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ERNIE PYLE CALLS 9TH DIVISION’S JOB IN CHERBOURG BATTLE ‘BEAUTIFUL’ By Ernie Pyle NORMANDY–During the Cherbourg peninsula campaign I spent nine days with the Ninth Infantry Division–the division that cut the peninsula and one of the […]

BAND OF BROTHERS DAVID KENYON WEBSTER’S JUMP INTO NORMANDY David Kenyon Webster used to fantasize about war. When he was ten, he and his friends dug trenches near the brook behind his house and pretended they […]

STARS AND STRIPES ORPHAN S’ FUND PASSES £62,000 From the July 11, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes With a bomb group represented by Chaplain Clarence R. Comfort Jr. sending in £100 to complete the sponsorship of […]

NAZI PLAN TO INVADE U.S. FROM MEXICO UNFOLDED TO SENATORS From the July 12, 1944 edition of Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON, July 11–Adolf Hitler had a complete plan in 1940 for attacking the U.S. from Mexico, […]

LINE OF DUTY – SOLDIER ACCIDENTLY FALLS ON HIS BAYONET By Pfc. Raymond Boyle They brought in this tech, a kid of 20, with a penetrating wound–a bayonet thrust in the right upper quadrant of the […]

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NAZI BOOBY-TRAP HIDES THERMITE IN CANDY BAR

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NAZI BOOBY-TRAP HIDES THERMITE IN CANDY BAR From the July 15, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON, July 14 (AP)–Army authorities told today of a new and diabolical booby-trap being used by the Germans–candy with […]

AS THEY SAY IN SOUTHERN PART OF RUSSIA – A YANK IN THE ETO GRIPES ABOUT NOT GETTING FURLOUGHS Dear YANK: We’re a comparatively new outfit in the ETO as we left the States in January, […]

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 […]

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WATCH YOUR STEP, GENTS, WACs ARE OUT GUNNING

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WATCH YOUR STEP, GENTS, WACs ARE OUT GUNNING By Selma Chapmond Stars and Stripes Staff Writer From the July 12, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes WITH THE WACS ON THE RIFLE RANGE, July 11–A group […]

A GREAT DAY FOR CORPORAL ROBERT STENKER, FROM YANK MAGAZINE By Cpl. Len Zinberg ITALY–Cpl. Robert Stenker was a quiet, mild-mannered man, about 34, with thin blond hair and soft brown eyes. He was just beginning […]

What Do We Think Of The British Soldiers From The Eighth Army? By Sgt. Burgess Scott CAIRO–The medium-sized figure of this story is the average buck private I’ve met in the British Desert Army-British in this […]

THE FIVE-DAY ATTACK ON HASTINGS RIDGE AT NEW GEORGIA By Sgt. Mack Morriss WITH THE U.S. OCCUPATIONAL FORCES ON NEW GEORGIA–Hastings Ridge is just a little place, a sort of quiver in the convulsions of New […]

GUAM BOMBED, SHELLED 2 DAYS BY US NAVY REVEALS ADMIRAL NIMITZ From the July 15, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Emphasizing the possibility of an imminent landing on Guam, U.S. warships and aircraft bombarded the […]

YANKS THREATEN TO ROLL UP NAZI LINES, PUSH WITHIN 3 MILES OF ST. LO ON TWO SIDES – GERMAN FRONT TOTTERS BEFORE YANK THRUSTS From the July 12, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes The entire […]

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BRITISH IGNORE RECOGNITION OF AUSTRIAN REGIME

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BRITISH IGNORE RECOGNITION OF AUSTRIAN REGIME From the May 1, 1945 Edition of Stars and Stripes LONDON, April 30.–A British Foreign Office commentator said today that the British government does not recognize the Austrian Provisional Government […]

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VOLTERRA FALLS TO THE AMERICAN FIFTH ARMY IN ITALY

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VOLTERRA FALLS TO THE AMERICAN FIFTH ARMY IN ITALY From the July 11, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Fifth Army troops inland drove on four miles yesterday after capturing Volterra, 26 miles southeast of the […]

ONE DAY IN FOUR IN NORMANDY IS NICE, BUT IT’S ALWAYS DAMP By Ernie Pyle SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE–All American soldiers here are impressed by the loveliness of the Normandy countryside. Except for swampy places, it is […]

OKINAWA YANKS REACT CALMLY TO NEWS OF ETO VICTORIES From The May 7, 1945 Edition of Stars and Stripes OKINAWA, May 6 (ANS)—The reported death of Adolf Hitler and the word of surrender of the German […]

CAEN IS DOLLED UP IN ITS SUNDAY BEST TO WELCOME ALLIES By Doon Campbell Reuter War Correspondent From the July 11, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes CAEN, July 10–The people of Caen dressed in their […]

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 […]

ALLIES STRIKE SOUTHEAST OF CAEN TO SMASH 7 PANZER DIVISIONS Move Near to Orne River and Flat Land Beyond; Americans Advance From the July 11, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Allied forces captured five more […]


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