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OKINAWA YANKS REACT CALMLY TO NEWS OF ETO VICTORIES From The May 7, 1945 Edition of Stars and Stripes OKINAWA, May 6 (ANS)—The reported death of Adolf Hitler and the word of surrender of the German […]

CAEN IS DOLLED UP IN ITS SUNDAY BEST TO WELCOME ALLIES By Doon Campbell Reuter War Correspondent From the July 11, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes CAEN, July 10–The people of Caen dressed in their […]

US GOVERNMENT SEEK TO REPATRIATE SICK AND WOUNDED AMERICAN PRISONERS HELD BY JAPANESE From the July 12, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON, July 11–Proceedings to repatriate sick and wounded Americans being held prisoners by […]

ALLIES STRIKE SOUTHEAST OF CAEN TO SMASH 7 PANZER DIVISIONS Move Near to Orne River and Flat Land Beyond; Americans Advance From the July 11, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Allied forces captured five more […]

A GI COMPLAINS ABOUT THE VALUE OF THE DISCHARGE BUTTON Dear YANK: The purpose of this letter is a protest against the present veterans’ discharge lapel button now being issued, which in my opinion is entirely […]

IRAN DUCKS GO GARRISON – A GI GIVES WATERFOWL LESSONS IN CLOSE ORDER DRILL From YANK Magazine IRAN—Watching a platoon of ducks (mallards and redheads, Persian variety) doing close-order drill twice a day under the direction […]

FIFTH, EIGHTH ARMIES GAIN FROM PO RIVER BRIDGEHEAD From the April 26 Edition of Stars and Stripes (UP).–From a 50-mile bridgehead on the north bank of the Po River, Allied Fifth and Eighth Army troops today […]

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SOVIET TANKS PUSH WEDGE BETWEEN VILNA, DVINSK

Posted on January 22nd, 2018 by:

SOVIET TANKS PUSH WEDGE BETWEEN VILNA, DVINSK From the July 12, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Powerful Soviet tank columns drove a deep wedge between Vilna and Dvinsk yesterday, and while Red infantry mopped up […]

U.S. TO PAY STORK’S BILL FOR 500,000 WIVES OF GIs From the July 12, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON, July 11–Uncle Sam will pay the hospital expenses, &c, for the wives of about a […]

ALLIES SMASH BACK MORE CAEN ASSAULTS – EXTEND ARE ABOUT TOWN IN SOUTHWEST – Nazi Report New Landing, Surge Inland by Troops Northwest of Caen From the July 1, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes British […]

YANKS GAIN ON OKINAWA: IE SHIMA CONQUERED BY 77TH INFANTRY DIVISION From the April 23rd Edition of Stars and Stripes GUAM, April 22 (ANS).—Three U.S. Army divisions, in fighting officially described as the “bitterest kind,” have […]

NAZI GUNS FIRING BLANKS – HIGH PERCENTAGE OF DUDS FIRED BY GERMAN ARTILLERY From the July 12, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes WITH THE BRITISH FORCES IN NORMANDY, July 11 (REUTER)–A high percentage of duds […]

PATRIOT JOINS YANKS AS SCOUT IN CHERBOURG, AND IT WAS GOOD DAY FOR BOTH From the July 1, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes CHERBOURG, June 30 (AP)–He joined the U.S. Ninth Division near Bricquebec. Let’s […]

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GUNNER, MISSING P47 FLIER ARE AWARDED U.S. MEDALS

Posted on January 15th, 2018 by:

GUNNER, MISSING P47 FLIER ARE AWARDED U.S. MEDALS From the July 12, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Capt. Alwyn M. Juchheim, of Grenada, Miss., now missing in action, has been awarded the DSC for “extraordinary […]

ANOTHER FORT LANDS SAFELY THANKS TO ITS’ CHUTE BRAKES From the July 12, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes A FORTRESS BASE, July 11–Crash trucks were sent onto the runway when a B17 piloted by 1/Lt. […]

FIGHTER PILOTS FLY IN TRIBUTE TO INFANTRY – 9th AF Goes All-Out To Make Ground Job Easier, No Op Too Tough If It Will Help Doughboys By Bud Hutton Stars and Stripes Staff Writer From the […]

ALL BLACK DUMP TRUCK DRIVER BATTALION UNLOAD ON NAZIS IN NORMANDY By Allan M. Morrison Stars and Stripes Staff Writer WITH U.S. FORCES IN NORMANDY, July 17, 1944—The War Department may not classify dump-truck drivers as combat […]

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NAZIS’ RECORDS OF ALLIED POWs ARE CAPTURED

Posted on January 6th, 2018 by:

NAZIS’ RECORDS OF ALLIED POWs ARE CAPTURED From the April 20, 1945 Edition of Stars and Stripes XII CORPS HQ., Germany, April 19–Germany’s complete records of Allied prisoners of war have been captured by forces of […]

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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