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Filipinos will keep on fighting
By JOAQUIN M. ELIZALDE, Philippine Resident Commissioner to the U.S.
Allied warplanes bomb Tokyo
Allied bombers hit Tokyo on Saturday, dropping bombs on cultural establishments and residential districts in Tokyo's first air raid of World War II.
Bombing of Tokyo elates U.S. lawmakers
WASHINGTON, April 18, 1942 (UP) -- The reported bombing of Tokyo and three other important Japanese industrial centers elated this capital Saturday night but at the same time aroused speculation over the possibility of retaliatory Axis raids on this nation's east and west coasts.
Japanese storm Corregidor
WASHINGTON, May 5, 1942 (UP) -- Japanese landing parties are storming Corregidor fortress in a supreme bid to capture the rock-hewn citadel which bars them from Manila bay, the War department announced late today.
Japanese forces suffer heavy damage at Midway
HONOLULU, June 5, 1942 (UP) - Japanese naval forces in the Midway area "appeared to have suffered very heavy damage" and are withdrawing, Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, the commander-in-chief of the Pacific fleet, said in a communiqu
1,450 Axis prisoners taken in North African battle
CAIRO, Oct. 26, 1942 (UP) - Allied troops swarming through widening gaps in the north, central and south sectors of the Egyptian front, have captured 1,450 Axis prisoners, routed Nazi tanks in the armored clash, and are pulverizing the enemy line with the greatest British artillery blasts since the battle of the Somme in World war I, it was revealed Monday night.
Allies beat back Rommel's tanks, shoot down 10 planes
CAIRO, Oct. 29, 1942 (UP) - The Allies have beaten back Marshal Erwin Rommel's Nazi tanks on the Egyptian front for the second straight day, shot down 10 more of his planes and sunk another big tanker off Tobruk, where he is trying desperately to land fuel inside the Allied air blockade zone, it was reported Thursday.
Allies invade French Africa covered by world's greatest sea armada
ALLIED FORCES HEADQUARTERS IN NORTH AFRICA, Nov. 8, 1942 (UP) - Scores of thousands of American troops, led by amphibious landing parties and air-borne shock troops, landed Sunday in numerous areas of French West and North Africa.
Nazi troops arrive at Tunisia, invade France
Adolf Hitler sent Axis troops racing across the demarcation line into unoccupied France and French Corsica in an Armistice Day coup.
Red army driving on Stalingrad front
MOSCOW, Nov. 27, 1942 (UP) -- The Red army, driving steadily ahead on the jagged Stalingrad front on Thursday, captured a dozen scattered villages and 12,000 prisoners, while in the mop up of the eastern Don bend the Germans were hurled across the river in one sector, a special communiqu
One year later, Tokyo raid story told
By SANDOR S. KLEIN
WASHINGTON, April 20, 1943 (UP) - The aircraft carrier Hornet was the "Shangri-La" from which 16 American bombers under Maj. Gen. James H. (Jimmy) Doolittle bombed Japan a year ago and all but one of the planes was wrecked on or off the China Coast after carrying out their mission "with complete success," the first official story of the memorable raid revealed Tuesday night.
Japan's version of Tokyo raid is different story
By United Press
Tokyo, April 20, 1943 (UP) -- Japan gave Tuesday what purported to be the story of the American raid on Tokyo April 18, 1942, in a statement by Maj. Gen. Nakao Yagaki, chief of the Army press section.
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