Monthly Archives: September 2016

commando kelly


Posted on September 30th, 2016 by:

COMMANDO KELLY- ONE MAN ARMY AT SALERNO Charles Kelly was hailed as the “One man army” and “Commando”. He earned the Congressional Medal of Honor in a far away war and became a hero of America […]

D-DAY TO ST. LO – CERTIFICATE FROM THE 29TH INFANTRY DIVISION At 6:30am on June 6, 1944, advance elements of the 29th Infantry Division landed on the western side of Omaha Beach under a tremendous hail […]

HORN ISLAND’S MILITARY HISTORY IS PRESERVED FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS The military installations on Horn Island played a crucial role in Australia’s home defence in the early days of WWII. Today, these installations and the memory of […]

SKETCHES AND NOTES ON THE USS TENNESSEE OFF IWO JIMA -YANK MAGAZINE By Sgt. Jack Ruge, YANK Staff Artist ABOARD THE USS TENNESSEE OFF IWO JIMA—Big T was one of the wagons at Pearl Harbor that Sunday […]

bing crosby france USO tour WWII


Posted on September 26th, 2016 by:

BING CROSBY CROONS A SWATHE THROUGH FRANCE Crosby and His Show Go Over With a Tuneful Bang By S/Sgt. Ed Stone Stars and Stripes Unit Correspondent From the September 25, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes […]

OTTO SKORZENY – OPERATION GREIF AND THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE In October 1944, Adolf Hitler summoned a 6 foot 3 inch Austrian with scars on his face to his lair in East Prussia. The tall […]

GENERAL PATTON’S SPEECH TO THE AMERICAN ARMY IN ENGLAND – 29 MAY 1944 Men this story we hear about America wanting to stay out of this war, not wanting to fight, is a lot of bullshit. […]

US FORCES BATTLE THE JAPANESE FOR BOUGAINVILLE AND THE GILBERT ISLANDS American Army, Navy and Marine forces battle the Japanese for control of forward bases in the Gilbert and Solomon islands. US Army Air Force B-24 Liberators and […]

THE INFANTRY SOLDIER – THE HEART AND BACKBONE OF THE AMERICAN ARMY From the T-Patch 36th Division News By Clarence Lasky 141st Infantry Regiment The veteran and much publicized 36th “Texas” Division have pushed the Krauts around […]

merchant marine


Posted on September 20th, 2016 by:

WWII MERCHANT MARINE VETERAN LOOKING FOR LOST JACKET Frank Antilla, a WWII Merchant Marine veteran is hoping someone will return the jacket that kept him warm during his service. Antilla left home in 1943 at 16 […]

WARREN COWEN, AUSTRALIAN HERO THE GOVERNMENT REFUSED TO ACKNOWLEDGE By Henry Sakaida “He was a pilot of extraordinary ability, a real hero!” recalled former Zero pilot Saburo Sakai in 1996. “He taught us a lesson we […]

AUTHOR SEEKS RELEASE OF GRAND JURY TESTIMONY LEAKED ABOUT THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY Maryland historian and author Elliot Carlson is one step closer in his fight to release confidential grand jury testimony involving a story published […]

ARMY AIR FORCE BATTERS REICH – FROM STARS AND STRIPES REICH BATTERED BY 2,700 PLANES 1,200 Heavies from U.K., Force From Italy Join In Smashing Blows July 20, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Unloosing the […]



Posted on September 17th, 2016 by:

ORDEAL AT OKINAWA – FROM YANK MAGAZINE By Evan Wylie SP1c (PR) USCGR YANK Staff Correspondent OKINAWA, RYUKUS—The G-2 captain was leery about calling it a typical night on Okinawa. But on the other hand, it […]

CANDY JONES – USO TOUR OF THE PACIFIC – YANK MAGAZINE By Sgt. Al Hine YANK Staff Writer Candy Jones was just back from a USO tour of the Pacific when I saw her, and with […]



Posted on September 15th, 2016 by:

PANIC-STRICKEN BERLINERS REPORTED FLEEING Rumor Goebbels Deserted As Defense Chief Adds to Fear From the April 23, 1945 Edition of Stars and Stripes Thousands of panic-stricken German men, women and children fled northwest and west from embattled […]

SOVIET AIRMAN TROFIM  VASILYEVICH GAVRISH REMEMBERED By Henry Sakaida One of the most obscure and shortest wars involving two competing military super powers happened in the summer of 1938.  This action lasted just 2 weeks and […]

104th infantry division


Posted on September 13th, 2016 by:

104TH INFANTRY DIVISION- THE TIMBERWOLVES IN WWII The 104th Infantry Division arrived in France on September 7, 1944 after nearly two years of stateside training. The division, nicknamed “Timberwolf” was under the command of Major General […]

YANK BULLETS SMASH NAZI TRICK, BUT 6 U.S. CAPTIVES FALL VICTIM From the July 20, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes A grim account of how a U.S. armored platoon wiped out a group of about […]

Japan and Russian Hope to Reach a Solution to Islands Disputed Since World War Two Russian President Vladimir Putin says that four islands occupied by the Soviet Union more than 70 years ago should be “setting the […]

INTERSTATE TDR, AMERICA’S FIRST GUIDED MISSILE By Henry Sakaida The Interstate TDR was nothing more than a bomb carrying radio-controlled model airplane piloted by remote control from a mother aircraft. This was America’s first “Kamikaze” aircraft […]

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