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

Germans are also placed in danger as Japs disdain ‘weak’ white men

‘We, the powerful men-gods,’ Nipponese boast
By Royal Arch Gunnison, North American Newspaper Alliance

WAC’s heroine in Africa gets soldier medal

U.S. Navy Department (November 18, 1943)

CINCPAC Communiqué No. 16

Late afternoon raids were made on enemy positions on Jaluit and Mille Atolls in the Marshall Islands and on Makin Island in the Gilberts on November 15 (West Longitude Date) by Liberator bombers of the Army’s 7th Air Force.

At Jaluit many fires were started by our bombs in the hangars, shops, and dump areas at the seaplane bases on Imieji and Jabor Islands. Of the five ships anchored in the lagoon one was left burning. Three others were possibly damaged. Several fires resulted from the Mille attack but cloud con­ditions prevented accurate observance of damage at Makin.

No air interception was encountered in any instance. Anti-aircraft fire was intense at Mille, weak at Makin and at Jaluit. No damage was suffered by our planes or personnel.

CINCPAC Press Release No. 170

Bombs were dropped on the airdrome area, Jaluit, Marshall Islands, on November 16, West longitude date, by Liberators from the 7th Air Force. Large fires were started.

One of several enemy float planes which attacked our formation was probably shot down. No damage was suffered by our planes or personnel.

At noon on November 17, West Longitude Date, Liberators from the same force made low‑altitude bombing and strafing runs on the enemy airfield at Tarawa, Gilbert Islands. No enemy aircraft was sighted. No damage was suffered by weak anti-aircraft fire from Betio Island.

About 10 enemy bombers made a medium altitude raid on our installations at Funafuti, Ellice Islands, before dawn on November 17, West Longitude Date. Our losses were two killed and several planes damaged.

Continuing the discussion at America at war! (1941–) – Part 3