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TWO TRUK RAIDS HIGHLIGHT CEASELESS PACIFIC AIR BLOWS From the May 13, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Truk has taken a double pounding in a new widespread air offensive against Japanese naval and air bases […]

FDR SIGNS BILL PLEDGING ISLES FULL FREEDOM Measure Gives U.S. Right To Philippines Bases; Saipan Yanks Gain From the July 1, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes President Roosevelt yesterday signed legislation pledging the U.S. to […]

ON THE THATCH RUN – A NAVY BOAT IN THE SOLOMONS BARTERS WITH THE NATIVES Navy Boat Tours Solomons To Buy Grass Shacks for GI Use. By Sgt. Barrett McGurn YANK Staff Correspondent ON THE THATCH […]

A POSTCARD WRITTEN LONG AGO By Henry Sakaida From time to time, little mysteries would land in my lap. Like a small sliver under my skin, it is discomforting and the only way to find peace […]

SUGGESTIONS FOR A FAIR COURT TRIAL FOR ARMY ENLISTED MEN Dear YANK: I should like to suggest some changes in the Articles of War and other punitive military regulations which are required for the protection of […]

JAPANESE AMERICAN “ NISEI ” OUTFIT FORMED BY THE WAR DEPARTMENT From YANK Magazine American citizens of Japanese ancestry who have no use for Tojo are going to have a chance to get a crack at […]

THE CHAPLAIN’S LOT IS NOT EASY WHICH SO MUCH TO DO WITH SO LITTLE – ARMY CHAPLAINS IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC YANK Field Correspondent SOMEWHERE IN AUSTRALIA—Chaplains down here fly thousands of miles to minister to […]

FORMER FBI AGENT GARY NILA RETURNS WWII JAPANESE ARTIFACT TO FAMILY BY HENRY SAKAIDA I have this knack for making old WWII artifacts “talk.” One day in 1995, my collector friend Gary Nila told me that […]

SURPRISE PARTY – GI BIRTHDAY SURPRISE IN PANAMA From YANK Magazine PANAMA—Every foot-slogging infantryman in 1st Sgt. Robert Jeffcott’s outfit down here is sure of a birthday cake on his anniversary, but he is never sure […]

HIGH COMMAND ANNOUNCES TWO BURMA FRONTS NEAR A JUNCTURE From the July 1, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes CHUNGKING, June 30–The gap between the Chinese forces on the Myitkyina and Salween River fronts of Northern […]

BEER BOUNTY FOR JAPANESE – GIs OF THE 32ND DIVISION TRADE FOR PWs ON THE VILLA VERDE TRAIL From YANK Magazine THE PHILIPPINES—The subject of Japanese PWs is generally a touchy one with the men of the infantry, […]

MALARIA – IT’S AS DANGEROUS AS THE AXIS Material for this article on malaria comes from Sgts. Mack Morriss at Guadalcanal; Pete Paris, North Africa; Dave Richardson, New Guinea; Merle Miller, Hawaii, Bill O’Hollaren, Puerto Rico; […]

MORE DOPE FOR OVERAGE SOLDIERS – WAR DEPT NEWS FOR OLDER SOLDIERS HOPING TO GET AN EARLY DISCHARGE From YANK Magazine Here’s the latest from the WD for overseas G.I.s more than 38 years old who […]

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 […]

REVEILLE IS TOUGH ON THE TONSILS OF THIS FIRST SERGEANT IN ALASKA YANK’S ALASKA CORRESPONDENT SOMEWHERE IN ALASKA—If Top Sergeant Victor G. Bowen of this cold-shouldered soldiering outfit wears a harried look on his face every […]

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THE DEATH OF ERNIE PYLE FROM YANK MAGAZINE

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THE DEATH OF ERNIE PYLE FROM YANK MAGAZINE By Evans Wylie Sp1c YANK Staff Correspondent OKINAWA, RYUKYUS–Ernie Pyle covered the Okinawa D-Day with the Marines. Many did not recognize him at first and stared curiously at […]

CHINESE SOLDIERS DRIVE, MAKE IMPORTANT GAINS IN BURMA From the July 11, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes CHUNGKING, July 10–Chinese soldiers have reached the city wall of Tengchung, main objective of the Salween River drive […]

MARINE CORPS FIGHTER ACE KEN WALSH – AN HONORABLE GENTLEMAN by Henry Sakaida As a young aviation historian, I was lucky to have become acquainted with a number of American WWII aces when they were alive […]

LEST WE FORGET – A GI WANTS WWII VETERANS TO REMEMBER WHAT THEY FOUGHT FOR Dear YANK: Not so many months after they returned from the last war, many of our fathers and older brothers and […]

ARMY CAMERAMAN IN MANILA VAINLY TRIES TO CAPTURE THE PEFRECT SHOT By Sgt. John McLeod YANK Staff Correspondent MANILA, THE PHILIPPINES—When Manila traffic switched from the left to the right side of the road, changing centuries […]

THE WAR TO SAVE LIVES – Today’s Medicine Miracles Bring New Hope; Death Rate Only Half That of the Last War From Stars and Stripes On a clear October day, 1943, an Army plane glided in […]


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