Monthly Archives: August 2017

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FIGHTING GRANDMA GETS RUMLEY FAMILY BACK IN WAR From the July 15, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes SOMERS, Mont., July 14 (ANS)–Grandma and Grandpa Rumley grumbled because their grandson was too young for military duty. […]

THE LITTLE GIRL – A SOLDIER STORY FROM YANK MAGAZINE By Pfc. Morris Freedman The little girl sat straight in the chair, her pigtails touching her back as they fell. Her left hand lay palm up […]

ARMY CAMERAMAN IN MANILA VAINLY TRIES TO CAPTURE THE PEFRECT SHOT By Sgt. John McLeod YANK Staff Correspondent MANILA, THE PHILIPPINES—When Manila traffic switched from the left to the right side of the road, changing centuries […]

Roald Dahl – WWII Royal Air Force Flying Ace and Spy By Dirk de Klein of For decades I have been enjoying his stories from ‘Charlie and the chocolate factory’ and ‘BfG’ to the creepy ‘Tales […]

1,000 FASCISTS EXECUTED BY PARTISAN COURTER ORDER From the May 7, 1945 Edition of Stars and Stripes MILAN. May 6 (Reuter).—About 1,000 Italian Fascists have been executed in Milan during the last 11 days by order […]

THE WAR TO SAVE LIVES – Today’s Medicine Miracles Bring New Hope; Death Rate Only Half That of the Last War From Stars and Stripes On a clear October day, 1943, an Army plane glided in […]

NEW YANK-RED LINKUPS BY U.S. FIRST ARMY AND NINTH ARMY–Junctions Shut 85-miles Trap on Foe From the May 1, 1945 Edition of Stars and Stripes Two new junctions with the Red Army by U.S. Ninth and […]

LIEUTENANT COLONEL JIMMY STEWART IS NAMED B24 WING CHIEF OF STAFF From the July 15, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes A LIBERATOR BASE, July 15–Appointment of Lt. Col. James M. Stewart, of Indiana, Pa., the […]

HERE’S A REPORT ON THE FIGHTING OF EACH U.S. DIVISION IN SICILY – The 1st Division Veterans from Tunisia Distinguished Themselves Again While Others, New to Battle Took the Campaign in Stride. “What kid of battle […]

FIRST CHOO CHOO TRAIN OF LIBERATION IS RUNNING IN FRANCE From the July 24, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes NORMANDY, July 23 (UP)–Allied forces are now getting free rides on the first railway line to […]

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