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NAZI BOOBY-TRAP HIDES THERMITE IN CANDY BAR

Posted on April 11th, 2018 by:

NAZI BOOBY-TRAP HIDES THERMITE IN CANDY BAR From the July 15, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON, July 14 (AP)–Army authorities told today of a new and diabolical booby-trap being used by the Germans–candy with […]

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WATCH YOUR STEP, GENTS, WACs ARE OUT GUNNING

Posted on March 21st, 2018 by:

WATCH YOUR STEP, GENTS, WACs ARE OUT GUNNING By Selma Chapmond Stars and Stripes Staff Writer From the July 12, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes WITH THE WACS ON THE RIFLE RANGE, July 11–A group […]

WHEN JERRY WON’T GIVE UP THEN THE PARTY GETS ROUGH From the July 24, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes WITH U.S. FORCES IN NORMANDY, July 23 (AP)–Earl Gray, motor corporal from Newsom, Va., believes in […]

YANKS THREATEN TO ROLL UP NAZI LINES, PUSH WITHIN 3 MILES OF ST. LO ON TWO SIDES – GERMAN FRONT TOTTERS BEFORE YANK THRUSTS From the July 12, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes The entire […]

ONE DAY IN FOUR IN NORMANDY IS NICE, BUT IT’S ALWAYS DAMP By Ernie Pyle SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE–All American soldiers here are impressed by the loveliness of the Normandy countryside. Except for swampy places, it is […]

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 […]

CAEN IS DOLLED UP IN ITS SUNDAY BEST TO WELCOME ALLIES By Doon Campbell Reuter War Correspondent From the July 11, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes CAEN, July 10–The people of Caen dressed in their […]

ALLIES STRIKE SOUTHEAST OF CAEN TO SMASH 7 PANZER DIVISIONS Move Near to Orne River and Flat Land Beyond; Americans Advance From the July 11, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Allied forces captured five more […]

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 […]

NAZI GUNS FIRING BLANKS – HIGH PERCENTAGE OF DUDS FIRED BY GERMAN ARTILLERY From the July 12, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes WITH THE BRITISH FORCES IN NORMANDY, July 11 (REUTER)–A high percentage of duds […]

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

Posted on December 29th, 2017 by:

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

Posted on December 28th, 2017 by:

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 […]

GABRESKI, TOP ACE WITH 28 KILLS, CAN’T SEEM TO FIND NO. 29 From the July 15, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes AN EIGHTH P47 BASE, July 14 (AP)–Lt. Col. Francis E. Gabreski, top American ace, […]

1,100 BOMBERS BATTER MUNICH; TOULON RAIDED – LUFTWAFFE SHUNS A FIGHT, BUT FLAK OVER REICH IS INTENSE; 20 HEAVIES LOST From the July 12, 1944 edition of Stars and Stripes More than 1,100 American heavy bombers–one […]

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3 HONORED FOR RESCUING FLIER FROM WRECKED P38

Posted on December 14th, 2017 by:

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 […]

CAFFEIN FIENDS – SOLDIERS OF THE 5TH INFANTRY DIVISION COMPLAIN ABOUT CHANGES TO ARMY K RATIONS Dear YANK: Who slipped the boullion in the breakfast ration? 81-mm. mortarmen, 30-cal. machine gunners and every rifleman in the […]

SAD SPECIMENS – A GI GRIPES ABOUT THE GRIPERS IN THE ARMY Dear YANK: I’ve often wondered where you get all your gripes and where the gripers found time to put their gripes on paper. Most […]

IN AGAIN, OUT AGAIN – AN AMERICAN GI IS RESCUED BY THE RUSSIANS FROM CAPTIVITY AND EXECUTION From YANK Magazine TORGAU, GERMANY—When Russians overran this town, two days before the link-up with the 1st U.S. Army, […]


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