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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

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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 […]

TREASURE HUNT WITH THE 339TH INFANTRY REGIMENT IN ITALY By Pfc. Ira Freeman YANK Staff Correspondent WITH THE 339TH INFANTRY IN THE DOLOMOTE ALPS—There are a couple of gray granite fortresses left over from the Middle […]

A GI’S WIFE WORRIES ABOUT POST- WORLD WAR II INFLATION Dear YANK: I am the wife of a sergeant who has had the extreme good fortune to be stationed in the United States during the entire […]

SUGGESTIONS FOR A FAIR COURT TRIAL FOR ARMY ENLISTED MEN Dear YANK: I should like to suggest some changes in the Articles of War and other punitive military regulations which are required for the protection of […]

JAPANESE AMERICAN “ NISEI ” OUTFIT FORMED BY THE WAR DEPARTMENT From YANK Magazine American citizens of Japanese ancestry who have no use for Tojo are going to have a chance to get a crack at […]

MEMPHIS BELLE BACK–REPORT OF ETO PREMIERE OF FILM AT HOME AIRBASE From the May 13, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes A FORTRESS BASE, May 12–The flak-scarred Memphis Belle, first Fortress to fly back to the […]

THREE SOLDIERS GET CAUGHT PLAYING HUMPHREY, FRANCHOT AND VICTOR WHILE ON DUTY By Cpl. C.V. DeVan After five straight days Kelly, Goldstein and Stetson began to get tired of practicing beach landings. So they welcomed the […]

THE CHAPLAIN’S LOT IS NOT EASY WHICH SO MUCH TO DO WITH SO LITTLE – ARMY CHAPLAINS IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC YANK Field Correspondent SOMEWHERE IN AUSTRALIA—Chaplains down here fly thousands of miles to minister to […]

SURPRISE PARTY – GI BIRTHDAY SURPRISE IN PANAMA From YANK Magazine PANAMA—Every foot-slogging infantryman in 1st Sgt. Robert Jeffcott’s outfit down here is sure of a birthday cake on his anniversary, but he is never sure […]

THREE SUNDAYS –  FROM DIARY OF A SOLDIER FIGHTING IN FRANCE By Pvt. Michael Pinkosky In the mail the other day, YANK received from Pvt. Michael Pinkosky a copy of a hastily scribbled diary which he had […]

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