1942

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 […]

HELLO HONEY! – A GI FINDS UNEXPECTED LOVE AT A LONELY BASE CAMP I dropped by bags on the barracks floor, walked outside and looked around. The place seemed pretty dismal, right in the middle of […]

A SERVICE FLAG ON A FLYING FORTRESS CAUSES A STIR By Sgt. Thernon J. Rice Marine Corps Correspondent SOMEWHERE IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC—When Calamity Jane, the famous Flying Fortress landed at this island outpost not so long […]

The USS Ranger and USS Wasp: America’s early carriers in the Battle of the Atlantic Of the US Navy’s pre-war force of eight aircraft carriers, only two, the USS Ranger and the USS Wasp, were to see […]

A MAJOR AND A PRIVATE DESCRIBE THEIR TWO DAYS ON AN ITALIAN PRISON SHIP IN TUNIS HARBOR By Sgt. Ralph G. Martin Yank Field Correspondent TUNISIA—When the British Eighth Army drove toward Tunis, there were 691 […]

SUNDAY AT SANANANDA – MEMORIES OF THE HORRORS OF FIGHTING ON NEW GUINEA By T-5 Don E. Rohrig – New Guinea This is the Huggins perimeter. As you are standing, Gona’s ahead of you. The green […]

COME GRIND AND BUMP WITH ME – BURLESQUE SHOWS REMIND A GI OF HOME By Pfc. Len Zineberg, Topeka AAB, Kans. Soon as we hit Los Angeles Joe disappeared. The other guys were kind of sore. […]

OFFICERS PLEASE NOTE – GENERAL MONTGOMERY SPEAKS TO MEN OF THE EIGHTH ARMY From YANK Magazine Before the British Eighth Army moved on El Alamein and routed Rommel’s Afrika Korps, Montgomery called his staff officers together […]

A SOLDIER HOPES TO GIVE ADVICE TO HIS NEPHEW- MY NEPHEW AND I By Pfc. Martin Weldon, Camp Upton, N.Y. My nephew David is 8 ½ years old, a healthy, average kid who kicks cans and […]


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