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IRAN DUCKS GO GARRISON – A GI GIVES WATERFOWL LESSONS IN CLOSE ORDER DRILL From YANK Magazine IRAN—Watching a platoon of ducks (mallards and redheads, Persian variety) doing close-order drill twice a day under the direction […]

FIFTH, EIGHTH ARMIES GAIN FROM PO RIVER BRIDGEHEAD From the April 26 Edition of Stars and Stripes (UP).–From a 50-mile bridgehead on the north bank of the Po River, Allied Fifth and Eighth Army troops today […]

U.S. TO PAY STORK’S BILL FOR 500,000 WIVES OF GIs From the July 12, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON, July 11–Uncle Sam will pay the hospital expenses, &c, for the wives of about a […]

YANKS GAIN ON OKINAWA: IE SHIMA CONQUERED BY 77TH INFANTRY DIVISION From the April 23rd Edition of Stars and Stripes GUAM, April 22 (ANS).—Three U.S. Army divisions, in fighting officially described as the “bitterest kind,” have […]

NAZI GUNS FIRING BLANKS – HIGH PERCENTAGE OF DUDS FIRED BY GERMAN ARTILLERY From the July 12, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes WITH THE BRITISH FORCES IN NORMANDY, July 11 (REUTER)–A high percentage of duds […]

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GUNNER, MISSING P47 FLIER ARE AWARDED U.S. MEDALS

Posted on January 15th, 2018 by:

GUNNER, MISSING P47 FLIER ARE AWARDED U.S. MEDALS From the July 12, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Capt. Alwyn M. Juchheim, of Grenada, Miss., now missing in action, has been awarded the DSC for “extraordinary […]

ALL BLACK DUMP TRUCK DRIVER BATTALION UNLOAD ON NAZIS IN NORMANDY By Allan M. Morrison Stars and Stripes Staff Writer WITH U.S. FORCES IN NORMANDY, July 17, 1944—The War Department may not classify dump-truck drivers as combat […]

GUAM SHELLED, BOMBED ANEW – “SOFTENING-UP” OF THE ISLAND FOR POSSIBLE LANDING From the July 12, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes An announcement yesterday by Adm. Chester W. Nimitz that American cruisers had shelled the […]

A G.I. WOLF – SOLDIER POETRY FROM YANK MAGAZINE By Pvt. Edwin L. Brock – Will Rogers Field, Okla. If he parks his little flivver Down beside a moonlight river And you feel he’s all aquiver— […]

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STRENUOUS FIGHT YET, IKE WARNS AMERICAN PUBLIC

Posted on December 28th, 2017 by:

STRENUOUS FIGHT YET, IKE WARNS AMERICAN PUBLIC From the July 12, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Allied troops face a strenuous fight for every foot of ground taken from the Germans in the immediate future, […]

CHRISTMAS ON THE ROCK – WHAT SOLDIERS WANT FOR CHRISTMAS ON IWO JIMA Mother Nature was in a nasty mood when Jack Frost reported in, “Look, Jack,” she said, “I don’t often complain when you goof […]

LIBERATING GERMANS – GI REACTS TO ENTERING GERMANY Dear YANK: At a recent company formation we were informed that we were liberating the German people. Now, since were under the impression that we were attempting to […]

THE FIRST YANK WHO DIDN’T MEET THE BRITISH EIGHTH ARMY By Sgt. Milton Lehman Somewhere in Tunisia [By Radio]–If the trip hadn’t gone sour and if I had been able to find the right road, I […]

GABRESKI, TOP ACE WITH 28 KILLS, CAN’T SEEM TO FIND NO. 29 From the July 15, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes AN EIGHTH P47 BASE, July 14 (AP)–Lt. Col. Francis E. Gabreski, top American ace, […]

ZHUKOV PRAISES EISENHOWER AT VICTORY BANQUET IN BERLIN By Charles F. Kiley Stars and Stripes Staff Writer BERLIN, May 9.—Marshal Zhukov, deputy commander-in-chief of Russian forces and chief instrument in the Red Army’s tactical defeat of […]

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 […]


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