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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 […]

JAPANESE REPORT U.S. NAVY BOMBERS RAID IN CENTRAL PHILIPPINES From the September 25, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Two hundred Allied planes yesterday raided several cities in the central Philippines, including Legaspi and Cebu, the […]

COLOR-BLIND COLORIST  – A NAVY PAINTER AIRS HIS GREIVANCES Dear YANK: Back in 1942 the Regular Navy refused my enlistment in aviation mechanics because I’m color-blind but I was physically fit for the Seabees. After two […]

G.I. Shop Talk – Canines, Runways and Coast Guard Uniforms From YANK Magazine The Army says that whenever possible they’ll put twins in the same outfit, provided they get along with each other…The QMC is now […]

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 […]

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BIG BEN – SAGA OF THE USS FRANKLIN (CV-13)

Posted on March 18th, 2017 by:

BIG BEN – SAGA OF THE USS FRANKLIN (CV-13) By Sgt. Larry McManus YANK Staff Correspondent PEARL HARBOR—When the battered Big Ben, listed in official Navy records as the 27,000-ton Essex-class carrier USS FRANKLIN, nosed her […]

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ACCIDENTAL BLOW-UP ON AN AIRCRAFT CARRIER

Posted on January 18th, 2017 by:

ACCIDENTAL BLOW-UP ON AN AIRCRAFT CARRIER From YANK Magazine It was an accident, but the results were as bad as if the Japanese had caused it. YANK’S Sgt. Lon Wilson took these pictures as it happened. […]

RUBBER RAFT TEST – AIR FORCE MEN VOLUNTEER FOR SIX DAY EXPERIMENT IN THE GULF OF MEXICO By S/Sgt. Gregor Duncan Eight Air Force men drifted on the waters of the Gulf of Mexico for six […]

CARRIER IN THE PACIFIC- NEW FLAT-TOPS HAVE MADE OUR RECENT SERIES OF BLOWS INTO JAPANESE TERRITORY POSSIBLE The increasing tempo of the war in the Pacific—our invasion of the Gilbert and Marshall Islands and our astonishing […]

WAR WITHOUT SLOGANS – FIGHTING THE JAPANESE FLEET OFF SAMAR By Sgt. Larry McManus YANK Staff Correspondent PACIFIC FLEET HEADQUARTERS—Although the Second Battle of the Philippine Sea* was one of America’s major naval victories, it failed […]

ARTHUR SINGER JR. – THE PROFESSOR AND THE FABLED FIFTEEN By Jonathan Abbott The fighters are first. Their folding wings lock in place, their two thousand horsepower Pratt and Whitney engines rev and kick to life. […]

WHO WAS THAT CAPTURED JAPANESE PILOT I MET IN 1942? By Henry Sakaida “I didn’t know his name, I don’t know where he was from, I don’t know what happened to him…but I sure would  like […]

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WWII FIGHTER PLANE WRECK FOUND OFF JAPAN

Posted on August 28th, 2016 by:

WWII FIGHTER PLANE WRECK FOUND OFF JAPAN The wreck of a fighter plane shot down during World War II was discovered in the Oshima Strait off the coast of Setouchi, Kagoshima Prefecture. The area used to be […]

US NAVY TALKER HELMET – PROTECTION FOR THE NERVES OF THE SHIP During WWII, the US Navy utilized a sound-powered Interior Communications (I.C.) system for internal communications within a ship. The system allowed the Captain to […]

THE KANEYOSHI MUTO FAMOUS 12 AGAINST 1   COMBAT MYTH   By Henry Sakaida  To the Japanese, a good myth is something that is embellished,  venerated, and passed along to succeeding generations. If a story is good, why […]

WWII BOMBER RAISED FROM LAKE MICHIGAN TO BE RESTORED: A WWII bomber recovered from Lake Michigan has found a new home at the Air Zoo in Portage, MI and will be restored. The Kalamazoo Gazette states that […]

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 […]

THE US NAVY AVIATOR’S SUMMER COTTON JERSEY In early 1944, after requests from fliers for cooler flying clothing for men operating in tropical climates, the US Navy came out with a lightweight cotton jersey for flying […]

SECOND TO LAST SURVIVING DOOLITTLE RAIDER PASSES AWAY: David Jonathan Thatcher, age 94, of Missoula, Montana died of complications from a stroke on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Thatcher was born on July 31, 1921 in Bridger, […]

Avenger Rear Gunner – “Jitterbug” Goes to War The greatest thrill of his life came as he landed for the first time on the deck of an aircraft carrier at sea. Two years before in 1941, […]

Saburo Sakai Meets the SBD Gunner Who Wounded Him at Guadalcanal By Henry Sakaida It’s not everyday that two men, who tried to kill one another in World War II, would meet and shake hands like […]


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