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A GI’S WIFE WORRIES ABOUT POST- WORLD WAR II INFLATION Dear YANK: I am the wife of a sergeant who has had the extreme good fortune to be stationed in the United States during the entire […]

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 […]

THREE SOLDIERS GET CAUGHT PLAYING HUMPHREY, FRANCHOT AND VICTOR WHILE ON DUTY By Cpl. C.V. DeVan After five straight days Kelly, Goldstein and Stetson began to get tired of practicing beach landings. So they welcomed the […]

CARIBBEAN ISLAND GARRISON GETS WEEKLY VISIT FROM PRIEST By Sgt. Clyde Biggerstaff Yank Field Correspondent SOMEWHERE IN THE CARIBBEAN—They’re rough and they’re tough but they’re putty in the hands of Father Reginald Barry, unofficial chaplain to […]

THE OUTER GARMENT – OFFICERS REACT TO THE FIELD JACKET ALLOWED TO BE WORN OUTSIDE OF CAMP By Sgt. Ray Duncan “Put the flag at half-staff,” muttered our CO, “and call a special formation.” There were […]

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, […]

THE POWER OF MUSIC – ASTP SOLDIER CONS HIS WAY INTO PAINTING A MURAL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA By Pvt. Spencer L. Davidson , ASTP, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla. If a contest should ever […]

PATCHES THAT WRIGGLE – SOLDIERS ROUGH IT ON THE ISLAND OF BERMUDA By Cpl. William Pene Du Bois YANK Field Correspondent BERMUDA—“If you don’t think things can be tough in Bermuda,” says Sgt. Floyd Nute of […]

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 […]

ARMY VETERANS TO GET GOVERNMENT AID IN BUSINESSES From the July 11, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes. WASHINGTON, July 10 — The Government is taking all possible steps to insure the success of small businesses […]

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 […]

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ARMY NOW TELLS YOU HOW TO HANDLE A WOMAN

Posted on August 25th, 2017 by:

ARMY NOW TELLS YOU HOW TO HANDLE A WOMAN Cupid’s Little Helpers in the Pentagon Stars and Stripes U.S. Bureau NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 1944—The War Department, in the role of fatherly adviser, has taken steps to […]

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BRITIAN COMES TO U.S. AID IN STEEL SHORTAGE

Posted on August 24th, 2017 by:

BRITIAN COMES TO U.S. AID IN STEEL SHORTAGE 10,000 Tons Monthly to Be Shipped to States as Output There Lags From the July 11, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON, July 10–England has agreed to […]

G.I. Shop Talk – Canines, Runways and Coast Guard Uniforms From YANK Magazine The Army says that whenever possible they’ll put twins in the same outfit, provided they get along with each other…The QMC is now […]

Watch the Wisecracks Soldier; Those WACs Are MPs By Cpl. Thomas Finnegan FORT MCCLELLAN, ALA.—GIs passing through the gates here are careful not to greet the WAC MPs on duty with any wisecracks such as “Hiya […]

‘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 […]

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FIGHTING GRANDMA GETS RUMLEY FAMILY BACK IN WAR

Posted on August 10th, 2017 by:

FIGHTING GRANDMA GETS RUMLEY FAMILY BACK IN WAR From the July 15, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes SOMERS, Mont., July 14 (ANS)–Grandma and Grandpa Rumley grumbled because their grandson was too young for military duty. […]

THE LITTLE GIRL – A SOLDIER STORY FROM YANK MAGAZINE By Pfc. Morris Freedman The little girl sat straight in the chair, her pigtails touching her back as they fell. Her left hand lay palm up […]

1,000 FASCISTS EXECUTED BY PARTISAN COURTER ORDER From the May 7, 1945 Edition of Stars and Stripes MILAN. May 6 (Reuter).—About 1,000 Italian Fascists have been executed in Milan during the last 11 days by order […]

MORE CHICKEN – SOLDIERS WRITE TO YANK MAGAZINE WITH GRIPES ABOUT ARMY UNFAIRNESS Dear YANK: If you think that cutting the grass with bayonets is bad, what do you think of the great Mohave Desert, with […]

VISITING DUCKY LOUIE, “CHINA’S LITTLE DEVIL” By Henry Sakaida In September 2016, I made a road trip up to the San Francisco Bay Area with friends to meet and interview Dr. Lawrence Louie, a retired dentist. […]


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