NAMES FROM JAPANESE BIOLOGICAL WARFARE UNIT 731 REVEALED In April 2018, the National Archives of Japan disclosed the names of 3,607 members Unit 731. Behind the innocuous sounding name, Unit 731 was responsible for some of […]

P51 ACE JAMES GOODSON MISSING SINCE JUNE 20, AF REVEALS From the July 15, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes AN EIGHTH P51 BASE, July 14 (AP)–Maj. James Goodson, credited with destruction of 30 German planes–15 […]

US GOVERNMENT SEEK TO REPATRIATE SICK AND WOUNDED AMERICAN PRISONERS HELD BY JAPANESE From the July 12, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON, July 11–Proceedings to repatriate sick and wounded Americans being held prisoners by […]

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Posted on January 15th, 2018 by:

GUNNER, MISSING P47 FLIER ARE AWARDED U.S. MEDALS From the July 12, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Capt. Alwyn M. Juchheim, of Grenada, Miss., now missing in action, has been awarded the DSC for “extraordinary […]

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NAZIS’ RECORDS OF ALLIED POWs ARE CAPTURED From the April 20, 1945 Edition of Stars and Stripes XII CORPS HQ., Germany, April 19–Germany’s complete records of Allied prisoners of war have been captured by forces of […]

DISHONORABLE DISCHARGE – A GI QUESTIONS THE FUTURE OF SOLDIERS WHO RECEIVED THEM Dear YANK: It has been said that the military prisoner may become the forgotten soldier. Now we’re not considering the man who is […]

NORTH STALAG III – GRAPHIC PICTURE TAKEN BY YANK PHOTOGRAPHER AT OHRDRUF CONCENTRATION CAMP This picture was taken by YANK photographer Pfc. Pat Coffey inside a shack at Concentration Camp North Stalag Three, in Ohrdruf, Germany. […]

THE TRAGIC STORY OF MERLIN PADDOCK AS REMEMBERED BY AN ENEMY PILOT AND HIS WIDOW By Henry Sakaida “I think it was around May 1945 when I met that American,” remembered Takeo Tanimizu, a former Zero […]

WWII POW’S UNIFORM RETURNED TO FAMILY 70 YEARS LATER Military historian and former naval officer, Bruce Campbell recognized an old army jacket while he was looking over the racks of a thrift store in Spokane, Washington. […]

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 […]

GENERAL EISENHOWER CITES ENEMY’S CONFUSION IN NAZI ARMY GROUP SURRENDER From the May 6, 1945 Edition of Stars and Stripes Gen. Eisenhower issued the following statement yesterday at the surrender of German Army Group G: Today […]

LIBERATED YANK FLIERS TELL OF JAPANESE ‘SPECIAL TREATMENT’ From the May 7, 1945 Edition of Stars and Stripes CALCUTTA, May 6 (UP)—The first group of American war prisoners liberated in Burma, mostly from the Air Forces, […]

THE TRAGIC STORY OF COL HARRY R. MELTON JR. by Henry Sakaida PART I You know the old saying: “One thing leads to another…” Back in 1980, I met a very nice gentleman in Tokyo named […]

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Posted on March 21st, 2017 by:

UNIFORMS FOR NAZIS MADE BY THE WAR DEPARTMENT Dear YANK: During the cold weather I read in the Stars and Stripes that all frontline soldiers would receive “arctic tested” clothing. No such clothing came. I was […]

A MAJOR AND A PRIVATE DESCRIBE THEIR TWO DAYS ON AN ITALIAN PRISON SHIP IN TUNIS HARBOR By Sgt. Ralph G. Martin Yank Field Correspondent TUNISIA—When the British Eighth Army drove toward Tunis, there were 691 […]

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 […]

TAIL GUNNER ON “ACES AND ATES” A B-17 WITH THE 384TH BOMB GROUP By Edward McDonald During World War II I was a tail gunner on a B-17 named Aces and Ates. I crashed twice before […]

ROBERT STAHLHUT – A B-17 TOP TURRET GUNNER’S FATEFUL MISSION Robert Stahlhut was a flight engineer and top turret gunner on a B-17 in the 8th  Air Force’s 384th Bomb Group. In September of 1943, the 8th  Air Force was […]

U.S. CASUALTIES BEING FLOWN BACK TO STATES FROM THE ETO From the September 25, 1944 issue of Stars and Stripes U.S. AIR TRANSPORT COMMAND BASE, Britain, Sept. 24 (AP) – Home is only 24 hours away for […]

1ST RANGER BATTALION RAIDS AN ITALIAN OUTPOST IN TUNISIA American Commandos, who first saw action with the Canadians at Dieppe, run a show of their own and score a clean knockout blow. By Sgt. Ralph G. […]

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Posted on November 15th, 2016 by:

CAPTURED JAPANESE INTERROGATION REPORT By Henry Sakaida This report was long buried in the National Archives, and I happened upon it by mere chance. I did not know the identity of the American pilot then, and […]

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