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THE GUN – STORY OF A 45TH INFANTRY DIVISION 105-MM HOWITZER IN SICILY By Sgt. Walter Bernstein WITH THE 45TH DIVISION IN SICILY–They were given the Gun in Texas. It was delivered right to C Battery […]

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JAPANESE CUT OFF U.S. BATTALION ON MINDANAO

Posted on December 10th, 2017 by:

JAPANESE CUT OFF U.S. BATTALION ON MINDANAO From the May 10, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes MANILA, May 9 (ANS).–Japanese troops. in their first show of strength since the 24th Div. landing on Mindanao April […]

CAFFEIN FIENDS – SOLDIERS OF THE 5TH INFANTRY DIVISION COMPLAIN ABOUT CHANGES TO ARMY K RATIONS Dear YANK: Who slipped the boullion in the breakfast ration? 81-mm. mortarmen, 30-cal. machine gunners and every rifleman in the […]

PRO STATIONS OPEN IN REICH BUT FRATERNIZING BAN STANDS By Peter Lisagor Stars and Stripes Staff Writer TWELFTH ARMY GROUP HQ., June 5.–Establishment of prophylactic stations in Germany was not regarded “as any relaxation of non-fraternization […]

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 […]

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JUNGLE WAR – A SOLDIER’S FIGHT ON NEW GUINEA

Posted on December 6th, 2017 by:

JUNGLE WAR – A SOLDIER’S FIGHT ON NEW GUINEA From YANK Magazine We were flown over the Owen Stanley range to relieve an Australian combat unit, which was keeping open a trail over which natives were […]

THOSE MPs IN THE PERSIAN GULF COMMAND ARE REMARKABLE GUYS, YEA VERILY By Sgt. Al Hine YANK Staff Correspondent PERSIAN GULF COMMAND —It happened in Iran. It actually happened. I seen it. It was about 8 […]

SAD SPECIMENS – A GI GRIPES ABOUT THE GRIPERS IN THE ARMY Dear YANK: I’ve often wondered where you get all your gripes and where the gripers found time to put their gripes on paper. Most […]

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A SGT. AT FORT BRAGG DOES SOME HIGHER MATHEMATICS

Posted on December 2nd, 2017 by:

A SGT. AT FORT BRAGG DOES SOME HIGHER MATHEMATICS By Sgt. Richard B. Stone, Fort Bragg, N.C. SGT. Ichobod O’H, Plother, E-17-6, Fort Bragg, N.C., dropped his newspaper on the latrine floor and stared glassily. Finally […]

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. […]

IN AGAIN, OUT AGAIN – AN AMERICAN GI IS RESCUED BY THE RUSSIANS FROM CAPTIVITY AND EXECUTION From YANK Magazine TORGAU, GERMANY—When Russians overran this town, two days before the link-up with the 1st U.S. Army, […]

AMERICAN SOLDIERS RUN A CHICKEN FARM ON NEW CALEDONIA From YANK Magazine This is one outfit that can’t have enough chicken. The GIs who take care of them see to it that the birds stay on […]

2 RED ARMIES BEGIN ATTACKS IN BOHEMIA AND THE BALTIC COAST From the May 6, 1945 Edition of Stars and Stripes Two Russian armies launched attacks on a 110-mile front last night against the Bohemian redoubt […]

GERMANS FLEE NORTH IN ITALY IN HEADLONG ROUT Allied Spearheads 18 Mi. From Leghorn; Enemy’s Resistance Collapses From the July 1, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes With the Allies driving forward on an 80-mile front […]

DRIVE TAKES 5TH ARMY 15 MILES FROM BOLOGNA, SUPPLY LINE FROM THE BRENNER PASS From the September 25, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes American troops of the 5th Army yesterday were within 15 miles of […]

USA IN THE ETO – SOFTBALL, WAACS AND DRIVERS FOR OFFICERS From YANK Magazine We ran into a softball game the other day, it doesn’t matter where. The point is, the game made us very sad. […]

COMBAT TRAINING -AFTER BASIC TRAINING GI’S READY FOR OVERSEAS DEPLOYMENT Dear YANK: We have finished our 17 weeks of basic training. Good enough, we didn’t mind that at all. Then they send us down here for […]

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GI SKETCH ARTIST ILLUSTRATES LIFE IN PARIS

Posted on November 17th, 2017 by:

GI SKETCH ARTIST ILLUSTRATES LIFE IN PARIS From YANK Magazine T-5 Anatol Kovarsky, a GI who studied art in Paris before the war, takes you on a sketchbook tour through the City of Light. For More […]

THE WAR DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES A NEW TROOP-ROTATION POLICY From YANK Magazine For the first time since it started to send soldiers overseas the War Department has announced the adoption of a troop-rotation policy. Definite plans are […]

A WEEK OF WAR – CHURCHILL, ROOSEVELT, CASABLANCA, GUADALCANAL AND THE EASTERN FRONT Hitler’s little situation just gets worse and worse all the time, fortunately. The two men who had been taking all the plane trips […]

MPs KNOW WHAT’S GOOD FOR YOU IF YOU TIPPLE IN BRITISH GUIANA YANK Field Correspondent GEORGETOWN, BRITISH GUIANA —U.S. Army MPs in this British colonial town take good care of G.I.s who go out in search […]


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