Empire Javelin (1944)
Front Pages

July 10, 1945: Front page of The Racine Journal-Times, Racine, Wisconsin. The story "13 Yanks Lost on Ship Sunk in English Channel" appears in column 6 at the bottom of the page. Due to censorship laws news about the sinking, which happened December 28, 1944, was not released until July 1945. While most papers ran the story, only a few editors chose to make it front page news.

July 10, 1945: Front page of The Laredo Times, Laredo, Texas (2nd story on column 2).

July 10, 1945: Front page of The Charleroi Mail, Charleroi, Pennsylvania (3rd story on column 5).

The wire report that was published in most U.S. newspapers.

July 10, 1945: Front page of the Fitchburg Sentinel, Fitchburg, Massachusetts. The wire report was not published on the Front Page, but the Empire Javelin sinking was shown in the Bulletins section, last story on the bottom right of the front page.

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