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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 […]

BEER BOUNTY FOR JAPANESE – GIs OF THE 32ND DIVISION TRADE FOR PWs ON THE VILLA VERDE TRAIL From YANK Magazine THE PHILIPPINES—The subject of Japanese PWs is generally a touchy one with the men of the infantry, […]

MALARIA – IT’S AS DANGEROUS AS THE AXIS Material for this article on malaria comes from Sgts. Mack Morriss at Guadalcanal; Pete Paris, North Africa; Dave Richardson, New Guinea; Merle Miller, Hawaii, Bill O’Hollaren, Puerto Rico; […]

US MILITARY FORCES CELEBRATE “MONTANA DAY” ON GUAM By Pvt. Bob Block YANK Field Correspondent GUAM—“It was just like the good ol’ meeting in the general store back home,” said Sgt. Don Keith of Chinook, Mont., […]

MORE DOPE FOR OVERAGE SOLDIERS – WAR DEPT NEWS FOR OLDER SOLDIERS HOPING TO GET AN EARLY DISCHARGE From YANK Magazine Here’s the latest from the WD for overseas G.I.s more than 38 years old who […]

COLOR-BLIND COLORIST  – A NAVY PAINTER AIRS HIS GREIVANCES Dear YANK: Back in 1942 the Regular Navy refused my enlistment in aviation mechanics because I’m color-blind but I was physically fit for the Seabees. After two […]

REVEILLE IS TOUGH ON THE TONSILS OF THIS FIRST SERGEANT IN ALASKA YANK’S ALASKA CORRESPONDENT SOMEWHERE IN ALASKA—If Top Sergeant Victor G. Bowen of this cold-shouldered soldiering outfit wears a harried look on his face every […]

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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 […]

CHINESE SOLDIERS DRIVE, MAKE IMPORTANT GAINS IN BURMA From the July 11, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes CHUNGKING, July 10–Chinese soldiers have reached the city wall of Tengchung, main objective of the Salween River drive […]

LEST WE FORGET – A GI WANTS WWII VETERANS TO REMEMBER WHAT THEY FOUGHT FOR Dear YANK: Not so many months after they returned from the last war, many of our fathers and older brothers and […]

GUAM, PHILIPPINES, JAPAN NEXT, KING HINTS–Fleet Chief Foreshadows New Blows; U.S. Losses Believed Moderate From the July 24, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes American troops broadened their beachheads on Guam and were landing more troops […]

VISITING DUCKY LOUIE, “CHINA’S LITTLE DEVIL” By Henry Sakaida In September 2016, I made a road trip up to the San Francisco Bay Area with friends to meet and interview Dr. Lawrence Louie, a retired dentist. […]

The last Samurai: Sakae Ōba and the largest banzai charge of the war in the Pacific 大場 栄 By Pierre Kosmidis of WW2Wrecks.com Thousands of Japanese soldiers and civilians lost their lives during the Battle of Saipan […]

SAIPAN BATTLE ENDS IN TOTAL DEFEAT OF JAPANESE From the July 11, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes The battle for Saipan, stepping-stone to Japan and the Philippines, is over. Adm. Chester W. Nimitz announced in […]

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 […]


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