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Will Track Down Japs Guilty of Atrocities the Associated Press. Americans fighting in the Far East and the Pacific islands had assur ances from their commander in chief today that they are bringing vengeance closer to the Japanese torturers of their comrades. Those guilty of atrocities against the defenders of Bataan, President Roosevelt told a news conference yesterday, will be tracked down and punished as surely as will those re sponsible for killing American flyers who were captured after bombing Tokio. The primary American objectives in Asia and the Pacific, the Chief Executive said, are expulsion and defeat of Japan, in closest collab oration with our Allies. He empha sized the military rather than the political or civil nature of this task. Beams Comment to India. ‘‘Nobody in India or anywhere else in Asia,” he said in a satement, ' “will misunderstand the presence there of American armed forces if they will believe, as we do at home, that their job is to assure the defeat of Japan, without which there can be no opportunity for any of us to enjoy and expand the freedom for which we fight.” : That declaration apparently was intended to counter enemy propa ganda that American forces, as well as British, are in India to stay and that the United States is supporting British imperialism. The President led up to what he termed this clarification of our po sition in the Far East by discussing briefly the assault on the Marshall Islands, where marines and soldiers for the first time are battling on territory held by Japan before the Pearl Harbor attack. Mr. Roosevelt spoke of heavy opposition, but ex pressed the opinion that the opera tions were going quite well. Explains Atrocity Report Delay. The Chief Executive explained, too, why reports of Japanese out rages against American troops in the Philippines finally were re leased last Friday. They came in about six months ago, he said, and the initial impulse was to publish them at once. But humanitarian considerations pre vailed, the President added, because the exchange ship Gripsholm still was operating and the Government had to think not only of barbarities against American prisoners of war in Japane.se hands, but also of those who had survived. It was believed that publicity might incite the Nip ponese to kill many more Americans, the President said, and by with holding the reports it was hoped that lives would be saved and more prisoners exchanged. But in the last two or three weeks the Government reluctantly came to the conclusion, he said, that even medical and other supplies being sent to American prisoners were not reaching them and that our soldiers no longer could be hurt by publica tion of the reports. Thornburg Gels Divorce; i To Wed Mrs. Edith Stadler Richard Thornburg: 39, news edi-, for of the Scripps-Howard News-1 paper Alliance here, was divorced' from Mrs. Robyn Thornburg, 4119 j Davis place N.W.. in Reno, Nev.,| yesterday. Immediately thereafter ! he tcok out a license to wed Mrs. Is Edith Baier Stadler. 38. of Wash- I ington. Agriculture Department.1 clerk who was divorced in Reno last month from Jacob Stadler, pro- ! prietor of a garage at 1215 Twen- 1 tieth street N.W. The marriage is planned for Saturday, it was said. Mr. Thornburg and Mrs> Robyn Thornburg were married in Colum bus. Ohio, in 1930. They have no children. Mr. Thornburg charged cruelty. The court awarded Mrs. Thornburg $150 monthly. Mrs. Stadler was married to Jacob Stadler in 1926. She lived at 1225! Twentieth street N.W. until she went to Nevada in November on a transfer to the Reno office of the Forest Service of the Agriculture Department, with which she has been associated 11 years. She also charged cruelty. They have no children. Woman Gives Birth To 17!/2-Pound Baby By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, Feb. 2.