Monthly Archives: October 2017

PIPE-SMOKING WOMEN – AN AMERICAN VOICES HIS COMPLAINT Dear YANK: In the past few months I have seen a couple of articles concerning girls who are now smoking pipes. Maybe I am old fashioned but I […]

HOW TO GET A WEEK-END PASS FROM YOUR COMPANY COMMANDER By Sgt. F.A. Peterson Walk boldly up to the office of the first sergeant. Catch him off guard, especially when he is busy figuring out pay […]

ITEMS THAT REQUIRE NO EDITORIAL COMMENT -HITLER, HORSES, TOJO AND HEN-HOUSES From YANK Magazine Whoa, Adolf! Don’t call your horse Adolf Hitler, is the substance of a decree just issued by Gestapo boss Heinrich Himmler and […]

GI SHOP TALK – Spiders, Pilot Training, Shoes, Portable Hospital From YANK Magazine A deadly black widow spider is kept at the Army’s precision instrument shop at Columbus, Ohio, to spin its web for the hair […]

100th Battalion italy

BOOST FOR THE NISEI OF THE 100TH BATTALION

Posted on October 27th, 2017 by:

BOOST FOR THE NISEI (2ND GENERATION JAPANESE AMERICANS) OF THE 100TH BATTALION Dear YANK: Recently there has been much talk about Japanese-Americans. I am a former infantryman of the 133rd Infantry, 34th Division. A year ago attached […]

JAPANESE REPORT U.S. NAVY BOMBERS RAID IN CENTRAL PHILIPPINES From the September 25, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Two hundred Allied planes yesterday raided several cities in the central Philippines, including Legaspi and Cebu, the […]

GEISHA GIRL – The geisha is not a prostitute, though GIs in Japan use the term to cover female entertainers generally. She has a long tradition behind her stylized routine. By Sgt. Knox Burger YANK Staff […]

1942 SCORE ON US PLANE LOSSES AND ENEMY PLANES SHOT DOWN From YANK Magazine The box score on enemy and US plane shot down in 1942 reads pretty well for our side. In that year we […]

GI FOSTER FATHERS – AMERICAN TRUCK DRIVERS HELP INJURED CHINESE CHILDREN ON THE BURMA ROAD By a YANK Field Correspondent SOUTHWEST CHINA—Whenever a GI truck passes a certain small village on the Burma Road, it honks its […]

REDS SEIZE VILNA RAIL STATION, AIRDROME, CLEAR PATH INTO PLAINS OF LITHUANIA Russians Driving Ahead On Front of 500 Miles; Reach Latvia Line From the July 11, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes A Berlin military […]

PENICILLIN NO CURE-ALL REPORTS THE WAR DEPARTMENT

Posted on October 21st, 2017 by:

PENICILLIN NO CURE-ALL REPORTS THE WAR DEPARTMENT From YANK Magazine Penicillin is neither a miracle nor a cure-all, says a WD report on the new drug’s usefulness and limitations. The report reveals that penicillin has a […]

WAR IN ITALY- Pictures made as the Nazi war machine rolled in reverse before the Armies of the Americans and British at Salerno For More Reading on the Invasion of Italy Check Out: Salerno 1943: The […]

YOUR BATTLE NERVES GET RUSTY WHEN THERE’S A LULL BETWEEN CAMPAIGNS – SOLDIERS LAND IN ITALY AFTER A BREATHER FROM COMBAT By Sgt. Jack Foisie North African Stars and Stripes WITH THE FIFTH ARMY IN ITALY […]

YANKS LIBERATING ONCE MORE; GIRLS,CZECHS NOW, WAVE AGAIN By Peter Furst Stars and Stripes Staff Writer WITH A RECON PATROL, Czechoslovakia, April 18 (Delayed)–At 11:15 A.M. an infantry and recon patrol of the 90th Div. crossed […]

FIGHTER PILOTS OF THE NINTH AIR FORCE IN FRANCE ARE DECORATED From the July 11, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes A NINTH AIR FORCE ADVANCED HQ, France, July 10–Sixteen fighter pilots were awarded 15 DFCs […]

ROLLING 2ND ARMORED DIVISION TANK GATHERS NO MOSS—JUST GRAIN From the November 22nd 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes. WITH THE SECOND ARMORED DIVISION—In France, T/4 James C. Shiver, of Brundidge, Ala., and Pvt. Russell Webb, […]

THE NEW YORK SUBWAY SYSTEM ON THE ITALIAN FRONT –  A SOLDIER ESCAPES THE NAZIS By Sgt. Newton H. Fulbright WITH THE FIFTH ARMY IN ITALY—Perhaps some busy somebody has taken care of the matter—I haven’t been […]

TWO TRUK RAIDS HIGHLIGHT CEASELESS PACIFIC AIR BLOWS From the May 13, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Truk has taken a double pounding in a new widespread air offensive against Japanese naval and air bases […]

FDR SIGNS BILL PLEDGING ISLES FULL FREEDOM Measure Gives U.S. Right To Philippines Bases; Saipan Yanks Gain From the July 1, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes President Roosevelt yesterday signed legislation pledging the U.S. to […]

SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT – U.S. MILITARY MISSION TO IRAN By Cpl. Ray McGovern YANK Staff Correspondent IRAN—The four GIs who make up the total EM strength of the U.S. Military Mission with the Iranian Army probably would […]

ON THE THATCH RUN – A NAVY BOAT IN THE SOLOMONS BARTERS WITH THE NATIVES Navy Boat Tours Solomons To Buy Grass Shacks for GI Use. By Sgt. Barrett McGurn YANK Staff Correspondent ON THE THATCH […]


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