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MUSSOLINI BEGGED FOR LIFE BEFORE ITALIAN PATRIOT COURT From the May 1, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes The broken and disfigured body of Benito Mussolini remained on exhibition in a Milan public square yesterday, as […]

THE GUN – STORY OF A 45TH INFANTRY DIVISION 105-MM HOWITZER IN SICILY By Sgt. Walter Bernstein WITH THE 45TH DIVISION IN SICILY–They were given the Gun in Texas. It was delivered right to C Battery […]

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, […]

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 […]

NEARER HOME – GI FROM HAWAII REQUESTS TO BE STATIONED CLOSER TO HOME Dear YANK: There are a number of boys from Hawaii who are stationed in the States. Now that it is all over why […]

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BOOST FOR THE NISEI OF THE 100TH BATTALION

Posted on October 27th, 2017 by:

BOOST FOR THE NISEI (2ND GENERATION JAPANESE AMERICANS) OF THE 100TH BATTALION Dear YANK: Recently there has been much talk about Japanese-Americans. I am a former infantryman of the 133rd Infantry, 34th Division. A year ago attached […]

WAR IN ITALY- Pictures made as the Nazi war machine rolled in reverse before the Armies of the Americans and British at Salerno For More Reading on the Invasion of Italy Check Out: Salerno 1943: The […]

YOUR BATTLE NERVES GET RUSTY WHEN THERE’S A LULL BETWEEN CAMPAIGNS – SOLDIERS LAND IN ITALY AFTER A BREATHER FROM COMBAT By Sgt. Jack Foisie North African Stars and Stripes WITH THE FIFTH ARMY IN ITALY […]

THE NEW YORK SUBWAY SYSTEM ON THE ITALIAN FRONT –  A SOLDIER ESCAPES THE NAZIS By Sgt. Newton H. Fulbright WITH THE FIFTH ARMY IN ITALY—Perhaps some busy somebody has taken care of the matter—I haven’t been […]

TREASURE HUNT WITH THE 339TH INFANTRY REGIMENT IN ITALY By Pfc. Ira Freeman YANK Staff Correspondent WITH THE 339TH INFANTRY IN THE DOLOMOTE ALPS—There are a couple of gray granite fortresses left over from the Middle […]

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 […]

JAPANESE AMERICAN “ NISEI ” OUTFIT FORMED BY THE WAR DEPARTMENT From YANK Magazine American citizens of Japanese ancestry who have no use for Tojo are going to have a chance to get a crack at […]

“WOODMAN, SPARE THAT TREE”: NEW VERSION FROM THE FIFTH ARMY WITH THE FIFTH ARMY IN ITALY—On a tree in Naples, Cpl. Clyde L. Hardin of a Field Artillery outfit found the name and address of Pvt. […]

COAST GUARDSMAN’S EYEWITNESS STORY: SALERNO LANDING WAS NO PINK TEA John Folk CPhoM, a Coast Guard moving-picture cameraman from Atlanta, Ga., sent the following report to Washington after he landed with the Fifth Army in Italy. The […]

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US FIFTH ARMY CROSSES INTO AUSTRIA AT TWO POINTS

Posted on September 6th, 2017 by:

FIFTH CROSSES INTO AUSTRIA AT TWO POINTS From the May 7, 1945 Edition of Stars and Stripes Moving rapidly through surrendering German forces in northern Italy, the Allied Fifth Army yesterday crossed into Austria at two […]

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THE DEATH OF ERNIE PYLE FROM YANK MAGAZINE

Posted on September 1st, 2017 by:

THE DEATH OF ERNIE PYLE FROM YANK MAGAZINE By Evans Wylie Sp1c YANK Staff Correspondent OKINAWA, RYUKYUS–Ernie Pyle covered the Okinawa D-Day with the Marines. Many did not recognize him at first and stared curiously at […]

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 […]

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 […]

THE WAR TO SAVE LIVES – Today’s Medicine Miracles Bring New Hope; Death Rate Only Half That of the Last War From Stars and Stripes On a clear October day, 1943, an Army plane glided in […]

HERE’S A REPORT ON THE FIGHTING OF EACH U.S. DIVISION IN SICILY – The 1st Division Veterans from Tunisia Distinguished Themselves Again While Others, New to Battle Took the Campaign in Stride. “What kid of battle […]


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