—Mrs. Rudy Muck, 33, gave birth yesterday to a boy ■weighing 17’j pounds and meas-| uring 22 inches in length. Both baby and mother are doing well. Mr. and Mrs. Muck, however, will have little time to celebrate the arrival. Mr. Muck is slated to be inducted into the armed forces next week. McMurtry (Continued From First Page.l force appears to be from the air. But even this danger has been re duced to a minimum by the pre-1 invasion bombings of every Mar shalls air base, plus raids on Kusaiej Island in the Carolines to the west and Wake Island to the North, from which the enemy might retaliate, i But with control of the sea and i airlines throughout the Central Pacific wrested from the Japanese, it is the soldier fighting’ with his . rifle, grenades and bayonet and sup- 1 ported by tanks who will finally cap-! ’ ture the Marshalls. |i In the invasion of Kwajalein atoll, I, Maj. Gen. Charles H. Corlett, com mander of the 7th Army Division I! attacking on the south, and Maj. I1 Gen. Harry Schmidt, commanding,I the 4th Marine Division attacking! from the north, are profiting by the:< experiences of the Gilberts Isands 1 invasion last November. i They are employing bold new i tactiGS, new types of landing boats, i new weapons. But the troops still must make i landings through machine gun and i artillery fire, must secure the beach heads and push forward, often yard I by yard, against concentrated firing : and grenading from an enemy toil whom the invaders' whereabouts can be no secret. h "Guts and will to die” won Tarawa I in the face of overwhelming odds, 11 Maj. Gen. Holland Smith of the j < marines told correspondents after it the Gilberts operation. Gen. Smith li commands all assault troops in the! < Marshalls as he did in the Gilberts. It will be that willingness to die < which will capture the Marshalls— ( which will drive marines and sol- i diers into and through concentrated 1 fire to knock out pillboxes and block- i houses with flamethrowers and grenades. 4 j< The invasion of the Marshalls is i bold in concept, audacious in tac- i tical deployment and startling in extent. The strategy employed must r have amazed the Japanese. But t don’t expect any 76-hour miracle. 1 * ’ ' OBJECTIVE OF MARINE LANDING FORCES—View of the Japanese airfield on Roi Island in the Marshalls, near which marines have landed. A coral strip connects Roi with the Island of Namur at the right. —a. P. Wirephoto from Navy. r~3 •——7-—>—■—... ' ' ■ - , ■ ... .... —, / *, r ■ , 0 SOO IQOO v<i Muts ai equator $£pan si • ' « BONIN / Pacific OfRon m*.A‘ « HAWAIIAN ISLANDS : . « » "maR(US * • w .OaHu P»Ail M^fboi "'■ , To TOKYO . Honolulu ft '■ MAD.anas '* Uf°° Ul1" W4l,^Jf» HONOLULU Haw,,. ADIANAS . ^2300 Mil', ToR»,Ia. _ • 'GUAM Em I "prints L lMARSHAU IS~1 • y*r. «•. 3^ Roiv '.’•■’.Woli«^| . •w IIS . __ ^|/200 Milt, r^- ' ^ CAROIINE ISLANDS -1 » New Ha, *^> ^ lictand NEW ~ .R.ib.ii.T^, SOLOMON IS guinea 1 WHERE AMERICANS LANDED IN THE MARSH ALLS—Arrow symbolizes the drive into the Jap anese Marshall Islands, where marines have won islet positions near the Roi air base on the northern end of Kwajalein Atoll, the world's largest. Seventh Infantry Army veterans of Attu battled near Kv^ijalein islet on the south, attempting today to gain control of the Jap bastion near which they landed Monday. P Wirephoto Capture of Marshalls Would Greatly Shorten Supply Lines Ey tft« Associated Press. Draw' a straight line on a map rom Pearl Harbor through Rabaul n New Britain and you get a pretty :ood idea of the importance of the Marshall Islands. This collection of Pacific atolls ies directly astride that line. In he hands of the Japanese, it was ike a sword hanging over the hread of Allied communications. Conquest of the Marshalls W'ould straighten out the supply line that eventually mounts the drive into the Philippines. The number of nautical niles American shipping has had o sail out of its way because of the Marshalls probably is astronomical. The capture of the Gilbert Islands 300 miles south of the Marshalls straightened out that line a good deal. Success in the Marshalls, completing the job. would yield American forces safety in that area, plus great savings in time. 32 Islets in Group. The Marshall Islands, consisting of 32 islets and 867 reefs scattered over some 800 square miles of the mid-Pacific, are divided into two parallel chains. Germany acquired the Marshalls, Carolines and Marianas from Spain by treaty in 1899 for about $4,500,000. A Japanese expeditionary force took possession of the islands in the name of the Allies soon after the World War broke out. They were man dated to Japan by the treaty of Ver sailles. The lagoons in the Marshalls gen erally are larger and deeper than :hose of the Gilberts, being as deep is 40 fathoms. There are good in erior anchorages, and many islands rave a safe entry through