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JOSEPH VAN DER HAEGHEN THE PERFECT B-17 PILOT By Maxine Van der Haeghen My husband of 63 ½ years, Joe Van der Haeghen, died early in the morning of January 1, 2009. He was 91 ½ […]

2ND BLOOD BATH ON IN GERMANY–1,000 OFFICERS REPORTED SHOT; SCHACHT BELIEVED ARRESTED OR DEAD; STAUFFENBERG SHOT From the July 24, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Information reaching Stockholm yesterday indicated that “Hangman” Heinrich Himmler and […]

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INVASION BOATS, BLOOD-THAT WAS JUNE 6, 1944

Posted on June 13th, 2017 by:

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 […]

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 […]

THE ROUT AT THE ALAMO BY HENRY SAKAIDA The story of the Battle of the Alamo as you know it today, is a patriotic concoction of myth and truth. I’ve always loved the story ever since […]

THE TRAGIC STORY OF COL HARRY R. MELTON JR. by Henry Sakaida PART I You know the old saying: “One thing leads to another…” Back in 1980, I met a very nice gentleman in Tokyo named […]

U.S. 10TH MOUNTAIN DIVISION MARCHES IN RIO DE JANEIRO: AN ALMOST HOMECOMING By Sgt. Don Cooke YANK Staff Correspondent RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL—A platoon of the 10th Mountain Division drew something a little different in overseas […]

SOVIET “MEDALS OF HONOR” FIND THEIR WAY BACK TO THEIR FAMILIES BY HENRY SAKAIDA I’m sure that many of you have lost something very dear to you…perhaps a family ring, a special souvenir or keepsake, a […]

TEXAS TANKER – TANK ACE LAFAYETTE POOL OF THE 3RD ARMORED DIVISION By Sgt. Frank Woolner BEYOND THE SIEGFRIED LINE IN GERMANY—Here in the mud and wind of approaching autumn, in a town which is clamorous […]

LYDIA LITVYAK SOVIET FEMALE ACE DIDN’T DIE IN COMBAT By Henry Sakaida Blonde, bold, and brave. Lydia Vladimirovna Litvyak was one of only two female fighter aces in history. She disappeared during aerial combat in August […]

Mystery solved! The Greek “kamikaze” who rammed an Italian CANT Z.1007 bomber By Pierre Kosmidis of WW2Wrecks.com A front-page of the “Daily Mirror” newspaper, dated November 4, 1940, features the story of Greek fighter pilot “Captain Demetriou, […]

BARNEY ROSS RETURNS FROM GUADALCANAL STILL ON HIS FEET. THAT’S THE WAY HE LEFT THE RING, TOO By Sgt. Dan Polier Cpl. Barney Ross came home from the wars the other day. He hobbled down the […]

DID ZERO ACE SABURO SAKAI FORCE HIS FOE TO PARACHUTE NEAR PORT MORESBY? By Henry Sakaida Thanks to the Internet and access to old WWII records which were not available decades ago, dedicated historians can now […]

STORY OF MAURICE BRITT CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR WINNER By Sgt. Dan Polier ATLANTA, GA.—The right side of the Detroit Lions’ line is doing all right in this war. Tackle Jon Tripson, USNR won the Silver […]

THERE WERE NO DRAMATICS ON THE DOCK WHEN THIS HOSPITAL SHIP CAME HOME – USHS ARCADIA RETURNS FROM ITALY By Sgt. Mack Morriss YANK Staff Correspondent AN EAST COAST PORT—The USHS Arcadia, her hull a startling […]

ISKANDER GALIEV BRINGS THE AFGHANISTAN WAR TO THE RUSSIAN AUDIENCE By Henry Sakaida Proxy wars usually don’t go well. Major international players intervene in a foreign country’s civil war, only to incur massive casualties and financial […]

1ST RANGER BATTALION RAIDS AN ITALIAN OUTPOST IN TUNISIA American Commandos, who first saw action with the Canadians at Dieppe, run a show of their own and score a clean knockout blow. By Sgt. Ralph G. […]

BROOKLYN GI’S SAY PLAYWRIGHT NOEL COWARD IS A STINKER By Jimmy Cannon Stars and Stripes Staff Writer WITH THE 35TH INF. DIV., Nov. 21, 1944—Playwright Noel Coward, the British theater’s fashionable dramatist of decadence who peopled […]

SINGLE ‘CHUTE BRINGS 2 FLIERS SAFELY DOWN FROM BURNED LIBERATOR One-Way Piggyback Ride From the July 12, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes A LIBERATOR BASE—Two members of a Liberator crew recently leaped from their burning […]

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GERMAN GARRISON SURRENDER AT AACHEN

Posted on November 19th, 2016 by:

GERMAN GARRISON SURRENDER AT AACHEN The Battle of Aachen took place from 2-21 October 1944. It was the first Germany city to be captured by the Allies. Protected by Hitler’s Siegfried Line, Aachen and its surrounding […]

WITH  THE FLAG OF FREE CHINA UPON HIS BACK, HE DIED IN A GREAT SKY BATTLE By Sgt. Marion Hargrove YANK Staff Correspondent SOMEWHERE IN CHINA—There was a great battle in the sky and the people […]


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