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I III I III I I I THE BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER III I I Rattler Surrenders Toast to Victory in Europe In command of escort carrier USS Guadalcanal, which attacked and captured U-boat 505, was Capt. Dan- iel Gallery of Chicago, shown here on conning tower of the sub. The carrier is known as the "Can Do" ship. Doolittle Knighted Gen. Omar Bradley of the 12th U. S. army group, left, and Russian Marshal Ivan S. Konev clink glasses as they toast victory over the Nazis at a banquet given shortly before V-E Day, at a country house near Berlin. Not long after the German military machine was utterly crushed, and Europe was free again. Dons Civvies for First Time in 8 Years King George of England presents the "Knight Commander of the Bath" award to Lt. Gen. James H. Doolittle, commander of the U. 8. gth air force, which played a ma|or role in hammering Germany to her knees. Hero 'Objector' Pvt. Wesley Wilson of Johnson City, Tenn purple heart wearer, and who rates 115 points under the new point system, dons a civilian coat for the first time in almost eight years, as buddies at Fort Dix, N. $ look on. Wilson is leaving the army for good. All Is Not Fighting on Okinawa Pfc. Desmond T. Dogs, 26, of Nor folk, Va and his wife. Dogs, a con- sclentious objector, who spends his Saturdays reading the Bible, is the new hero of Oklnawa, after saving 75 lives. When heavy losses devel- oped on a Jap position Doss climbed an escarpment and stayed until he had lowered all the wounded men to safety, Cocky Cockerel There Is work for young and old alike on Okinawa island and this young native (below) is proud to do his share. And an important task ~is, lugging water ~o other natives near Kim, Upper left: Marine Clar- ence J. MeFarland, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, amuses native boys as a basket porter. Horseplay of this type has won friends for the marines among 'the island folks. Upper right: No red points needed for this Okinawa pig, killed by shellfire (it says here). Leathernecks are, Corp. P. E. Allen (left), Lake View, Ore and Corp. Victor Howard, Philadelphia, Pa. President's Mother Arrives by Plane Here is Chanticleer H, perched grimly on the undercarriage of a railroad coach. The chicken enjoyed the doubtful distinction of being the only "hobo" ever to carry a comb. The 92-year-old mother of President Truman is shown, center, as she ar:ived in Washington from Kansas City to visit her famous son. At the left is Miss Mary Truman, the President's sister, who accompanied her Inn,thor on the trip. President Truman, right, greeted them at the Wash- I ~f,~on alrporL Backing the Attack on Okinawa Island iiii!iiiii!iiiiiiiiiiii!iii~ The problem of unloading vital supplies for the American invaders who have been fighting their way inland, yard by yard, on the 70-mile-long Okinawa island, has been a big one. Picture at lower left shows an LST approaching shore with supplies. Center: Supplies are landed. Upper right: Necessities of life and war, row after row, line the dusty beach on this far Pacific isle. Circle: Fleet Commander Chester W. Nimltz. Out of the Ashes of War Arises a New Manila Manila begins to rebuild. Left, the once-beautifnl and modern queen city of the Orient, devastated by the ~aps, starts the task of rebuilding with the help of the U. S. engineers. Upper center: This taxi is not much to look at, but it indicates Manila's reconversion. Upper right: A road repair gang is at work on Manila's Taft avenue, erasing some of the scars. Lower right: Bailey bridge. Marooned Airmen Rescued by Helicopter Air Hero Eleven marooned RCAF airmen who were rescued by a U. S. coast guard helicopter in the first rescue of its kind, set up this SOS sign in the snow (upper left), made of green spruce boughs. Lower left: Cave in the snow in which the airmen liv~d for two weeks in the Labr~lor wilds. Snow is 10 feet deep. Right: Air ~lew of the ~ctnal rescue. Army and Navy Chiefs in V-E Broadcast Among the high ranking army and navy officials who spoke on the World-wide victory broadcast celebrating V-E DaY were, left to right: Gen. George C. Marshall, chief of staff of the U. S. army; Adm. William G. Leahy, chief of staff to the Presddent, and Adm. Ernest J. King, chief of n~vai operations. "Marine pilot, 2nd Lt. William W. Eldrldge Jr. of Hixon, Tenn grins as he returns to his Oki- nawa airfield after blasting four lap planes in as many minutes, when Jap suicide bombers attacked ~t U.IL ship, Proudest Mom Mrs. Ida Eisenhower, 83, mother of Gen. Dwight D. FAsenhower, shown as she looked with pride ,st photo of her famous son, conque~n. 02 German m~ry ~nflght