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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 […]

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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ACCIDENTAL BLOW-UP ON AN AIRCRAFT CARRIER

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ACCIDENTAL BLOW-UP ON AN AIRCRAFT CARRIER From YANK Magazine It was an accident, but the results were as bad as if the Japanese had caused it. YANK’S Sgt. Lon Wilson took these pictures as it happened. […]

STORY OF MAURICE BRITT CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR WINNER By Sgt. Dan Polier ATLANTA, GA.—The right side of the Detroit Lions’ line is doing all right in this war. Tackle Jon Tripson, USNR won the Silver […]

THERE WERE NO DRAMATICS ON THE DOCK WHEN THIS HOSPITAL SHIP CAME HOME – USHS ARCADIA RETURNS FROM ITALY By Sgt. Mack Morriss YANK Staff Correspondent AN EAST COAST PORT—The USHS Arcadia, her hull a startling […]

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 […]

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. […]

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. […]

BROOKLYN GI’S SAY PLAYWRIGHT NOEL COWARD IS A STINKER By Jimmy Cannon Stars and Stripes Staff Writer WITH THE 35TH INF. DIV., Nov. 21, 1944—Playwright Noel Coward, the British theater’s fashionable dramatist of decadence who peopled […]

Security Mission A dozen Rangers set out on a routine assignment in Italy. Then the Germans attacked. By Pvt. Justin Gray *Pvt. Gray’s Story is a true report on one of his combat experiences with the […]

WITH  THE FLAG OF FREE CHINA UPON HIS BACK, HE DIED IN A GREAT SKY BATTLE By Sgt. Marion Hargrove YANK Staff Correspondent SOMEWHERE IN CHINA—There was a great battle in the sky and the people […]

NINE WOUNDED VETERANS ARE SKETCHED BY HOWARD BRODIE Sgt. Howard Brodie, YANK staff artist, drew these portraits of convalescing veterans from Africa, the South Pacific, Burma and Bataan in the Army’s Halloran General hospital, Staten Island, […]

GI FICTION – MY ACHIN’ BACK – FROM YANK MAGAZINE By Cpl. Dick Peebles “Sit down, corpril. Smoke if you want to,” said the broad-beamed sergeant in the interviewing section of the Ft. Dix Separation Center.  […]

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B-29 SUPERFORTRESSES SCOURGE JAPANESE PLANE PLANT

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B-29 SUPERFORTRESSES SCOURGE JAPANESE PLANE PLANT GUAM, April 25, 1945—Superforts scored several concentrations of bursts on the large Hitachi aircraft plant near Tokyo yesterday and “blew the factory all to hell,” returning crewmen reported. B-29 gunners […]

FOUR HURT BY FLYING BOMB GET 1ST ETO WAC PURPLE HEARTS July 20, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Four enlisted WACs injured recently when a flying bomb fell near the building where they were working […]

THE 78th INFANTRY DIVISION AND THE “RUHR POCKET” Toward the end of March, while the 78th continued to hold and strengthen its position along the Sieg River line, First and Ninth Army units began to pour […]


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