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US Army newspaper acquired by a US soldier

Publication | Accession Number: 2011.425.7

Issue of US Army newspaper, Stars and Stripes Mediterranean (Combat ed.), with headline: Corregidor's Fall Imminent; Warships Blast Jap Islands. Among front page articles, is this: Intricate Mine System Facing Allies in Italian Fighting. The newspaper was saved by Alexander Wurtz, a Jewish soldier in the US Army. On January 22, 1944, Alexander was drafted into the United States Army and entered active service on February 12. He joined the 351st Infantry Regiment and fought in the Italian campaign until the war ended in May 1945. He and his unit were then assigned to peace keeping duties in northern Italy. Alex was discharged from the Army on February 8, 1946 and returned to Philadelphia.

Alternate Title
Stars and Stripes Mediterranean, Vol. 1, No. 190, February 19, 1945
Series Title
Stars and Stripes, Mediterranean (Combat ed.)
publication:  1945 February 19
publication: Naples (Italy)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Stephen K. Yasinow
Record last modified: 2020-06-30 09:28:35
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