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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 […]

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 […]

Ernie Pyle ie shima 77th infantry division

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 […]


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