deep :hannels. Reefs surround the islands hut sometimes they fall away abruptly to 1,000 fathoms within a mile of the beach. Attack is hampered somewhat by , lack of charts and information on! the Marshalls' waters, although aerial reconnaissance revealed much; of value to the invaders. The highest point is on Eniwetok, which rises to 21 feet above sea level The larger Marshall Islands are heavily wooded, but the smaller vary from treeless and cays to strips with a few palms. The climate is moist and hot, as the islands lie only 5 to 12 degrees north of the Equa tor. On Jaluit, for example, rains come about 20 days a month and .average about 157 inches a year. Several Good Airfields. The principal islets are Kwajalein on the south tip. Roi and Ailling Jappel on the north and Ebadon on ;the extreme northwest. Centrally located in the Mar jshalls. Kwajalein has an excellent 'airfied and possibly two other auxili ary fields, one of the best harbors In .the Marshalls and a seaplane base. The airfield on Roi has three 'paved runways. Kwajalein's lagoon area can be entered by at least 25 passages over or through the reefs. The islet an chorage is known to have been used as a base for warships and as a re fueling and repair base for subma , rines. Invasion of the Marshalls takes I United Nations forces for the first j time in this war into territory of Japan's prewar empire. All previous ! Allied successes have been on ter rain which Hirohito's W'arriors over ; ran in their first flush months oi i aggression. 5,000 Tons of Shells Soften Roi And Namur for Landing Forces Bv ROBERT TRUMBULL, 'eiln„Y'?v,k Timeu, correspondent represent ing.^ ,r9mbined United States press (distributed by the Associated Press) OFF ROI ISLAND, Kwajaleln. Marshall Island, Feb. 1 (Delayed).— rhis morning we can hear the con inuous rumble of bombs and shells1 >n Roi and Namur Island, which ire hidden from our view by the teavy smoke cloud raised by the >ombardment of the last 28 hours. The bombardment by battleships, xuisers and destroyers began yes erday at dawn and with bombing ind strafing by carrier planes con inued throughout the day. Last light great fires flickered on Roi, »rincipal airbase at the northern tnd of Kwajalein Atoll in the Japa lese-mandated Marshalls. Tremendous smoke clouds from lurning oil and other stores swirled omberly in the soft light of a quar er moon. Yesterday’s landings were prelim nary to the main assault. Before hat is accomplished, Roi and Na nur will have received the most oncentrated pounding in history, aking 5,000 tons of naval shells^at i minimum estimate, plus continu es bombing. As the brisk northeast trade wind | iccasionally clears the smoke, we an see through our glasses that Roi .nd Namur, which stood green and iroud yesterday, are now broken! nd burning. Each of these islan*, which are onnected by a narrow sandbar and aanmade causeway, is less tl^n a nile in area. Our first landing on the island iear Roi was made at 9:51 a.m. yes erday. There was little fifing. Marines using grenades wiped out Japanese nests. Immediately sup plies began to be landed on the nar row beach. There was no opposi tion • At 10:10, the first wave of the 4th Marines hit the beach of another small island flanking Roi, appar ently without resistance. Twenty minutes later this island was re ported secured. Meanwhile; snipers harassed marines on the first island invaded, but at 12:09 it was plain that opposition would be in effective. Our casualties were light and shore commanders reported to the flagship that Japanese prisoners were taken. Landings were made on three other islands during the afternoon. The last landing yesterday was made at 6:24 p.m. the marines go ing toward the beach walking up right. This island was reported se cured at 8:12 p.m. Incessant pounding of Roi and Namur continued with great explo sions marking hits on oil and gaso line. Except for a few futile shells hurled at our cruisers yesterday morning and quickly silenced anti aircraft which was ineffective, we have met no opposition at Roi and Namur. This vast task force, largest In history, made the passage to the Marshalls wihout interception. Lady Montgomery, 78, Flies At 78, Lady Montgomery, mother of the 8th Army leader, made her first airplane trip recently when she flew from Northern Ireland to the Isle of Man to open a function in aid of the 8th Army Comforts Fund. Palestine has started to ship many oranges and lemons to Britain. Southern New Guinea Revealed as Mostly Under Allied Control Er the A;;soci»tep Pres*. ADVANCED ALLIED HEAD QUARTERS. New Guinea. Feb. 2.