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Henry Sakaida, prolific author and noted aviation historian has passed away at age 66. Henry Sakaida had a lifelong interest in World War Two aviation, particularly in the Pacific war between Japanese and American pilots. His […]

MUNICH AREA BOMBED – 1,200 Forts and Libs Paste Reich Targets; Mediums attack in France. From the July 13, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Boosting the weight of bombs dropped on the area of southern […]

PEARL HARBOR USS ARIZONA MEMORIAL CLOSED INDEFINATELY On May 6th, vessel operators to the USS Arizona memorial noticed a crack on the outside of the memorial, although tourists were allowed to disembark and crews completed interim […]

STARS AND STRIPES ORPHAN S’ FUND PASSES £62,000 From the July 11, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes With a bomb group represented by Chaplain Clarence R. Comfort Jr. sending in £100 to complete the sponsorship of […]

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 […]

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

Posted on January 15th, 2018 by:

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 […]

ANOTHER FORT LANDS SAFELY THANKS TO ITS’ CHUTE BRAKES From the July 12, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes A FORTRESS BASE, July 11–Crash trucks were sent onto the runway when a B17 piloted by 1/Lt. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

NINTH AIR FORCE P47S HIT NAZIS IN FRANCE TO AID INFANTRY From the July 11, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Striking four miles in front of advancing American troops in France, Ninth Air Force Thunderbolt […]

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 […]

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. […]


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