SANDUSKY, OHIO, TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 1945
Smashes Past City
And Cuts Road 120
Miles From Berlin
WITH U. S. FIRST ARMY, Germany, April 10 (UP)—
American First Army tanks broke into the Harz
mountains today in a 25-mile advance that outflanked
the German stronghold of Nordhausen, 115 miles southwest
Y BOYD D. LEWIS
PARIS, April 10 (UP;—
American Ninth Army troops stormed into burning Hannover today and raced another 23 miles beyond the city to within 120 miles of Berlin. In an explosive burst of power that threatened momentarily to cave in the Germans' entire northern flank, the Americans broke loose on the main Hannover-Brunswick- Berlin superhighway less than 16 miles from Brunswick and 55 miles from the Elbe River line that forms the enemy's 1st big defensive barrier in the west.
Simultaneously, the Ninth Army's Fifth Armored Division stabbed 23 miles northeastward to cut the superhighway at a point mid-way between Hannover and Brunswick.
FAR TO WEST OF
Y RICHARD KASISCHKE
LONDON, April 10, (fl^-
Russian forces beyond Vienna headed today for Munich and Prague and a link-up with the Allies in the west as Soviet storm units within the Austrian capital battled the Germans for the last few blocks of the city.
Moscow radio said "The fall of Vienna is imminent."
Far to the north other Russian troops along the Baltic coast had captured the East Prussian capital of Koenigsberg after a 33-hour barrage had softened fortifications
surrounding that cradle of Prussian militarism. The seizure of Koenigsberg was hailed in the Russian press as one of the great victories of the war.
U. S. GAINS ON
Resistance Stiffens on Okinawa
and Luzon; Philippines-
Based Bombers Bag
13 Nip Vessels.
By LEONARD MILLIMAN
Associated Press War Editor
Stiffening Japanese resistance
on virtually every Pacific
war front limited American
A third Nipponese counter-attack, increasing fire, and a continuing artillery battle held the U. S. Corps to "small local gains"in its drive toward Naha on southern
Several battalions of Marine artillery were thrown into the South Okinawa battle. To the north the Third Marine Amphibious Corps fanned out over half of Motobu