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ncan of the Marshalls m ill ip; m •..- • r ^ m ftisBRs'x •*# ^ #j5^9BBaBBgasaa^^p«flgyj ' • ' bJfd trUCkS’ UnkS’ 0U drums’ ammunition and other material were poured ashore on Kwajalein Island as American forces invaded the Jap? Marshall Island? —_ -_A P Wirpnhflf A f rAm P oooi Pnnr/1 13 More Jap Planes Downed in Big Allied Attack on Rabaul Be the Associated Press. ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN THE SOUTHWEST PACIFIC, Feb. Allied airmen have shot down 13 more Japanese planes over Rabaul, New Britain, bringing to 111 the number of enemy aircraft reported destroyed there so far this month and putting this Japanese South Pacific bastion high on the list of suicide assignments for the Mikado's pilots. Oen. Douglas MacArthur's com muique today said Mitchell medium bombers and Liberator heavies, with fighter covpr—more than 150 planes —struck Lakunai Airdrome at mid day Sunday with 124 tons of bombs. The planes were from Admiral Wil liam F. Halsey s bases in the Solo mon Islands. It was the seventh raid on Rabaul since February 1 and the fifth on Lakunai Field. Airdrome repair shops and revet ments were blowm up nr set, afire, and aside from the 13 enemy planes positively accounted for. the attack ers chalked up 10 probables. Dam age to Allied craft was minor, the communique said. . January communiques reported, more than 400 Japanese aircraft de stroyed and 132 more probably de stroyed against an Allied‘loss of at least 78. r-r—.---« Bodies of dead Japanese soldiers litter the beach on Namur Island following the terrific bombardment which preceded the" , "landing. Smoke in background is from fires started by heavy pounding. __A P Wirephoto Maj. Gen. Holland M. Smith (left) discusses the Kwajalein attack with Maj. Gen. Charles H. Corlett, formerly of Chevy • Chase, Md., on the flag bridge of the command ship. Gen. Corlett's 7th Division captured Kwajalein Island. —A. P. Wirephoto From Navy. Marshalls 'Continued Prom First Page.! days after Kwajalein was invaded January 31. It can now be disclosed that on February 5, Admiral Nimitz stood at the invasion scene—about 2,500 miles from Tokio—and observed: Henceforth it will be very difficult for the Japanese to use the Marshalls “as bases—even for submarines.” The victory will "serve to speed up the tempo” of the Pacific war. It, "definitely shortens communi cations to the South Pacific and the Southwest Pacific.” It is a great pleasure that we did it with such small losses (286 American dead—8,122 Japanese!.” Japanese plane strength, particu larly naval air power, obviously is considerably under its peak. The enemy l^cks destroyers "to escort their supply convoys or to make up an adequate battle fleet.” However, Admiral Nimitz firmly believes that Japan cannot be de feated from the sea alone and said yesterday, after returning from the Kwajalein inspection, that his ob jective is "to get our ground and air forces into China as early as possible.” To correspondents at a press con ference he remarked "the Japs can only be defeated from bases in China,” and, although giving no indication of such, an offensive time table, added: "I think that If you'll watch the h communiques, you 11 see us mov ing on." He hinted strongly that his Navy, Armv and Marine Corps forces in tended to take a leading part in the China offensive. Latest, pictures and press dis paches from Kwajalein portrayed graphically how complete was the! preparatory devastation wrought by battleship guns, bombing planes and artillery. * One photograph taken by Frank Fila'n, Associated Press cameraman representing the wartime still pic ture pool, showed broken concrete and twisted steel that once was a three-story enemy blockhouse. An other showed a half dozen bodies of Japanese lying near the rem nants of a pillbox. Attackers Ge Ashore Quickly. Leif Erickson, Associated Press war correspondent who went ashore with United States 7th Army divi sion forces on Kwajalein Island, said the preparation was so deadly that all assault waves were able to get ashore within half an hour. As one evidence of the destruction, he reported that twin-mounted 6-inch naval guns had been blown off the mount Into the emplacement pit. Technical Sergt. Walter C. Coch rane, a marine combat correspond ent, also on Kwajalein Island, said shells and bombs sent pieces of concrete sailing ‘‘through the air like bits of paper." "What was once the Island’s air V Even the Japanese soldier has his pinup girls. Here two American marines look at a col lection of pictures of a bevy of Jap girls found in a foxhole. _A. P. Wirephoto. strip looked like a field plowed with a giant hook,” he reported. In contrast with Japanese suc cess in remaining alive in under ground shelters in the Gilberts, the devastation on Kwajalein even searched them out in big reinforced caves. William L. Worden, Associated Press war correspondent, quoted a captain who visited one such cave as saying, “The place was a hor rible mess, with dead Japs all around." Tokio Radio Reports U. 1 Labor Unrest By th« Associsted Pr»M. Reflecting the close attention with which American labor problems are followed in Axis countries, the Tokio radio ttxlay broadcast these two items which the Dome! News' Agency said had been received via Lisbon: (1) “A dispatch from Pall River, Mass., said that the United States Army took over operation of seven textile plants last night at the di rection of Roosevelt, owing to a strike by independent unions which ADVERTISEMENT. I struck against CIO contracts with the mills.” <2> "A Kansas City dispatch said that 100 tons of war material lay on docks, in warehouses and on sta tion platforms when 600 truck driv ers employed by 41 companies walked out today, protesting the War Labor Board's refusal to grant wage increases.” . The items, included in the regular Domei news broadcast, were sand wiched between a Tokio story on the recently concluded Diet session and a dispatch purporting to come from Lisbon which declared that the Chinese were growing restive “over the absence of major action against the Japanese in Burma.” The Kansas City truck drivers, members of Local No. 41, an AFL truck drivers’ union, returned to work this morning after a 24-hour | TROUSERS | i To Match QC j on Coat• «W I | EISEMAN’S—F at 7th 1 wIB/aB/B/SIBfffiFsiBiaraiioirainiiniisiniiaiiaianBiii® layoff. Their return was urgently requested yesterday by Government : officials and an Army officer. I They had stopped work In protest of a ruling of the WLB's National Trucking Commission denying them a 5-cent hourly wage increase. A ! key rate of 73 cents an hour is in effect. The drivers agreed to re jturn to work pending further nego tiations. Marine Pfc. Roscoe B. Dean (above) of Greenville, S. C., looks at a smashed Jap airplane engine on the airfield at Roi. In background is the twisted framework of a hangar blown to tangled wreckage by the American preinvasion bombardment. —A. P. Wirephoto. Using a flame thrower, Corpl. E. R. Burkhalter of Buhl, Idaho, destroys a Jap building on Namur Island. Note dead Jap in foreground. _A. P. Wirephoto, Bewildered Japanese captives sit in a large cell aboard an American ship. —A. P. Wirephoto. Lloyd K. Garrison Named Morse Successor on WLB Llovd K. Garrison, executive di rector and general counsel of ■ the War Labor Board, was named by President Roosevelt today as a public member of the board to succeed Wayne L. Morse, who resigned re cently to seek the Republican sena torial nomination in Oregon. Dean Garrison, formerly a mem ber of the faculty of the University of Wisconsin, was chairman of the first National Labor Relations Board. The President also named four al Februaryi Offer! 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