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July 13, 1945
THE STARS & STRIPES, the "Daily Newspaper of U.S. Armed Forces in the European Theater of Operations" as noted in the masthead. This is a nice collection of six complete issues from the closing months of the war, each with a front page reports on the war with Japan, most with war-related photo as well, dated July 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 26, 1945. See photos for the headlines & ... See More
July 19, 1945
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, July 19, 1945
* Attack on Yokosuka - Japan
* United States Navy air raid
* Imperial Japanese Navy
The front page has a great banner headline: "BOMB JAP WARSHIPS" with "U.S. Flyers Find Enemy Hideout in Tokyo Bay" with subheads. Nice for display. Related maps on page 2. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous pu... See More
July 20, 1945
THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 20, 1945
* USS Ticonderoga - Essex-class aircraft carrier
* Japanese kamikazes - South Japanese Islands
Near the bottom of the front page is a two column headings that reads: "Carrier Ticonderoga Back in Fight; Lost 144 in Two Suicide Bombings" First report coverage continues on page 3 with 2 related photos. This is on the Japanese kamikaze attacks on the ... See More
July 26, 1945
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, July 26, 1945
* Attacks on Kure and the Inland Sea - Japan
* United States Third Fleet - air raid
* Imperial Japanese Navy sinkings
* World War II - WWII
The front page has a great banner headline: "YANK TOLL: 5 JAP CARRIERS, 3 BATTLESHIPS, 5 CRUISERS" with subheads. Nice for display. Related map on page 2. (see) Always nice to have notable events in histo... See More
July 30, 1945
THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 30, 1945
* USS Intrepid - Essex-class aircraft carrier
* Luzon, Phillipines - Kamikazes attack
This 32 page newspaper has one column headlines on page 3: "MOST-HIT CARRIER HAS SUNK 80 SHIPS" "650 Enemy Aircraft Destroyed by Planes and Guns of the Intrepid in 15 Months" 1st report coverage on the Japanese kamikaze attacks on the USS Intrepid. Repo... See More
August 8, 1945
CHICAGO HERALD AMERICAN, Aug. 8, 1945 A two-line banner head above the masthead announces: "150,000 JAPS KILLED BY ATOM, SAY FLIERS" and a banner head in red ink: "Nearly All Life Burned---Tokyo".
Many related subheads plus a photo of Col. Paul Tibbets to piloted the plane which dropped the bomb on Hiroshima.
The complete issue in 24 pages, very nice condition.... See More
August 8, 1945
THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, Boston, Aug. 8, 1945
* Atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan
* World War II ending - surrender nears
The front page headline announces the unleashing of the atomic bomb upon Japan: "Atom Bomb Erases 60 P.C. of Jap City" with subhead and more. Page five has a few photos of key players in the development of the Atomic bomb including Enrico Fermi.
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August 11, 1945
NEW YORK TIMES, August 11, 1945 The front page of this issue features a 3 line banner head: "Japan Offers To Surrender; U.S. May Let Emperor Remain; Master Reconversion Plan Set" and subheads, plus a photo of a crowd in Times Square. Page 3 has the "Text of Tokyo Peace Offer". Other news is within the issue as well.
This is the first section only (14 pages) with a bit ... See More
August 12, 1945
THE BUCCANEER, Okinawa, August, 12, 1945
* Very rare Okinawa occupation publication
* Post Battle of Okinawa Japan military issue
* Surrender of Japan very close
A crude, typewriter-set newsheet printed under less than ideal situations at a military came. Such were typical during WWII.
Most of the ftpg. is taken up with: "EXTRA ! ALLIES ACCEPT JAP OFFER". Most of th... See More
August 13, 1945
FITCHBURG SENTINEL Massachusetts, August 13, 1945 The two line banner headline tells of the impatience for the end of World War II: "NO REPLY RECEIVED FROM JAPAN; Allies Bomb Tokyo's Front Door", with related subhead, "Nips Claim Surrender Offer Reaches Them Only Today; Ross Says No Time Limit Set," with substantial supporting text. Complete in 12 pages, semi-rough le... See More
August 14, 1945
THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, Boston, August 14, 1945
* Japan surrendering
* World War II ends
* V-J day eve
This 10 page newspaper has a two line banner headline on the front page: "Japanese Reply Still Not Received; Radio Messages Hint of Surrender" with subheads and related photo (see photos). Other news of the day including various advertisements. Little spine wear but... See More
August 15, 1945
GAZETTE AND BULLETIN, Williamsport, PA, August 15, 1945
This issue features the bold banner headline "JAPS ACCEPT TERMS'" with the subhead "Thousands Storm Business Center of City to Celebrate Surrender of Japs" "Most Destructive War Ends When Hirohito Surrenders To Allies". The front page also features an illustration of Gen. Douglas MacArthur who was to rec... See More
August 15, 1945
DAILY TIMES, Chicago, Aug. 15, 1945
* V-J day - Japan Surrenders
* World War II - WWII over
A very nice tabloid-size newspaper with most of the front page taken up with: "PEACE Isn't It Wonderful? " "End Gas Ration" "MacArthur's First Order to Hirohito". "PEACE" dropped out of a photo of a huge, celebratory crowd.
Forty pages, fol... See More
August 19, 1945
THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 19, 1945
* Wetherford, Parker County, Texas
* B-29 Superfortress Bombers collision
* End of World War II
Page 38 has one column headings: "18 BODIES FOUND IN 2-BOMBER CRASH" "Only Two Escape in Collision of Army Fortresses Over Middle Texas" (see) First report coverage on the 2 B-29 Superfortresses that collided over Wetherfo... See More
August 30, 1945
THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Springfield, Massachusetts, August 30, 1945
* U.S. occupation of Japan begins
* General Douglas MacArthur
* USS Missouri (Big Mo) in Tokyo Bay
This 22 page newspaper has a banner headline on the front page: "ALLIED FORCES POURING INTO JAPAN FROM HUGE AIR AND SEA FLEETS" with subheads. Coverage on the initial occupation Japan with the United States Navy ente... See More
August 31, 1945
THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, Boston, August 31, 1945
* U.S. occupation of Japan begins (Tokyo)
* General Douglas MacArthur takes over
* USS Missouri (Big Mo) in Tokyo Bay
The front page has a banner headline: "Tokyo Japanese Remain Unbowed" with subheads and related photo. Coverage on the initial occupation Japan with the United States Navy entering Tokyo Bay. The official sign... See More
September 1, 1945
PHOENIX, September 1, 1945 This was "An Allied Magazine for All Allied Forces in Southeast Air Command", published in Calcutta, India. Contains a wealth of photos of both the local area & culture as well as of World War II. The back page is a photo of "Eva Gardner".
A nice magazine done in "Life" magazine format, 22 pages, with covers, nice condition.
October 26, 1945
THE FRISCO WORLD, Hollandia, N.E.I., which was in Dutch New Guinea. Oct. 26, 1945 This was a single sheet, mimeographed "camp" newspaper put out by American military personnel stationed there. Printed in very small numbers and few likely survived. Chipping at the spine margin, otherwise good.
November 28, 1945
CEBU, Hollandia, Netherlands East Indies, Nov. 28, 1945 In the dateline is "An Army Daily", being one of the various "camp newspapers from the WWII era printed on small sheets by a mimeograph machine. Some of the front page reports are headed: "All ETO Troops Back Home by Feb. 1, Senator Says; Takes Ride In Troopships" "Hitler Planned to Rub Out Ambassador"... See More
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