America at war! (1941--) -- Part 2

U.S. Navy Department (October 19, 1943)

Communiqué No. 475

Pacific and Far East.
According to the latest available information, U.S. submarines, operat­ing over wide areas and carrying the war to the enemy’s closest home waters, have sunk a total of 319 Japanese ships, have probably sunk and have damaged 105 others since December 7, 1941.

In previous Navy Department communiqués, the sinking of 221, the probable sinking of 31, and the damaging of 60 enemy vessels were announced. To bring the score of damage inflicted on Japanese shipping by U.S. sub­marines up to date, the following additional details of results are reported for the first time by types:

Sunk (98 total):

  • 6 large tankers
  • 17 large cargo‑supply ships
  • 45 medium‑sized cargo‑supply ships
  • 3 large transports
  • 2 medium‑sized tankers
  • 5 small cargo‑supply ships
  • 20 miscellaneous vessels

Probably sunk:

  • 5 medium‑sized cargo vessels

Damaged (45 total):

  • 4 large tankers
  • 2 transports
  • 2 large cargo‑supply vessels
  • 31 medium‑sized cargo‑supply vessels
  • 5 miscellaneous vessels
  • 1 small cargo‑supply vessel

The Pittsburgh Press (October 19, 1943)

March on Rome advances along 100-mile front

Germans cleared from river’s north bank; Yanks seize strongpoints on right flank; resistance weakens
By Richard D. McMillan, United Press staff writer

Allies agree to boost aid for Russians

Accord signed in London after Hull arrival in Moscow
By Lyle C. Wilson, United Press staff writer

House, Senate vote boosts in allowance

$30 monthly voted first child of serviceman, $20 for others

6 days and no coal –
Miners ignore leaders’ pleas

Strike shuts down 7 Alabama steel furnaces

The bar sinister

By Florence Fisher Parry

GOP flatly opposes any tax increase

Let President cut needless 300,000 off payroll, statement says

Wine-and-dine probe pledged by House group

Comptroller General challenged War Department to deny charges

Governor challenged by newspaper PM

Japs repelled in attacks on base in Guinea

Australian troops beat off new thrusts against Finschhafen
By Don Caswell, United Press staff writer

17 Americans held by Nazis will be freed

Wounded Yanks included in 4,340 prisoners to be exchanged
By Jack Fleischer, United Press staff writer

Churchill says he won’t reply

Stays silent on charges by U.S. Senators

Foreign plane driven off on Pearl Harbor outskirts

Craft, believed Japanese reconnaissance flight, is caught in beam of searchlights

In Washington –
Senate group fails to act on the post-war resolution

Despite pressure of administration, no voter is expected Thursday in special session

Wage demands listed by Bioff

More money ‘works both ways,’ he says

Third War Loan quota exceeded by $4 billion

Mt. Lebanon flier sheds pieces of Japanese shell

Every time he showers, metal is washed from skin
By George Weller

WAC lieutenant slain by estranged husband

Richmond, Virginia (UP) –
Police said today that Wendell P. Arrington, of Dade County, Florida, slashed his own wrists and throat with a razor after killing his estranged wife, WAC Lt. Mildred S. Arrington, 31.

Arrington phoned police yesterday from his wife’s home that he had killed her and had attempted to kill himself. Her body was found in a bedroom.

Arrington was taken to a hospital. His condition is fair.

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