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OBSERVER STATES ALLIES COULD HAVE HELD CHERBOURG

Posted on September 7th, 2017 by:

OBSERVER STATES ALLIES COULD HAVE HELD CHERBOURG From the July 1, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Larry Lesueur, Columbia Broadcasting System commentator, said in a broadcast from Normandy yesterday that the Cherbourg defenses were so […]

NAZI POW WOW IS BROKEN UP BY A YANK TANKER HECKLER By Earl Mazo Stars and Stripes Staff Writer In the Carentan Sector, France—A sergeant with an American tank unit fighting as infantry support in this […]

ALLIES JOIN FRENCH THEY FREED IN BASTILLE DAY OBSERVANCES From the July 15, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Amid the ruins of battle-ravaged towns and villages, Allied troops joined yesterday with the liberated people of […]

FIRST CHOO CHOO TRAIN OF LIBERATION IS RUNNING IN FRANCE From the July 24, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes NORMANDY, July 23 (UP)–Allied forces are now getting free rides on the first railway line to […]

GENERAL DOLLMAN DIES IN FRANCE, TENTH GENERAL LOST TO GERMANS SINCE D-DAY From the July 1, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes The death of Col. Gen. Friedrich Dollman, 62, one of the top Nazi commanders […]

YANK PLAYS POSSUM RIGHT UNDER NOSE OF NAZI PANZER GUN From the July 24, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes WITH U.S. FORCES IN NORMANDY, July 23 (AP)–Pfc. John H. Howard, of Bradford, Ill., was so […]

TERRIFFIC ALLIED ACK-ACK BARRAGE PROTECTS NORMANDY BEACHHEAD By Ernie Pyle SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE—One of the most vital responsibilities during these opening weeks of our war in the continent of Europe has been the protection of our […]

WINE BARREL HID FRENCHMAN’S RADIO, THIRSTY GIs FIND From the July 1, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes As Allied troops liberate France, stories of French resistance are coming to light. Two French-speaking GIs recently visited […]

EIGHTH AND NINTH AIR FORCES POUND LUFTWAFFE NESTS From the July 1, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Carrying out sharp attacks on four Luftwaffe bases and other targets over a wide area of France, American […]

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INVASION BOATS, BLOOD-THAT WAS JUNE 6, 1944

Posted on June 13th, 2017 by:

INVASION BOATS, BLOOD-THAT WAS JUNE 6, 1944 By David A Gordon Stars and Stripes Staff Writer One year ago today, thousands of American soldiers crouched in swaying invasion boats, vomited and prayed in choppy seas, and […]

UNEXPLODED RIFLE GRENADE KILLS THREE GERMANS IN FRANCE From the July 11, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes WITH THE 29TH INFANTRY DIVISION IN FRANCE—An unidentified U.S. private killed three German officers with a rifle grenade […]

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 […]

FROM ISIGNY TO CHERBOURGH – SKETCHES IN NORMANDY WITH THE ENGINEERS Sgt. John Scott was in the backwash of battle from the beachhead to Cherbourg. He went over with a regiment of engineers, arriving at the […]

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WAR DEPARTMENT ISSUES A COMBAT MEDIC’S BADGE

Posted on March 23rd, 2017 by:

WAR DEPARTMENT ISSUES A COMBAT MEDIC’S BADGE The War Department has authorized a badge for medics who have served with the medical detachments of Infantry regiments or smaller units since the war started. The award carries […]

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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. […]

FLYING AIRPORT MAKERS Here is the first picture story of the Army’s new Airborne Aviation Engineers who played a leading role in the North African invasion By a YANK Staff Correspondent WESTOVER FIELD, MASS.—The Airborne Aviation […]

BROOKLYN GI’S SAY PLAYWRIGHT NOEL COWARD IS A STINKER By Jimmy Cannon Stars and Stripes Staff Writer WITH THE 35TH INF. DIV., Nov. 21, 1944—Playwright Noel Coward, the British theater’s fashionable dramatist of decadence who peopled […]

TANK HIT, CREW SCRAMBLES OUT TO JOIN WRITER IN CELLAR FOXHOLE By Ernie Pyle From the July 18, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Normandy—The hospital was in our hands, but just barely on up the street […]

RAIN STOPS AT LAST IN FRANCE; 2 VILLAGES NEAR CAEN CAPTURED July 24, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Allied forces lashed out at several points along the Normandy battlefront in improving weather yesterday, after a […]

GENERAL EDDY, HEAD OF 9TH DIVISION, IGNORES SHELLING TO VISIT HIS MEN By Ernie Pyle NOMANDY—ONE of the favorite generals among war correspondents is Maj. Gen. Manton S. Eddy, commander of the Ninth Division. We like […]

BRIGADIER THE LORD LOVAT: D-DAY COMMANDO HERO By Henry Sakaida I was a kid in 1962 when the movie THE LONGEST DAY came out. It was about the 6 June 1944 D-Day Invasion of Europe by […]


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