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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 […]

RIVIERA BEACHHEAD – Eye Witness to the Invasion of Southern France By Sgt. Harry Sions YANKS Staff Correspondent WITH THE SEVENTH ARMY IN SOUTHERN FRANCE [By Cable]–We sat on our dead hams, spat out the skins […]

‘IKE’ JUST A GI LOOKING FOR MAIL, SAYS MRS. EISENHOWER From the July 11, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes FORT BENNING, Ga., July 10 (AP)–Gen. Eisenhower’s moral, says Mrs. Eisenhower, is “no different from that […]

FIRST CHOO CHOO TRAIN OF LIBERATION IS RUNNING IN FRANCE From the July 24, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes NORMANDY, July 23 (UP)–Allied forces are now getting free rides on the first railway line to […]

GUAM, PHILIPPINES, JAPAN NEXT, KING HINTS–Fleet Chief Foreshadows New Blows; U.S. Losses Believed Moderate From the July 24, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes American troops broadened their beachheads on Guam and were landing more troops […]

WHAT A WAC DOES WHEN A GI STARTS TELLING HER WHAT A HOT-SHOT HE WAS BACK HOME Since Some English girls say that the American soldier brags too much about himself and his country, YANK’s photographer […]

YANK PLAYS POSSUM RIGHT UNDER NOSE OF NAZI PANZER GUN From the July 24, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes WITH U.S. FORCES IN NORMANDY, July 23 (AP)–Pfc. John H. Howard, of Bradford, Ill., was so […]

TERRIFFIC ALLIED ACK-ACK BARRAGE PROTECTS NORMANDY BEACHHEAD By Ernie Pyle SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE—One of the most vital responsibilities during these opening weeks of our war in the continent of Europe has been the protection of our […]

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 […]

WINE BARREL HID FRENCHMAN’S RADIO, THIRSTY GIs FIND From the July 1, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes As Allied troops liberate France, stories of French resistance are coming to light. Two French-speaking GIs recently visited […]

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 […]

YANKS IMPERIL JAPANESE FLANK ON SOUTHERN OKINAWA From the April 26, 1945 Edition of Stars and Stripes GUAM, April 25 (ANS)—U.S. Seventh Div. Infantrymen, seizing high ground near the village of Ishin, today threatened the eastern […]


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