Henry Sakaida, prolific author and noted aviation historian has passed away at age 66. Henry Sakaida had a lifelong interest in World War Two aviation, particularly in the Pacific war between Japanese and American pilots. His […]

HUMAN TORPEDO ATTACK! THE JAPANESE NAVY’S KAITEN SUICIDE TORPEDO PROGRAM By Henry Sakaida In the desperate final year of WWII in the Pacific, very few people on both sides knew of the existence of the Japanese […]

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JAPANESE CUT OFF U.S. BATTALION ON MINDANAO From the May 10, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes MANILA, May 9 (ANS).–Japanese troops. in their first show of strength since the 24th Div. landing on Mindanao April […]

NEARER HOME – GI FROM HAWAII REQUESTS TO BE STATIONED CLOSER TO HOME Dear YANK: There are a number of boys from Hawaii who are stationed in the States. Now that it is all over why […]

THE WAR DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES A NEW TROOP-ROTATION POLICY From YANK Magazine For the first time since it started to send soldiers overseas the War Department has announced the adoption of a troop-rotation policy. Definite plans are […]

ITEMS THAT REQUIRE NO EDITORIAL COMMENT -HITLER, HORSES, TOJO AND HEN-HOUSES From YANK Magazine Whoa, Adolf! Don’t call your horse Adolf Hitler, is the substance of a decree just issued by Gestapo boss Heinrich Himmler and […]


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PENICILLIN NO CURE-ALL REPORTS THE WAR DEPARTMENT From YANK Magazine Penicillin is neither a miracle nor a cure-all, says a WD report on the new drug’s usefulness and limitations. The report reveals that penicillin has a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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; […]

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 […]

AMERICAN SOLDIERS ASK TO CONTINUE THE DRAFT AFTER WWII Dear YANK: We, the undersigned soldiers, feeling deep concern for the security of our country and for the welfare of all who wear its uniform, wish to […]

YANKS TAKE BAGUIO HILLS; DRIVE ON DAVAO CONTINUES – FIGHTING ON LUZON AND SOUTHERN PHILIPPINES From the April 26, 1945 Edition of Stars and Stripes MANILA, April 25 (ANS).—Baguio, Philippines summer capital which the Japanese have […]

The M1 and M2 Jungle First Aid Kit – A Collectors Guide Late 1942 saw America makes its first offensives against the Japanese in the jungles of the Pacific. Although tropical islands like the Philippines, Hawaii and […]

P-38 ACE MAJOR RALPH WANDREY PERFORMED A MIRACLE! by Henry Sakaida Many veterans returned from the war with souvenirs to remember their life and death adventures. As the years passed, the items began to lose their […]

FIFTH AIR FORCE GIVES OUT WRIST WATCHES TO GROUND CREW From YANK Magazine Lt. Gen. George C. Kenney, who commands the Fifth Air Force in the Southwest Pacific, has instituted a new award for GIs who […]

Stop that Island! The remarkable story of HNLMS Abraham Crijnssen By Dirk de Klein of Without trying to blow my own trumpet, or in this case my countries trumpet, it is a well know fact that […]

THE DIABOLICAL MISSION OF NAGIO KUISHO – GI FICTION By Sgt. Dale Kramer THE PHILIPPINES—Nagio Kuisho gave a final polish to his shoes. When he stood up, his fresh-laundered uniform set nattily to his small body. […]

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