World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF THE PACIFIC: North from Australia

The Jap learned last week — if he did not already know it — that, until he has taken all the key points in the Philippine Archipelago, he cannot be safe on any of its 7,000-odd isles.

The U.S. Army Air Forces gave him the reminder. From Australia 13 bombers swept north 1,400 miles to the Philippines — a non-stop jump as long as from Miami to Portland, Me. There they snugged down on hideout fields, proceeded for three days running to whack the Jap with fury and effectiveness. The negligible air opposition...

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