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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 […]

IF BOSSY THE COW IS KILLED IN BATTLE, OWNER MAY NOT COLLECT From the September 25, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON, Sept. 24–Whether a French farmer collects immediate cash for his blasted bovines depends […]

ALLIES SMASH BACK MORE CAEN ASSAULTS – EXTEND ARE ABOUT TOWN IN SOUTHWEST – Nazi Report New Landing, Surge Inland by Troops Northwest of Caen From the July 1, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes British […]

PATRIOT JOINS YANKS AS SCOUT IN CHERBOURG, AND IT WAS GOOD DAY FOR BOTH From the July 1, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes CHERBOURG, June 30 (AP)–He joined the U.S. Ninth Division near Bricquebec. Let’s […]

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 […]

ALL BLACK DUMP TRUCK DRIVER BATTALION UNLOAD ON NAZIS IN NORMANDY By Allan M. Morrison Stars and Stripes Staff Writer WITH U.S. FORCES IN NORMANDY, July 17, 1944—The War Department may not classify dump-truck drivers as combat […]

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FOOD PLIGHT DESPERATE , VICHY OFFICIAL DECLARES

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FOOD PLIGHT DESPERATE , VICHY OFFICIAL DECLARES From the July 12, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes A desperate situation in the food supplies of France, and of Paris in particular, was revealed by the Vichy […]

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STRENUOUS FIGHT YET, IKE WARNS AMERICAN PUBLIC

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STRENUOUS FIGHT YET, IKE WARNS AMERICAN PUBLIC From the July 12, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Allied troops face a strenuous fight for every foot of ground taken from the Germans in the immediate future, […]

AMERICAN VETERANS OF FRENCH BATTLES VISITED BY SECRETARY OF WAR HENRY STIMSON From the July 14, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes A BRITISH PORT, July 13–Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson talked to American troops […]

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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 […]

YOUR BATTLE NERVES GET RUSTY WHEN THERE’S A LULL BETWEEN CAMPAIGNS – SOLDIERS LAND IN ITALY AFTER A BREATHER FROM COMBAT By Sgt. Jack Foisie North African Stars and Stripes WITH THE FIFTH ARMY IN ITALY […]

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 […]

THREE SUNDAYS –  FROM DIARY OF A SOLDIER FIGHTING IN FRANCE By Pvt. Michael Pinkosky In the mail the other day, YANK received from Pvt. Michael Pinkosky a copy of a hastily scribbled diary which he had […]

WIDOW OF GEN. THEODORE ROOSEVELT GIVEN HIS MEDAL OF HONOR WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 1944—Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr., eldest, son of the late President, was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously yesterday for gallantry in […]

GEN. THEODORE ROOSEVELT DIES IN FRANCE

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GEN. THEODORE ROOSEVELT DIES IN FRANCE FIRST U.S. ARMY HQ, Normandy July 14—Brig Gen. Theodore Roosevelt, son of the late president Theodore Roosevelt and veteran of four campaigns of this war, died in his tent Wednesday […]

US MILITARY FORCES CELEBRATE “MONTANA DAY” ON GUAM By Pvt. Bob Block YANK Field Correspondent GUAM—“It was just like the good ol’ meeting in the general store back home,” said Sgt. Don Keith of Chinook, Mont., […]

COAST GUARDSMAN’S EYEWITNESS STORY: SALERNO LANDING WAS NO PINK TEA John Folk CPhoM, a Coast Guard moving-picture cameraman from Atlanta, Ga., sent the following report to Washington after he landed with the Fifth Army in Italy. 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 […]

SERVICE CHIEFS WARN U.S. THE WAR ISN’T WON Marshall, King, Arnold Tell Nation Production Must Be Maintained From the July 1, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON, June 30–President Roosevelt made public yesterday a report […]

ALLIES JOIN FRENCH THEY FREED IN BASTILLE DAY OBSERVANCES From the July 15, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Amid the ruins of battle-ravaged towns and villages, Allied troops joined yesterday with the liberated people of […]


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