Welcome to the Newspaper Archives of Stars and Stripes
This online database contains over 1 million historical newspaper pages from Stars and Stripes, the independent daily newspaper of the U.S. military.
At present the archive includes newspapers published from 1948 through 1999.
The full-page newspapers are searchable by keyword and date, making it easy to quickly explore this unique content. Because the publication history of Stars and Stripes spans several wars, its printing locations and the geographic regions it covered changed with the movement of American troops. It also published multiple editions—as many as 35 during World War II. To get a better understanding of this complexity, please visit the Regional Pages content.
Stars and Stripes is the only independent newspaper in the world to operate from within a nation’s Department of Defense. Although the paper is authorized by the DOD, its content and coverage is completely independent of DOD control or interference. Its singular coverage of the U.S. military offers first-hand accounts of life in peace and during times of war from the service members’ point of view.
Use the archive to gain a new perspective on military conflicts and news, to research the military service of a friend or family member, or simply to read about a person or event that interests you.
Please visit often – the World War II content will be posted later this year.
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European Stars and Stripes
February 20, 1956