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MacArthur relieved of command 1951
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This website was created and maintained from May 2020 to May 2021 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Stars and Stripes operations in the Pacific.
It will no longer be updated, but we encourage you to explore the site and view content we felt best illustrated Stars and Stripes' continued support of the Pacific theater since 1945.

Celebrating 75 years in the Pacific

On May 14, 1945, Stars and Stripes published its first newspaper in the Pacific. To commemorate 75 years serving the military community in the theater, we're taking a look back at Stripes history through the writing and photography of a dedicated staff spanning generations. Stars and Stripes has proudly supported the Pacific military community since the beginning and will continue to serve the troops and families at the heart of our work.

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A contrast of the old and new in Tokyo. Recently opened highway separates Olympic stadium (right) and the former Washington Heights Chapel, which is being torn down.

Olympic facility and Washington Heights Chapel, 1966

A contrast of the old and new in Tokyo. Recently opened highway separates Olympic stadium (right) and the former Washington Heights Chapel, which is being torn down.

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A member of the crew at Misawa Air Base

From the Archives

It's more than just flying for submarine patrol crews

Yesterday, airborne submarine hunters flew low over blue-green battlefields searching for the tiny, telltale wake of periscopes.

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