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JUNGLE WAR – A SOLDIER’S FIGHT ON NEW GUINEA

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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 […]

THE TRAGIC STORY OF MERLIN PADDOCK AS REMEMBERED BY AN ENEMY PILOT AND HIS WIDOW By Henry Sakaida “I think it was around May 1945 when I met that American,” remembered Takeo Tanimizu, a former Zero […]

AMERICAN SOLDIERS RUN A CHICKEN FARM ON NEW CALEDONIA From YANK Magazine This is one outfit that can’t have enough chicken. The GIs who take care of them see to it that the birds stay on […]

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ALLIES GAIN AT KOHIMA AGAINST JAPANESE RESISTANCE

Posted on November 18th, 2017 by:

ALLIES GAIN AT KOHIMA AGAINST JAPANESE RESISTANCE From the May 13, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes KANDY, Ceylon, May 12–News that Japanese positions to the south of Kohima were being wiped out was given in […]

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 […]

WHATEVER BECAME OF TAKEO TANIMIZU’S ZERO FIGHTER 03-09? By Henry Sakaida “I flew the most famous Zero fighter during the war, but no one knows me!” chuckled former Zero pilot Takeo Tanimizu. Photographs of Tanimizu’s A6M5 […]

A WEEK OF WAR – CHURCHILL, ROOSEVELT, CASABLANCA, GUADALCANAL AND THE EASTERN FRONT Hitler’s little situation just gets worse and worse all the time, fortunately. The two men who had been taking all the plane trips […]

GI WOLVES – ANGER OVER YANK MAGAZINE’S STORIES OF GI’S AND GIRLS IN THE OCCUPATION OF GERMANY AND JAPAN Dear YANK: I am indignant! No woman will want to marry a GI that returns from occupying […]

DISCHARGE CLOTHES – DISCHARGED SOLDIER WANTS TO KEEP ARMY CLOTHES FOR POST WAR LIFE Dear YANK: Everyone is raving about things for the boys who are returning to civilian life, yet the War Department seems to persist […]

THE LAST DAYS AT GUADALCANAL – SKETCHES BY HOWARD BRODIE Here are nine sketches of scenes and men drawn at the front lines by Sgt. Howard Brodie during the Army’s final battle against the groggy Japanese […]

GI RADIOMAN PULLS A JAP’S LEG ON, OR MAYBE THE COLONEL IS PULLING OURS Written by a Coast Guard Lookout for YANK Magazine SOMEWHERE IN ALASKA—An Army colonel here credits a Yank radio operator with pulling […]

ITEMS THAT REQUIRE NO EDITORIAL COMMENT -HITLER, HORSES, TOJO AND HEN-HOUSES From YANK Magazine Whoa, Adolf! Don’t call your horse Adolf Hitler, is the substance of a decree just issued by Gestapo boss Heinrich Himmler and […]

JAPANESE REPORT U.S. NAVY BOMBERS RAID IN CENTRAL PHILIPPINES From the September 25, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Two hundred Allied planes yesterday raided several cities in the central Philippines, including Legaspi and Cebu, the […]

GEISHA GIRL – The geisha is not a prostitute, though GIs in Japan use the term to cover female entertainers generally. She has a long tradition behind her stylized routine. By Sgt. Knox Burger YANK Staff […]

TWO TRUK RAIDS HIGHLIGHT CEASELESS PACIFIC AIR BLOWS From the May 13, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Truk has taken a double pounding in a new widespread air offensive against Japanese naval and air bases […]

FDR SIGNS BILL PLEDGING ISLES FULL FREEDOM Measure Gives U.S. Right To Philippines Bases; Saipan Yanks Gain From the July 1, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes President Roosevelt yesterday signed legislation pledging the U.S. to […]

ON THE THATCH RUN – A NAVY BOAT IN THE SOLOMONS BARTERS WITH THE NATIVES Navy Boat Tours Solomons To Buy Grass Shacks for GI Use. By Sgt. Barrett McGurn YANK Staff Correspondent ON THE THATCH […]

A POSTCARD WRITTEN LONG AGO By Henry Sakaida From time to time, little mysteries would land in my lap. Like a small sliver under my skin, it is discomforting and the only way to find peace […]

THE CHAPLAIN’S LOT IS NOT EASY WHICH SO MUCH TO DO WITH SO LITTLE – ARMY CHAPLAINS IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC YANK Field Correspondent SOMEWHERE IN AUSTRALIA—Chaplains down here fly thousands of miles to minister to […]

FORMER FBI AGENT GARY NILA RETURNS WWII JAPANESE ARTIFACT TO FAMILY BY HENRY SAKAIDA I have this knack for making old WWII artifacts “talk.” One day in 1995, my collector friend Gary Nila told me that […]

HIGH COMMAND ANNOUNCES TWO BURMA FRONTS NEAR A JUNCTURE From the July 1, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes CHUNGKING, June 30–The gap between the Chinese forces on the Myitkyina and Salween River fronts of Northern […]


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