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Death of Ernie Pyle...



Item # 644052

April 19, 1945

THE STARS & STRIPES, Germany Edition, April 19, 1945 

* Ernie Pyle killed
* American journalist
* Lejima - Okinawa Island


This is the "...Newspaper of U.S. Armed Forces in the European Theater...". The banner head announces: "9th Army Clears Magdeburg; 3d Pushes Into Czechoslovakia" but the more significant front page report is: "Pyle Slain in Jap Ambush While Covering Invasion" with a photo of him. Pyle was a much loved war correspondent who was published in 300 newspapers. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1944. Also the back page has the iconic photo of a frail American soldier found in a Nazi concentration camp.
Great to have these reports in a military newspaper. Four pages, nice condition.

Category: World War II

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