BATTLE OF ASIA: A Sign for the Japs

Tokyo fears, and Chungking hopes, that long-range U.S. bombers may soon attack Japan from South China. Flying Fortresses, such as those evacuated from Java to Australia, could easily bomb the great Jap base on Formosa, 300 miles southeast of the Chinese airdrome at Lishui. With flights no longer than Fortresses have made in other battle areas, bombers from Lishui and Chuhsien could reach Kobe or Kyoto in Japan itself.

Last week bombers from Jap bases in China raided the airdromes at Lishui and Chuhsien. Afterward the Japanese said" that U.S. technicians had lengthened the runways, otherwise improved Lishui and Chuhsien...

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