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THE BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER Russia's Entry Into War A--gainst Japs Provides Bases i So This Is, or Was, Hiroshima AMUR BAY STATION t tt MURAVIEF UtY~$ COVE pAtJ . s say / ;11 Japan, Far already rolling across the Manchurian frontier with the Red air force blasting a path ahead of it. Air bases / Iin Russia will now be available to the United States air forces This will place Japan in easy striking distance / for any type of plane, army or navy, and will cut down fuel load required on trips. . t New Atomic Force Harnessed Against Japanese An aerial view of the Japanese city of Hiroshima, an important in. dustrlal center and military base, which was the first target to be hit by the new atomic bomb, announced by President Truman. The following morning the Japs admitted extensive damage done by the new "bombs." Only one bomb was dropped and sixty per cent of the city estimated destroyed. With but One Single Thought Army Air Aces Turn Farmers When a soldier speaks of a "chicken" he doesn't often refer to the kind shown here. These army fliers at the Air Force Convalescents' 500- acre farm at Pawling, N. Y are pretty enthusiastic about the creatures they are feeding. The interest shown by the fliers has proven a big factor in aiding them in regaining their health. Trio of 'Black Mac's Killers' Three enemy kills apiece were chalked up by these three members of "Black Mac's Killers," marine nightflghter squadron operating over Okiuawa. The squadron, under command of Lt. Col. Marion M. Magruder, leads marine corps in night killings. L, to K 1st It. R, S. Hemstad, Mlzme- apolis, Minn.; Ist Lt. A. F. DeUamand, Brookline, Mass and 1st Lt. Robert E. Wellwood, SherMan, Wyo. / Farming by Jeeps ]Part of the reconversion plan will put the war-born Jeep on the farm. With certain modifications it will 5e able to perform most of the farm chores except milking--and can even do that by furnishing the pow- er for the milking machines. They are not being made available. Vets Play Waterball Basketball the hard way is played with gusto by navy veterans at the U. S. naval hospital, Arrowhead Springs, Calif. Some of the beyw are shown orowdinz the basket. Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten, left, and General of the Army Douglas MacArthur are shown as they chatted at General MacArthur's headquarters, during the visit of Lord Louis to the Philippines area re- cently. They laid plans for fast and complete victory over the Japs. Mountbatten commands the Southeast Asia area against Japan. Ready for Mikado's White Horse Japs Wanted Atomic Bomb Data IAtomic Bomb Expert To Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, theoretical physicist of the Univer- slty of California, goes the credit for achieving the implementation of atomic energy for military purposes. Working with a staff of scientists throughout the nation "the impos- sible" was accomplished. Major Bong Killed Maj. Richard Ira Bung, 24-year- old flier--top ranking U. S. ace with 40 Japanese planes downed in com- bat, was killed as he struggled to escape from the P-80 Shooting Star he had taken up for test at Bur- bank, Calif. His parachute was part- ly opened. Player of Jai-Alai Jai-alai may never take the place of baseball or basketball, but it has won plenty of followers in the Unit- ed States since it was introduced a year ago at Miami, Fla. It holds the top spot among sports in Span- ish and Latin-American countries. Congresswoman Acts Preparing to play the leading role in "Candida," Congresswoman Clare Boothe Luce is shown in her cos- fume for the George Bernard Shaw play opening in Stamford, Conn.