World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF THE PACIFIC: 1,500 Miles from Tokyo

Japan flinched last week under the second U.S. raid on Paramoshiri in the Kuril Islands, 1,500 mi. from Tokyo.

Nine Liberators droned over the fog-kissed northern seas, caught the Japs by surprise, hit their targets with 18 tons of bombs and 4,500 lb. of incendiaries. At least five of 40 intercepting Zeros were shot down. Two U.S. bombers did not return, may have made emergency landings on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula.

Tokyo announced that Jap labor battalions were beaverishly building new air strips in the Kuril Islands, a road which would "figuratively speaking, lead to the attack on America." But the road...

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