Lost Photo of Ernie Pyle Found

February 3rd, 2008

A photo of the most celebrated correspondent of World War II, Ernie Pyle, was finally revealed to the public 63 years later after it was taken, surprising historians and reminding a forgetful world of a humble correspondent who artfully and ardently told the story of a war from the foxholes.

The author of a 1997 biography, “Ernie Pyle’s War,” and Owen V. Johnson, an Indiana University professor who collects Pyle-related correspondence, said they had never seen the photo. The negative is long lost, and only a few prints are known to exist.

Click here to view the print and to read more of this story.

Posted in WWII News


  1. Gregg Heilman Said on February 10th, 2008 at 10:05 am:

    He dearly loved the G. I. Joes of America and they dearly loved him.

    May he never be forgotten nor his work lost.

    God bless and keep him rested and rewarded always.