HUNTINGDON, PA., SATURDAY, JULY 28, 1945.
GREATEST STRIKEIN HISTORY; JAP
By WILLIAM F. TYREEUnited Press Co-respondent
Guam, July 28. —The greatest carrier strike in history turned Nippon's inland sea into a graveyard of wrecked and burning Japanese ships today as some 2,000 warplanes of Admiral William F. Halsey's third fleet resumed the attack on the Kure naval base. -:
Slamming in at dawn through a sky full of flak and fighters, Halsey's American and British fliers blazed a new trail of death' and ruin across waters still dotted with the hulks of 308 enemy ships smashed in their first onslaught last Tuesday and Wednesday.
The first wave of attacking dive bombers spotted the 30,000-ton battleship Hyuga lying on the sandy bottom of Nasaka Jima harbor, outside Kure, her decks awash and her superstructure burned out.
The great ship and 22 other warships, the last major fighting force in the Imperial Navy, were holed by Allied bombs and rocket, fire Tuesday.
Japanese broadcasts said about 670 carrier planes attacked wide areas of southern Honshu and northern Shokoku. today, concentrating on Kure and the Inland Sea region. They said the targets included Hiroshima, Southern Osaka, and Takamatsu.
REPORT BIG AIR SEA
IN MALAYA AREA
Manila, July 28.—Radio Tokyo said today that a fierce air-sea battle was raging off the Malayan Peninsula as Allied troops for the f i f t h day persisted, in their attempts to invade Puket Island.
The Japanese Domei Agency claimed enemy suicide planes had sunk "one Allied cruiser and, heavily damaged another which was probably a converted aircraft carrier." Domei said the Allied naval task force had pushed up in close support of a second landing onThursday and that today its heavy guns were raking shore
installations on Puket with a tremendous bombardment.