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BAND OF BROTHERS DAVID KENYON WEBSTER’S JUMP INTO NORMANDY David Kenyon Webster used to fantasize about war. When he was ten, he and his friends dug trenches near the brook behind his house and pretended they […]

LINE OF DUTY – SOLDIER ACCIDENTLY FALLS ON HIS BAYONET By Pfc. Raymond Boyle They brought in this tech, a kid of 20, with a penetrating wound–a bayonet thrust in the right upper quadrant of the […]

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NAZI BOOBY-TRAP HIDES THERMITE IN CANDY BAR

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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 […]

THE FIVE-DAY ATTACK ON HASTINGS RIDGE AT NEW GEORGIA By Sgt. Mack Morriss WITH THE U.S. OCCUPATIONAL FORCES ON NEW GEORGIA–Hastings Ridge is just a little place, a sort of quiver in the convulsions of New […]

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 […]

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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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