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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 […]

The M1 and M2 Jungle First Aid Kit – A Collectors Guide Late 1942 saw America makes its first offensives against the Japanese in the jungles of the Pacific. Although tropical islands like the Philippines, Hawaii and […]

Stop that Island! The remarkable story of HNLMS Abraham Crijnssen By Dirk de Klein of dirkdeklein.net Without trying to blow my own trumpet, or in this case my countries trumpet, it is a well know fact that […]

GIVING CLOSURE TO USMC FIGHTER ACE KEN WALSH by Henry Sakaida Back around 1981, I was asked a favor by USMC fighter ace Ken Walsh, the Medal of Honor recipient. He was credited with 21 victories […]

Salvaged and restored: The story of the Kawanishi N1K-J Shiden 紫電 probably flown by Kaneyoshi Muto 武藤 金義 By Pierre Kosmidis On November 18, 1978, Japanese scuba divers discovered approximately 200 meters from the shore in Jyoen Hisayoshi […]

VARIETY SHOW – Produced by the cameras of the world For Further Reading Check Out: Invasion Diary A Travel Guide to World War II Sites in Italy: Museums, Monuments, and Battlegrounds For Related Articles See:

MERCHANT MARINE RIBBONS – AN EX-MERCHANT MARINE SAILOR QUESTIONS ARMY RIBBONS Dear YANK, This being in London is almost like being home, especially since so many guys are dazzling the natives with their chesty array of […]

A MAJOR AND A PRIVATE DESCRIBE THEIR TWO DAYS ON AN ITALIAN PRISON SHIP IN TUNIS HARBOR By Sgt. Ralph G. Martin Yank Field Correspondent TUNISIA—When the British Eighth Army drove toward Tunis, there were 691 […]

P.T. BARNUM WAS WRONG – RUMORS ABOUT ELEANOR ROOSEVELT IN THE ARMED FORCES There are plenty of enemy propaganda rumors being circulated within our Army. We are not surprised about that. After all, the rumor is […]

SOLDIERS ANGRY AT THOSE GOLDBRICKING WAR WORKERS When John L. Lewis pulled his coal-mine strike, the men in the Army got sore and nobody could blame them. It seemed criminal for workers at home to be […]

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 […]

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PT BOATS TAKE PART IN THE LIBERATION OF CHERBOURG

Posted on February 12th, 2017 by:

PT BOATS TAKE PART IN THE LIBERATION OF CHERBOURG The Navy finds many uses for its speedy little PT boat. At Cherbourg, another role—that of bait—was found for a squadron of torpedo boats commanded by Lt. […]

Sadaaki Akamatsu, Japan’s “Pappy Boyington” by Henry Sakaida “Akamatsu stunned his superior officers by his conduct. Instead of attending pilot briefings and waiting on the flight line like the other men, he had his own warning […]

BULL SESSION IN NEW CALEDONIA WITH VETERANS OF THE 25TH DIVISION The veterans of the Solomons who pass through this replacement center in the South Pacific, on their way back and forth from combat areas, give […]

Leros Island, 1943: The underwater museum of WW2 aircraft wrecks and shipwrecks By Pierre Kosmidis of WW2Wrecks.com The Eastern Aegean was the setting for a series of German air-sea landings, something not normally associated with the Wehrmacht. […]

LUCKY KAMIKAZE PILOTS – THE STORY BEHIND THE FAMOUS PHOTO by Henry Sakaida When I was a high school sophomore in 1968, a military collector gave me a  picture of a group of Army Kamikaze pilots […]

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ACCIDENTAL BLOW-UP ON AN AIRCRAFT CARRIER

Posted on January 18th, 2017 by:

ACCIDENTAL BLOW-UP ON AN AIRCRAFT CARRIER From YANK Magazine It was an accident, but the results were as bad as if the Japanese had caused it. YANK’S Sgt. Lon Wilson took these pictures as it happened. […]

NAVY SKY PILOT -FATHER CUNNINGHAM WATCHES OVER SAILORS IN PUERTO RICO By Sgt. Joe McCarthy YANK Staff Writer SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO—When a couple of hundred sailors are stranded here without pay for six weeks, waiting […]

FATHER AND SON IN AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCES, ANOTHER SON SERVES IN U.S. NAVY By Pvt. John MacLeod YANK Staff Correspondent AUSTRALIA—The Guy family of Dayton, Ohio, certainly gets around. Sgt. Robert T. Guy, an American citizen […]

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MODEL BATTLESHIP BUILT BY A MODEL SAILOR

Posted on December 20th, 2016 by:

MODEL BATTLESHIP BUILT BY A MODEL SAILOR By Cpl. Richard Douglass Yank Staff Correspondent PANAMA—You might expect a sailor to build a ship for a hobby, but you would hardly expect him to build a battleship […]

CHOWHOUND – WAR DOG WITH THE 96TH INFANTRY DIVISION Sgt. Barret McGurn YANK Staff Correspondent DULAG, LEYTE, THE PHILIPPINES—Back in the States, the 23 war dogs of the 96th Infantry Division enjoyed a special diet of […]


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