The YANK European edition changed it's name to the Mediterranean Edition on April 13, 1945 and continued weekly till the November 2, 1945 issue. It then merged it's operations with the Continental Edition for the last 2 months of printing.
|YANK MD 1945 04 13|
Vol. 2 No. 7 ... Swiss Guard and Friend ...
The Battle for Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima ........... Halberdier Hoseph Herzog of the Papal Swiss Guards chats with 6-year-old Angelo Aru, son of the technical chief of the Vatican City Radio. Herzog, a halberdier for the past 9 years, wears his formal breast-plate and centuries-old striped colored uniform worn during formal occasions. Photo by YANK's Don Breimhurst.
|YANK MD 1945 04 20|
Vol. 2 No. 8 ... Army Nurse ... The Ninth Army's Break-Through to the Rhine ........... This is 1st Lt. Elizabeth Babarcik of New Cumberland, Ohio, now stationed on the Western Front. In the service for 19 months, she is one of thousands who rate very high with GIs for their work.
|YANK MD 1945 04 27|
Vol. 2 No. 9 ... Front-Line Portrait of a Rifle Company Medic ........... The combat medic who posed for Sgt. Howard Brodie, YANK staff artist, at the Ninth Army front in Germany is Pfc. Oliver Poythress of Raleigh, N. C., attached to K Company, 406th Infantry, 102d Division.
|YANK MD 1945 05 04|
Vol. 2 No. 10 ... Tankman Takes Ten ... Story and Pictures of 5th Army's Offensive ........... The weary tank commander catching forty winks is Sgt. Wesley E. Stewart of Los Angeles. With the rest of the First Armored Division, he had just taken Vergalo in the power drive of the Fifth Army's 'big push' on the Bologna front in Italy. Photo by YANK's Werner Wolff.
|YANK MD 1945 05 11|
Vol. 2 No. 11 ... Storming the Po ...........
Riflemen of H Company. 351st Inf. Reg., 86th Div., run across Po River bridge to attack enemy positions on north bank after heavy artillery barrage. Other pictures of Po River crossing by YANK's Pfc. Werner Wolff on pages 12 & 13.
|YANK MD 1945 05 18|
Vol. 2 No. 12 ... Picture Round-up of the Italian Campaign ........... These Germans are typical of the hundreds of thousands of Der Fuehrer's supermen who laid down their arms during the last days of the war in Europe.
|YANK MD 1945 05 25|
Vol. 2 No. 13 ... Story of the Weird Surrender in the Alps ... No cover description for this issue ........... The GI's War in Europe - A Ten Page Photo Story
|YANK MD 1945 06 01|
Vol. 2 No. 14 ... Alps from Hitler's Window ... What GIs found at Fuehrer's Berchtesgaden ........... Two GIs of the 92d Signal were standing in silhouette against Adolf Hitler's famous window at Berchlesgaden when YANK photographer Pfc. Werner Wolff took this picture of them looking out on the snow-covered Alps.
|YANK MD 1945 06 08|
Vol. 2 No. 15 ... The 1st Division - From Fort Devens to Germany ........... Thirsty Pfc. Grant Crawford of Moline, Ill., found the going cooler and smoother in Germany after he drank beer out of a German stein. He is an engineer with the 26th Infantry Division.
|YANK MD 1945 06 15|
Vol. 2 No. 16 ... Souvenir Sketches of Rome Street Scenes. ........... Looking up the 137 broad steps of the Spanish Stairs we see the Church of Santissima Trinita de Monti. The Piazza di Spagna always has been the central point of the foreigners' quarter in Rome. The house where John Keats lived the end of his life is on the right. On clear days, flower peddlers put up their stalls on the lower steps.
The streets leading off the piazza are filled with art and book and souvenir shops.
|YANK MD 1945 06 22|
Vol. 2 No. 17 ... The Pacific War as it looks to an ETO Veteran ........... Two soldiers of the 7th Division take cover as a shell lands in front of them during the fierce fighting on Okinawa. See Pfc. Justin Gray's story, page 2, comparing Pacific and European wars.
|YANK MD 1945 06 29|
Vol. 2 No. 18 ... Venetian Taxi ........... Three GIs of the 88th Division get ready for a gondola ride along lagoon near San Marco Square in Venice. Fare is 50 lira per hour, island of San Giorgio on
Grand Canal can be seen in the rear.
