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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 […]

WIDOW OF GEN. THEODORE ROOSEVELT GIVEN HIS MEDAL OF HONOR WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 1944—Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr., eldest, son of the late President, was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously yesterday for gallantry in […]

GEN. THEODORE ROOSEVELT DIES IN FRANCE

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GEN. THEODORE ROOSEVELT DIES IN FRANCE FIRST U.S. ARMY HQ, Normandy July 14—Brig Gen. Theodore Roosevelt, son of the late president Theodore Roosevelt and veteran of four campaigns of this war, died in his tent Wednesday […]

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; […]

THE LITTLE GIRL – A SOLDIER STORY FROM YANK MAGAZINE By Pfc. Morris Freedman The little girl sat straight in the chair, her pigtails touching her back as they fell. Her left hand lay palm up […]

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 […]

AMERICAN ARMED FORCES ETO CASUALTIES TOP 750,000 From the May 10, 1945 Edition of Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON, May 9, (AP)—The war against Germany cost the U.S. more than three quarters of a million casualties—about 150,000 […]

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 […]

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 […]

TEXAS TANKER – TANK ACE LAFAYETTE POOL OF THE 3RD ARMORED DIVISION By Sgt. Frank Woolner BEYOND THE SIEGFRIED LINE IN GERMANY—Here in the mud and wind of approaching autumn, in a town which is clamorous […]

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WAR DEPARTMENT ISSUES A COMBAT MEDIC’S BADGE

Posted on March 23rd, 2017 by:

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 […]

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 […]

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BIG BEN – SAGA OF THE USS FRANKLIN (CV-13)

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BIG BEN – SAGA OF THE USS FRANKLIN (CV-13) By Sgt. Larry McManus YANK Staff Correspondent PEARL HARBOR—When the battered Big Ben, listed in official Navy records as the 27,000-ton Essex-class carrier USS FRANKLIN, nosed her […]

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 […]

BULL SESSION IN A CAIRO BASE HOSPITAL ABOUT THE ITALIAN INVASION By Sgt. E. C. Harris YANK Field Correspondent CAIRO, EGYPT—There were five of them in the bull session about the way the war was going […]

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 […]

INCIDENT ON AN IRAN ROAD – AMERICAN MILITARY POLICE FIGHT BANDITS ON A MOUNTAIN ROAD By Sgt. BURTT EVANS YANK Staff Correspondent IRAN—There’s one big advantage in belonging to an MP company that patrols hundreds of […]

BARNEY ROSS RETURNS FROM GUADALCANAL STILL ON HIS FEET. THAT’S THE WAY HE LEFT THE RING, TOO By Sgt. Dan Polier Cpl. Barney Ross came home from the wars the other day. He hobbled down the […]

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 […]

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 […]

PHOTOS OF THE OLD ANZIO-NETTUNO BEACHHEAD – TAKEN ONE YEAR AFTER THE BATTLE Over a year ago Allied Soldiers broke out of the Anzio-Nettuno beachhead to join forces advancing from the south to capture Rome. YANK’s […]


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