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GUAM SHELLED, BOMBED ANEW – “SOFTENING-UP” OF THE ISLAND FOR POSSIBLE LANDING From the July 12, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes An announcement yesterday by Adm. Chester W. Nimitz that American cruisers had shelled the […]

A G.I. WOLF – SOLDIER POETRY FROM YANK MAGAZINE By Pvt. Edwin L. Brock – Will Rogers Field, Okla. If he parks his little flivver Down beside a moonlight river And you feel he’s all aquiver— […]

SCHWEINFURT RAID – IT COST PLENTY BUT IT WAS WORTH IT By Sgt. Walter Peters The Eighth Air Force raid on Schweinfurt in southern Germany was probably the most devastating single air battle ever fought. We shot […]

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FOOD PLIGHT DESPERATE , VICHY OFFICIAL DECLARES

Posted on December 29th, 2017 by:

FOOD PLIGHT DESPERATE , VICHY OFFICIAL DECLARES From the July 12, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes A desperate situation in the food supplies of France, and of Paris in particular, was revealed by the Vichy […]

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STRENUOUS FIGHT YET, IKE WARNS AMERICAN PUBLIC

Posted on December 28th, 2017 by:

STRENUOUS FIGHT YET, IKE WARNS AMERICAN PUBLIC From the July 12, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Allied troops face a strenuous fight for every foot of ground taken from the Germans in the immediate future, […]

THIRD OF NATION PHYSICALLY UNFIT, HERSHEY SAYS–Draft Chief Cites a Need For Funds, Measures to Correct Situation From the July 12, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON, July 11–One-third of the nation’s manpower is physically […]

CHINA’S PLIGHT ACUTE–WARNS VICE PRESIDENT HENRY WALLACE From the July 12, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Vice-President Henry A. Wallace, back from a trip to the Far East, yesterday described China’s military situation as “very […]

CHRISTMAS ON THE ROCK – WHAT SOLDIERS WANT FOR CHRISTMAS ON IWO JIMA Mother Nature was in a nasty mood when Jack Frost reported in, “Look, Jack,” she said, “I don’t often complain when you goof […]

FDR STATES HE’LL ACCEPT A 4TH TERM – ASSOCIATED PRESS, UNITED PRESS ANNOUNCE Mr. ROOSEVELT’S DECISION From the July 12, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON, JULY 11–President Roosevelt will run for a fourth term, […]

LIBERATING GERMANS – GI REACTS TO ENTERING GERMANY Dear YANK: At a recent company formation we were informed that we were liberating the German people. Now, since were under the impression that we were attempting to […]

THE FIRST YANK WHO DIDN’T MEET THE BRITISH EIGHTH ARMY By Sgt. Milton Lehman Somewhere in Tunisia [By Radio]–If the trip hadn’t gone sour and if I had been able to find the right road, I […]

AMERICAN VETERANS OF FRENCH BATTLES VISITED BY SECRETARY OF WAR HENRY STIMSON From the July 14, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes A BRITISH PORT, July 13–Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson talked to American troops […]

GABRESKI, TOP ACE WITH 28 KILLS, CAN’T SEEM TO FIND NO. 29 From the July 15, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes AN EIGHTH P47 BASE, July 14 (AP)–Lt. Col. Francis E. Gabreski, top American ace, […]

1,100 BOMBERS BATTER MUNICH; TOULON RAIDED – LUFTWAFFE SHUNS A FIGHT, BUT FLAK OVER REICH IS INTENSE; 20 HEAVIES LOST From the July 12, 1944 edition of Stars and Stripes More than 1,100 American heavy bombers–one […]

ZHUKOV PRAISES EISENHOWER AT VICTORY BANQUET IN BERLIN By Charles F. Kiley Stars and Stripes Staff Writer BERLIN, May 9.—Marshal Zhukov, deputy commander-in-chief of Russian forces and chief instrument in the Red Army’s tactical defeat of […]

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3 HONORED FOR RESCUING FLIER FROM WRECKED P38

Posted on December 14th, 2017 by:

3 HONORED FOR RESCUING FLIER FROM WRECKED P38 From the July 14, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes A NINTH TROOP CARRIER BASE, July 13–An officer and two enlisted men received the Soldier’s Medal in ceremonies […]

MUSSOLINI BEGGED FOR LIFE BEFORE ITALIAN PATRIOT COURT From the May 1, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes The broken and disfigured body of Benito Mussolini remained on exhibition in a Milan public square yesterday, as […]

THE GUN – STORY OF A 45TH INFANTRY DIVISION 105-MM HOWITZER IN SICILY By Sgt. Walter Bernstein WITH THE 45TH DIVISION IN SICILY–They were given the Gun in Texas. It was delivered right to C Battery […]

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JAPANESE CUT OFF U.S. BATTALION ON MINDANAO

Posted on December 10th, 2017 by:

JAPANESE CUT OFF U.S. BATTALION ON MINDANAO From the May 10, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes MANILA, May 9 (ANS).–Japanese troops. in their first show of strength since the 24th Div. landing on Mindanao April […]

CAFFEIN FIENDS – SOLDIERS OF THE 5TH INFANTRY DIVISION COMPLAIN ABOUT CHANGES TO ARMY K RATIONS Dear YANK: Who slipped the boullion in the breakfast ration? 81-mm. mortarmen, 30-cal. machine gunners and every rifleman in the […]


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