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mml~msm~m- -- -- New One-Man Army PIc. Clarence Craft, Santa An/ta: Calif is credited with killing more than 30 Japs in a spectacular, and falsest single-handed, rifle and gre- nade fight. He was exposed to en- emy action during the entire time lit was his first time in battle. Most Decorated G.I. First Lt. Audie L. Murphy, Farm ersviUe, Texas, is the most decorat- ed American soldier. He has every decoration for bravery save the Le- igion of Merit. Murphy won the iCongressional Medal of Honor by ibeating off 250 Germans and six ~tanks at Colmar. First Postwar Cars The first photos of 1946 postwar cars to be received show, top: the 1946 Nash "600" passenger automo- bile. Lower, the "handmade" Ford passenger, to be known as the 1946 model. Motorists may have to wait trom one to two years for these. Propeller Cuts Jap Marine 1st Li. Robert KUngman, Blnger, Okla who knocked 4own *, Jap Diane at 43,000 feet by ~aing his proDeller as a carving knife. gum~ had frozen because of cold. Swashbuckling General Cries Photo shows that even Gen. George S. ("Blood and Guts") Patton may be overcome. At a reception given in his honor in Boston, at which time honor after honor was heaped upon him, General Patton responded with praises for his men and ended with: "We thank God such men were born, I can't say any mere." At this point the photo was taken. Twenty-Four Planes--25 Minutes These marine pilots made aviation history off 0kinawa by knocking down 24 Jap planes in 25 minutes. L. to It. in rear are: MaJ. G. Axtell, La- guna Beach, Calif.; Col. W. E. Dickey, Du Bols, Pa.; Maj. J. Dorrah, Hood River, Ore.; Lt. E. Abner, Washington. Front row (L. to R.): Lt. W. L. Hoed, Benton Harbor, Mich.; Lt. J. J. O'Keefe, Biloxi, Miss.; Lt. N. T. Therlault, Milford, Mass.; and Lt. C. Allen, Fort Worth. Sketch of Jap Balloon and Bombs BOHB To DEVIC! GROUND Artist's sketch of the balloon, with bombs, which the Japanese are launching from their home islands against continental United States. Big Four at Berlin Conference Representing the Big Four at the Berlin conference, where the pact granting the Allies full supremacy over Germany was signed, are, left to right: Field Marshal Sir Bernard L. Montgomery, General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower, Marshal Gregory K. Zhukov and Gen. Jeaa De Lattre De Tassigny. They will be In charge of occupied Germany. THE BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER Returns From a German Prison Grave to Health You would never think that Pvt. Joseph Demler of Fredonia, Wis shown above as he appears (left) at the Kennedy General hospital in Memphis, was the same man who is shown at right, a bag of bones, as U. S. troops found him when they captured a German prison camp where he was held. He weighed 70 pounds on March 29, 1945. On June 7 he weighed 124 pounds. He was fed a planned starvation diet while a prisoner. Drums Furnish Home and Industrial Convenience How empty oU drums are being used in the Pacific area Is shown by these photos. Loft, the drums were used in asphalt plant, as stacks, etc. Center, household use, wash sinks made from drums. Upper right, view of one of the oil drum farms. Lower right, used for barbecue. Other uses include bomb shelters, gateway arches, legs for water tanks, incinerators, sewer pipes and reflectors on light poles. Coaches One-Armed Ball Players Amputees at the Walter Reed hospital, Washington, watch Pete Gray, one-armed ball player of the St. Louis Browns, demonstrate how he can catch a bail, shake off his glove and throw the ball with the greatest of ease. Left to right are: Pvt. Steve Lawrence, T/5 Anthony Motyka, Pie. Peter Brennan, Sgt. John Gallagher and CDI. Harry Waters. Army's Experimental Helicopter What the helicopter of tomorrow may look like is pictured by this new army model. Seen in flight in Upper Darby, Pa it looks like a giant bumble bee with its stubby fuselage. The craft is an experimental model and has been undergoing tests since August, 1944. Early tests indicate that it has merits not found in previous models. New Veterans' Head Gen. Omar Bradley appointed head of the veterans' administration. "H I had a son I would like him to go to Bradley or lke for advice," the late Ernie Pyle once said. Service. men are backing the choice. Nelson Wins Again Byron Nelson shown as he won tim 72 holes of the $I0,000 Canadian Open Golf tourney. He finished 1~ strokes better than Jug McSpaden, the second man.