Monthly Archives: October 2016

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POWERFUL P-63 KINGCOBRA REPLACING P-39 AIRACOBRA

Posted on October 31st, 2016 by:

POWERFUL P-63 KINGCOBRA REPLACING P-39 AIRACOBRA Stars and Stripes U.S. Bureau WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 1944—The P-39 Airacobra, one of the Army’s most heavily armed fighter planes, now is being replaced in action by a heavier, faster […]

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COMBAT CAMERAMAN FOLLOWS MARINES ON IWO JIMA

Posted on October 30th, 2016 by:

COMBAT CAMERAMAN FOLLOWS MARINES ON IWO JIMA The pictures on these pages were taken by YANK photographer Pfc. George Burns, who landed with the Marines on Iwo Jima. They show some thing of the unsparing bitter […]

HOW THE ENGINEERS DESTROYED A NAZI OBSERVATION POST IN ANZIO By Sgt. Ralph G. Martin Mediterranean Stars and Stripes WITH THE FIFTH ARMY IN ITALY—The cave was a perfect OP. It was dug deep into solid […]

GI JEANS – FRENCH AIR FORCE PILOTS TRAIN IN THE UNITED STATES They like America, but these French Air Force trainees are waiting for the day when they will see their homes again. By Sgt. Adam […]

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BOMBS AWRY IN A B-26 MARAUDER OVER ITALY

Posted on October 27th, 2016 by:

BOMBS AWRY IN A B-26 MARAUDER OVER ITALY By Sgt. George Aarons YANK Staff Correspondent TWELFTH AIR FORCE BASE, ITALY—In a raid over German-held Italy the B-26 had been crowded out of formation and had gone […]

TANK HIT, CREW SCRAMBLES OUT TO JOIN WRITER IN CELLAR FOXHOLE By Ernie Pyle From the July 18, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Normandy—The hospital was in our hands, but just barely on up the street […]

A BROOKLYN GI AND EX-CHOIR BOY SINGS AT OLD FRENCH RITUAL By Richard E. Jones Stars and Stripes Special Writer PLOERMEL, Brittany, Sept 24, 1944—A lone Yank, who fought on the African beaches until a Nazi […]

“HANDSOME HARRY” SASAKI –  JAPANESE INTERROGATOR OF “PAPPY” BOYINGTON By Henry Sakaida After decades of interviewing former American POWs held in Japan, one name became very familiar to me: “Handsome Harry.” He was the memorable Japanese […]

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ASCENSION ISLAND GETS AN AMATUER THEATER

Posted on October 22nd, 2016 by:

ASCENSION ISLAND GETS AN AMATUER THEATER By Pfc. Nat G. Bodian YANK Field Correspondent Ascension Island—Recently a plane landed on this little aerial way station in the South Atlantic, carrying among its passengers a tech sergeant. […]

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VIEW OF THE RHINE WITH THE AMERICAN 7TH ARMY

Posted on October 22nd, 2016 by:

VIEW OF THE RHINE WITH THE AMERICAN 7TH ARMY By Cpl. John Preston YANK Staff Correspondent WITH THE 7TH ARMY—The barber who gave me a shave in Strasbourg was more than pleased to hear that I came […]

16TH AND 116TH INFANTRY FOUGHT BLOODY D-DAY BATTLES War Department Discloses Role of Two Regiments Which Stormed Beach Stars and Stripes U.S. Bureau   WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 1944 —The War Department today described the bloody D-Day […]

SWEDE’S 6X6 – A TRUCK WITH THE 32ND DIVISION IN THE PACIFIC No. 435907 went from Camp Livingston, La., to Luzon and is still going strong. By Sgt. Ozzie St. George YANK Staff Correspondent WITH THE […]

WHO WAS THAT CAPTURED JAPANESE PILOT I MET IN 1942? By Henry Sakaida “I didn’t know his name, I don’t know where he was from, I don’t know what happened to him…but I sure would  like […]

RAIN STOPS AT LAST IN FRANCE; 2 VILLAGES NEAR CAEN CAPTURED July 24, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Allied forces lashed out at several points along the Normandy battlefront in improving weather yesterday, after a […]

GI FICTION – MY ACHIN’ BACK – FROM YANK MAGAZINE By Cpl. Dick Peebles “Sit down, corpril. Smoke if you want to,” said the broad-beamed sergeant in the interviewing section of the Ft. Dix Separation Center.  […]

GENERAL EDDY, HEAD OF 9TH DIVISION, IGNORES SHELLING TO VISIT HIS MEN By Ernie Pyle NOMANDY—ONE of the favorite generals among war correspondents is Maj. Gen. Manton S. Eddy, commander of the Ninth Division. We like […]

PATTON’S MEN 23 MILES BEYOND METZ, GERMANS REFUSE TO YIELD BASTION Bulletin French forces slashing northward through Alsace by-passed Mulhouse and Colmar and stabbed into Strasbourg, Swiss Radio reported last night. Meanwhile, U.S. Seventh Army troops […]

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B-29 SUPERFORTRESSES SCOURGE JAPANESE PLANE PLANT

Posted on October 14th, 2016 by:

B-29 SUPERFORTRESSES SCOURGE JAPANESE PLANE PLANT GUAM, April 25, 1945—Superforts scored several concentrations of bursts on the large Hitachi aircraft plant near Tokyo yesterday and “blew the factory all to hell,” returning crewmen reported. B-29 gunners […]

FOUR HURT BY FLYING BOMB GET 1ST ETO WAC PURPLE HEARTS July 20, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Four enlisted WACs injured recently when a flying bomb fell near the building where they were working […]

THE LUFTWAFFE’S NIGHT PRINCES BATTLE THE ROYAL AIR FORCE At the start of World War Two, aerial combat had been around for less than 30 years. In Germany, like in other countries, flying was believed to be glamorous and pilots were […]

BILL MAULDIN – PULITZER PRIZE WINNING ARMY CARTOONIST – YANK MAGAZINE By Sgt. Bill Mauldin As long as you’ve got to have an army you’ve got to have officers, so you might as well make the […]


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