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US MILITARY FORCES CELEBRATE “MONTANA DAY” ON GUAM By Pvt. Bob Block YANK Field Correspondent GUAM—“It was just like the good ol’ meeting in the general store back home,” said Sgt. Don Keith of Chinook, Mont., […]

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THE DEATH OF ERNIE PYLE FROM YANK MAGAZINE

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THE DEATH OF ERNIE PYLE FROM YANK MAGAZINE By Evans Wylie Sp1c YANK Staff Correspondent OKINAWA, RYUKYUS–Ernie Pyle covered the Okinawa D-Day with the Marines. Many did not recognize him at first and stared curiously at […]

MARINE CORPS FIGHTER ACE KEN WALSH – AN HONORABLE GENTLEMAN by Henry Sakaida As a young aviation historian, I was lucky to have become acquainted with a number of American WWII aces when they were alive […]

SHORT MEMORIES & NICE PEOPLE -GIs CHANGING ATTITUDES IN THE OCCUPATION OF GERMANY AND JAPAN From YANK Magazine In 1935, in the period of comparative quiet between World War I and World War II, an advertisement […]

HANK PORTER-DISNEY ARTIST CREATES INSIGNIA FOR U.S. ARMED FORCES By Robert L. Schwartz Y2c BURBANK, CALIF.—Seabees at Camp Hueneme, Calif., recently wrote to Hank Porter of the Walt Disney Studios asking for a sketch of a […]

YANKS IMPERIL JAPANESE FLANK ON SOUTHERN OKINAWA From the April 26, 1945 Edition of Stars and Stripes GUAM, April 25 (ANS)—U.S. Seventh Div. Infantrymen, seizing high ground near the village of Ishin, today threatened the eastern […]

The M1 and M2 Jungle First Aid Kit – A Collectors Guide Late 1942 saw America makes its first offensives against the Japanese in the jungles of the Pacific. Although tropical islands like the Philippines, Hawaii and […]

YANKS CAPTURE HALF OF NAHA ’S AIRDROME ON OKINAWA From the June 6, 1945 Edition of Stars and Stripes GUAM, June 5 –U.S. forces won half of the valuable Naha airdrome on Okinawa’s west coast today, […]

GIVING CLOSURE TO USMC FIGHTER ACE KEN WALSH by Henry Sakaida Back around 1981, I was asked a favor by USMC fighter ace Ken Walsh, the Medal of Honor recipient. He was credited with 21 victories […]

ANTIPERSONNEL BOMBS DRIVE YOU NUTS IN THE SOLOMON ISLANDS By Sgt. Barret McGurn YANK STAFF CORRESPONDENT SOLOMON ISLANDS—Coconut plantations are often used for military encampments in these islands because there is no jungle undergrowth, there is […]

HERE IS ONE PLACE A MARINE CORPS PRIVATE CAN TELL A MAJOR WHERE TO GET OFF By Sgt. Gene Ward Marine Corps Correspondent PEARL HARBOR, HAWAII-Eight Marine Corps privates are teaching combat tactics to members of […]

P.T. BARNUM WAS WRONG – RUMORS ABOUT ELEANOR ROOSEVELT IN THE ARMED FORCES There are plenty of enemy propaganda rumors being circulated within our Army. We are not surprised about that. After all, the rumor is […]

JUNGLE BEAN – MEN OF THE 3RD MARINE DIVISION PRIZE THEIR GOOD LUCK CHARMS By Sgt. Larry McManus YANK Staff Correspondent GUAM—No servicemen in the Pacific should be without a “jungle bean,” a fabulous charm described […]

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 […]

LUCKY KAMIKAZE PILOTS – THE STORY BEHIND THE FAMOUS PHOTO by Henry Sakaida When I was a high school sophomore in 1968, a military collector gave me a  picture of a group of Army Kamikaze pilots […]

JUNIOR SOLOMONS – TRAINING ON U.S. EAST COAST PREPARES MARINES TO “FIRE FOR RECORD” IN SOUTH PACIFIC From YANK Magazine AT A U.S. EAST COAST PORT-Somewhere in the Atlantic off North Carolina is a tiny group […]

NAVY SKY PILOT -FATHER CUNNINGHAM WATCHES OVER SAILORS IN PUERTO RICO By Sgt. Joe McCarthy YANK Staff Writer SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO—When a couple of hundred sailors are stranded here without pay for six weeks, waiting […]

SOLOMON ISLAND MARINE’S BUDDY TURNED OUT TO BE A JAPANESE SOLDIER By Sgt. Robert N. Blum, USMCR San Francisco, Calif.—Woodrow Webb, 23-year-old marine from Wildwood, N.J., thinks this Solomon Island adventure is funny. He decided to […]

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, […]

WHO WAS THAT CAPTURED JAPANESE PILOT I MET IN 1942? By Henry Sakaida “I didn’t know his name, I don’t know where he was from, I don’t know what happened to him…but I sure would  like […]

US FORCES BATTLE THE JAPANESE FOR BOUGAINVILLE AND THE GILBERT ISLANDS American Army, Navy and Marine forces battle the Japanese for control of forward bases in the Gilbert and Solomon islands. US Army Air Force B-24 Liberators and […]


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