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 […]

TWO TRUK RAIDS HIGHLIGHT CEASELESS PACIFIC AIR BLOWS From the May 13, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Truk has taken a double pounding in a new widespread air offensive against Japanese naval and air bases […]

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 […]

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. […]

MARINE CORPS FIGHTER ACE KEN WALSH – AN HONORABLE GENTLEMAN by Henry Sakaida As a young aviation historian, I was lucky to have become acquainted with a number of American WWII aces when they were alive […]

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 […]

A MOTHER’S TEARS – A TELEGRAM REPORTING A SON MISSING IN ACTION By Sidney Ukraine Standing at the door was a young boy in a Western Union uniform. My mother never associated this with the hundreds […]

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 […]

JOSEPH VAN DER HAEGHEN THE PERFECT B-17 PILOT By Maxine Van der Haeghen My husband of 63 ½ years, Joe Van der Haeghen, died early in the morning of January 1, 2009. He was 91 ½ […]

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 […]

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 […]

RAIL-AIRPOINTS IN FRANCE ARE P47 THUNDERBOLT TARGETS Fighter-Bombers Continue Hammering as Weather Grounds Heavies From the May 27, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Thunderbolt fighter-bombers of the Ninth Air Force yesterday lashed Luftwaffe airfields and […]

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 […]

FIFTH AIR FORCE GIVES OUT WRIST WATCHES TO GROUND CREW From YANK Magazine Lt. Gen. George C. Kenney, who commands the Fifth Air Force in the Southwest Pacific, has instituted a new award for GIs who […]

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B-24 LIBERATOR HAS A USEFUL RETIREMENT From YANK Magazine KEESLER FIELD, MISS.—Grease Monkey, a venerable B-24 training plane that ended its flying days last May when it caught fire, is now used here in the last […]

STARS FELL ON CPL. BAINS – STORY OF THE DAILY ROUTINE AND DISCHARGE OF A GI AT AN AIRBASE IN ITALY On Jan. 15, 1944, at 1130 hours, Cpl. Bains was in an LST carrying him […]

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