D-day

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 […]

STARS AND STRIPES REPORTER TELLS OF MEDICS’ HEROISM ON BLOODY BEACHES By Bob Hutton Stars and Stripes Staff Writer From the June 12, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes WITH ADVANCED HQ, FRANCE–The Medics went 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 […]

French Historian Antonin Dehays Caught Stealing From US National Archives Antonin Dehays has been visiting the US National Archives facility in Maryland for more than two years. The 32-year-old Frenchman has a keen interest in the […]

BIG RED ONE HAS FEW MEN LEFT WHO FOUGHT THEIR WAY ASHORE By Ernest Leiser Stars and Stripes Staff Writer WITH FIRST INF. DIV., Czechoslovakia, June 5.—There aren’t many of them around today. Most of the […]

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INVASION BOATS, BLOOD-THAT WAS JUNE 6, 1944

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INVASION BOATS, BLOOD-THAT WAS JUNE 6, 1944 By David A Gordon Stars and Stripes Staff Writer One year ago today, thousands of American soldiers crouched in swaying invasion boats, vomited and prayed in choppy seas, and […]

UNEXPLODED RIFLE GRENADE KILLS THREE GERMANS IN FRANCE From the July 11, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes WITH THE 29TH INFANTRY DIVISION IN FRANCE—An unidentified U.S. private killed three German officers with a rifle grenade […]

A DOUGHBOY RECALLS EPIC TREK IN NORMANDY WITH A PARATROOPER 2 AWOLS Miss Outfit But Find Battle By Charles W. White Stars and Stripes Staff Writer A REPLACEMENT CENTER, England, July 10, 1944—In halting monotone, punctuated […]


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