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Big Warships Blast Japanese Mainland

AMERICAN AND BRITISH

Vital Installations On Honshu Heavily Hit

N.Z.P.A. —Copyright.—Rec. 1 p.m

GUAM, July 17. The United States Third Fleet late this evening bombarded the Japanese mainland for the third time in four days.

Admiral Nimitz, in a special announcement, reported that some of the most powerful battleships of the Third Fleet, including the 45,000-ton lowa, with cruisers and destroyers, heavily bombarded industrial concentrations in the vicinity of Hitachi, on the east coast of Honshu, 80 miles north-east of Tokyo. The action is still continuing.

Admiral Nimitz also announced that the battleship King: George V. and lesser British units joined American battleships in bombarding coastal installations in the Hitachi area, Honshu Island, to-night.

An Associated Press correspondent says that Hitachi has many vital targets, including concentrated copper mines, a smelter refinery, engineering works, an aircraft engine factory, and a precision instrument plant. It has also vulnerable transportation facilities.

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Big Warships Blast Japanese Mainland, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 168, 18 July 1945

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Big Warships Blast Japanese Mainland Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 168, 18 July 1945

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