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I II III I THE BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER Pray on Board Ship Church flag Is raised above the ~tors and Stripes as prayers are of- fered on~ coast guard manned ships before landing operations. The only lime any flag is raised above the ifltars and Stripes is the church flag during regular services. Knows His Planes Three-year-old Roger Michael .Golden, South River, N. J Is called 'aeronautically-precocious" by vet- ,eran airmen. At the Westover ideno tiflcation - recognition classroom, ~ger Identified 121 different U. S ~rltlsh, Jap and German airplanes. Lighthouse Keeper The only woman lighthouse keeper in the United States coast guard service is Mrs. Fanny May Salter, who has been keeper of the Turkey Point lighthouse, Maryland, since 1925. Knudsen Resigns Lt. Gen. William 8. Knudsen, who recently was given the Oak 'Leaf cluster to the Distinguished Service medal, has resigned from the army to return to civiUan life. Directed Battles on Okinawa I Austria Now Under United States Army Control' Lt. Gen. Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr commander of the U. S. 10th army, is shown (left) on a rocky observation post on Okinawa as he watched progress of his troops moving up on Naha, capital of the island. With General Buckner are Maj. Gen. Lemuel C. Shepherd, commander of the 6th marine division, center, and Brig. Gen. William P. Clement. Drum Spelt Doom for Germany Here Is one of the huge drums on which lengths of welded pipe wore rolled to be laid along the bottom of the English channel to bring fuel for the tanks and planes of the Allies in the battle of Europe. The lay- ing of the pipeline, under Germany's nose, is called one of the most re- markable engineering feats of the war--and a best-kept secret. Ask for Okinawa's Independence Infantry company of the 103rd infantry division, U. S. 7th army, marches through town of Brennero, Au~ trla, during one of the daily formal guard mount ceremonies. The 103rd division has been guarding Brenner ross in conjunction with the 88th infantry division, U. S. 5tb army in Italy. Unlike most German cities, Bren- nero does not show the effect of the war, having been left with few war scars. Chinese Army Speeds Up All-Out War Effort Lower photo shows one of the newly equipped and trained fighting units, as pep talk is given by Gen. Cheu Ming Yun. Circle shows Chinese infantryman, veteran of the Burma campaign, prepare to board Amer- ican air transports for flight over the "hump" to China. Using jungle bamboo to box off stalls inside a U. 8. air transport, Chinese troops accompany their pack animals on a flight from Burma into China. Emaciated and despondent, these ancient natives symbstize the age- old submission of the conquered. Upper, incredulous that the Amer- Icans had no Intention of killing them or torturing them, their first request was for cigarettes. Lower, right, young mother and child symbolical of new day. Circle, 70-year-old Takara Sensel, who expects to lead a free Okinawa. Fighting Marine at 'Death Valley' Baldies Hold First Convention :::i> i !/ :i ~iii!!!~?i~!!iiii!:i~i~i! This dazzling assemblage consists of men whose shining virtues are apparent to all. The slick domed members of the United Baldheads of America, shown at their first annual convention held at Port Arthur, Tex- as, before the reviewing stand, where Mayor Walter Bailey presented the key to the city to the billiard tops. Ideal Four Poster Tank Bed Dismantle Germany R. J. Wysor, who has been named supervise metallurgical opera- tions in Germany and to see that the steel mills are controlled, dis- mantled or moved out of Germany. Details of the handling of Germany,u industries, have not been announced, No Coal Shortage One of the Leathernecks, driving through Japanese machine gun fire while crossing a draw, later called "Death Valley" by the men, rises from cover for a quick dash forward to another position. The marines sustained more than 125 casualties in eight hours of fighting. A discarded gasoline tank serves as a four poster, for Marine S/Sgt. Albert J. Magley of Maplewood, N. J who is attached to the "Death Jimmy Hayhurst, 8, of Falrmont. Rattlers" on Okinawa. Tiffs bed has decided advantages over "fox hole" W. Va has found a means of beat- for sleeping comfort, but still does not come up to the bed that Sergeant ing the coal shortage. With aid of Magley left behind when he Joined the marine corps. He is still thinking sister and girl friend, he helps o/ sending new bed home as souvenir, self to coal without cost.