|YANK MD 1945 07 06|
Vol. 2 No. 19 ... Cassino Bound ........... A little Italian girl washes up at Naples Station while her kid brother waits to be lifted up to gondola car taking the family to Cassino. Civilians use open-type cars for short trips because closed boxcars are being used for redeployment troops. Other Italian rail scenes pp. 12-13.
|YANK MD 1945 07 13|
Vol. 2 No. 20 ... The Normandy Invasion Beach - One Year After ........... On Omaha Beach, Normandy, where American troops invaded the continent. French children now play hopscotch against a background of scuttled ships. For more of Cpl. Pat Coffey's pictures and a story of the Normandy beaches today, see pages 2, 3, 4 and 5.
|YANK MD 1945 07 20|
Vol. 2 No. 21 ... Blacksmith in Lololand ... Has the Army's Infantry Training Improved? ........... The Gl taking a horse by the hoof is T-4 Norman Skala, a blacksmith from Elgin, Ill. He is in a detachment of soldiers who are assigned to buy horses from the Lolos in China. Story and more pictures on pages 8, 9 and 10.
|YANK MD 1945 07 27|
Vol. 2 No. 22 ... GI Global Sketchbook ........... This drawing was made by Sgt. Jack Ruge, YANK Staff Artist, during the campaign on Okinawa. It shows amtracks of the 1st Amphibious Marines shelling Jap held Naha with 75-mm howitzers. The amtracks were also standing guard against possible Jap infiltration from the sea. Other sketches by GI artists are on pages 2 through 9.
|YANK MD 1945 08 03|
Vol. 2 No. 23 ... Back to the States ........... 1st Armored Division Gl goes up gangplank to board troop transport for home. YANK Staff Photographer Sgt. Don Breimhurst took this picture in crowded Naples harbor as this tankman, followed by a Nisei of the 442d - and hundreds of other GIs - hurried aboard for the 11 day voyage home. Other pics, pages 10 -12.
|YANK MD 1945 08 10|
Vol. 2 No. 24 ... Carrier Catapult ... Is it smarter for us to take Jap Prisoners? ........... On an aircraft carrier in the Pacific, Sgt. Lonnie Wilson of YANK, photographs a catapult take-off. The carrier's 5-inch guns frame the picture.
|YANK MD 1945 08 17|
Vol. 2 No. 25 ... Break ... Painting of the Italian Campaign by 5th Army Artists ........... Three weary infantrymen take a break on a muddy hillside in Okinawa before going on to take a Jap strong point. Other pictures from Okinawa by YANK photographer Mason Pawlak, CPhoM are on pages 12 and 13.
|YANK MD 1945 08 24|
Vol. 2 No. 26 ... Next To Go ........... The Jap on YANK's cover this week is nameless. He is the tough guy, the typical Japanese soldier who swore by his ancestors he'd defeat the Americans or die. Like most Japanese soldiers he is probably still alive and Japan has lost the war.
|YANK MD 1945 08 31|
Vol. 2 No. 27 ... How the States Greeted News of War's End. ........... It may be necessary to tell some of you who haven't seen one in a long time that this is a suit, American style, of a man's civilian clothes. The picture was made by YANK's Sgt. Ben Schnall who would much rather wear the suit than photograph it.
|YANK MD 1945 09 07|
Vol. 2 No. 28 ... Mississippi River Picture Story ........... A Nostalgic sight for many a GI is this fishing scene on the Mississippi River near Owensboro, Ky. The kids use rods and reels instead of the old pole, line and cork. See pages 10-13 for a picture story of the Mississippi in wartime by Sgt. George Aarons.
|YANK MD 1945 09 14|
Vol. 2 No. 29 ... Russian Partner ........... The mystery of the American dance step is being solved for a hesitant Russian Wac by Pvt. Edmund Kosek of Buffalo, N.Y., during a shindig held for the 2d Armored Division in Berlin.
|YANK MD 1945 09 21|
Vol. 2 No. 30 ... Postwar Planning ... General Ike Gives His Views on Occupation ........... These GIs, at an ETO rapple dapple, swap some serious talk about civilian life and its problems before shipping to the States. Sgt. Eugene Kammerman, who wants to go to the States too, took this picture.
