Newsmap. Monday, June 22, 1942 : week of June 12 to June 19 Side: 1 of 2
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A complete concealment in the dense jungles is practiced constantly U. S. troops are hacking their way they are hurt. They are' learning the
A complete concealment in the dense jungles is practiced constantlythrough jungle growth, traversing arts of jungle fighting which in actual
swamps, wading across rivers, climb
combat will enable them to out-infiling
and descending mountains. Troops trate and out-fight the Japanese. Typmust
learn to live off the jungle. They ical jungle camp is the one above
*,q^B /^K' Il H Smust learn to avoid malaria and in
with its water pail in the foreground.
THE WAR FRONTS
of damage done to the invaders who landed on Attu.
Island and whose ships were sighted in Kiska
until after the battle of Midway since it was apparent
the Japs did not know of the loss of the U. S.
That extensive fighting was continuing was seen
MIDWAY: Results of the battle of Mid
in the Navy announcement that six lap ships includ-A TRA A While Allied planes con1*^
* way could not be tallied for ing three cruisers, a destroyer and a transport were tinued to hammer at Japafinal
score until American carriers returned damaged by bombers and torpedo planes. In addi
nese plane and ship bases in the islands
to their bases, but it was evident from the fragmen
tion Lt. Gen. Arnold, chief of the Army Air Forces north of Australia the uneasiness of the Japs lest
tary bits reported by returning land-based fliers that sent congratulatory messages to aircraft firms re
the Allies get a full offensive under way from the
the Japanese Navy had suffered a crushing defeat. porting an enemy cruiser sunk and an aircraft southern continent became evident as they made
Army fliers knew they scored hits personally on carrier damaged in the Northern Pacific area. continuous heavy raids on the northern strategic
three carriers and left a fourth in such shape it, port of Darwin. They also struck at Port Moresby,
would have difficulty returning to Japan. RL EA: The battle of the Coral Sea the Allied base on the southern side of New Guinea.
Outstanding feature of the battle was that theC L which consisted of a series
opposing fleets never sighted each other's ships of running engagements beginning in MarchtHN With one force moving west from
but that planes did all the fighting. and ending early in May cost the Japs 15 warships Chekiang Province and another
including an up-to-date aircraft carrier and four east from Kiangsi, Japs pushed along the rail-
ALEUTIANS: Foul weather and fog cruisers. It cost the U.S. one aircraft carrier, the way from Hangchow on the coast to Nanchang in
ALU*AN* hampered both the Japa
Lexington, one destroyer and one tanker. No other the interior. With Chinese evacuation of Shangjao
nese invasion forces in the Western Aleutian American warship was lost or seriously damaged. the two forces were only about 50 miles apart.
Islands as well as our attacks and reconnaissance News of the loss of the Lexington was withheld One of the most sianificant reports from Chunaking
last week was to the effect that Jap planes and
troops were streaming northward from invaded
areas of Southeast Asia to the Siberian border.
Japanese were reported transferring planes from
the Philippines and the Netherlands Indies where
major operations have ended and from Burma.
defenses of the coastal strongpoint with Tobruk
itself as an anchor,
Cairo reported the British desert armies split into
two forces, one falling back to fortified positions
near the Egyptian border, the other remaining to
In the Libyan campaign last year, the British stood
oL LIBYA: The seige of Tobruk which last year eight months seige at Tobruk until relieved by a
L 9YA was one of the high points of the new expeditionary force from Egypt.
Libyan campaign seemed about to begin
anew. British headquarters announced withdrawal MEDITERRANEAN e American fliers
of troops from both Sidi Rezegh and El Adem which operating their B-24
were southwest and due south from Tobruk. Consolidated bombers from a base in the
With Acroma, 15 miles southwest of Tobruk, the Libyan desert bombed an Italian fleet and saw their
two towns had formed a semi-circle about the bombs hit two battleships and a heavy cruiser in
Battle of Carriers
Some of the most remarkable photos
of the war came from the Battle of
the Coral Sea. Below is the USS
Lexington as the call came to abandon
ship following an explosion after
the battle was over. The destroyer
in the smoke at right is taking off
sick and wounded. Study will show
that men are not falling into the
water but are sliding down ropes
and being picked up by small boats.
Not one man was lost abandoning
ship. At right is the burning new Jap
carrier Ryukaku which was sunk.
Splash at right is a torpedo being
launched by plane just below horizon.
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