22 Jap Ships Sunk

GEN. MacARTHUR'S HEADQUARTERS, Australia--Gen. MacArthur's air forces have knocked out 22 Japanese ships in the Solomon Islands area in the past week and his Australian troops are advancing with growing confidence in New Guinea, war dispatches said tonight.

Army minister Francis M. Forde asserted that "too much praise cannot be given to the men of the RAAF and U.S. Army Air Corps" for their unrelenting attacks on Japanese bases in the Island areas north of Australia and that ground forces in New Guinea believe they have taken the measure of the enemy.