|YANK MD 1945 09 28|
Vol. 2 No. 31 ... Civilian Jeep ... Story and Picture of the New Postwar Jeep ........... A farmer hauls a reaper and binder behind a new civilian jeep. That is only one of the uses to which this GI wagon can be put. For more of Sgt. John Frano's jeep pictures, and Sgt. James O'Neill's story, see pages 6 and 7
|YANK MD 1945 10 05|
Vol. 2 No. 32 ... Our Navy Off Japan ... How GI Restees Found Conditions in Greece ........... Feeling its victory oats, Admiral Halsey's Third Fleet does a dance for the benefit of the camera of the coast of Japan. Not all the units are shown; no camera now in existence could do that.
|YANK MD 1945 10 19|
Vol. 2 No. 34 ... Highway 65 Today ........... These farmers and their sheep are the kind of traffic you see along Highway 65 today. During the Italian campaign Highway 65, stretching from Florence to Bologna, was the Fifth Army's lifeline. For more of Sgt. Charles James's pictures on
how 65 looks today see pages 8, 9 and 10.
|YANK MD 1945 10 26|
Vol. 2 No. 35 ....... Cover: A Picture Story of TVA - This scene shows a high-power TVA transmission line running through a Tennessee Valley rural area, symbolic of the benefits that have come from the world's first attempt to develop, an entire region. ....... Articles Inside: Tojo's Near Miss - One of the two photographers who were present when ex-Premier Hideki Tojo tried to commit streamlined hara-kiri with a .32, YANK's Sgt. George Burns reports, in pictures and story, how the event appeared to American correspondents on the spot. ..... Second-Hand Rose - The GI nickname, Tokyo Rose, just meant a radio voice, but newsmen in Japan found a girl to fit. ( Iva Toguri ) By Sgt. Dale Kramer ..... War Crimes Trial in Rome - First Nazi General to face U.S. Military Commision gets death sentence. Phots by Sgt. Charles James ..... General Marshall Reports - The Chief of Staff, in the third of his biennial reports, presents some of his views on the war just won and on the role of the Army in the years to come. YANK reprints extracts ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt George Baker ..... What's Your Problem? ..... TVA ( Photo Report ) ..... Mail Call ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Daun Kennedy ..... Drummer Man ( Ray McKinley ) By Sgt. Al Hine ..... The Atom and the Army - Though our atomic bomb has startled the world, the Army probably will take it in stride. Nothing can ever quite disintegrate the Customs of the Service. By Sgt. Ray Duncan ..... Sports: Hot-Stove League By Sgt. John Ebinger ..... Comics
|YANK MD 1945 11 02|
Vol. 2 No. 36 ....... Cover: Berlin Tourist - This GI, Pfc. Charles Hoffman of Elvenon, Pa., is using some off-duty time to do a little sightseeing in Berlin. Behind the broken tree on which he's taking it easy is the Grosser Stern, a monument commemorating Germany's victory over France in the Franco-Prussian War. ....... Articles Inside: GI Atom Detail - The atmosphere at Oak Ridge was as heavy with mystery as a dime detective novel, and up to the bombing of Hiroshima few GIs working there knew the purpose of their secret job. By Merle Miller ..... Kurusu So Sorry - The gentleman from Japan who was in Washington when his emperor's planes struck Pearl Harbor is still overflowing with sweetness and light. By Robert Schwartz Y2c ..... PW Baby Cage - Captured Wehrmacht GIs between the ages of 12 and 17 get special indoctrination in democracy at this PW school sparked by a Yank Pfc. By Cpl. Howard Katzander ..... Off Duty from Algiers to Berlin by Stars and Stripes Artist Sgt. Ed Vebell ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt George Baker ..... Clothing, Not Issued - Want out of khaki? Here's good news. There are plenty of civvies on the market even now, priced to fit any post-Army pocketbook. By Sgt. James P. O'Neill ..... Preview U.S.A. - No one knows exactly what life will be like in the States this time next year, but this article outlines the best bets of some reliable forecasters.By Sgt. Barrett McGurn ..... Mail Call ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Susan Hayward ..... Navy Notes - Farewell to Bell Bottoms By Donald Nugent Sp(X)3c ..... Jobs Wanted By Sgt. Allan B. Ecker ..... Durable Louis ( Lou Zamperini ) By Sgt. Frank De Blois ..... Comics ........... Last issue of the Mediterranean Edition YANK. This edition was merged with the Continental Edition for the remainder of YANK's publication.