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Frederick Mayer: OSS Spy Who Captured a City Frederick Mayer, a German Jew and American Army spy was responsible for the German surrender of Innsbruck, Austria. Born Friedrich Mayer in Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden, Germany on […]

Two P-38 Pilots’ Deadly Jungle Encounter with a Japanese Flyer By Henry Sakaida      I should have been a police detective, but I cannot stand the sight of blood. However, I do enjoy solving real life […]

Captain Robert Losey-First American KIA IN WWII In February 1940, Captain Robert Losey was sent to Finland as the air assistant to the American military attaché with the US Embassy. His mission was to report how […]

Japanese American Families Receive the Purple Heart: The US Army presents Purple Heart medals to families of Japanese American soldiers killed fighting in Italy. The soldiers were from the 100th Infantry Battalion, a unit composed primarily of Nisei […]

Ernie Pyle Comes Home From the Wars By Charles F. Kiley Stars and Stripes U.S. Bureau NEW YORK, Sept. 24.—Like any man in uniform who has been in the war business for 2 ½ years, Ernie […]

Rene Dussaq: OSS Agent, Resistance Leader, Man of Legend: All men are created but some men create themselves. So it was with Rene Alexander Dussaq. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina to a Cuban diplomat in 1911, […]

Frances Slanger – 1st ETO Nurse Killed in Action From Stars and Stripes By Arthur W. White Stars and Stripes Staff Writer. Just over a month ago, Frances Slanger, a nurse in a U.S. Army Field […]

Calvin Graham, 12 Year Old Sailor in WWII

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Calvin Graham, 12 Year Old Sailor in WWII: Calvin Graham started shaving when he was eleven years old. He didn’t have much to cut, but he hoped the act itself would grow hair. Most boys try […]

Henry Waskow, the Captain Immortalized by Ernie Pyle Captain Henry Waskow died on December 14, 1943 far from home. He was killed on a mountain named Monte Sammucro near the town of San Pietro Infine overlooking […]

Lou Brissie Overcame War Wounds to Become a Major League Pitcher Lou Brissie overcame a devastating leg wound to become an All-Star Major League pitcher. Born in Anderson, South Carolina on June 5, 1924, Leland Victor Brissie […]

106th Infantry Division Private First Class, Kurt Vonnegut’s War: It was raining when Private First Class Kurt Vonnegut Jr. arrived at La Havre, France in December. 1944. The men around him joked about how sunny France […]


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