Monthly Archives: June 2017

YANKS IMPERIL JAPANESE FLANK ON SOUTHERN OKINAWA From the April 26, 1945 Edition of Stars and Stripes GUAM, April 25 (ANS)—U.S. Seventh Div. Infantrymen, seizing high ground near the village of Ishin, today threatened the eastern […]

29TH DIVISION SOLDIER GIVES JERRY PW TIT FOR TAT ON TODT From the May 7, 1945 Edition of Stars and Stripes WITH 29TH INF. DIV., Germany–Pfc. Bedford K. Graves, of Tompkinsville, KY., infantryman with the Third […]

300,000 DEAD IN SINGLE BOMBING RAID ON DRESDEN By Dan Regan Stars and Stripes Staff Writer From the May 5, 1945 Edition of Stars and Stripes WITH THE FIRST ARMY—The Allied air raid on Dresden on […]

STARS AND STRIPES REPORTER TELLS OF MEDICS’ HEROISM ON BLOODY BEACHES By Bob Hutton Stars and Stripes Staff Writer From the June 12, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes WITH ADVANCED HQ, FRANCE–The Medics went on […]

RUSSIANS CRUSH DNIESTER ATTACK – Moscow Reports Artillery Smashes 60 of 100 Tanks Assaulting Bridgehead From the May 13, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Heavy German losses in a large-scale tank and infantry assault against […]

‘CUTE LITTLE BOY,’ 9, SLAYS AMERICAN SOLDIER IN REICH From the April 20, 1945 Edition of Stars and Stripes DULUTH, Minn., April 19 (AP).–The slaying of an American soldier by a nine-year-old German was related by […]

Italian war crimes and atrocities in Greece during WW2 By Pierre Kosmidis of ww2wrecks.com The Italian occupation of Greece, from 1941 up until 1943, when the fascist regime of Benito Mussolini collapsed and the Italians swiftly […]

RAIL-AIRPOINTS IN FRANCE ARE P47 THUNDERBOLT TARGETS Fighter-Bombers Continue Hammering as Weather Grounds Heavies From the May 27, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Thunderbolt fighter-bombers of the Ninth Air Force yesterday lashed Luftwaffe airfields and […]

YANKS TAKE BAGUIO HILLS; DRIVE ON DAVAO CONTINUES – FIGHTING ON LUZON AND SOUTHERN PHILIPPINES From the April 26, 1945 Edition of Stars and Stripes MANILA, April 25 (ANS).—Baguio, Philippines summer capital which the Japanese have […]

SATURDAY NIGHT – SOLDIERS AND CIVILIANS LOOK FOR THRILLS IN ABILENE, TEXAS Saturday night is the high spot of the week for Abilene, Tex. Between 25,000 and 35,000 people live here and all of them try […]

French Historian Antonin Dehays Caught Stealing From US National Archives Antonin Dehays has been visiting the US National Archives facility in Maryland for more than two years. The 32-year-old Frenchman has a keen interest in the […]

LIBERATED YANK FLIERS TELL OF JAPANESE ‘SPECIAL TREATMENT’ From the May 7, 1945 Edition of Stars and Stripes CALCUTTA, May 6 (UP)—The first group of American war prisoners liberated in Burma, mostly from the Air Forces, […]

AN AMERICAN GI PROPOSES A NEW RIBBON FOR VICTORY OVER GERMANY Dear YANK: Some of the boys here and I have been thinking that since we have a victory ribbon for all theaters of operations why […]

BIG RED ONE HAS FEW MEN LEFT WHO FOUGHT THEIR WAY ASHORE By Ernest Leiser Stars and Stripes Staff Writer WITH FIRST INF. DIV., Czechoslovakia, June 5.—There aren’t many of them around today. Most of the […]

THE SS JOHN HARVEY DISASTER – UNINTENTIONAL RELEASE OF ALLIED CHEMICAL WEAPONS IN AN ITALIAN PORT By Dirk de Klein of dirkdeklein.net SS John Harvey was a U.S. World War II Liberty ship. This ship is […]

The M1 and M2 Jungle First Aid Kit – A Collectors Guide Late 1942 saw America makes its first offensives against the Japanese in the jungles of the Pacific. Although tropical islands like the Philippines, Hawaii and […]

YANKS CAPTURE HALF OF NAHA ’S AIRDROME ON OKINAWA From the June 6, 1945 Edition of Stars and Stripes GUAM, June 5 –U.S. forces won half of the valuable Naha airdrome on Okinawa’s west coast today, […]

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INVASION BOATS, BLOOD-THAT WAS JUNE 6, 1944

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INVASION BOATS, BLOOD-THAT WAS JUNE 6, 1944 By David A Gordon Stars and Stripes Staff Writer One year ago today, thousands of American soldiers crouched in swaying invasion boats, vomited and prayed in choppy seas, and […]

MONKEY BUSINESS – SOLDIERS SAVE AN APE IN THE PANAMA CANAL ZONE By Sgt. Robert Ryan YANK Staff Correspondent FORT AMADOR, PANAMA—As Pvt. George Kline of Bellingham, Wash., scanned the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal, […]

P-38 ACE MAJOR RALPH WANDREY PERFORMED A MIRACLE! by Henry Sakaida Many veterans returned from the war with souvenirs to remember their life and death adventures. As the years passed, the items began to lose their […]

AIRMAN PROPOSES NEW AAF OVERSEAS STRIPE FOR  COMBAT AIR CREW Dear YANK: Why not have a special overseas stripe for the combat crews of the AAF based on combat hours? A fellow can put in 50 missions […]


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