WWII

MUSSOLINI BEGGED FOR LIFE BEFORE ITALIAN PATRIOT COURT From the May 1, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes The broken and disfigured body of Benito Mussolini remained on exhibition in a Milan public square yesterday, as […]

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 […]

I COULD’VE BEEN A LIEUTENANT COLONEL AND A DOCTOR By Sgt. Ray Duncan, Camp Davis, N.C. In the spring of ’42, when my friends and neighbors began breathing hot on my neck, I wrote a hasty […]

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. […]

THE TRAGIC STORY OF MERLIN PADDOCK AS REMEMBERED BY AN ENEMY PILOT AND HIS WIDOW By Henry Sakaida “I think it was around May 1945 when I met that American,” remembered Takeo Tanimizu, a former Zero […]

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, […]

AMPUTATING REVEILLE – ROOSTER TROUBLE IN THE PANAMA CANAL ZONE By Sgt. William Tusher YANK Field Correspondent PANAMA CANAL ZONE—Immortalized in Irving Berlin’s “Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning,” the secret ambition […]

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 […]

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. […]

EISENHOWER HOPEFUL SCIENCE WILL FIND ANSWER TO THE FLYING ROBOT BOMBS From the July 11, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Gen. Eisenhower, in an interview yesterday on the Germans’ robot bomb, which he described as […]

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 […]

FIRST G.I. REPORT FROM IRAN: IT’S COLD, EXPENSIVE AND STRANGE By Sgt. Al Hine YANK Staff Correspondent SOMEWHERE IN IRAN —If there’s any truth to the old proverb, “Early to bed, early to rise,” G.I.s in […]

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ALLIES GAIN AT KOHIMA AGAINST JAPANESE RESISTANCE

Posted on November 18th, 2017 by:

ALLIES GAIN AT KOHIMA AGAINST JAPANESE RESISTANCE From the May 13, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes KANDY, Ceylon, May 12–News that Japanese positions to the south of Kohima were being wiped out was given in […]


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