ERNIE PYLE CALLS 9TH DIVISION’S JOB IN CHERBOURG BATTLE ‘BEAUTIFUL’ By Ernie Pyle NORMANDY–During the Cherbourg peninsula campaign I spent nine days with the Ninth Infantry Division–the division that cut the peninsula and one of the […]

MUNICH AREA BOMBED – 1,200 Forts and Libs Paste Reich Targets; Mediums attack in France. From the July 13, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Boosting the weight of bombs dropped on the area of southern […]

A GREAT DAY FOR CORPORAL ROBERT STENKER, FROM YANK MAGAZINE By Cpl. Len Zinberg ITALY–Cpl. Robert Stenker was a quiet, mild-mannered man, about 34, with thin blond hair and soft brown eyes. He was just beginning […]

MISSION CONCEIVED, DELIVERED OF BOMBS ALL WITHIN 10 MINUTES From the July 12, 1944 edition of Stars and Stripes NINTH AIR FORCE HQ, FRANCE July 11 (AP)–What may likely have been the fastest bombing mission ever […]

WHEN JERRY WON’T GIVE UP THEN THE PARTY GETS ROUGH From the July 24, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes WITH U.S. FORCES IN NORMANDY, July 23 (AP)–Earl Gray, motor corporal from Newsom, Va., believes in […]

ONE DAY IN FOUR IN NORMANDY IS NICE, BUT IT’S ALWAYS DAMP By Ernie Pyle SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE–All American soldiers here are impressed by the loveliness of the Normandy countryside. Except for swampy places, it is […]

IF BOSSY THE COW IS KILLED IN BATTLE, OWNER MAY NOT COLLECT From the September 25, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON, Sept. 24–Whether a French farmer collects immediate cash for his blasted bovines depends […]

ALLIES STRIKE SOUTHEAST OF CAEN TO SMASH 7 PANZER DIVISIONS Move Near to Orne River and Flat Land Beyond; Americans Advance From the July 11, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Allied forces captured five more […]

ALLIES SMASH BACK MORE CAEN ASSAULTS – EXTEND ARE ABOUT TOWN IN SOUTHWEST – Nazi Report New Landing, Surge Inland by Troops Northwest of Caen From the July 1, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes British […]

PATRIOT JOINS YANKS AS SCOUT IN CHERBOURG, AND IT WAS GOOD DAY FOR BOTH From the July 1, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes CHERBOURG, June 30 (AP)–He joined the U.S. Ninth Division near Bricquebec. Let’s […]

ALL BLACK DUMP TRUCK DRIVER BATTALION UNLOAD ON NAZIS IN NORMANDY By Allan M. Morrison Stars and Stripes Staff Writer WITH U.S. FORCES IN NORMANDY, July 17, 1944—The War Department may not classify dump-truck drivers as combat […]

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3 HONORED FOR RESCUING FLIER FROM WRECKED P38 From the July 14, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes A NINTH TROOP CARRIER BASE, July 13–An officer and two enlisted men received the Soldier’s Medal in ceremonies […]

SAD SPECIMENS – A GI GRIPES ABOUT THE GRIPERS IN THE ARMY Dear YANK: I’ve often wondered where you get all your gripes and where the gripers found time to put their gripes on paper. Most […]

IN AGAIN, OUT AGAIN – AN AMERICAN GI IS RESCUED BY THE RUSSIANS FROM CAPTIVITY AND EXECUTION From YANK Magazine TORGAU, GERMANY—When Russians overran this town, two days before the link-up with the 1st U.S. Army, […]

EISENHOWER HOPEFUL SCIENCE WILL FIND ANSWER TO THE FLYING ROBOT BOMBS From the July 11, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Gen. Eisenhower, in an interview yesterday on the Germans’ robot bomb, which he described as […]

NINTH AIR FORCE P47S HIT NAZIS IN FRANCE TO AID INFANTRY From the July 11, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Striking four miles in front of advancing American troops in France, Ninth Air Force Thunderbolt […]

ROLLING 2ND ARMORED DIVISION TANK GATHERS NO MOSS—JUST GRAIN From the November 22nd 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes. WITH THE SECOND ARMORED DIVISION—In France, T/4 James C. Shiver, of Brundidge, Ala., and Pvt. Russell Webb, […]

THREE SUNDAYS –  FROM DIARY OF A SOLDIER FIGHTING IN FRANCE By Pvt. Michael Pinkosky In the mail the other day, YANK received from Pvt. Michael Pinkosky a copy of a hastily scribbled diary which he had […]

WIDOW OF GEN. THEODORE ROOSEVELT GIVEN HIS MEDAL OF HONOR WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 1944—Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr., eldest, son of the late President, was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously yesterday for gallantry in […]


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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 […]

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 […]

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