Monthly Archives: November 2017

THE TRAGIC STORY OF MERLIN PADDOCK AS REMEMBERED BY AN ENEMY PILOT AND HIS WIDOW By Henry Sakaida “I think it was around May 1945 when I met that American,” remembered Takeo Tanimizu, a former Zero […]

IN AGAIN, OUT AGAIN – AN AMERICAN GI IS RESCUED BY THE RUSSIANS FROM CAPTIVITY AND EXECUTION From YANK Magazine TORGAU, GERMANY—When Russians overran this town, two days before the link-up with the 1st U.S. Army, […]

AMPUTATING REVEILLE – ROOSTER TROUBLE IN THE PANAMA CANAL ZONE By Sgt. William Tusher YANK Field Correspondent PANAMA CANAL ZONE—Immortalized in Irving Berlin’s “Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning,” the secret ambition […]

AMERICAN SOLDIERS RUN A CHICKEN FARM ON NEW CALEDONIA From YANK Magazine This is one outfit that can’t have enough chicken. The GIs who take care of them see to it that the birds stay on […]

2 RED ARMIES BEGIN ATTACKS IN BOHEMIA AND THE BALTIC COAST From the May 6, 1945 Edition of Stars and Stripes Two Russian armies launched attacks on a 110-mile front last night against the Bohemian redoubt […]

GERMANS FLEE NORTH IN ITALY IN HEADLONG ROUT Allied Spearheads 18 Mi. From Leghorn; Enemy’s Resistance Collapses From the July 1, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes With the Allies driving forward on an 80-mile front […]

DRIVE TAKES 5TH ARMY 15 MILES FROM BOLOGNA, SUPPLY LINE FROM THE BRENNER PASS From the September 25, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes American troops of the 5th Army yesterday were within 15 miles of […]

USA IN THE ETO – SOFTBALL, WAACS AND DRIVERS FOR OFFICERS From YANK Magazine We ran into a softball game the other day, it doesn’t matter where. The point is, the game made us very sad. […]

EISENHOWER HOPEFUL SCIENCE WILL FIND ANSWER TO THE FLYING ROBOT BOMBS From the July 11, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Gen. Eisenhower, in an interview yesterday on the Germans’ robot bomb, which he described as […]

COMBAT TRAINING -AFTER BASIC TRAINING GI’S READY FOR OVERSEAS DEPLOYMENT Dear YANK: We have finished our 17 weeks of basic training. Good enough, we didn’t mind that at all. Then they send us down here for […]

FIRST G.I. REPORT FROM IRAN: IT’S COLD, EXPENSIVE AND STRANGE By Sgt. Al Hine YANK Staff Correspondent SOMEWHERE IN IRAN —If there’s any truth to the old proverb, “Early to bed, early to rise,” G.I.s in […]

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ALLIES GAIN AT KOHIMA AGAINST JAPANESE RESISTANCE

Posted on November 18th, 2017 by:

ALLIES GAIN AT KOHIMA AGAINST JAPANESE RESISTANCE From the May 13, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes KANDY, Ceylon, May 12–News that Japanese positions to the south of Kohima were being wiped out was given in […]

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GI SKETCH ARTIST ILLUSTRATES LIFE IN PARIS

Posted on November 17th, 2017 by:

GI SKETCH ARTIST ILLUSTRATES LIFE IN PARIS From YANK Magazine T-5 Anatol Kovarsky, a GI who studied art in Paris before the war, takes you on a sketchbook tour through the City of Light. For More […]

NEARER HOME – GI FROM HAWAII REQUESTS TO BE STATIONED CLOSER TO HOME Dear YANK: There are a number of boys from Hawaii who are stationed in the States. Now that it is all over why […]

WHATEVER BECAME OF TAKEO TANIMIZU’S ZERO FIGHTER 03-09? By Henry Sakaida “I flew the most famous Zero fighter during the war, but no one knows me!” chuckled former Zero pilot Takeo Tanimizu. Photographs of Tanimizu’s A6M5 […]

THE WAR DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES A NEW TROOP-ROTATION POLICY From YANK Magazine For the first time since it started to send soldiers overseas the War Department has announced the adoption of a troop-rotation policy. Definite plans are […]

A WEEK OF WAR – CHURCHILL, ROOSEVELT, CASABLANCA, GUADALCANAL AND THE EASTERN FRONT Hitler’s little situation just gets worse and worse all the time, fortunately. The two men who had been taking all the plane trips […]

MPs KNOW WHAT’S GOOD FOR YOU IF YOU TIPPLE IN BRITISH GUIANA YANK Field Correspondent GEORGETOWN, BRITISH GUIANA —U.S. Army MPs in this British colonial town take good care of G.I.s who go out in search […]

AWOL…WILLIAM M. KLIEN – TOP TURRET GUNNER 384TH BOMB GROUP By William Klien Jr. Dad Enlisted on 16 Aug ’40. After the War Broke out he was an airplane mechanic (TSgt). His unit was designated to […]

GI WOLVES – ANGER OVER YANK MAGAZINE’S STORIES OF GI’S AND GIRLS IN THE OCCUPATION OF GERMANY AND JAPAN Dear YANK: I am indignant! No woman will want to marry a GI that returns from occupying […]

DISCHARGE CLOTHES – DISCHARGED SOLDIER WANTS TO KEEP ARMY CLOTHES FOR POST WAR LIFE Dear YANK: Everyone is raving about things for the boys who are returning to civilian life, yet the War Department seems to persist […]


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