France

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, […]

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 […]

FRENCH FORCES OF THE INTERIOR–The tough, courageous Maquis who drove the Germans from Paris are a disciplined army of 500,000 men and women at all ages and walks of life. By Sgt. Bill Davidson YANK Staff […]

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 […]

NEW 8-TON M22 LOCUST TANK FLOWN TO HOLLAND IN INVASION From the September 25, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes NEW YORK, Sept. 24,—a new Army ordnance eight-ton airborne tank—M22—Was used in the invasion of Holland, […]

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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OBSERVER STATES ALLIES COULD HAVE HELD CHERBOURG

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OBSERVER STATES ALLIES COULD HAVE HELD CHERBOURG From the July 1, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Larry Lesueur, Columbia Broadcasting System commentator, said in a broadcast from Normandy yesterday that the Cherbourg defenses were so […]

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, […]

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 […]

NAZI POW WOW IS BROKEN UP BY A YANK TANKER HECKLER By Earl Mazo Stars and Stripes Staff Writer In the Carentan Sector, France—A sergeant with an American tank unit fighting as infantry support in this […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

THE WAR TO SAVE LIVES – Today’s Medicine Miracles Bring New Hope; Death Rate Only Half That of the Last War From Stars and Stripes On a clear October day, 1943, an Army plane glided in […]

LIEUTENANT COLONEL JIMMY STEWART IS NAMED B24 WING CHIEF OF STAFF From the July 15, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes A LIBERATOR BASE, July 15–Appointment of Lt. Col. James M. Stewart, of Indiana, Pa., the […]

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 […]

GENERAL DOLLMAN DIES IN FRANCE, TENTH GENERAL LOST TO GERMANS SINCE D-DAY From the July 1, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes The death of Col. Gen. Friedrich Dollman, 62, one of the top Nazi commanders […]

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 […]


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