ENEMY'S NAVY AIRFORCE CHANGED TO
CORPS OF SUICIDES
By FRANK TREMAINK
United Press Correspondent,
Pearl Harbor, June 4. —With the Okinawa campaign rapidly nearing an end, Japan converted her entire naval air force into a suicide corps to protect the homeland from the rampaging American fleet today.
Other developments in the Pacific war included:
1-—Radio Tokyo said Japan intends to attack the United States with piloted, bomb-carrying balloons in the "near future."
2.—.American troops fanned out along the south coast of Okinawa after sealing off thousands of the enemy on the Chinen peninsula. Tokyo quoted an unconfirmed report that American units had landed behind Japanese positions on Chinen peninsula from the sea.
3.—The American 37th Division drove along Luzon's Cagayan Valley against light resistance. Japanese casualties in the Philippines reached 385,480. American and Filipino casualties were 225 killed and 657 wounded.
4.—Units of the American Mars Task Force were revealed to be operating- in China after helping to reopen the Burma Road.
5.—Chinese troops re-captured Chienlnang-, 90 miles northeast of Nanning-, and pursued the Japanese toward Liuchow.
6.—British troops seized two towns on the east coast of Burma.
7.—Radio Tokyo admitted that American and Allied spies were becoming increasingly active in Japan.
A Japanese spokesman said the present attacks on the United States with pilotless balloon, were only the forerunner of larger scale raids "with death-defying; Japanese airmen manning; the balloons."
The spokesman complained that the United States had not divulged the extent of damage caused by pilotless balloons, but surmised they were "creating havoc." He said hundreds of this type were being- launched daily.
INTEREST SHIFTSTO CAIRO, LONDON
IN LEVANT CRISIS
By PHIL AULT
United Press Correspondent London. June 4.—Beyrouth dispatches said today that British troops, reinforced by marines and sailors, were moving French soldiers and civilians from all populated areas of Syria to isolated camps to prevent further bloodshed. But chief Interest In the Levant crisis was shifting- to London and Cairo.
In London, Prime Minister Churchill was expected to reply in Commons to Gen. Charles De Gaulle's charge of last Saturday that British agents were responsible for the uprising- in the Levant.
As for De Gaulle's assertion that Syrian regulars attacked French troops with British -weapons, a British foreign office commentator said any arms delivered to
Syrians were made "with the knowledge and approval of the French.
A joint statement in Cairo by the prime minister of Lebanon and president of the Syrian Chamber of Deputies accused the French using lend-lease weapons in the
Levant disorders. De Gaulle Saturday denied that such was the case, but added that as soon as lendlease material was turned over to the French. it automatically became French.
The Cairo statement also said Lebanon and Syria would not sign any treaty with the French.- 'It was made by Abdel Hamid Karamah. prime minister of Lebanon and Saadullah El Gabry, president of the Syrian Chamber of Deputies.
In Cairo, the Arab League of seven Middle-Eastern states was meeting t day to discuss the crisis. A Cairo dispatch said all delegates were unanimous that the
French must withdraw entirely from Levant and that no negotiations with the French were possible.