ST. JOSEPH, MICH., FRIDAY, JULY 6, 1945.
YANK FIGHTERSRIP TOKYO 3rd
11,000 Allied WarplanesPress Attacks,
By LEONARD MILLIMAN
Associated Press War Editor
Startling evidence of American, air might being hurled against Japan came today as Tokyo reported 250 U. S. planes made double- strikes against the homeland for the third successive day.
Japanese sources estimated ll,000 allied planes are pressing the attack against Nippon. American announcements disclosed:
1. Almost the entire Nipponese garrison was evacuated from Waka Island in a state of starvation testifying to the effectiveness of air and, sea blockades of by-passed islands.
2. More than 120 square miles of Japanese industrial cities have been destroyed by Superforts. This includes newly announced destruction. of 74 per cent of Tokushima. Largest city on Shikoku island, knocked out in a single July 4 fire raid and 63 per cent of Okayama, important inland sea port 100 miles from Osaka.
Shift 5th Air Force
3. The U. S. Fifth Air Force. which paved the way for Gen. Douglas MacArthur's return to the Philippines has been shifted to attacking in the first move ofr MacArthur’s forces on the road form Manila to Tokyo.