HUNTINGDON, PA., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 1945.
By WILLIAM C. WILSONUnited Press Correspondent '„
Manila, Aug. 29. • — Gen Douglas MacArthur arrived in Okinawa and Admiral Chester W. Nimitz flew to TokyoBay today as the zero hour approached for mass Allied air and sea landings in the greater Tokyo area.
The first sea-borne troops will go ashore on three fortified islands guarding: Yokosuka naval base in Tokyo Bay at 6:35 a. m. tomorrow (5:15 p. m. today, EWT).
In preparation for the post-surrender invasion, the greatest air and sea fleets ever gathered in the Pacific were making- last minute preparations at bases 1,000 miles apart.
MacArthur and his headquarters staff flew from Manila| to Okinawa and watched the vanguard of the air-borne troops who will: accompany him climb into their transports on Okinawa's airstrips.
By JOSEPH L. MYLERUnited Press Correspondent
Washington, Aug. 29. — President Truman today made public Army and Navy reports on the Pearl Harbor disaster containing serious charges against Gen. George C. Marshall, Army chief of staff, and Adm. Harold B. Stark, who was chief of Naval operations when the Japanese struck.
Both Mr. Truman and Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson, however, strongly denounced the criticism of Marshall contained in the report of an Army Board of inquiry. They reaffirmed their faith in him.
There was no official disagreement, however, with sharp criticism of Stark and of Maj. Gen. Walter C. Short, then commander of the Army's Hawaiian Department, and Rear Adm. Husband S. Kimmel, , commander of Naval forces at Pearl Harbor.