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BRITISH IGNORE RECOGNITION OF AUSTRIAN REGIME

Posted on February 19th, 2018 by:

BRITISH IGNORE RECOGNITION OF AUSTRIAN REGIME From the May 1, 1945 Edition of Stars and Stripes LONDON, April 30.–A British Foreign Office commentator said today that the British government does not recognize the Austrian Provisional Government […]

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VOLTERRA FALLS TO THE AMERICAN FIFTH ARMY IN ITALY

Posted on February 18th, 2018 by:

VOLTERRA FALLS TO THE AMERICAN FIFTH ARMY IN ITALY From the July 11, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Fifth Army troops inland drove on four miles yesterday after capturing Volterra, 26 miles southeast of the […]

IRAN RADIO WAS ON THE AIR BEFORE YOU COULD SAY ‘TAINTON-POTTBERG’ By Sgt. Al Hine YANK Staff Correspondent NORTHERN IRAN—Behind the rather terrifying moniker of T-4 Alaric Clifton Tainton-Pottberg lies a career of radio-script writing in […]

ONE DAY IN FOUR IN NORMANDY IS NICE, BUT IT’S ALWAYS DAMP By Ernie Pyle SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE–All American soldiers here are impressed by the loveliness of the Normandy countryside. Except for swampy places, it is […]

IF BOSSY THE COW IS KILLED IN BATTLE, OWNER MAY NOT COLLECT From the September 25, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON, Sept. 24–Whether a French farmer collects immediate cash for his blasted bovines depends […]

OKINAWA YANKS REACT CALMLY TO NEWS OF ETO VICTORIES From The May 7, 1945 Edition of Stars and Stripes OKINAWA, May 6 (ANS)—The reported death of Adolf Hitler and the word of surrender of the German […]

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UNKNOWN AMERICAN PILOT NOW IDENTIFIED

Posted on February 7th, 2018 by:

UNKNOWN AMERICAN PILOT NOW IDENTIFIED By Henry Sakaida On 1 August 1945, the war with Japan was in its final days. Riyogi Honda was walking along the beach of Saeki Bay on the east coast of […]

CAEN IS DOLLED UP IN ITS SUNDAY BEST TO WELCOME ALLIES By Doon Campbell Reuter War Correspondent From the July 11, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes CAEN, July 10–The people of Caen dressed in their […]

US GOVERNMENT SEEK TO REPATRIATE SICK AND WOUNDED AMERICAN PRISONERS HELD BY JAPANESE From the July 12, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON, July 11–Proceedings to repatriate sick and wounded Americans being held prisoners by […]

ALLIES STRIKE SOUTHEAST OF CAEN TO SMASH 7 PANZER DIVISIONS Move Near to Orne River and Flat Land Beyond; Americans Advance From the July 11, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Allied forces captured five more […]

A GI COMPLAINS ABOUT THE VALUE OF THE DISCHARGE BUTTON Dear YANK: The purpose of this letter is a protest against the present veterans’ discharge lapel button now being issued, which in my opinion is entirely […]

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 […]

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SOVIET TANKS PUSH WEDGE BETWEEN VILNA, DVINSK

Posted on January 22nd, 2018 by:

SOVIET TANKS PUSH WEDGE BETWEEN VILNA, DVINSK From the July 12, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes Powerful Soviet tank columns drove a deep wedge between Vilna and Dvinsk yesterday, and while Red infantry mopped up […]

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 […]

ALLIES SMASH BACK MORE CAEN ASSAULTS – EXTEND ARE ABOUT TOWN IN SOUTHWEST – Nazi Report New Landing, Surge Inland by Troops Northwest of Caen From the July 1, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes British […]

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 […]

PATRIOT JOINS YANKS AS SCOUT IN CHERBOURG, AND IT WAS GOOD DAY FOR BOTH From the July 1, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes CHERBOURG, June 30 (AP)–He joined the U.S. Ninth Division near Bricquebec. Let’s […]

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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 […]

ANOTHER FORT LANDS SAFELY THANKS TO ITS’ CHUTE BRAKES From the July 12, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes A FORTRESS BASE, July 11–Crash trucks were sent onto the runway when a B17 piloted by 1/Lt. […]


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