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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 […]

ROLLING 2ND ARMORED DIVISION TANK GATHERS NO MOSS—JUST GRAIN From the November 22nd 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes. WITH THE SECOND ARMORED DIVISION—In France, T/4 James C. Shiver, of Brundidge, Ala., and Pvt. Russell Webb, […]

SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT – U.S. MILITARY MISSION TO IRAN By Cpl. Ray McGovern YANK Staff Correspondent IRAN—The four GIs who make up the total EM strength of the U.S. Military Mission with the Iranian Army probably would […]

TREASURE HUNT WITH THE 339TH INFANTRY REGIMENT IN ITALY By Pfc. Ira Freeman YANK Staff Correspondent WITH THE 339TH INFANTRY IN THE DOLOMOTE ALPS—There are a couple of gray granite fortresses left over from the Middle […]

SUGGESTIONS FOR A FAIR COURT TRIAL FOR ARMY ENLISTED MEN Dear YANK: I should like to suggest some changes in the Articles of War and other punitive military regulations which are required for the protection of […]

JAPANESE AMERICAN “ NISEI ” OUTFIT FORMED BY THE WAR DEPARTMENT From YANK Magazine American citizens of Japanese ancestry who have no use for Tojo are going to have a chance to get a crack at […]

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 […]

“WOODMAN, SPARE THAT TREE”: NEW VERSION FROM THE FIFTH ARMY WITH THE FIFTH ARMY IN ITALY—On a tree in Naples, Cpl. Clyde L. Hardin of a Field Artillery outfit found the name and address of Pvt. […]

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RUSSIAN NAVY IS SHELLING FOE ON THE ESTONIAN COAST

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RUSSIAN NAVY IS SHELLING FOE ON THE ESTONIAN COAST From the September 25, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes While Russian ground forces began mopping up last German pockets of resistance along the Estonian coast, units […]

THE ADVENTURE OF 3 MICE AND 40 CATS -LT. URBAN DREW AND PILOTS OF THE 375TH FIGHTER SQUADRON MIX IT UP WITH THE LUFTWAFFE By Sidney Rosenblatt YANK Field Correspondent A FIGHTER BASE, BRITAIN (By Cable)—“There […]

MEMORY – A NAZI FEMALE GESTAPO AGENT HAS TROUBLE REMEMBER HER PAST From YANK Magazine GERMANY—Among the prize catches of the 102d Infantry Division in the last days of the war was an attractive and much-married […]

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 […]

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 […]

MORE DOPE FOR OVERAGE SOLDIERS – WAR DEPT NEWS FOR OLDER SOLDIERS HOPING TO GET AN EARLY DISCHARGE From YANK Magazine Here’s the latest from the WD for overseas G.I.s more than 38 years old who […]

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. […]

TALKS WITH PRESIDENT FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT OVER, DE GAULLE QUITS CAPITAL From the July 11, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON, July 10 — Gen. Charles de Gaulle, who has been conferring here with President Roosevelt, […]

AMG – IT PIECES CONQUERED TOWNS TOGETHER AGAIN – REBUILDING THE SICILIAN TOWN OF MARSALA By Sgt. Ralph G. Martin Stars and Stripes Correspondent Marsala, Sicily [By Cable]—It is a slow job, the rebirth of a dead […]

TAX-FREE DOUGHS? IDEAS ON HELPING OUT THE INFANTRY AND OTHER FIGHTING MEN AFTER THE WAR Dear YANK: While reading the latest poop on our staggering national debt and the tax measures that will be necessary to […]

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 […]

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 […]


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