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QUARTERMASTER DEPARTMENT GUIDE TO SHOVEL CARRYING – YANK MAGAZINE How to Carry a Shovel Without Banging the Back of Your Knees By Sgt. Joe McCarthy The other morning I was opening the mail, hoping wildly for […]



Posted on August 5th, 2016 by:

LUZON YANKS ATTACKING LAST JAPANESE STRONGHOLD From Stars and Stripes June 6, 1945 Edition MANILA, June 5 (ANS) – U.S. infantry battled today with Japanese delaying parties along Highway Five leading into northern Luzon Cagayan Valley, last […]

29TH DIVISION TAKES JULICH’S SPORTSPALAST – YANK MAGAZINE TAKING THE SPORTSPALAST By Sgt. Earl Anderson YANK Staff Correspondent WITH THE NINTH ARMY—Anything remotely resembling an ark would have been more than welcome to T/Sgt. Noah J. Carter […]

MANILA MYRTLE – RADIO MANILA’S VERSION OF TOKYO ROSE – FROM YANK MAGAZINE: Manila Myrtle By Sgt. Ozzie St. George YANK Staff Correspondent MANILA—Myrtle, a kind of poor man’s Tokyo Rose, used to broadcast over Radio […]

YANKS CAPTURE PORT OF LEGHORN Dock Facilities Wrecked By Germans; Ancona Is Seized by Poles From the July 20, 1944 edition of Stars and Stripes: Two prize Italian seaports—Leghorn on the Tyrrhenian Sea and Ancona on […]

82ND AIRBORNE DIVISION GENERAL JAMES GAVIN -YANK MAGAZINE Airborne CG By Sgt. Robert Debnam YANK Staff Correspondent WITH THE 82ND AIRBORNE DIVISION—Maj. Gen. James M. Gavin, the one-time private who now commands the 82nd Airborne Division, […]

HOW TO CATCH A DISGUISED NAZI OFFICER – FROM YANK MAGAZINE: Nobody Here but Us Sergeants By Sgt. Ray Duncan The unmasking of Sgt. Hitzinger, by Allied G-2, was a smooth piece of military super-sleuthing. London […]

WAC FLIGHT ENGINEER IS KILLED AFTER BALKING AT ‘FLYING A DESK’ By Jim Russell Stars and Stripes Staff Writer LONDON, May 1 (Delayed).—Pfc. Jane B. Windham who considered flying for Air Transport Command as a flight […]

JAPANESE CARRIER IDENTIFICATION – FROM 1944 RECOGNITION JOURNAL JAPANESE CV’S COME OUT TO FIGHT Through October 1942 the Japanese had proved themselves good carrier men. The handled their ships skillfully and with great imagination. Co-ordination between their recco and […]

ALLIED DRIVE TO CAEN AND ST. LO – FROM STARS AND STRIPES 30 PANZERS ARE KO’D IN YANK DRIVE British, Canadians Open New Offensive in Caen Sector: American troops fought their way yesterday into the outskirts […]

FRENCH AMBULANCE GIRLS IN ITALY – YANK MAGAZINE When Going is Tough, French Ambulance Girls in Italy Dream of Paris Days: By Sgt. Ralph G. Martin Africa Stars & Stripes Correspondent WITH THE FIFTH ARMY IN ITALY—The […]

Prostitutes and Black Marketers Not Allowed in Paris Nightclubs – From April 27, 1945 Stars and Stripes Army Warns Paris Hot Spots; No Prostitutes, Black Markets By Paul Green Stars and Stripes Staff Writer Paris night […]


Invasion of Kiska From YANK Magazine

Posted on June 12th, 2016 by:

Invasion of Kiska From YANK Magazine THESE JAPANESE GAVE UP WITHOUT A FIGHT By Sgt. Georg N. Meyers YANK Staff Correspondent KISKA—If any Japanese dared to come back to Kiska today, they would be blown out of the […]

Russian Soldiers Surrender in Normandy-From YANK Magazine About the Russians in Normandy By Sgt. Reg. Kenny YANK Staff Correspondent NORMANDY—Two American medics, the motor of their jeep opened wide as they approached the railroad crossing near […]

25 Heroes of the 101st Airborne Division Awarded DSC’s 17, Including Division General Decorated by Bradley. 8 Sent Back From Continent Also Are Honored From Stars and Stripes WITH U.S. FORCES IN NORMANDY, July 13—The Distinguished […]


D-Day Plus 365 – From YANK Magazine

Posted on June 5th, 2016 by:

D-Day Plus 365 – From YANK Magazine By Sgt. Dewitt Gilpin YANK Staff Correspondent OMAHA BEACH, NORMANDY—Only the sun and the wind now rake the long beaches of Normandy, and kids with toy shovels play in […]

80th Infantry Division Chaplain Receives DSC From Army Times Rescues Under Fire Win DSC for Padre –Army Times—Dec 30. 1944— With the 80th Infantry Division in France—Father Benedict A. Henderson, of the 80th Infantry Division’s crack 319th Infantry Regiment now wears […]


Beachmaster’s Dream From YANK Magazine

Posted on May 29th, 2016 by:

Beachmaster’s Dream By Tom Bernard, Sp.(x)1c, USNR YANK Navy Correspondent Story of a Beachmaster from the 7th Naval Beach Battalion on Omaha Beach from YANK Magazine. ON THE NORMANDY BEACHHEAD—Time is too precious and men are […]


A Talk With Adm. Nimitz-From YANK Magazine

Posted on May 26th, 2016 by:

A Talk With Adm. Nimitz-From YANK Magazine By Sgt. H. N. Oliphant YANK Staff Correspondent PEARL HARBOR, HAWAII—In moments of crisis there is nothing that relaxes Adm. Chester W. Nimitz more than hitting a few bull’s-eyes […]

Enola Gay’s Bombing of Hiroshima From YANK Magazine Atomic Bomb Away By Robert Schwartz Y2c Yank Staff Correspondent GUAM, THE MARIANAS—It was 0245 when the colonel eased forward on the throttle. The B-29 with Enola Gay […]

B29 Raiders Put to Death; Fate in Store of All, Japanese Say From July 1945 Edition of Stars and Stripes New York, July 16—Word that several U.S. fliers who bailed out over Japan in the first Super-Fortress raid […]

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