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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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ORDEAL AT OKINAWA – FROM YANK MAGAZINE

Posted on September 17th, 2016 by:

ORDEAL AT OKINAWA – FROM YANK MAGAZINE By Evan Wylie SP1c (PR) USCGR YANK Staff Correspondent OKINAWA, RYUKUS—The G-2 captain was leery about calling it a typical night on Okinawa. But on the other hand, it […]

LIEUTENANT WELLMAN HUEY WAS NOT FORGOTTEN By Henry Sakaida This story goes way back to 1989. Actually, it began in 1981 when I journeyed to Japan to visit Zero pilot veterans. One of them was Kenji […]

THE KANEYOSHI MUTO FAMOUS 12 AGAINST 1   COMBAT MYTH   By Henry Sakaida  To the Japanese, a good myth is something that is embellished,  venerated, and passed along to succeeding generations. If a story is good, why […]

MINORU WADA – JAPANESE OFFICER WHO BOMBED HIS OWN HEADQUARTERS: In 1945, Lieutenant Minoru Wada was part of the Japanese 100th Infantry Division fighting for its life on the Philippine island of Mindanao. Fighting on the island had […]

Avenger Rear Gunner – “Jitterbug” Goes to War The greatest thrill of his life came as he landed for the first time on the deck of an aircraft carrier at sea. Two years before in 1941, […]

Guy Gabaldon, from East Los Angeles Kid to Pied Piper of Saipan: Guy Gabaldon grew up so poor he didn’t know his family was in poverty. Living on the streets of East Los Angeles in the […]

Reflections of Our Gentle Warriors – By Brad Hoopes: For over a decade, Brad Hoopes has interviewed and recorded the experiences of over 350 WWII veterans. He now has compiled 70 of these incredible experiences into […]

John Basilone – Hero of Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima On the evening of October 24, 1942, Sergeant John Basilone prepared the Marines of his two machine gun sections for a Japanese attack. The night before, through […]

Ceramic Grenades – Japan’s Last Ditch Weapon In late 1944, as Japan’s war came to a conclusion, precious war materials like metal became scarce, making Japan’s ability to equip her fighting men a difficult task. To […]

Super Jeep Passes Army Trials-Newsreel Footage The Super Jeep was developed by the Army as a larger and more powerful big brother to the already popular Jeep. It was capable of transporting 10 men at high speed and […]

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A Talk With Adm. Nimitz-From YANK Magazine

Posted on May 26th, 2016 by:

A Talk With Adm. Nimitz-From YANK Magazine By Sgt. H. N. Oliphant YANK Staff Correspondent PEARL HARBOR, HAWAII—In moments of crisis there is nothing that relaxes Adm. Chester W. Nimitz more than hitting a few bull’s-eyes […]

Okinawan Civilians Rescued in “Operation Security”: On April 1, 1945, the American military invaded the Island of Okinawa. Garrisoning the island were over 100,000 Japanese troops and military conscripts. The island also had a large Okinawan civilian […]

A Story of Japanese War Brides: Fall Seven Times Get Up Eight The story of Japanese war brides is beautifully told in the moving film Fall down Seven Times Get Up Eight. Before World War Two, […]

Bazooka Face Mask-Blast Protection for a GI’s Face With the success of Hitler’s armored Blitzkriegs in Poland, France and the Low Countries in 1939 and 1940, the US Army realized it needed an effective and reliable […]

Warner Brothers Meet the Fleet (1940) with George Reeves “Meet the Fleet” is a 1940 Warner Brothers color short film about the Navy. It follows 3 recruits as they train for sea deployment to Hawaii. Ironically, […]

Private Snafu: Coming Snafu (1943) by Warner Brothers “Private Snafu” were a series of animated training films for the US Army. Produced by Leon Schlesinger of Warner brothers, many of the films were written by Theodor […]

Wartime Rationing: Eating like there’s a War on By Jonathan Abbott On December 11th 1941,  rubber tires were the first item to be rationed in the United States.  By 1943 almost all consumer goods were rationed […]


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