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VOLTERRA FALLS TO THE AMERICAN FIFTH ARMY IN ITALY

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VOLTERRA FALLS TO THE AMERICAN FIFTH ARMY IN ITALY From the July 11, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Fifth Army troops inland drove on four miles yesterday after capturing Volterra, 26 miles southeast of the […]

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 […]

OKINAWA YANKS REACT CALMLY TO NEWS OF ETO VICTORIES From The May 7, 1945 Edition of Stars and Stripes OKINAWA, May 6 (ANS)—The reported death of Adolf Hitler and the word of surrender of the German […]

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 […]

IRAN DUCKS GO GARRISON – A GI GIVES WATERFOWL LESSONS IN CLOSE ORDER DRILL From YANK Magazine IRAN—Watching a platoon of ducks (mallards and redheads, Persian variety) doing close-order drill twice a day under the direction […]

YANKS GAIN ON OKINAWA: IE SHIMA CONQUERED BY 77TH INFANTRY DIVISION From the April 23rd Edition of Stars and Stripes GUAM, April 22 (ANS).—Three U.S. Army divisions, in fighting officially described as the “bitterest kind,” have […]

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 […]

PATRIOT JOINS YANKS AS SCOUT IN CHERBOURG, AND IT WAS GOOD DAY FOR BOTH From the July 1, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes CHERBOURG, June 30 (AP)–He joined the U.S. Ninth Division near Bricquebec. Let’s […]

A G.I. WOLF – SOLDIER POETRY FROM YANK MAGAZINE By Pvt. Edwin L. Brock – Will Rogers Field, Okla. If he parks his little flivver Down beside a moonlight river And you feel he’s all aquiver— […]

CHRISTMAS ON THE ROCK – WHAT SOLDIERS WANT FOR CHRISTMAS ON IWO JIMA Mother Nature was in a nasty mood when Jack Frost reported in, “Look, Jack,” she said, “I don’t often complain when you goof […]

LIBERATING GERMANS – GI REACTS TO ENTERING GERMANY Dear YANK: At a recent company formation we were informed that we were liberating the German people. Now, since were under the impression that we were attempting to […]

THE FIRST YANK WHO DIDN’T MEET THE BRITISH EIGHTH ARMY By Sgt. Milton Lehman Somewhere in Tunisia [By Radio]–If the trip hadn’t gone sour and if I had been able to find the right road, I […]

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 […]

DISHONORABLE DISCHARGE – A GI QUESTIONS THE FUTURE OF SOLDIERS WHO RECEIVED THEM Dear YANK: It has been said that the military prisoner may become the forgotten soldier. Now we’re not considering the man who is […]

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JUNGLE WAR – A SOLDIER’S FIGHT ON NEW GUINEA

Posted on December 6th, 2017 by:

JUNGLE WAR – A SOLDIER’S FIGHT ON NEW GUINEA From YANK Magazine We were flown over the Owen Stanley range to relieve an Australian combat unit, which was keeping open a trail over which natives were […]

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, […]

AMPUTATING REVEILLE – ROOSTER TROUBLE IN THE PANAMA CANAL ZONE By Sgt. William Tusher YANK Field Correspondent PANAMA CANAL ZONE—Immortalized in Irving Berlin’s “Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning,” the secret ambition […]

GERMANS FLEE NORTH IN ITALY IN HEADLONG ROUT Allied Spearheads 18 Mi. From Leghorn; Enemy’s Resistance Collapses From the July 1, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes With the Allies driving forward on an 80-mile front […]

DRIVE TAKES 5TH ARMY 15 MILES FROM BOLOGNA, SUPPLY LINE FROM THE BRENNER PASS From the September 25, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes American troops of the 5th Army yesterday were within 15 miles of […]


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