1944

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 […]

WILLIAM HITLER – THE NEPHEW OF A NAZI DICTATOR In 1944, a man in his early thirties enlisted in the US Navy. There was nothing unusual about the event except that the man’s name was William […]

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NAZI BOOBY-TRAP HIDES THERMITE IN CANDY BAR

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NAZI BOOBY-TRAP HIDES THERMITE IN CANDY BAR From the July 15, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON, July 14 (AP)–Army authorities told today of a new and diabolical booby-trap being used by the Germans–candy with […]

AS THEY SAY IN SOUTHERN PART OF RUSSIA – A YANK IN THE ETO GRIPES ABOUT NOT GETTING FURLOUGHS Dear YANK: We’re a comparatively new outfit in the ETO as we left the States in January, […]

NUDGE IN REAR CAME TO SOON, SO MITCHELL GUNNER BOMBED WRONG TARGET IN CHINA By Sgt. Marion Hargrove SOMEWHERE IN CHINA–This story has been held back for a while because the fellow was mighty sensitive about […]

P51 ACE JAMES GOODSON MISSING SINCE JUNE 20, AF REVEALS From the July 15, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes AN EIGHTH P51 BASE, July 14 (AP)–Maj. James Goodson, credited with destruction of 30 German planes–15 […]

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ZERO ACE SADAMU KOMACHI NEEDED CLOSURE

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ZERO ACE SADAMU KOMACHI NEEDED CLOSURE By Henry Sakaida I received the strangest request over a cup of coffee in a Tokyo café back in 1975 when I was a starving college student. I was visiting […]

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WATCH YOUR STEP, GENTS, WACs ARE OUT GUNNING

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WATCH YOUR STEP, GENTS, WACs ARE OUT GUNNING By Selma Chapmond Stars and Stripes Staff Writer From the July 12, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes WITH THE WACS ON THE RIFLE RANGE, July 11–A group […]

A GREAT DAY FOR CORPORAL ROBERT STENKER, FROM YANK MAGAZINE By Cpl. Len Zinberg ITALY–Cpl. Robert Stenker was a quiet, mild-mannered man, about 34, with thin blond hair and soft brown eyes. He was just beginning […]

MISSION CONCEIVED, DELIVERED OF BOMBS ALL WITHIN 10 MINUTES From the July 12, 1944 edition of Stars and Stripes NINTH AIR FORCE HQ, FRANCE July 11 (AP)–What may likely have been the fastest bombing mission ever […]

ATTACKS BY V1 BUZZ-BOMBS CONTINUE ON SOUTHERN ENGLAND From the July 24, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes With few interludes, the Germans continued their robot-bomb attacks on London and Southern England over the weekend, causing […]

GUAM BOMBED, SHELLED 2 DAYS BY US NAVY REVEALS ADMIRAL NIMITZ From the July 15, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Emphasizing the possibility of an imminent landing on Guam, U.S. warships and aircraft bombarded the […]

GUN EMPLACEMENTS SMASHED IN SPECIAL MISSION BY HEAVIES By Nathan Asch Stars and Stripes Unit Correspondent From the June 12, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes AN EIGHTH AIR FORCE BASE, June 11–The Nazi gun emplacements […]

WHEN JERRY WON’T GIVE UP THEN THE PARTY GETS ROUGH From the July 24, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes WITH U.S. FORCES IN NORMANDY, July 23 (AP)–Earl Gray, motor corporal from Newsom, Va., believes in […]

YANKS THREATEN TO ROLL UP NAZI LINES, PUSH WITHIN 3 MILES OF ST. LO ON TWO SIDES – GERMAN FRONT TOTTERS BEFORE YANK THRUSTS From the July 12, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes The entire […]

NELSON-MILITARY ROW MAY GO TO FDR FOR EDICT- WPB Chief’s Plan to Start Civilian Output Heads For a Showdown From the July 12, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON, July 11–WPB Chief Donald M. Nelson’s […]

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VOLTERRA FALLS TO THE AMERICAN FIFTH ARMY IN ITALY

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VOLTERRA FALLS TO THE AMERICAN FIFTH ARMY IN ITALY From the July 11, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Fifth Army troops inland drove on four miles yesterday after capturing Volterra, 26 miles southeast of the […]

IRAN RADIO WAS ON THE AIR BEFORE YOU COULD SAY ‘TAINTON-POTTBERG’ By Sgt. Al Hine YANK Staff Correspondent NORTHERN IRAN—Behind the rather terrifying moniker of T-4 Alaric Clifton Tainton-Pottberg lies a career of radio-script writing in […]

ONE DAY IN FOUR IN NORMANDY IS NICE, BUT IT’S ALWAYS DAMP By Ernie Pyle SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE–All American soldiers here are impressed by the loveliness of the Normandy countryside. Except for swampy places, it is […]

IF BOSSY THE COW IS KILLED IN BATTLE, OWNER MAY NOT COLLECT From the September 25, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON, Sept. 24–Whether a French farmer collects immediate cash for his blasted bovines depends […]

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 […]


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