Monthly Archives: August 2017

CHINESE SOLDIERS DRIVE, MAKE IMPORTANT GAINS IN BURMA From the July 11, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes CHUNGKING, July 10–Chinese soldiers have reached the city wall of Tengchung, main objective of the Salween River drive […]

AMG – IT PIECES CONQUERED TOWNS TOGETHER AGAIN – REBUILDING THE SICILIAN TOWN OF MARSALA By Sgt. Ralph G. Martin Stars and Stripes Correspondent Marsala, Sicily [By Cable]—It is a slow job, the rebirth of a dead […]

ARMY VETERANS TO GET GOVERNMENT AID IN BUSINESSES From the July 11, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes. WASHINGTON, July 10 — The Government is taking all possible steps to insure the success of small businesses […]

SERVICE CHIEFS WARN U.S. THE WAR ISN’T WON Marshall, King, Arnold Tell Nation Production Must Be Maintained From the July 1, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON, June 30–President Roosevelt made public yesterday a report […]

TAX-FREE DOUGHS? IDEAS ON HELPING OUT THE INFANTRY AND OTHER FIGHTING MEN AFTER THE WAR Dear YANK: While reading the latest poop on our staggering national debt and the tax measures that will be necessary to […]

NAZI POW WOW IS BROKEN UP BY A YANK TANKER HECKLER By Earl Mazo Stars and Stripes Staff Writer In the Carentan Sector, France—A sergeant with an American tank unit fighting as infantry support in this […]

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ARMY NOW TELLS YOU HOW TO HANDLE A WOMAN Cupid’s Little Helpers in the Pentagon Stars and Stripes U.S. Bureau NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 1944—The War Department, in the role of fatherly adviser, has taken steps to […]

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BRITIAN COMES TO U.S. AID IN STEEL SHORTAGE 10,000 Tons Monthly to Be Shipped to States as Output There Lags From the July 11, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON, July 10–England has agreed to […]

MARINE CORPS FIGHTER ACE KEN WALSH – AN HONORABLE GENTLEMAN by Henry Sakaida As a young aviation historian, I was lucky to have become acquainted with a number of American WWII aces when they were alive […]

EIGHTH’S FLIERS TURN ATTENTION FROM BOMBS TO BOOKS, SPORTS EIGHTH AF HQ., Britain, May 6,–Eighth AF airmen-their strategic bombing mission in Europe finished—are settling back and becoming anything from champion horseshoe pitchers to musicians or masters […]

G.I. Shop Talk – Canines, Runways and Coast Guard Uniforms From YANK Magazine The Army says that whenever possible they’ll put twins in the same outfit, provided they get along with each other…The QMC is now […]

A MOTHER’S TEARS – A TELEGRAM REPORTING A SON MISSING IN ACTION By Sidney Ukraine Standing at the door was a young boy in a Western Union uniform. My mother never associated this with the hundreds […]

GENERAL OMAR BRADLEY TELLS OF ALLIED GAINS IN GERMANY From the April 20, 1945 Edition of Stars and Stripes TWELFTH ARMY GP. HQ. April 19–“Virtually every German soldier that faced us back on the Siegfried Line […]

RED ARMY IS LIKE THIS–SKETCHES FROM THE AMERICAN AND SOVIET LINKUP AT TORGAU From the May 6, 1945 Edition of Stars and Stripes When infantry patrols of the 273rd Infantry, 69th Div., met Soviet Army patrols […]

ALLIES JOIN FRENCH THEY FREED IN BASTILLE DAY OBSERVANCES From the July 15, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Amid the ruins of battle-ravaged towns and villages, Allied troops joined yesterday with the liberated people of […]

WWII POW’S UNIFORM RETURNED TO FAMILY 70 YEARS LATER Military historian and former naval officer, Bruce Campbell recognized an old army jacket while he was looking over the racks of a thrift store in Spokane, Washington. […]

RIVIERA BEACHHEAD – Eye Witness to the Invasion of Southern France By Sgt. Harry Sions YANKS Staff Correspondent WITH THE SEVENTH ARMY IN SOUTHERN FRANCE [By Cable]–We sat on our dead hams, spat out the skins […]

Watch the Wisecracks Soldier; Those WACs Are MPs By Cpl. Thomas Finnegan FORT MCCLELLAN, ALA.—GIs passing through the gates here are careful not to greet the WAC MPs on duty with any wisecracks such as “Hiya […]

LEST WE FORGET – A GI WANTS WWII VETERANS TO REMEMBER WHAT THEY FOUGHT FOR Dear YANK: Not so many months after they returned from the last war, many of our fathers and older brothers and […]

NO ORDERS–BUT GENERAL HOGE CROSSED RHINE AT REMAGEN ANYWAY From the March 16, 1945 Edition of Stars and Stripes EAST OF THE RHINE, Mar. 15–When they get around to writing the history of World War II […]

‘IKE’ JUST A GI LOOKING FOR MAIL, SAYS MRS. EISENHOWER From the July 11, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes FORT BENNING, Ga., July 10 (AP)–Gen. Eisenhower’s moral, says Mrs. Eisenhower, is “no different from that […]

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