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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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 […]

HERE IS ONE PLACE A MARINE CORPS PRIVATE CAN TELL A MAJOR WHERE TO GET OFF By Sgt. Gene Ward Marine Corps Correspondent PEARL HARBOR, HAWAII-Eight Marine Corps privates are teaching combat tactics to members of […]

BANKERS HOURS All the Japanese could draw was a slight draft on lead when GIs took over the Manila branch of New York’s National City Bank By Sgt. Ozzie St. George YANK Staff Correspondent MANILA—The National […]

Sadaaki Akamatsu, Japan’s “Pappy Boyington” by Henry Sakaida “Akamatsu stunned his superior officers by his conduct. Instead of attending pilot briefings and waiting on the flight line like the other men, he had his own warning […]

PUERTO RICAN SOLDIER Pvt. Fulano de Tal, the typical GI, is proud of his island, fights well and likes rice, beans and the rumba. By Sgt. Lou Stoumen YANK Staff Correspondent SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO—As Jerry […]

BULL SESSION IN NEW CALEDONIA WITH VETERANS OF THE 25TH DIVISION The veterans of the Solomons who pass through this replacement center in the South Pacific, on their way back and forth from combat areas, give […]

RUBBER RAFT TEST – AIR FORCE MEN VOLUNTEER FOR SIX DAY EXPERIMENT IN THE GULF OF MEXICO By S/Sgt. Gregor Duncan Eight Air Force men drifted on the waters of the Gulf of Mexico for six […]

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