World: Push on the Islands

In the Philippines the Japanese, with the initiative still in their chubby hands, appeared to be starting their big push this week. Off Lingayen Gulf, 120 miles northwest of Manila, the U.S. forces reported sighting a flotilla of 80 enemy transports, announced that the major drive had begun. General Douglas MacArthur had long anticipated a heavy attack at Lingayen. An earlier thrust, in which the Japanese tried to put down troops from 154 motorboats, had been beaten off by a Philippine division which did not let a single Jap soldier reach shore alive....

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