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NEW 8-TON M22 LOCUST TANK FLOWN TO HOLLAND IN INVASION From the September 25, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes NEW YORK, Sept. 24,—a new Army ordnance eight-ton airborne tank—M22—Was used in the invasion of Holland, […]

SHORT MEMORIES & NICE PEOPLE -GIs CHANGING ATTITUDES IN THE OCCUPATION OF GERMANY AND JAPAN From YANK Magazine In 1935, in the period of comparative quiet between World War I and World War II, an advertisement […]

HANK PORTER-DISNEY ARTIST CREATES INSIGNIA FOR U.S. ARMED FORCES By Robert L. Schwartz Y2c BURBANK, CALIF.—Seabees at Camp Hueneme, Calif., recently wrote to Hank Porter of the Walt Disney Studios asking for a sketch of a […]

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 […]

BAILING OUT OVER FRANCE – RADIO OPERATOR OF A C-47 SKYTRAIN IS SHOT DOWN ON WHILE DROPPING PARATROOPERS ON D-DAY By S/Sgt. John O’Conner A NINTH AIR FORCE TROOP CARRIER BASE, ENGLAND—When the emergency “bail out” […]

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 […]

TWO PARATROOPERS WANT TO GET INTO ARMY DEEP-SEA DIVING Dear YANK: This will sound phoney as hell, but we’re not kidding, YANK. We’re in the Paratroopers, and I guess there are no greater misfits in the Army […]

Ed Tipper, Easy Company 506th PIR Original Member, Passes Away Edward Tipper, a paratrooper who jumped into Normandy with Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment on D-Day has passed away at age 95. Born in 1921 […]

“Fix bayonets!” – 11 am, Tuesday 27 May, 1941: The ANZACs ’ charge at “42nd Street” on Crete By Pierre Kosmidis of WW2Wrecks.com On May 27, 1941 the Battle of Crete was lost for the Allied forces, […]

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 […]

PINCH HITTING IN BELGIUM Meeting the German thrust, the 82nd Airborne Division turned the Nazis’ own guns against them and then went on to retake the village of Cheneaux By Sgt. Ed Cunningham YANK Staff Correspondent […]

American Commander in Bastogne to German Commander: Nuts Snow fell on the morning of December 22, 1944, covering Belgium in a whiteness that muffled the wooded land in a serene and unworldly silence. Looking out from their […]

THE BOYS IN BATTERY B – 45TH INFANTRY DIVISION ARTILLERY IN ITALY Since Salerno, they’ve had 35 Purple Hearts. And they think they’ve got the best gun in the whole Fifth Army. By Sgt. Ralph G. […]

14 YEAR OLD JIMMY CLARK MADE SIX PARACHUTE JUMPS; WON’T LAND IN 5TH GRADE McKEESPORT, PA., November 21, 1944—(ANS).—Fourteen-year-old Jimmy Clark, honorably discharged as he was about to go overseas with a paratroop contingent, won’t have […]

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HOW THE BRASSIERE BOYS HELD BREST, FRANCE

Posted on November 9th, 2016 by:

HOW THE BRASSIERE BOYS HELD BREST FRANCE By Tom Bernard Sp(X)1c YANK Staff Correspondent BREST, FRANCE [By Cable]—When American armored columns swept through Brittany in the whirlwind drive that changed the static war into a war […]

THIRD ARMY BEATS OFF BIG ATTACKS – BRITISH FORCES PUSH TO ARNHEM From the September 25, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes German soil, already entered by American soldiers, has been invaded by the British. A flash […]

THE M1943 COMBAT UNIFORM – ADVANCEMENTS IN GI CLOTHING In 1943, the U.S. Army developed a new combat uniform to be standardized for all its branches of services. The new uniform was based on the “layering” […]

BILL MAULDIN – PULITZER PRIZE WINNING ARMY CARTOONIST – YANK MAGAZINE By Sgt. Bill Mauldin As long as you’ve got to have an army you’ve got to have officers, so you might as well make the […]

OTTO SKORZENY – OPERATION GREIF AND THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE In October 1944, Adolf Hitler summoned a 6 foot 3 inch Austrian with scars on his face to his lair in East Prussia. The tall […]

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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 […]

HOTEL DREYEROORD SURVIVED OPERATION MARKET GARDEN NOW HOPES A PETITION CAN SAVE IT The Hotel Dreyeroord survived an intense battle between Allied and German forces during Operation Market Garden. Now the famous Dutch hotel is facing […]


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