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Yanks Push Ahead in Wes
DBS MOINES SUNDAY REGISTER
SAT., JAN. 20, 1945.
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U. S. Engineers Set Po rtable Bridge in Place
PERIL AT STRASBOURG
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NAZIS ATTEMPT
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American combat engineers pot their shoulders to a section of Bailey bridge they are con-
structing across the III river near Niedephergheim, France. French and American armor and in-
fantry were awaiting completion of the bridge to continue their cleanup of the Colmar pocket.—
WIRE PHOTO CD From Signal Corps Radiophoto.
Luicmbourg
German resistance “completely disintegrated’1 in the Saar-
Moselle triangle Thursday, field dispatches said, as U. S. 3rd
army troops swept ahead to within five miles of Trier, overran
most of the key city of Saarburg and made ai) unopposed cross."
lng of the Saar river farther south. The TJ. S. 7th was withn?
two miles of vital Saarbrucken. In the north, the Canadian 1st
hacked out small gains.-r-WIREPHOTO CD.
(Luxembourg
MILES
11 Ludwt g*b*fBol
'mnkirehrn * "MSSfl
irucken ti'He^siytwfy^
Langres
,e Seventh army was moving
position to slice off mountain-
southern Germany where Nasi
criimhals might try to hole up.
Isintegratlon accelerated in
nan ranks. At least 84.666 Nar
surrendered yesterday, 22,400 to
Third, 11266 to the First and
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[RLANO
Mulhou*
Latest of allied armies to
cross the Rhine, the B. S.
7th deepened its bridgehead
north of besieged and out-
flanked Mannheim to 10 miles
on a 19-mile front. A suburb
of Mannheim, ■which with cap-
tured Ludwlgshafen across the
Rhine f6rmp a twin-city center
of 417,000, waB taken.
Belfort
4.Q DBS MyltNES SUNDAY REGISTER
■RAILROADS
50,Miles
Verdun
army again
f mm*
jthuaniaI
\Sassnitz
HITLER’S EUROPEAN
FORTRESS SHRINKS
\ ? an. I
|fWAST PRUSSIA,
•ON TO GERMANY/1
IS BATTLE CRY
Rostpcl
Nazi forces Saturday posed new peril to Strasbourg after
plunge to-within seven miles of city while to the north TJ. S. 1st
and 3rd armies closed in at St. Vlth and British registered gains
below Roermond In Holland.
iStOizier
tre men
iiettin
Seventh Army Take*
175,000 Prisoners
U. S. SEVENTH ARMY, GER-
MANY—UP)—The Seventh army is
(estimated to have captured 176,000
prisoners since it landed last suin-
Riviera in southern
Hanover
Stargard
Close Big Trap In Saarland
\*$yMupster
* Brandenburg^ ^
Potsdamf
'-■uw
The American 1st, 3rd and
7th armies all *ere linked
together eaftt of the Rhine
jj | surging front
Imnti
Bydqoszci
rankforti
fag&bun
lmiens
v... Baltic Sea
LINE OF DEEPEST j)BELG^^^Sogw
North Sea
into a solid,
when 'the 7th army'B 15th
corps made another clean
breakway from its Rhine
bridgehead north of Mannheli
'^1 NAZI PENETRATION!
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I mer on the
France.
Some 1,400 were captured east of
the Rhine yesterday as the Seventh
(army threw an arc around Mann-
jheim and won its northern suburbs.
Another 700 stragglers were caged
west of the Rhine.
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’Hamburg
Hcustrclit*
Stettin
and cut through to the Main j
river, 35 miles away.
The 7th army meeting praf
tically no opposition, had 5
captured 200 square miles of
Germany east of the Rhine;
cut the Frankfurt-Mannhelm
super-highway and seized the
Prenzloue
Stargard
Chelm\
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iNBERGE ,
/ Eberswaide
'ZuiderJ EMMENe
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NETH. . 1/
LINE AT START
OF DRIVE JAN. 12
llultgart
Irakow_—f
'HENOW
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SPANOAU \\ Londsbcrg«
•BERLIN
At Karlsruhe
The Germans reported fighting
outside the Baden capital of Karls-
ruhe, suggesting yet another cross-
ing by the Seventh army, which
had cleared the Palatinate and
routed the last Germans west of
the Rhine between Switzerland and
Holland.
iroslaw
.Frankfurt
.Lwow^
Tarnopol
^ duis$urgA
^Dussaldorf^
\ Vaachen4
XC\ DUREN
Mannheim airfield at Sharef
Glogou
Mordhai
7th Army Advance
The Seventh arniy breaking, to
the main to join the Third army
cut the Frankfurt-Heldelburg high-
way In four places, swept up scores
I of towns and stormed the suburbs
of outflanked Mannheim (283,801.)
smashed into Viren-
Gorlitz
CHEMNITZ*
One force HI
helm, 10 miles northwest of Heidel-
berg—the old and storied universi-
ty city—and fivj miles northwest
| of Mannheim.
1 Grosumstadt 12 miles east of
(Darmstadt was taken by the force
■which reached the main south of
Aschaffenburg, where the Third
army was mopping up.
The Seventh army advance was
declared officially to be increasing
in speed against decreased resist-
lance. Among the larger towns cap-
1)1- s heim,„ndor afdoraf dthetmb
tured were Zwingenburg, Bens-
heim, Heppenhelm, Laudenbach,
’Chomnov
lubbtit
The Seventh army, fighting 38
miles east of the Rhine on a solid
front with the Third and First ar-
mies, virtually encircled the last
defenders of Mannheim by cross-
lng the Neckar river near that
ichemical center. The Seventh also
crossed the Main south of Aschaf-
fenburg at points east of Schwein*
heim and Niedernberg.
wigs
PRAGUE*
cPilsan.
