World Battlefronts: The Japs Get Ready

For weeks there had been signs that the Japs were building up their land, air and naval strength in the Southwest Pacific.

Last week there was definite evidence:

> Sixty Jap planes (40 of them bombers) plastered Allied-held Oro Bay in New Guinea.

> At Kavieng in New Ireland, 530 miles northeast of Port Moresby, New Guinea, a large naval and merchant fleet was assembled.

> Five Jap destroyers and a cargo ship were spotted steaming toward New Georgia, apparently to reinforce frequently bombed Munda.

> Northwest of Guadalcanal, U.S. airmen intercepted a swarm of...

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