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USS Newcomb kamikaze attacks in 1945....
Item # 614845
July 6, 1945
THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 6, 1945
* USS Newcomb - Fletcher-class Destroyer
* Japanese Kamikaze airplane attacks
* Invasion of Lingayen Gulf - Luzon, Phillipines
This 24 page newspaper has one column headlines on page 2: "SHIP AFIRE BEATS 7 SUICIDE PLANES"
"Destroyer Newcomb Gutted and Spouting 1,000-Foot Flame Wins Battle Off le" with related photo. (see) 1st report coverage on the kamikaze airplane attacks on the USS Newcomb during the invasion of Lingayen Gulf. Reporting on many disasters such as this were kept from the public, sometimes for many months, until the family members of the killed were all notified, giving the reason for this late report. Still a first report.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day throughout with much on World War II. Rag edition in very nice condition.
Category: World War II