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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

Posted on March 23rd, 2018 by:

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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UNKNOWN AMERICAN PILOT NOW IDENTIFIED

Posted on February 7th, 2018 by:

UNKNOWN AMERICAN PILOT NOW IDENTIFIED By Henry Sakaida On 1 August 1945, the war with Japan was in its final days. Riyogi Honda was walking along the beach of Saeki Bay on the east coast of […]

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GUNNER, MISSING P47 FLIER ARE AWARDED U.S. MEDALS

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GUNNER, MISSING P47 FLIER ARE AWARDED U.S. MEDALS From the July 12, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Capt. Alwyn M. Juchheim, of Grenada, Miss., now missing in action, has been awarded the DSC for “extraordinary […]

FIGHTER PILOTS FLY IN TRIBUTE TO INFANTRY – 9th AF Goes All-Out To Make Ground Job Easier, No Op Too Tough If It Will Help Doughboys By Bud Hutton Stars and Stripes Staff Writer From the […]

YEKATERINA ZELENKO – ONLY WOMAN TO RAM AN ENEMY AIRCRAFT – FACT OR FICTION? By Henry Sakaida The Soviet Union created posthumous heroes to inspire the nation during and after the Great Patriotic War. These individuals […]

SCHWEINFURT RAID – IT COST PLENTY BUT IT WAS WORTH IT By Sgt. Walter Peters The Eighth Air Force raid on Schweinfurt in southern Germany was probably the most devastating single air battle ever fought. We shot […]

GABRESKI, TOP ACE WITH 28 KILLS, CAN’T SEEM TO FIND NO. 29 From the July 15, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes AN EIGHTH P47 BASE, July 14 (AP)–Lt. Col. Francis E. Gabreski, top American ace, […]

1,100 BOMBERS BATTER MUNICH; TOULON RAIDED – LUFTWAFFE SHUNS A FIGHT, BUT FLAK OVER REICH IS INTENSE; 20 HEAVIES LOST From the July 12, 1944 edition of Stars and Stripes More than 1,100 American heavy bombers–one […]

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3 HONORED FOR RESCUING FLIER FROM WRECKED P38

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3 HONORED FOR RESCUING FLIER FROM WRECKED P38 From the July 14, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes A NINTH TROOP CARRIER BASE, July 13–An officer and two enlisted men received the Soldier’s Medal in ceremonies […]

THOSE MPs IN THE PERSIAN GULF COMMAND ARE REMARKABLE GUYS, YEA VERILY By Sgt. Al Hine YANK Staff Correspondent PERSIAN GULF COMMAND —It happened in Iran. It actually happened. I seen it. It was about 8 […]

FIRST G.I. REPORT FROM IRAN: IT’S COLD, EXPENSIVE AND STRANGE By Sgt. Al Hine YANK Staff Correspondent SOMEWHERE IN IRAN —If there’s any truth to the old proverb, “Early to bed, early to rise,” G.I.s in […]

MPs KNOW WHAT’S GOOD FOR YOU IF YOU TIPPLE IN BRITISH GUIANA YANK Field Correspondent GEORGETOWN, BRITISH GUIANA —U.S. Army MPs in this British colonial town take good care of G.I.s who go out in search […]

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 […]

YOSHIYUKI SUMIDA AND WALTER L. ROSE: TWO FORGOTTEN OPPONENTS By Henry Sakaida Growing up as a kid, I would often look through our old family photo album and focus my attention on a young Japanese sailor. […]

GI SHOP TALK – Spiders, Pilot Training, Shoes, Portable Hospital From YANK Magazine A deadly black widow spider is kept at the Army’s precision instrument shop at Columbus, Ohio, to spin its web for the hair […]

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 […]

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 […]


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