— Allied control of most of the under side of New Guinea was indicated today in an official report that the Japanese had suffered a high percentage loss in an attack at the mouth of Eilanden River. Eight enemy barges brought troops to attack a post there man ned by Dutch and Australian sol diers. Four barges were sunk and 60 Japanese killed by the Allied ground force. Gen. Douglas Mac Arthur's communique said. Aus tralian flyers later bombed and strafed tfle remaining four and pilots said' they doubted that any of the enemy escaped. Report of the action constituted the first headquarters'revelation of the location of an Allied post on the south New' Guinea coast so far from Port Moresby. The mouth of the Eilanden Rivei is In Dutch New Guinea around 600 miles northwest of Port Moresby. It also w'as the first report at Dutch troops being in action with Australians. Fighters and bombers of all kinds from Allied bases in the Solomons hammered the Japanese base at Rabaul, New Britain, again Sunday in three attacks which destroyed 23 enemy planes in the air, at least five Japanese bombers on the ground, sank a medium cargo ship in the harbor and set fire to a destroyer and two more medium-size mer chantmen. The attacks, which cost the Allies four planes, were continuations of the almost daily assaults on Rabaul, its harbor and protecting airdromes, during January. More than 500 Jap anese planes and much enemy ship ping have been destroyed here dur ing the month, at a cost of around 80 Allied planes. Australian ground troops in the Ramu Valley in Northeastern New Guinea advanced to within 18 miles of Bogadjim, capturing three vil lages in the fighting. Bogadjim is only about 20 miles south of the big Japanese base at Madang. American troops killed 43 Japa nese in an action 8 miles west of Saidor, where the Americans made an invasion landing on the North east New Guinea coast January 2. This invasion thrust is another threat to Madang, which is around 40 airline miles northwest of the Americans. A I • I ■ ■ ■ i Mamirai KODerr neaas Petain's Personal Staff By the Associated Fress. MADRID, Feb. 2. — Admiral Georges Robert, who for months directed a Vichy-collaborationist outpost in the Western Hemisphere as French high commissioner of Martinique and Guadeloupe, has been named director of Marshal Petain's personal office, a Vichy dis patch said yesterday. Admiral Robert's appointment with the title secretary-general presum ably has the approval of the Ger mans. Fraud Suspect Jailed OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 2 VP).— Eugene Bourland, 41, who Federal officers said had been indicted in Atlanta, Ga., on two counts of mail fraud and one of violation of the Securities and Exchange Act, was arrested here yesterday and placed in jail under $25,000 bond. Federal officers described Bourland as one of the country's foremost “confi dence" men. Marshalls Blow Led By Noted Navy, Army And Marine Officers Here are some or the men leading the American assault on the Mar shall Islands—first American inva sion of territory the Japanese held before the war. Vice Admiral Raymond J. Spru ance, commander Central Pacific force, in charge of entire operation —Born in Baltimore 57 years ago; home, Indianapolis; graduated from Naval Academy 1907; assigned to Pacific since June, 1942: holds Dis tinguished Service Medal for com manding task force in battle of Midway when Japanese task force was crushed. Gen. Corleti Lived Here. Maj. Gen. Charles Harrison Cor lett was born 55 years ago in Bur chard, Nebr., graduated from West Point in 1913, and immediately drew an Alaskan assignment; came out of the World War with three citations for meritorious and conspicuous service, and resigned from Army after service in War Department to manage a big sheep and cattle ranch. Regaining health, he at tended service schools, saw service in Hawaii and Northwest and com manded American troops which re occupied Kiska in the Aleutians campaign. Gen. Corlett lived in Chevy Chase during his Washing ton tour of duty. Rear Admiral Richmond K. Turner, leading amphibious opera tions—Born Portland, Oreg., 