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FIGHTER PILOTS OF THE NINTH AIR FORCE IN FRANCE ARE DECORATED From the July 11, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes A NINTH AIR FORCE ADVANCED HQ, France, July 10–Sixteen fighter pilots were awarded 15 DFCs […]

MEMPHIS BELLE BACK–REPORT OF ETO PREMIERE OF FILM AT HOME AIRBASE From the May 13, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes A FORTRESS BASE, May 12–The flak-scarred Memphis Belle, first Fortress to fly back to the […]

THE ADVENTURE OF 3 MICE AND 40 CATS -LT. URBAN DREW AND PILOTS OF THE 375TH FIGHTER SQUADRON MIX IT UP WITH THE LUFTWAFFE By Sidney Rosenblatt YANK Field Correspondent A FIGHTER BASE, BRITAIN (By Cable)—“There […]

SOVIET ACE VIKTOR LOZOVSKI RAMMED A GERMAN ME-109 By Henry Sakaida Intentionally ramming an enemy aircraft in a dogfight took nerves of steel, skill, and a lot of luck. Soviet pilots exhibited extreme hatred toward their […]

NEW 8-TON M22 LOCUST TANK FLOWN TO HOLLAND IN INVASION From the September 25, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes NEW YORK, Sept. 24,—a new Army ordnance eight-ton airborne tank—M22—Was used in the invasion of Holland, […]

WHAT’S COOKING IN POST WWII AMERICA – MAXSON SKY PLATE DINNER Some bright new dreams for the post-war world are in operation even now. One of them is a meal you can buy as a unit, […]

19TH TACTICAL AIR COMMAND GETS THANKS FOR AID FROM 3RD ARMY NINTH AIR FORCE HQ, FRANCE, Sept. 24—For their “tireless efforts” in harassing and obliterating large numbers of enemy vehicles and troop concentrations ahead of Lt. […]

EIGHTH’S FLIERS TURN ATTENTION FROM BOMBS TO BOOKS, SPORTS EIGHTH AF HQ., Britain, May 6,–Eighth AF airmen-their strategic bombing mission in Europe finished—are settling back and becoming anything from champion horseshoe pitchers to musicians or masters […]

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 […]

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 […]

LIEUTENANT COLONEL JIMMY STEWART IS NAMED B24 WING CHIEF OF STAFF From the July 15, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes A LIBERATOR BASE, July 15–Appointment of Lt. Col. James M. Stewart, of Indiana, Pa., the […]

GIANT BLOW IS STRUCK BY EIGHTH AND NINTH AIR FORCE PLANE FLEETS 2,000 U.S. Craft Alone Batter Nazis: French Fields Now in Use From the July 15, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes The greatest single […]

SAIPAN BATTLE ENDS IN TOTAL DEFEAT OF JAPANESE From the July 11, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes The battle for Saipan, stepping-stone to Japan and the Philippines, is over. Adm. Chester W. Nimitz announced in […]

EIGHTH AND NINTH AIR FORCES POUND LUFTWAFFE NESTS From the July 1, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Carrying out sharp attacks on four Luftwaffe bases and other targets over a wide area of France, American […]

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 […]

WWII EXPERIENCES OF A B-17 FLYING FORTRESS PILOT By Allyn C. Lewis One Year after Japan’s “dastardly attacks,” I enlisted in the US Army Air Corps as an Aviation Cadet. The actual date of my enlistment […]

FIRST MISSION ON A BOMBING RAID OVER SAINT-NAZAIRE By Sgt. Saul Levitt YANK Staff Correspondent ENGLAND—Somebody out to write a story about a briefing room, with the lights going on and off and the experts stepping […]

300,000 DEAD IN SINGLE BOMBING RAID ON DRESDEN By Dan Regan Stars and Stripes Staff Writer From the May 5, 1945 Edition of Stars and Stripes WITH THE FIRST ARMY—The Allied air raid on Dresden on […]

French Historian Antonin Dehays Caught Stealing From US National Archives Antonin Dehays has been visiting the US National Archives facility in Maryland for more than two years. The 32-year-old Frenchman has a keen interest in the […]

LIBERATED YANK FLIERS TELL OF JAPANESE ‘SPECIAL TREATMENT’ From the May 7, 1945 Edition of Stars and Stripes CALCUTTA, May 6 (UP)—The first group of American war prisoners liberated in Burma, mostly from the Air Forces, […]

AIRMAN PROPOSES NEW AAF OVERSEAS STRIPE FOR  COMBAT AIR CREW Dear YANK: Why not have a special overseas stripe for the combat crews of the AAF based on combat hours? A fellow can put in 50 missions […]


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