SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNING, JULY 3, 1945
, By Associated Press
CHUNGKING July 2--
|The Chinese high command indicated today today that soldiersof Free China, pursuing withdrawing Japanese forces into the teeming -Hangchow Bay industrial basin, had gained up to 35 miles along China's "invasion coast" and reached an area 132 miles south of Shanghai.
Without specifying the exact location of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek's troops pushing forward .Shanghai, a Chinese communique said that the Japanese were continuing a withdrawal along the Chekiang coast after linking tip with a relief force at Ninghai, 132 miles south of Shanghai.
Relief Column Pursued
The Japanese relief column, sent to aid enemy forces pulling out of the mainland coastal regions380 miles west of American held Kumo Island.
Naval BaseNips Hold
By Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO, July 2.
The J a p a n e s e announced plans today to evacuate civilians from Singapore as Allied power to the east of Borneo rolled up dangerously close to the great naval base.
The Japanese-controlled Java Radio said non-essential civilians would begin clearing out of Singapore the middle of July.
The Allies already control three air bases at Brunei, little more than 700 miles from Singapore, and now Australians ace moving down Borneo's west coast toward Kuching Air Base — 400 miles from Singapore.
Homeland Battle Near
The Tokyo Radio in another broadcast; heard by the federal communications commission declared that "the curtain is about to he raised on the homeland battle" and reiterated that "both men and women, young and old, would join in a suicidal defense for an ultimate; victory.
By Associated Press
MANILA, Tuesday,' July 3.—The 7th Australian Division at Balikpapan has secured three miles of beach east of that great Borneo oil port and has driven upland 2,500 yards against stiffening enemy resistance, General Douglas MacArthur announced today.
The Australians, who invaded at Balikpapan Sunday , were striking for the town's airfields, two military prizes which would bare Japan's remaining East. Indies positions to close attack of Allied air might.
American heavy, medium and fighterbombers continued to give close support to the ground forces, while U.S. carrier-based navy fighters hit enemy road transportation inland. Jap Report Confirmed
This was the first disclosure that carrier planes were participating in the operation. (The Japanese in a ambiguous broadcast Sunday night had referred to carriers.)++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++