58 years ago; home, Carnel, Calif.; graduate Naval Academy, 1908; holds Distinguished Service Cross for leading amphibious forces in the Solomons, Navy Cross for com manding amphibious forces that took the Gilberts. • Commanded Carrier Hornet. Rear Admiral Marc A. Mitscher. directing air support in the inva sion-born in Hillsboro, Wis., 56 years ago; home. Oklahoma City; graduate Naval Academy, 1910; vet eran of naval aviation assignments which began in 1915 with duty at Naval Air Station, Pensacola; com mander carrier Hornet when she carried Army bombers close to Japan to bomb Tokio. Maj. Gen. Holland M. Smith, commanding marine assault troops —Born Seale, Ala.. 61 years ago; won B. S. degree from Alabama Polytech nic Institute in 1901 and bachelor of laws degree from University of Ala bama in 1903; appointed second lieutenant of Marines in March, 1905; commanded Marine Barracks here from June, 1933, to January, 1935, and in March, 1937, became director at headquarters of Division of Operations and Training. In 1939, appointed assistant to the Marine Corps commandant; credited in ci tation accompanying Navy Cross with laying groundwork for Ameri can amphibious training. Maj. Gen. Harry Schmidt, com manding 4th Marine Division Born 58 years ago in Holdredge, Nebr.; home, Stapleton, Nebr.; ap pointed second lieutenant in August, 1909. former instructor at Quantico. <Va> base, later executive officer of Paymaster Department at head quarters here; became secretary to Marine Corps commandant on April 1,1942, and on October 1, 1942, was unade assistant to commandant, •serving until August, 1943, when he went to Pacific Coast to organize division for present campaign. Won Navy Cross in Last War. Rear Admiral John Howard Hoo ver, born 57 years ago in Seville. Ohio; home in Great Falls, Mont., held temporary rank of vice admiral when he commanded the Caribbean Sea frontier and arranged for the surrender of Martinique. He won the Navy Cross in the World War while patroling submarine and mine invested waters: graduate of Army and Navy War Colleges, commanded various naval air stations, and the carrier Lexington; was detached from Caribbean duty in August. 1943, and is directing all shore-based aircraft in the Gilberts. Rear Admiral John D. Price, born 52 years ago in Augusta, Ark.; home Little Rock, Ark.; graduate of Uni versity of Arkansas and Naval Academy; switched to aviation after early cruiser-minesweeper assign ments; served as executve officer of Anacostia Air Station, had tour of duty here with Bureau of Aeronau tics, saw service in Pacific, com manded patrol wings three and eight. In Marshalls assault, he is commanding units of Fleet Air Wing Two. Maj. Gen. William H. Hale, born 51 years ago in Pittsburg. Kans.. was a lieutenant in the Philippine Con stabulary from 1913 to 1917. trans ferred to the American Army ar.d saw service in China and France. He was graduated from the Signal School, taught military science and tactics at Yale, became a pilot, was graduated from Army command schools and commanded the Panama Canal Zone air base. He was as signed to Hawaii in 1942 and became 7th Air Force commander in July, 1942. He was awarded the Distin guished Service Medal and Purple Heart for services as commander of the Army Bomber Command in the battle of Midway. Gen. Corlett, captain of the polo team at West Point, was nicknamed “Cowboy Pete’’ by his classmates because of his superb horsemanship. The nickname still sticks. As a commanding officer, one of his main concerns is looking after his men. His experience in Alaska and the Aleutians helped prepare him for amphibious warfare in the Pacific. hour New Yorkers on Irial In $100,000 Bond Theft PS the Associated Press. NEW YORK, Feb. 2.—The trial of four men charged with transporting and dealing in $10(L000 worth of bonds stolen in Florida opened yes terday in Federal Court. Nine other men, including an escaped convicted murderer from St. Augustine, Fla., and a former detective captain in Daytona Beach, Fla., have pleaded guilty to charges in the same indictment and are awaiting sentence. The four defendants are Joseph W. Grober. 