Newspapers

Newspapers

During the war several newspapers were published within the 83rd Infantry Division. On this page several issues of the following newspapers can be found:

  • The Leader newspaper
  • The Bounce newspaper
  • Spearhead newspaper
  • Thunderbolt newspaper
  • The TTF newspaper
  • The Tattler newspaper

These newspapers are the courtesy of:

  • Frank DeCarolis, 2nd Platoon, Co. E, 331st Infantry and Tom DePiano
  • The Estate of the Late Corporal Jair (Jerry) Kaplan (1919-1986), MP Interpreter, 330th HQ
  • Captain Marion L Harkey, Commanding Officer 83rd Signal Co by daughter Roberta Himebrook
  • Rémy Mortelette
  • Captain James T. McQuitty, Co D, 308th Medical Bn and JT McQuitty
  • Antoine Noslier
  • Sergeant Charles H. Pieper by son Chuck Pieper
  • Jim Veale, son of T/Sgt James F. Veale
  • S/Sgt Arthur G. Thomas, L Company, 331st Infantry Regiment

Some newspapers were photographed and not scanned due to fragility. Needless to say, if you have any missing issues and would like them to see here please contact me at picture.

Two other websites with newspapers that do not appear here are:

  • www.normandytothebulge.be site of Jelle Thys
  • Library of Passau, Germany

    Pre-war newspapers

    The Bounce

    The 83rd newspaper during their training period was called 'The Bounce'.

    • link - 83rd The Bounce Vol 2, No 8, December 23, 1943

    The Tattler

    The 329th Infantry Regiment newspaper during their training period was called 'The Tattler'.

    • link - The Tattler Vol 1, No 5, October 9, 1943
    • link - The Tattler, December 25, 1943

    The Leader

    The 331st Infantry Regiment newspaper during their training period was called 'The Leader'.

    • link - The Leader Vol 1, No 3, January 21, 1943

    War-time newspapers

    Spearhead

    The initial name for the 83rd newspaper was 'Spearhead'.

    • link - 83rd Spearhead Vol 1, No 5, August 27, 1944
    • link - 83rd Spearhead Vol 1, No 7, September 25, 1944
    • link - 83rd Spearhead Vol 1, No 8, October 2, 1944
    • link - 83rd Spearhead Vol 1, No 9, October 16, 1944
    • link - 83rd Spearhead Vol 1, No 10, October 24, 1944
    • link - 83rd Spearhead Vol 1, No 12, November 14, 1944
    • link - 83rd Spearhead Vol 1, No 13, November 22, 1944
    • link - 83rd Spearhead Vol 1, No 14, November 29, 1944
    • link - 83rd Spearhead Vol 2, No 1, February 3, 1945
    • link - 83rd Spearhead Vol 2, No 2, February 10, 1945
    • link - 83rd Spearhead Vol 2, No 3, February 17, 1945
    • link - 83rd Spearhead Vol 2, No 4, February 24, 1945
    • link - 83rd Spearhead Vol 2, No 5, March 3, 1945
    • link - 83rd Spearhead Vol 2, No 6, March 10, 1945
    • link - 83rd Spearhead Vol 2, No 7, March 17, 1945
    • link - 83rd Spearhead Vol 2, No 8, March 24, 1945
    • link - 83rd Spearhead Vol 2, No 9, March 31, 1945

    Thunderbolt

    After a contest written out in the 'Spearhead' the name Thunderbolt was chosen for the 83rd newspaper.

    • link - 83rd Thunderbolt Vol 1, No 1, April 28, 1945
    • link - 83rd Thunderbolt Vol 1, No 2, May 5, 1945
    • link - 83rd Thunderbolt Vol 1, No 3, May 12, 1945
    • link - 83rd Thunderbolt Vol 1, No 4, May 19, 1945
    • link - 83rd Thunderbolt Vol 1, No 5, May 26, 1945
    • link - 83rd Thunderbolt Vol 1, No 6, June 2, 1945
    • link - 83rd Thunderbolt Vol 3, No 7, June 16, 1945
    • link - 83rd Thunderbolt Vol 3, No 8, June 23, 1945
    • link - 83rd Thunderbolt Vol 3, No 9, June 30, 1945
    • link - 83rd Thunderbolt Vol 3, No 10, July 7, 1945
    • link - 83rd Thunderbolt Vol 3, No 11, July 14, 1945
    • link - 83rd Thunderbolt Vol 4, No 14, August 4, 1945

    The TTF

    The TTF was the 331st Infantry regimental newspaper.

    • link - The TTF Vol 1, No 9, February 10, 1945
    • link - The TTF Vol 1, No 10, February 24, 1945
    • link - The TTF Vol 1, No 11, March 10, 1945
    • link - The TTF Vol 2, No 1, May 13, 1945
    • link - The TTF Vol 2, No 2, May 27, 1945
    • link - The TTF Vol 2, No 3, June 17, 1945
    • link - The TTF Vol 2, No 8, July 22, 1945
    • link - The TTF Vol 2, No 9, July 29, 1945
    • link - The TTF Vol 2, No 10, August 5, 1945
    • link - The TTF Vol 2, No 11, August 12, 1945
    • link - The TTF Vol 2, No 12, August 19, 1945
    • link - The TTF Vol 2, No 13, August 25, 1945

    Various

    During the war several articles and newspapers were published on the 83rd Infantry Division. In this section several articles/newspapers can be found that deal with the Division and the period of US Military Government Administration in Germany after the war:

    • link - Wet Run, Troopship Santa Maria, September 27, 1945
    • link - The Rag-Tag, Ernest Leiser, Stars and Stripes, April 14, 1945
    • link - Race to the Elbe, John C. Neff
    • link - 331st Infantry Regimental newspaper from voyage on SS La Crosse Victory Ship back to the United States
    • link - Stars and Stripes, Magazine, Vol 1, No 26, November 24, 1945.
    • link - Stars and Stripes, Midweek, Southern Germany Edition, Vol 1, No 15, November 28, 1945.
    • link - Stars and Stripes, Southern Germany Edition, Vol 1, No 201, November 29, 1945.
    • link - The Bavarian, Vol 1, No 13, November 29, 1945.

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