Monthly Archives: October 2016

THE 78th INFANTRY DIVISION AND THE “RUHR POCKET” Toward the end of March, while the 78th continued to hold and strengthen its position along the Sieg River line, First and Ninth Army units began to pour […]

WHO IS REALLY EXCESS BAGGAGE IN A B-24 LIBERATOR AND B-17 FLYING FORTRESS By T/Sgt. Joseph T. Capossela The aircrew boys don’t argue any more about whether a Lib is a better plane than a Fort. […]

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Posted on October 8th, 2016 by:

PAPUAN INFANTRY IN THE AUSTRALIAN ARMY Photographs by Sgt. Dick Hanley Many able and colorful combat outfits have fought in the New Guinea campaign. Not the least of these, on both counts, is the PIB—Papuan Infantry […]

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Posted on October 6th, 2016 by:

PLAN NEW TYPE OF FIELD JACKET FOR ETO MEN Army Orders 4,600,000, Forces 6 Manufacturers To Accept Contract Stars and Stripes U.S. Bureau WASHINGTON, July 24, 1944—A rarely used section of the Selective Service Act has […]

DOWN ON THE RIVIERA – GI’S RELAX IN NICE, FRANCE By Sgt. Ralph G. Martin YANK Staff Correspondent At headquarters of the U.S. Riviera Recreational Area in Nice is a sign that describes the setup. “GI paradise,” […]

FIGHTING FOR GOD’S COUNTRY – MASATSUGU RIYU – 100TH BATTALION When the Myna birds began to talk as the morning sun cast glimmers on Mauna Kahalawa, that is when Masatsugu Riyu awoke. He was a truck […]

PVT. JIM MCQUIRE, E. CO. – PRISONER OF WAR – NAZI SLAVE A rifleman from the 34th Division, who was captured near the Faid Pass in Tunisia, talks about his two years and three months as […]

TAIL GUNNER, TRAPPED IN B17, PLUNGES 13,500 FT.- AND LIVES From the April 25, 1945 Edition of Stars and Stripes U.S. EIGHTH AF HQ, April 25 –“Tail-End Charley,” a 19-year-old gunner, calmly lit a cigarette as he plunged […]

BRIGADIER THE LORD LOVAT: D-DAY COMMANDO HERO By Henry Sakaida I was a kid in 1962 when the movie THE LONGEST DAY came out. It was about the 6 June 1944 D-Day Invasion of Europe by […]

PIPER CUB ARTILLERY SPOTTERS ESCAPE FROM THE GERMANS IN BELGIUM: NIGHT OF RETREAT By Sgt. Bill Davidson YANK Staff Correspondent LIEGE, BELGIUM—This was the night of our first big retreat in Western Europe, when the Germans […]

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