Monthly Archives: June 2016

WWII VETERAN’S UNIFORM AND MEDALS STOLEN FROM FAMILY: The family of WWII veteran Louis Read was stunned on Tuesday morning to find his uniforms and medals stolen. Louis Read was a veteran of the 31st Infantry […]

ESCAPE TUNNEL USED BY JEWISH PRISONERS FOUND IN LITHUANIA: A team from Israel, America, Canada and Lithuania used mineral and oil exploration scanning technology to find a 100-foot-long tunnel located in the Ponar forest about 10 kilometers […]

JOSEPH KENNEDY JR.’S TOP SECRET MISSION IN OPERATION ANVIL: On August 12, 1944, a Navy PB4Y-1 Liberator piloted by Lieutenant Joseph Kennedy Jr. took off from the Fersfield Royal Air Force base on a mission to […]



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POLICE RETURN VETERAN’S MEDALS TO FAMILY Police in Oregon have returned the World War II medals of Lt. Colonel Frank Brad Wilson to his family after finding them at his home in Gladstone. The medals included […]

ALLIED DRIVE TO CAEN AND ST. LO – FROM STARS AND STRIPES 30 PANZERS ARE KO’D IN YANK DRIVE British, Canadians Open New Offensive in Caen Sector: American troops fought their way yesterday into the outskirts […]

ALLIED SAILORS INDULGE IN WINTER SPORTS IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest military campaign of World War II. It lasted from September 3, 1941 until Germany’s surrender on May 8, […]

JAPANESE BALLOON BOMBS ATTACK THE WEST COAST OF AMERICA: On May 5, 1945 Elsie (Elyse) Mitchell and five children from her husband’s Sunday school class left their church and headed for a picnic. Elsie’s husband, Archie […]

SECOND TO LAST SURVIVING DOOLITTLE RAIDER PASSES AWAY: David Jonathan Thatcher, age 94, of Missoula, Montana died of complications from a stroke on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Thatcher was born on July 31, 1921 in Bridger, […]

IWO JIMA FLAG RAISING MARINE PROPERLY IDENTIFIED: A US Marine Corps investigation has concluded that it misidentified one of the six Marines in the iconic Iwo Jima flag raising photo. The investigation was started after Eric […]

FRENCH AMBULANCE GIRLS IN ITALY – YANK MAGAZINE When Going is Tough, French Ambulance Girls in Italy Dream of Paris Days: By Sgt. Ralph G. Martin Africa Stars & Stripes Correspondent WITH THE FIFTH ARMY IN ITALY—The […]

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USS HERRING FOUND BY RUSSIAN EXPEDITION The USS Herring, a diesel powered Gato-class submarine sunk during World War II has been discovered in Russia’s Kurile archipelago. The ship was found by a joint expedition of the […]

MYSTERY BIDDER PAYS $676,000 FOR NAZI ITEMS IN AUCTION: A man from Argentina paid more than $676,000 this weekend for personal belongings of Adolf Hitler and Hermann Goering. According to Reuters, the anonymous buyer showed up […]

Magdalena Leones – WWII Silver Star Winner Dies at 95 Magdalena Estoista Leones, winner of the Silver Star for bravery against the enemy has died at age 95. Leones, an intelligence operative and Corporal with the Philippine […]

Avenger Rear Gunner – “Jitterbug” Goes to War The greatest thrill of his life came as he landed for the first time on the deck of an aircraft carrier at sea. Two years before in 1941, […]

Saburo Sakai Meets the SBD Gunner Who Wounded Him at Guadalcanal By Henry Sakaida It’s not everyday that two men, who tried to kill one another in World War II, would meet and shake hands like […]

Medals stolen on way home from veteran father’s funeral: Keith Ridings, 64, has appealed to thieves who stole a bag containing his father’s war medals. Ridings’ father, 90-year-old WWII veteran, Ken Ridings had died a week […]

Guy Gabaldon, from East Los Angeles Kid to Pied Piper of Saipan: Guy Gabaldon grew up so poor he didn’t know his family was in poverty. Living on the streets of East Los Angeles in the […]

WWII Aircraft Gather Near Houston to Honor Veterans On Saturday June 18, 2016, four WWII aircraft gathered at the Hooks Airport in Spring, Texas to honor five WWII veterans. The veterans honored all flew combat  missions over […]

Reflections of Our Gentle Warriors – By Brad Hoopes: For over a decade, Brad Hoopes has interviewed and recorded the experiences of over 350 WWII veterans. He now has compiled 70 of these incredible experiences into […]

Reinhold Hanning, SS Auschwitz Guard Found Guilty Reinhold Hanning, a former SS man and Auschwitz concentration camp guard, was found guilty of 170,000 counts of accessory to murder by a German court on Friday. The 94-year-old […]

Prostitutes and Black Marketers Not Allowed in Paris Nightclubs – From April 27, 1945 Stars and Stripes Army Warns Paris Hot Spots; No Prostitutes, Black Markets By Paul Green Stars and Stripes Staff Writer Paris night […]

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