36, a British subject now living in New York who gave his occupation as promoter; Frank Mil ler, 38, lawyer, New York City; Sig mund Saxe, 36, and Russell Saffer son, 34, both of Brooklyn and part ners in an over-the-counter securi ties firm. The prosecution said the theft occurred in front of a Daytona Beach Hotel when the securities and an automobile belonging to Mrs. Alta O. Barkman of Miami were stolen by Odie Vernon Fluker, 37, who had escaped from the Georgia State Penitentiary, and Benjamin ,F- Clifton, Jr., 33, former detective captain. Both have pleaded guilty. VICE ADMIRAL RAYMOND A. SPRUANCE. REAR ADMIRAL RICHMOND K. TURNER. REAR ADMIRAL MARC A. MITSCHER ni z. i, REAR ADMIRAL JOHN D. PRICE. A. P. arid Navy Photos. VICE ADMIRAL JOHN H. HOOVER. MAJ. GEN. CHARLES H. CORLETT. MAJ. GEN. HOLLAND M. SMITH. MAJ. GEN.. HARRY SCHMIDT. 2.400- Mile Night Raid On Wake Emphasizes Allied Threat to Truk By B. D. QCIGG, ReprffpntmR the Combined American Press. Distributed by the Associated Press. ABOARD A BOMBER LEAVING WAKE ISLAND, Jan. 31 (Delayed). —Twelve minutes ago the Navy’s newest bombing weapon—the giant four-motered Consolidated Coro nado, seaplane version of the Lib erator-smashed Wake Island on a 2.400- mile raid and served notice on Japan that her naval base of Truk is vulnerable to the same treatment as soon as tve take the Marshalls. These giant planes, which the Navy calls the PB2Y. rained more than 20 tons of bombs in two W’aves on Wake to destroy temporarily its usefulness to the enemy as an air field staging base from w'hich to attack our vast concentration of warships and troop carriers striking against the Marshalls 800 miles south. Immediate Threat to Truk. The attack was a blazing notice to Tokio that this new American aerial weapon has made extreme long-range bombing attacks from advance bases—with no need for airfields—an actuality in the Pa cific. It has posed an almost im mediate threat to Truk, japan's Pearl Harbor in the Caroline Islands menaced now from both the south and east. Before tonight's flight, the longest over-water night bombing mission ever carried out. the Coronado had been used for patrolling and for carrying personnel and cargo. In this, their first bombing trip, the big 35-ton planes made a round trip equal to the distance between New York and San Francisco and hit the small pinhead of Wake Atoll right on the nose. Our cargoes of 100 and 500 pound bombs rained down on airstrips, fuel dumps, plane dispersal areas, antiaircraft guns and other Japa nese installations and left behind us a brightly glowing patch of orange flame as we turned back toward our advanced base. It was the first United States attack on Wake since carrier-based planes dropped 320 tons of bombs last October 5-6. Japs Taken by Surprise. The striking group was under the command of Lt. Comdr. T. F. Con nolly, Beverly Hills, Calif. The first wave flashed in at mast height and skimmed across the tiny island. 2 by 4 miles, dropping delayed-action bombs and strafing runways and in stallations. The second wave came in one hour later at altitudes of 7.000 to 9.000 feet, which is still a low bomb ing altitude by the standards of this war, adding further destruction to that which had gone before. The Japanese apparently were caught asleep by our surprise raid. If they had night fighters there they did not send them up. Automatic weapons opposed our low-flying planes in the first wave, but when the second wave arrived there was not a gun flash to be seen. Atlantic Clipper Bucks Stiff Gale to New York Ey the Associated Pres*. NEW YORK. Feb. 2.—A Pan American trans-Atlantic Clipper which arrived at La Guardia Field yesterday had'to buck 55-mile-an hour winds most of the last part of the trip, its commander, ^,-,Capt. ■ William M. Masland. reported. ’ Even on arrival high winds wete a problem. ' ' With BdWery Bay lashed by a 40-mile-an-hour gale, the Clipper was 35 minutes docking at the marine terminal. The Clipper carried 38 passengers, amoijg. tlywi Dexter.Af ,Ke&*r.of Alexandria. Va.. economic adviser to the ynited Bt^tjes Ethbraycin ion don. and Kenneth H. Phew.ViWm ber of the British Food Ministry to Brazil. . , Red Convention May 20-23 NEW YORK, Feb. 2 itfh.—The 1944 national convention of the Communist party will be held May 20-23 in New York City, the Political Committee of the party announced yesterday. Lapel Pins for 4-F Men Opposed by Draft Chiefs Ey the Associated Pres*. Selective service headquarters doesn’t agree with the suggestion of j the Mayor of Pottsville. 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