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GEN. THEODORE ROOSEVELT DIES IN FRANCE FIRST U.S. ARMY HQ, Normandy July 14—Brig Gen. Theodore Roosevelt, son of the late president Theodore Roosevelt and veteran of four campaigns of this war, died in his tent Wednesday […]

A DOUGHBOY RECALLS EPIC TREK IN NORMANDY WITH A PARATROOPER 2 AWOLS Miss Outfit But Find Battle By Charles W. White Stars and Stripes Staff Writer A REPLACEMENT CENTER, England, July 10, 1944—In halting monotone, punctuated […]

BARNEY ROSS RETURNS FROM GUADALCANAL STILL ON HIS FEET. THAT’S THE WAY HE LEFT THE RING, TOO By Sgt. Dan Polier Cpl. Barney Ross came home from the wars the other day. He hobbled down the […]

STORY OF MAURICE BRITT CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR WINNER By Sgt. Dan Polier ATLANTA, GA.—The right side of the Detroit Lions’ line is doing all right in this war. Tackle Jon Tripson, USNR won the Silver […]

U.S. CASUALTIES BEING FLOWN BACK TO STATES FROM THE ETO From the September 25, 1944 issue of Stars and Stripes U.S. AIR TRANSPORT COMMAND BASE, Britain, Sept. 24 (AP) – Home is only 24 hours away for […]

ISKANDER GALIEV BRINGS THE AFGHANISTAN WAR TO THE RUSSIAN AUDIENCE By Henry Sakaida Proxy wars usually don’t go well. Major international players intervene in a foreign country’s civil war, only to incur massive casualties and financial […]

THE BOYS IN BATTERY B – 45TH INFANTRY DIVISION ARTILLERY IN ITALY Since Salerno, they’ve had 35 Purple Hearts. And they think they’ve got the best gun in the whole Fifth Army. By Sgt. Ralph G. […]

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Posted on November 19th, 2016 by:

GERMAN GARRISON SURRENDER AT AACHEN The Battle of Aachen took place from 2-21 October 1944. It was the first Germany city to be captured by the Allies. Protected by Hitler’s Siegfried Line, Aachen and its surrounding […]

ARTHUR SINGER JR. – THE PROFESSOR AND THE FABLED FIFTEEN By Jonathan Abbott The fighters are first. Their folding wings lock in place, their two thousand horsepower Pratt and Whitney engines rev and kick to life. […]

GI FICTION – MY ACHIN’ BACK – FROM YANK MAGAZINE By Cpl. Dick Peebles “Sit down, corpril. Smoke if you want to,” said the broad-beamed sergeant in the interviewing section of the Ft. Dix Separation Center.  […]

THE LUFTWAFFE’S NIGHT PRINCES BATTLE THE ROYAL AIR FORCE At the start of World War Two, aerial combat had been around for less than 30 years. In Germany, like in other countries, flying was believed to be glamorous and pilots were […]

THE 78th INFANTRY DIVISION AND THE “RUHR POCKET” Toward the end of March, while the 78th continued to hold and strengthen its position along the Sieg River line, First and Ninth Army units began to pour […]

DOWN ON THE RIVIERA – GI’S RELAX IN NICE, FRANCE By Sgt. Ralph G. Martin YANK Staff Correspondent At headquarters of the U.S. Riviera Recreational Area in Nice is a sign that describes the setup. “GI paradise,” […]

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Posted on September 30th, 2016 by:

COMMANDO KELLY- ONE MAN ARMY AT SALERNO Charles Kelly was hailed as the “One man army” and “Commando”. He earned the Congressional Medal of Honor in a far away war and became a hero of America […]

‘UP FRONT’ BILL MAULDIN AWARDED LEGION OF MERIT FOR CARTOONS From the June 6, 1945 Edition of Stars and Stripes ROME, June 5—Sgt. Bill Mauldin, whose cartoons appearing in the Stars and Stripes Mediterranean and European […]

FRANCIS J. CLARKE – 28TH INFANTRY DIVISION HERO In the early morning hours of September 12, 1944, Technical Sergeant Francis J. Clarke and his fellow soldiers of Company K, 109th Infantry Regiment, crossed the Our River […]

THE KANEYOSHI MUTO FAMOUS 12 AGAINST 1   COMBAT MYTH   By Henry Sakaida  To the Japanese, a good myth is something that is embellished,  venerated, and passed along to succeeding generations. If a story is good, why […]

CHIPS – THE FAMOUS 3RD INFANTRY DIVISION SENTRY DOG In August 1942, Edward J. Wren of Pleasantville, New York, enlisted his dog named Chips into the Army of the United States. Chips, a German shepherd, collie and […]

82ND AIRBORNE DIVISION GENERAL JAMES GAVIN -YANK MAGAZINE Airborne CG By Sgt. Robert Debnam YANK Staff Correspondent WITH THE 82ND AIRBORNE DIVISION—Maj. Gen. James M. Gavin, the one-time private who now commands the 82nd Airborne Division, […]


Posted on July 9th, 2016 by:

JOSEPH LAFLEUR- CHAPLAIN, POW, HERO: Chaplain Joseph Lafleur heroically gave his life to save his fellow soldiers while he was a prisoner of the Japanese. Joseph Verbis Lafleur was born on January 24, 1912 in Ville […]

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Posted on July 5th, 2016 by:

YELENA MAZANIK – AVENGER OF BELARUS On September 22, 1943, a bomb went off at the GeneralKommissar’s house in the Nazi protectorate of Weissruthenien, now Belarus. The target of the bomb was 55-year-old Wilhelm Kube, the […]

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