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WHAT A WAC DOES WHEN A GI STARTS TELLING HER WHAT A HOT-SHOT HE WAS BACK HOME Since Some English girls say that the American soldier brags too much about himself and his country, YANK’s photographer […]

MORE CHICKEN – SOLDIERS WRITE TO YANK MAGAZINE WITH GRIPES ABOUT ARMY UNFAIRNESS Dear YANK: If you think that cutting the grass with bayonets is bad, what do you think of the great Mohave Desert, with […]

YANK PLAYS POSSUM RIGHT UNDER NOSE OF NAZI PANZER GUN From the July 24, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes WITH U.S. FORCES IN NORMANDY, July 23 (AP)–Pfc. John H. Howard, of Bradford, Ill., was so […]

HEARTBROKEN GI’s – HERE’S HOW TO START A BRUSH-OFF CLUB BRANCH At the request of several overseas soldiers, YANK asked the Parent Chapter of the Brush-Off Club in India if it had any objections to extending […]

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GREEK ISLAND IN DODECANESE RAIDED BY ALLIES

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GREEK ISLAND IN DODECANESE RAIDED BY ALLIES From the July 24, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes CAIRO, July 23, (AP)–Anglo-Greek troops have raided the Dodecanese islands of Simi, near Rhodes, and “liquidated the entire German […]

TERRIFFIC ALLIED ACK-ACK BARRAGE PROTECTS NORMANDY BEACHHEAD By Ernie Pyle SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE—One of the most vital responsibilities during these opening weeks of our war in the continent of Europe has been the protection of our […]

2ND BLOOD BATH ON IN GERMANY–1,000 OFFICERS REPORTED SHOT; SCHACHT BELIEVED ARRESTED OR DEAD; STAUFFENBERG SHOT From the July 24, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Information reaching Stockholm yesterday indicated that “Hangman” Heinrich Himmler and […]

83rd INFANTRY DIVISION RADIOS TO RUSSIANS EAST OF THE ELBE By Wade Jones Stars and Stripes Staff Writer From the April 26, 1945 Edition of Stars and Stripes WITH 83rd INFANTRY DIVISION EAST OF ELBE. April […]

HOME FROM ITALY AND ALL HE CAN SAY IS HOT DOG From the May 22, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Geneseo, N.Y., May 26–T/Sgt. Arthur Hasler, who got a special furlough to come home from […]

GIANT BLOW IS STRUCK BY EIGHTH AND NINTH AIR FORCE PLANE FLEETS 2,000 U.S. Craft Alone Batter Nazis: French Fields Now in Use From the July 15, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes The greatest single […]

FRENCHIE COMES HOME – A POLITICAL PRISONER ESCAPES FRANCE AND RETURNS A U.S. ARMY RIFLEMAN By Pfc. Debs Myers YANK Staff Correspondent LE HAVRE, FRANCE—Frenchie was coming home. He had left, in the nick of time, almost five […]

AMERICAN ARMED FORCES ETO CASUALTIES TOP 750,000 From the May 10, 1945 Edition of Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON, May 9, (AP)—The war against Germany cost the U.S. more than three quarters of a million casualties—about 150,000 […]

MAJOR CASHIERED, IMPRISONED FOR FLOGGING MILITARY PRISONERS From the July 11, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes ATLANTA, Ga., July 10–Maj. Louis Lefkoff, of Atlanta, has been sentenced to a year at hard labor after being […]

AMERICAN SOLDIERS ASK TO CONTINUE THE DRAFT AFTER WWII Dear YANK: We, the undersigned soldiers, feeling deep concern for the security of our country and for the welfare of all who wear its uniform, wish to […]

SAIPAN BATTLE ENDS IN TOTAL DEFEAT OF JAPANESE From the July 11, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes The battle for Saipan, stepping-stone to Japan and the Philippines, is over. Adm. Chester W. Nimitz announced in […]

SHORT MEMORIES & NICE PEOPLE -GIs CHANGING ATTITUDES IN THE OCCUPATION OF GERMANY AND JAPAN From YANK Magazine In 1935, in the period of comparative quiet between World War I and World War II, an advertisement […]

BOBRUISK FALLS, REDS DRIVE ON FOR MINSK – PUSH COSTS FOE 20,000 MEN A DAY 110-Mi. Thrust in 6-days Takes Russians Third of Way to Reich From the July 1, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes […]

WINE BARREL HID FRENCHMAN’S RADIO, THIRSTY GIs FIND From the July 1, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes As Allied troops liberate France, stories of French resistance are coming to light. Two French-speaking GIs recently visited […]

EIGHTH AND NINTH AIR FORCES POUND LUFTWAFFE NESTS From the July 1, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Carrying out sharp attacks on four Luftwaffe bases and other targets over a wide area of France, American […]

GENERAL EISENHOWER CITES ENEMY’S CONFUSION IN NAZI ARMY GROUP SURRENDER From the May 6, 1945 Edition of Stars and Stripes Gen. Eisenhower issued the following statement yesterday at the surrender of German Army Group G: Today […]

HANK PORTER-DISNEY ARTIST CREATES INSIGNIA FOR U.S. ARMED FORCES By Robert L. Schwartz Y2c BURBANK, CALIF.—Seabees at Camp Hueneme, Calif., recently wrote to Hank Porter of the Walt Disney Studios asking for a sketch of a […]

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