points.