BILLINGS. MONTANA, THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 19, 1945"
Find Enemy WarshipsCamouflaged, Hiding
At Base in Tokyo Bay'
By LEIF ERICKSON
Guam, July 19.—(AP) American Carrier aircraft discovered remnants of the Japanese navy hiding in possibly the most obvious place—Yokoukn naval, base In Tokyo bay—and attacked heavily Wednesday with bombs and torpedoes despite adverse weather and accurate, intense intermit fire, It was announced Thursday. Yokosuka naval base, one of the Empires largest, is at the mouth of Tokyo bay, only about IB miles southeast of the capital city.
Fleet Admiral Chester W. NImlts, announcing the attack, said "no report of damage to targets Is yet available,"
He also reported that both American and British carrier planes, comprising the world's- greatest striking force,, carried their assaults on the Tokyo region into the second successive day Wednesday and that an American cruiser-destroyer force steamed close Inshore to shell NoJlmn cape, only 60 miles southeast of Tokyo at the entrance to "Tokyo bay.
The bombardment carried into the third straight day the fleet's attack on the Tokyo region. The shelling, begun at U p. in,, Wednesday night, Tokyo lime, continued until early Thursday morning,
Big Three' Heads HoldTheir Second Session
By DANIEL DE LUCE
Potsdam, July 18.—(AP)—Three veterans of old battlefields—President Truman, Premier Stalin and Prime Minister Churchill—conferred again late Wednesday, with allied victory In the Pacific a, pressing goal.
This second formal meeting of the "big three" was as heavily blanketed by security as Tuesday's, but the. trend of thought among the American and British delegations seemed to make it certain that the ways and means for Japan's defeat would be fully aired before the Soviet leader.
Earlier In the day, Trumann conferred separately with Churchill and Stalin. The day's events Indicated the leaders were agreed upon reaching as promptly as possible full agreement on the issues facing them.
Issues upon which a speedier end of the war with Japan and the future peace of Europe may depend.
Truman, the presiding officer of the tri-power sessions, seeks as his chief goals a quicker triumph over Japan and the bulwarking of peace through solution of long-standing disputes.