Operation Overlord

GEN. THEODORE ROOSEVELT DIES IN FRANCE

Posted on September 20th, 2017 by:

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 […]

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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 […]

SERVICE CHIEFS WARN U.S. THE WAR ISN’T WON Marshall, King, Arnold Tell Nation Production Must Be Maintained From the July 1, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON, June 30–President Roosevelt made public yesterday a report […]

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 […]

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 […]

STARS AND STRIPES REPORTER TELLS OF MEDICS’ HEROISM ON BLOODY BEACHES By Bob Hutton Stars and Stripes Staff Writer From the June 12, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes WITH ADVANCED HQ, FRANCE–The Medics went on […]

French Historian Antonin Dehays Caught Stealing From US National Archives Antonin Dehays has been visiting the US National Archives facility in Maryland for more than two years. The 32-year-old Frenchman has a keen interest in the […]

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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 […]

BOUGAINVILLE PATROL – ARMY SCOUTS OPERATE BEHIND JAPANESE LINES By Cpl. Barrett McGurn YANK Staff Correspondent BOUGAINVILLE, THE SOLOMONS—Our Higgins landing boat drones along parallel to shore and 1,000 feet off the breakers. Its mission is […]

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 […]

16TH AND 116TH INFANTRY FOUGHT BLOODY D-DAY BATTLES War Department Discloses Role of Two Regiments Which Stormed Beach Stars and Stripes U.S. Bureau   WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 1944 —The War Department today described the bloody D-Day […]

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 […]

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 […]

D-DAY TO ST. LO – CERTIFICATE FROM THE 29TH INFANTRY DIVISION At 6:30am on June 6, 1944, advance elements of the 29th Infantry Division landed on the western side of Omaha Beach under a tremendous hail […]

GENERAL PATTON’S SPEECH TO THE AMERICAN ARMY IN ENGLAND – 29 MAY 1944 Men this story we hear about America wanting to stay out of this war, not wanting to fight, is a lot of bullshit. […]

YANK BULLETS SMASH NAZI TRICK, BUT 6 U.S. CAPTIVES FALL VICTIM From the July 20, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes A grim account of how a U.S. armored platoon wiped out a group of about […]

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FRITZ NILAND THE REAL “SAVING PRIVATE RYAN”

Posted on August 26th, 2016 by:

FRITZ NILAND THE REAL “SAVING PRIVATE RYAN” The 1998 Steven Spielberg movie Saving Private Ryan was loosely based on the real life story of Fritz Niland, a paratrooper who jumped into Normandy and lost his brothers […]

GERMAN SUBMACHINE GUN (MP 38 and MP 40) – FROM YANK MAGAZINE Material for this article on enemy weapons was prepared by the War Department’s Military Intelligence Service with the assistance of the Ordnance Intelligence Unit. Although […]

ORADOUR-SUR-GLANE – A VILLAGE DESTROYED BY THE NAZIS The afternoon of Saturday June 10, 1944 started out like any other in the small French village of Oradour-sur-Glane in the Limousin region of France. Children were attending […]


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