The Stars and Stripes – London 1944 07 14 (PDF)


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Vol. 4 No. 217 – Friday, July 14, 1944
Articles’ Headlines: … Reds Open New Push to Cut Off Baltics – Riga Is Goal; East Prussia Drive Gains – Soviets 35 Mi. From Line; Threaten to Outflank Kaunas in Lithuania ….. Nazi Flank From St. Lo to Sea Reels Back – 2 Columns Driving Into Hinge City – Lessay, Periers Thrusts Gain; Big Attack South Of Caen Readied ….. 25 Heroes of the 101st Airborne Awarded DSCs – 17, Including Division General, Decorated by Bradley – 8 Sent Back From Continent Also Are Honored WITH U.S. FORCES IN NORMANDY, July 13―The Distinguished Service Cross was conferred on 25 officers and men of the 101st Airborne Division, of whom 17 received the award from Lt. Gen. Omar N. Bradley, First Army Commander, at a ceremony at the front. The other eight had been evacuated from the Continent. Among those receiving America’s second highest military decoration was the division commander, Maj. Gen. Maxwell Taylor, who was cited for personally leading an attack over a causeway which cleared a path for advancing seaborne units. Lt. Col. Patrick F. Cassidy, of Pilot Rock, Ore., a battalion commander, was honored for leading a series of actions while “continually exposing himself to heavy enemy fire.” Another decorated by Bradley was Chaplain John S. Maloney, of Elmira, N.Y., who was cited for “heroic action while assisting medical-aid men under heavy machine-gun fire and aiding the evacuation of wounded under heavy mortar fire.” One of several medical-aid men to receive the DSC was Pvt. Andrew Sosnack, of Pittsburgh, who treated and fed two wounded men in an exposed position for three days before he could evacuate them. Others decorated by Bradley were: Maj. Lloyd E. Patch, Brockton, Mass. : Cant. Frank L. Lillyman, Skaneateles. N.Y. ; Capt. St. Julien P. Rosemond. Miami; Capt. Richard D. Winters, Lancaster, Pa.; 1/Sgt. Hubert Odom, Leesburg. Ga. : 1/Sgt. Kenneth N. Sprecher, Tipp City. Ohio: S/Sgt. Harrison C. Summers, Catawba, W. Va. : Sgt. O’Dell K. Cassidy, Crewe, Va. : Sgt. Bailey Harrison. Lewisville, Ark.: Cpl: Vergial E. Danforth, Indianapolis; Cpl. George Montilio, Quincy, Mass.; Cpl. Jack A.. Rudd, Northville, N.Y., and Pvt. Francis L. Harbough, Huntington Park. Cal. The eight recipients of the award evacuated prior to the ceremony are: Lt. Col. Raymond D. Millener, Hazelton, Pa. ; 2/Lt. Walter G. Amerman, Decatur, Ill. ; 2/Lt. Charles J. Santarsiero, Scranton. Pa. ; Sgt. Robert J. Houston, Theresa, N.Y. : Sgt. Robert F. Langen, San Jose, Cal.: Pfc Lee N. Rogers, Aberdeen. Wash. ; Pvt. Lloyd J. Leino, Minneapolis, and Pvt. Arthur C. Mayer, Chicago. ….. Germans Attest Snafu in Supply ….. 400-Million Lag In Output Cited ….. Vet Denied Old Job Sues To Give Tannery a Hiding ….. Reveal Robots Used On Yanks in France ….. Worst Phase Ahead Before Victory-FDR ….. Munich Raided 3rd Day in Row ….. Enemy Snipers Seem to Shoot Only to Wound ….. Here’s How it Feels to Set Off With the Infantry for a Battle by Ernie Pyle ….. Yanks Are Proving To Be Deadeye Dicks With Heavy Guns ….. Doubt Roosevelt Plans Full-Scale Vote Drive ….. Pocketed Japs Seek to Escape – Set for Last Big Attack In New Guinea; Foe Loses 19,000 Killed at Saipan ….. American Veterans Of French Battles Visited by Stimson ….. 3 Honored for Rescuing Flier From Wrecked P38 – A NINTH TROOP CARRIER BASE, July 13―:An officer and two enlisted men received the Soldier’s Medal in ceremonies here. Capt. Maurice L. Malins, of New York, T/Sgt. James B. Wallace, of Philadelphia, and Sgt. Alvin K. Becker, of Erie, Pa., rushed to the scene of a P38-Lightning crash near their field and, despite the imminent danger of an explosion, freed the trapped pilot. ….. All Letters for Yanks in France Flown Across Channel ….. Spain Grants Landing Rights To U.S. Planes – State Department Effects Pact for Commercial Airline Ships ….. Germans Slow Allies in Italy ….. Final Arguments Near in Esquire’s Row With Mailman ….. 66 Trapped Ohio Miners Are Given Up for Dead ….. ‘Bathing Beauties’ Told to Bathe, Not Parade, the Beauty ….. Three Destroyers Lost Off France, Navy Reveals ….. Naples Waits Brazilians