1945

MUSSOLINI BEGGED FOR LIFE BEFORE ITALIAN PATRIOT COURT From the May 1, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes The broken and disfigured body of Benito Mussolini remained on exhibition in a Milan public square yesterday, as […]

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JAPANESE CUT OFF U.S. BATTALION ON MINDANAO

Posted on December 10th, 2017 by:

JAPANESE CUT OFF U.S. BATTALION ON MINDANAO From the May 10, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes MANILA, May 9 (ANS).–Japanese troops. in their first show of strength since the 24th Div. landing on Mindanao April […]

CAFFEIN FIENDS – SOLDIERS OF THE 5TH INFANTRY DIVISION COMPLAIN ABOUT CHANGES TO ARMY K RATIONS Dear YANK: Who slipped the boullion in the breakfast ration? 81-mm. mortarmen, 30-cal. machine gunners and every rifleman in the […]

PRO STATIONS OPEN IN REICH BUT FRATERNIZING BAN STANDS By Peter Lisagor Stars and Stripes Staff Writer TWELFTH ARMY GROUP HQ., June 5.–Establishment of prophylactic stations in Germany was not regarded “as any relaxation of non-fraternization […]

DISHONORABLE DISCHARGE – A GI QUESTIONS THE FUTURE OF SOLDIERS WHO RECEIVED THEM Dear YANK: It has been said that the military prisoner may become the forgotten soldier. Now we’re not considering the man who is […]

SAD SPECIMENS – A GI GRIPES ABOUT THE GRIPERS IN THE ARMY Dear YANK: I’ve often wondered where you get all your gripes and where the gripers found time to put their gripes on paper. Most […]

NORTH STALAG III – GRAPHIC PICTURE TAKEN BY YANK PHOTOGRAPHER AT OHRDRUF CONCENTRATION CAMP This picture was taken by YANK photographer Pfc. Pat Coffey inside a shack at Concentration Camp North Stalag Three, in Ohrdruf, Germany. […]

THE TRAGIC STORY OF MERLIN PADDOCK AS REMEMBERED BY AN ENEMY PILOT AND HIS WIDOW By Henry Sakaida “I think it was around May 1945 when I met that American,” remembered Takeo Tanimizu, a former Zero […]

IN AGAIN, OUT AGAIN – AN AMERICAN GI IS RESCUED BY THE RUSSIANS FROM CAPTIVITY AND EXECUTION From YANK Magazine TORGAU, GERMANY—When Russians overran this town, two days before the link-up with the 1st U.S. Army, […]

AMERICAN SOLDIERS RUN A CHICKEN FARM ON NEW CALEDONIA From YANK Magazine This is one outfit that can’t have enough chicken. The GIs who take care of them see to it that the birds stay on […]

2 RED ARMIES BEGIN ATTACKS IN BOHEMIA AND THE BALTIC COAST From the May 6, 1945 Edition of Stars and Stripes Two Russian armies launched attacks on a 110-mile front last night against the Bohemian redoubt […]

GERMANS FLEE NORTH IN ITALY IN HEADLONG ROUT Allied Spearheads 18 Mi. From Leghorn; Enemy’s Resistance Collapses From the July 1, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes With the Allies driving forward on an 80-mile front […]

DRIVE TAKES 5TH ARMY 15 MILES FROM BOLOGNA, SUPPLY LINE FROM THE BRENNER PASS From the September 25, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes American troops of the 5th Army yesterday were within 15 miles of […]

USA IN THE ETO – SOFTBALL, WAACS AND DRIVERS FOR OFFICERS From YANK Magazine We ran into a softball game the other day, it doesn’t matter where. The point is, the game made us very sad. […]

COMBAT TRAINING -AFTER BASIC TRAINING GI’S READY FOR OVERSEAS DEPLOYMENT Dear YANK: We have finished our 17 weeks of basic training. Good enough, we didn’t mind that at all. Then they send us down here for […]

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ALLIES GAIN AT KOHIMA AGAINST JAPANESE RESISTANCE

Posted on November 18th, 2017 by:

ALLIES GAIN AT KOHIMA AGAINST JAPANESE RESISTANCE From the May 13, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes KANDY, Ceylon, May 12–News that Japanese positions to the south of Kohima were being wiped out was given in […]

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GI SKETCH ARTIST ILLUSTRATES LIFE IN PARIS

Posted on November 17th, 2017 by:

GI SKETCH ARTIST ILLUSTRATES LIFE IN PARIS From YANK Magazine T-5 Anatol Kovarsky, a GI who studied art in Paris before the war, takes you on a sketchbook tour through the City of Light. For More […]

NEARER HOME – GI FROM HAWAII REQUESTS TO BE STATIONED CLOSER TO HOME Dear YANK: There are a number of boys from Hawaii who are stationed in the States. Now that it is all over why […]

WHATEVER BECAME OF TAKEO TANIMIZU’S ZERO FIGHTER 03-09? By Henry Sakaida “I flew the most famous Zero fighter during the war, but no one knows me!” chuckled former Zero pilot Takeo Tanimizu. Photographs of Tanimizu’s A6M5 […]

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 […]

AWOL…WILLIAM M. KLIEN – TOP TURRET GUNNER 384TH BOMB GROUP By William Klien Jr. Dad Enlisted on 16 Aug ’40. After the War Broke out he was an airplane mechanic (TSgt). His unit was designated to […]


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