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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 […]

U.S. 10TH MOUNTAIN DIVISION MARCHES IN RIO DE JANEIRO: AN ALMOST HOMECOMING By Sgt. Don Cooke YANK Staff Correspondent RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL—A platoon of the 10th Mountain Division drew something a little different in overseas […]

Relics from the forgotten battlefield: Italians against Germans in Rodos island, September 1943 By Pierre Kosmidis of WW2Wrecks.com Photos by Panagiotis Mprokos Following the Italian capitulation in September 1943, the Dodecanese (a word deriving from Greek, meaning […]

“Oria” shipwreck, the watery grave of 4,000 POWs in 1944 By Pierre Kosmidis of WW2Wrecks.com The sinking of the steamship “Oria” in Gaidouronisi, a tragedy in the dark years of the Nazi occupation of Greece in February […]

FOUND: A Junkers 88 lost on May 14, 1943. Spectacular photos by Italian scuba diver Marco Bartolomucci By Pierre Kosmidis of WW2Wrecks.com Italian scuba diver Marco Bartolomucci describes his experience diving at a spectacular WW2 aircraft wreck, […]

BULL SESSION IN A CAIRO BASE HOSPITAL ABOUT THE ITALIAN INVASION By Sgt. E. C. Harris YANK Field Correspondent CAIRO, EGYPT—There were five of them in the bull session about the way the war was going […]

ALLIES FIGHT TO CLEAR MEDITERRANEAN SEA As long as the narrow Straits of Sicily are guarded by Axis forces on both sides, the Mediterranean is closed to Allied convoys and invasion of Europe is impossible from […]

Mystery solved! The Greek “kamikaze” who rammed an Italian CANT Z.1007 bomber By Pierre Kosmidis of WW2Wrecks.com A front-page of the “Daily Mirror” newspaper, dated November 4, 1940, features the story of Greek fighter pilot “Captain Demetriou, […]

ACHTUNG MINEN! – REMOVING GERMAN LAND MINES FROM THE BATTLEFIELD From YANK Magazine In no other war have land mines been of such importance as in this one. Since mines are purely defensive in character, the […]

FIT FOR COMBAT, UNFIT FOR INSURANCE – LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Dear YANK: Before I came overseas I passed a physical for a $10,000 life insurance policy. Upon my arrival in the China theater I received […]


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