World Battlefronts: Closer To The Goal

The brain center of the war against Japan moved closer to the objective last week. Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz issued his 244th communique from "Advanced Headquarters, Pacific Ocean Areas," and correspondents were permitted to say that it was "several thousand miles west of Pearl Harbor." Nimitz had previously mentioned Saipan and Guam as possible sites for his vast command.

The 21st Bomber Command, whose B-29 Superfortresses fly from Saipan fields, had already moved its headquarters to Guam. The 21st had far outgrown its elder brother, the 20th, based in India and China, and...

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