1942

Henry Sakaida, prolific author and noted aviation historian has passed away at age 66. Henry Sakaida had a lifelong interest in World War Two aviation, particularly in the Pacific war between Japanese and American pilots. His […]

FORD EAGLE SQUADRON MUSTANG GT TO BE AUCTIONED OFF Ford created a special Mustang in honor of the American fighter pilots who served in the Royal Air Force in the opening days of World War II. […]

LINE OF DUTY – SOLDIER ACCIDENTLY FALLS ON HIS BAYONET By Pfc. Raymond Boyle They brought in this tech, a kid of 20, with a penetrating wound–a bayonet thrust in the right upper quadrant of the […]

What Do We Think Of The British Soldiers From The Eighth Army? By Sgt. Burgess Scott CAIRO–The medium-sized figure of this story is the average buck private I’ve met in the British Desert Army-British in this […]

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 […]

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JUNGLE WAR – A SOLDIER’S FIGHT ON NEW GUINEA

Posted on December 6th, 2017 by:

JUNGLE WAR – A SOLDIER’S FIGHT ON NEW GUINEA From YANK Magazine We were flown over the Owen Stanley range to relieve an Australian combat unit, which was keeping open a trail over which natives were […]

I COULD’VE BEEN A LIEUTENANT COLONEL AND A DOCTOR By Sgt. Ray Duncan, Camp Davis, N.C. In the spring of ’42, when my friends and neighbors began breathing hot on my neck, I wrote a hasty […]

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A SGT. AT FORT BRAGG DOES SOME HIGHER MATHEMATICS

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A SGT. AT FORT BRAGG DOES SOME HIGHER MATHEMATICS By Sgt. Richard B. Stone, Fort Bragg, N.C. SGT. Ichobod O’H, Plother, E-17-6, Fort Bragg, N.C., dropped his newspaper on the latrine floor and stared glassily. Finally […]

THE WAR DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES A NEW TROOP-ROTATION POLICY From YANK Magazine For the first time since it started to send soldiers overseas the War Department has announced the adoption of a troop-rotation policy. Definite plans are […]

THE LAST DAYS AT GUADALCANAL – SKETCHES BY HOWARD BRODIE Here are nine sketches of scenes and men drawn at the front lines by Sgt. Howard Brodie during the Army’s final battle against the groggy Japanese […]

1942 SCORE ON US PLANE LOSSES AND ENEMY PLANES SHOT DOWN From YANK Magazine The box score on enemy and US plane shot down in 1942 reads pretty well for our side. In that year we […]

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 […]

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 […]

Roald Dahl – WWII Royal Air Force Flying Ace and Spy By Dirk de Klein of dirkdeklein.net For decades I have been enjoying his stories from ‘Charlie and the chocolate factory’ and ‘BfG’ to the creepy ‘Tales […]

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 […]

Italian war crimes and atrocities in Greece during WW2 By Pierre Kosmidis of ww2wrecks.com The Italian occupation of Greece, from 1941 up until 1943, when the fascist regime of Benito Mussolini collapsed and the Italians swiftly […]

The M1 and M2 Jungle First Aid Kit – A Collectors Guide Late 1942 saw America makes its first offensives against the Japanese in the jungles of the Pacific. Although tropical islands like the Philippines, Hawaii and […]

Kazys Škirpa-Lithuanian Diplomat; Russian Teacher and War Criminal By Dirk de Klein of dirkdeklein.net There are several things that amaze me in the story of this man. Firstly even though I have read a lot about the […]

Stop that Island! The remarkable story of HNLMS Abraham Crijnssen By Dirk de Klein of dirkdeklein.net Without trying to blow my own trumpet, or in this case my countries trumpet, it is a well know fact that […]

SNOW AND SAND Men at War in the Aleutian Islands and North Africa For More on the War in the Aleutians and North Africa Check Out: Last Letters from Attu: The True Story of Etta Jones, […]

Relics from the forgotten battlefield: Italians against Germans in Rodos island, September 1943 By Pierre Kosmidis of WW2Wrecks.com Photos by Panagiotis Mprokos Following the Italian capitulation in September 1943, the Dodecanese (a word deriving from Greek, meaning […]


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