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

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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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GREEK ISLAND IN DODECANESE RAIDED BY ALLIES

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GREEK ISLAND IN DODECANESE RAIDED BY ALLIES From the July 24, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes CAIRO, July 23, (AP)–Anglo-Greek troops have raided the Dodecanese islands of Simi, near Rhodes, and “liquidated the entire German […]

HOME FROM ITALY AND ALL HE CAN SAY IS HOT DOG From the May 22, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Geneseo, N.Y., May 26–T/Sgt. Arthur Hasler, who got a special furlough to come home from […]

SHORT MEMORIES & NICE PEOPLE -GIs CHANGING ATTITUDES IN THE OCCUPATION OF GERMANY AND JAPAN From YANK Magazine In 1935, in the period of comparative quiet between World War I and World War II, an advertisement […]

Italian war crimes and atrocities in Greece during WW2 By Pierre Kosmidis of ww2wrecks.com The Italian occupation of Greece, from 1941 up until 1943, when the fascist regime of Benito Mussolini collapsed and the Italians swiftly […]

THE SS JOHN HARVEY DISASTER – UNINTENTIONAL RELEASE OF ALLIED CHEMICAL WEAPONS IN AN ITALIAN PORT By Dirk de Klein of dirkdeklein.net SS John Harvey was a U.S. World War II Liberty ship. This ship is […]

JUST BEGINNING – CONFLICT BETWEEN ENLISTED MEN WITH LOW AND HIGH POINTS Dear YANK: The worst has happened. No longer are the EM one big happy family. We have been divided into two categories—low-pointers and high-pointers. […]

GI SHOP TALK – MINES, FORK LIFTS, MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS From YANK Magazine “Bouncing Betty,” the German S-mine that bounces into the air before it explodes, is rated by American troops in Italy as “Public Enemy No. […]

IMAGINE LOMBARDI’S AFRAID OF CROWDS! – NEWS OF ATHLETES AND SPORTS DURING WORLD WAR II By Sgt. Dan Polier You probably won’t believe it, but Ernie Lombardi, the Giants’ catcher, was rejected for military service because […]

STARS FELL ON CPL. BAINS – STORY OF THE DAILY ROUTINE AND DISCHARGE OF A GI AT AN AIRBASE IN ITALY On Jan. 15, 1944, at 1130 hours, Cpl. Bains was in an LST carrying him […]


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