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Vague Jap Hint Of Surprise

For Americans

Rec. 12.30.

NEW YORK, July 15.

Tokyo radio announced- that 150 bombers from Okinawa attacked Kyushu and • Southern Honshu installations on Sunday and that 100 Mustangs, with large bombers, attacked Central Honshu airfields.

The Twentieth Air Force announced that a sizable force of Super Fortresses showered demolition bombs on an' oil refinery at Kudamatsu to-day (Japanese time). This is the second attack in 16 days.

According to Tokyo radio naval spokesman, Captain Goro Takase, declared that there was a surprise in store for Admiral Nimitz in the not too distant future. Takase gave credit to Admiral Nimitz "for his candid admission that apart from the spectacular raid being a propaganda success it was a tactical failure."

The radio hinted that the surprise Takase mentioned might be a secret weapon which at present was being experimentally developed. When this equipment was completed the Japanese would be able to meet enemy carrier forces twice or three times as large as those operated recently. It urged the world to wait for the opportunity, which was not far off, to see the real Japanese Navy and air forces in action.

LIEUTENANT - GENERAL CLAIRE LEE CHENNAULT, Commander of the United Stated 14th Air Force in China, who has announced his resignation. A War Department spokesman stated that no detailed reasons had been received, but it was well known that General Chennault had been operati-ifz for a number of years in difficult circumstances. In an interview with the North American Newspaper Alliance correspondent at Kunming General Chennault declared that an American invasion of China was unnecessary. Countless lives could be saved by avoiding a land campaign and training Chinese to do the job.

ON UNBAITED ANCHOR FOUR-TON FISH CAUGHT NEW ORLEANS, July 13. Unwittingly an unMited . anchor as. a hook, the crew of the freighter Amhearst Victory landed a four-ton fish. The ship was up-anchoring in the i Mississippi, when,, the anchor suddenly fouled, then' came away with a dangling mammoth fish attached. Dr. James N. Gowanloch, chief ', biologist of the Louisiana Depart- ' ment of Fisheries, identified the monster as a two-horned jnanta. one of the largest known specks. It was approximately 18ft square, ar..l weighed SOOO pounds.

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PLANES STRIKE, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 166, 16 July 1945

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PLANES STRIKE Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 166, 16 July 1945

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