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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 […]

AUTHOR SEEKS RELEASE OF GRAND JURY TESTIMONY LEAKED ABOUT THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY Maryland historian and author Elliot Carlson is one step closer in his fight to release confidential grand jury testimony involving a story published […]

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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 […]

THE SOLOMON ISLANDS HOPES TO MAKE GUADALCANAL A TOURIST DESTINATION The government of the Solomon Islands is looking to attract more tourists from the US, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. The remote islands are the location […]

HIROSHIMA SURVIVOR REMEMBERS U.S. POW’S WHO DIED IN ATOMIC BOMBING With Saturday being the 71st anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, atomic bomb survivor and historian Shigeaki Mori, now 79, prayed the […]

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CHARLES OETJEN RETURNS HOME FROM TARAWA

Posted on July 31st, 2016 by:

CHARLES OETJEN RETURNS HOME FROM TARAWA On Saturday, a US Marine from Blue Island, Illinois came come from Tarawa. He came to be with his parents  in death after they were separated in life. The Marine was Charles Oetjen, […]

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 […]

UNIS MARKINGS OF THE 4TH AND 5TH MARINE DIVISIONS: Like their US Army counterparts, the US Marines needed the ability for their units to be able find their own personnel quickly. This was essential for a […]

IWO JIMA FLAG RAISING MARINE PROPERLY IDENTIFIED: A US Marine Corps investigation has concluded that it misidentified one of the six Marines in the iconic Iwo Jima flag raising photo. The investigation was started after Eric […]

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 […]

M1917A1 Helmet – Head Protection in the Early Days of WWII The M1917A1 helmet was worn by members of the US Armed Forces during the early struggles of WWII. During the First World War, combating nations developed steel […]

Marine Private John Saini Returns from Tarawa On November 20, 1943, 20-year-old Marine Private John Saini stormed ashore the island of Tarawa. During the fierce three day battle he was killed and buried in one of […]

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 […]


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