World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF THE PACIFIC: New Jumps

Tokyo Radio last week warned Manila residents to complete their air-raid shelters. Tokyo also announced (at least to the outside world) that Davao, the Philippines' second city, had been evacuated of civilians in anticipation of American landings. There were no landings at Davao last week, but in two other places the U.S. sprang forward again.

The curtain raiser for this double attack was played over the Philippines. For seven days Admiral William F. ("Bull") Halsey's Third Fleet flyers ranged over thousands of square miles of the central and southern Philippines, knocked out...