The U. S. 7th Army struck a
(soft spot in German lines and
I surged 15 miles eastward, cross-
ing the Tauber river at two points
[15 miles west of Wurzburg and
(130 miles northwest of the Nazi
shrine city of Munich.
CZECHOSLOVAKIA
^Karlcruhe
Rcgensbui
ISO Miles
■RAILROADS
Nancy x
IRZHEIM
Stuttgart
lAncona
Pitestip\]J
meant no less
V Strasbourg^
FRANCE /
The capture of the eity. l-—H|-
to the realistic strategists of Supreme
Allied Headquarters. Five days before;
Gen. Jean de Lattre de Tassigny’s French
First Army had stormed through the
Belfort Gap to the Rhine and turned
northward on the flat western bank of the
river. Now from Strasbourg units of Lt.
Gen. Alexander M. Patch’s American;
Seventh Army-of which Le Clerc s di-
vision is part—rolled southward through
the sloppy mud to join up with them.
The great arms of the pincers looped
around an estimated 50,000 Germans in
the Vosges Mountains. -
Whether or not the ultimate bag ot
Germans measured ‘ up to preliminary
expectations, American staff officers had
__i.. lL. LinLacf nmieft fnr ihfi brilliant
INGOLSTADT
Trap.
Villingan
At the southern end of the
front, the American 7th and
French 1st armies were fashion-
ing another trap in and near the
black forest where the oity of
Pforzheim (79,000) fell and
Crallsheim, halfway between
Nuremberg and Stuttgart, was
captured. /
Nominate 9 As
Full Generals
Freiburg
Mulhousc
ere closing a mighty trap around thousand* of
irea west of the Rhine. Patton’* armies were
and also from Trier, while Patch's Seventh army
<en and near to Karlsruhe.
Driving American Third and Seventh armies toi
Germans and much Nazi equipment ’“ °
driving south toward Mainz, shown I
waa coming noi
WASHINGTON — UP) — Nil ;I
lieutenant generals were nomin ‘
ed by President Roosevelt Tuesi*11
to be full generals In the U.
my. *' |
They are:
Joseph T. McNarney, supreme
deputy allied commander, Mediter-
: ranean theater.
Omar N. Bradley, commanding I
general, 12th army group, western
past Saarbri
They’ll l)n It Every Time
Escape on the Rhine
Three weeks ago Lt. Gen. Alexander M.
Patch’s American Seventh Army raced
through the Saveme Gap of the Vosges
Mountains and reached Strasbourg and
the^ Rliine. As Ins men moved through1
the pass and spilled out on the Alsatian
plain, Patch used the city for a baseband;
.sent jtwo forces marching along the
western side of die river.
One wont north toward die German
communications and supply ’city of
Haguenau; the odier moved south toward
Colmar to meet die French First Army,
which was advancing from the Belfort
Gap in an effort to throw a pincers around
die German troops in the Vosges. Mean-
while, Patch used major forces of Ins
'army to flank the Third Army’s drive in
the Saar Basin.
Chad to Strasbourg
When Brig. Gen. Jacques Le Clerc
began leading his Fighting Frenchmen
toward Tunisia from Lake Chad in equa-
torial Africa, he promised them that their
ultimate objective would be Strasbourg.
Last week his batde-tried French Second
Armored Division raised the Tricolor on
\c spirt of Strasbourg's splendid Gothic
Cathedral.
The Germans
JULY
PEPPER POT SOUI?
SPANISH TAMALES
ORCHILI, BOILING
BLACK COFFEE AND
HOT MINCE PIE.
CPL.NED CHILTON,HI
OVERSEAS
JANUARY
COLD CONSOMME
FROZEN FRUIT
SALAD, ASSORTED
COLD CUTS, ICED
LEMONADE AND
ESKIMO SUNDAE.
LT. GEN. ALEXANDER PATCH.
Smashes Germans from South.
Beloved Daufenw. - —
have always coveted the fortress city of
Alsace, which Frenchmen call their na-
tion’s “beloved daughter.” From 1870 to
1918 the Boche held it, and during those
years the heroic statue to Strasbourg in
the Place de la Concorde in Paris was
draped in mourning. On Nov. 24, when
Paris heard that the city just west of the
Rhine once again belonged to France,
crowds gathered in the Place. They stood
in a cold rain heaping flowers on the
statue. The members of the Consultative
Assembly rose and sang the 4 Marseil-
pPisSlraS
Walter Krueger, commanding
general, 6th army, Philippines.
Brehon B. Somervell, command-
ing general, army service forces.
Jacob Tj. Devers, commanding
general, 6th army group, European
(theater.
I Thomas T. Handy, deputy chief I
'of staff, TJ. S. army.
Elevation of the nine would give
the. army 11 four-star generals in
active servich, The others are Gen >
erals Joseph /w. Stllwell, chief of
army ground} forces, and MaU~
Craig, ebairnfan of the secretary
of war’s personnel board.
In addition/ the army has four
five-star generals, Marshal, Arnold,
MacArthur {vnd Eisenhower.
No Fancy Meeting You Here.
Once upon a midnight dreary
As I wandered, restless, weary,
Over roadways that I had not
Ever traveled on before,
Came to me a sort of mumbling,
As I plodded, often stumbling,
By a lady mildly grumbling—
Seems to me her teet were sore.
To Fill TEr Up: This photograph of
<3o*iT/e/Bum By
AH* AA9ter x
G/A3X0 TMX A"
the Allied
mttu
■XMfiivMlj
BRITISH 2nd, l:i
[uTs. m ftRMY;
FRENCH' ft! ARMY

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