British Edition YANK BR 1944
YANK BR 1944

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YANK BR 1944 01 02A
Vol. 2 No. 29 ....... Cover: Supreme Commander General Dwight D. Eisenhower ....... Articles Inside: ... Death Battle At Tarawa - This was the toughest battle in the history of the Marine Corps. They suffered losses of 1,026 dead and 2,557 wounded in the 76-hour fight. By Sgt. John Bushemi ..... 'Makin Taken' - A sergeant from the 165th Infantry-New York's "Fighting 69th" of the first World War fame-tells about the Gilbert Invasion. By Sgt. Merle Miller ..... The Tree - Mostly, it's just poets who rave about trees. Poets-and these six flyers, forced down in a hell of lava and stranded there for twelve thirst-ridden days. By S/Sgt. James Dugan ..... "...an urgent date with Germany - As the curtain rose on the last act of the great drama, and the principal characters stepped into their roles, an expectant world audience rose to applaud the man who once said he had-- ..... A GI View of the Teheran Conference - Soldiers in Iran who saw Stalin meet Roosevelt and Churchill no longer look upon their command as the dullest place this side of Cooks and Bakers School. By Sgt. Al Hine and Cpl. James P. O'Neill ..... Rabaul Raid - But there's more to the job than dropping bombs ( Making Terrain Model Maps ) ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Diana Lewis ..... News from Home ..... The Sad Sack "The Good Deed" by Sgt George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... The Battle of Maile ..... Football Funnies ..... Sports: Mister Long Pants Starts New Career. By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Sports Service Record ..... Flight Surgeon - Whether it's a cold on Main St., or a shattered leg at a bomber base, he's "Doc" to his patients -- and the best friend they ever had. By Sgt. Saul Levitt ..... 1944 Sad Sack Calendar

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YANK BR 1944 01 02B
Vol. 2 No. 29 ....... Cover: Supreme Commander General Dwight D. Eisenhower ....... Articles Inside: ... Death Battle At Tarawa - This was the toughest battle in the history of the Marine Corps. They suffered losses of 1,026 dead and 2,557 wounded in the 76-hour fight. By Sgt. John Bushemi ..... 'Makin Taken' - A sergeant from the 165th Infantry-New York's "Fighting 69th" of the first World War fame-tells about the Gilbert Invasion. By Sgt. Merle Miller ..... The Tree - Mostly, it's just poets who rave about trees. Poets-and these six flyers, forced down in a hell of lava and stranded there for twelve thirst-ridden days. By S/Sgt. James Dugan ..... "...an urgent date with Germany - As the curtain rose on the last act of the great drama, and the principal characters stepped into their roles, an expectant world audience rose to applaud the man who once said he had-- ..... A GI View of the Teheran Conference - Soldiers in Iran who saw Stalin meet Roosevelt and Churchill no longer look upon their command as the dullest place this side of Cooks and Bakers School. By Sgt. Al Hine and Cpl. James P. O'Neill ..... Rabaul Raid - But there's more to the job than dropping bombs ( Making Terrain Model Maps ) ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Diana Lewis ..... News from Home ..... The Sad Sack "The Good Deed" by Sgt George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... The Battle of Maile ..... Football Funnies ..... Sports: Mister Long Pants Starts New Career. By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Sports Service Record ..... Flight Surgeon - Whether it's a cold on Main St., or a shattered leg at a bomber base, he's "Doc" to his patients -- and the best friend they ever had. By Sgt. Saul Levitt ..... 1944 Sad Sack Calendar

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YANK BR 1944 01 09
Vol. 2 No. 30 ....... Cover: The Infantry Had a Weird, Mad Night on Makin. See Pages 2, 3 and 4. Photo By Sgt. John Bushemi ....... Articles Inside: ... The "Fighting 69th" at Makin - The Marines and the 165th Infantry have made good their bloody landings on Tarawa and Makin, two islands in the Gilbert group, and the 6th Army is pushing up through New Britain toward Rabaul and, ultimately, Truk. Vast stretches of the Pacific separate these two actions but both have been undertaken with a single purpose -- drawing tighter the noose which will some day strangle the Jap. By Cpl. Larry McManus and Photos by Sgt. John Bushemi ..... First Mission - St. Nazaire was one man's first mission. But the men who made the "first" over Bremen or Kiel or Paris will recognize the symptoms-and as the thousands of airmen crowd "this gigantic aircraft carrier, called Britain," preparing to make their first mission in the final assault on Nazi Europe, something like this will lie in front of them as they trudge down to the briefing room. By Sgt. Saul Levitt ..... Foxhole University - The Army is Running the World's Biggest Correspondence College with GI Students on All Fronts. By Cpl. Richard Paul ..... Yanks at Home in the ETO ..... The 700 Year History of War Rockets - Away back in 1232, the Chinese introduced the first war rocket ever used in battle. Today, the news is flooded with fantastic stories of secret rocket weapons being used again in the final phases of World War II. YANK sent one of its correspondents out to get the lowdown on this much discussed development of "modern" warfare--and this is what he found. By Pvt. Jack Coggins ..... Variety Show - Produced by the Cameras of the World ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Lois Collier ..... News From Home ..... The Sad Sack "Missing Clothes" by Sgt George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... When Are We Going Home? ..... The Off Season is On Again ..... Sports: Man-of-the-Year Stagg Set Out to Be a Minister. By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Sports Service Record ..... A Week of War - There wasn't any bigger news than the collapse of the German armies before the irresistible drive of the Russians across the Polish border. Here, as elsewhere during the week, the German High Command had been tricked, outfought and soundly trounced. ..... What do you think of the Italian people? - Sgt. George Aarons, YANK photographers, asked the question of five representative GIs in Italy and got these answers. ..... YANK Cartoons

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YANK BR 1944 01 16
Vol. 2 No. 31 ....... Cover: The Ghost Raider ... See Pages 2, 3, 4 and 5 (Story of the British Mosquito Fighter) ....... Articles Inside: ... The Wooden Mosquito - The Germans call it "the ghost raider," and shudder when they hear the peculiar whine of its wooden wings. The RAF calls it "the plane without vices" and "the first jack-of-all-trades plane." It's faster than any enemy fighter in operation--and it's made by carpenters and cabinet makers. By Sgt. Bill Davidson and Drawings By Sgt. John Scott ..... Mosquito Pilot - By Sgt. Bill Davidson and Drawings By Sgt. John Scott ..... What do They Think...Today? - This remarkable document, which came into the possession of Ilya Ehrenburg, famous Russian war correspondent, was found on the body of Lt. K. F. Brandos, an officer in the German Army, who was killed on October 4th, on the right bank of the Dnieper south of Dnepropetrovsk. What some German soldiers think about the war may be reflected in the following passages taken from that diary. ..... Aerial Scouts Over Germany - The photo pilot makes his run across a target from a height of six to eight miles. At that altitude it is no larger than a hand below him. He lines the target up, picks his angle of approach, and then shoots his plane across it like a pitcher throwing a fast ball down the alley. Once he starts his run, he does it "blind," looking all around him for the enemy--because he is unarmed. By Sgt. Saul Levitt ..... Yanks at Home in the ETO ..... Down At Sea - These pictures were taken by Lts. L. W. Frowley and F. J. Whiteside of the crew of a Navy plane that came down in the Pacific off Panama. On the third day adrift they were rescued ..... Behind the Lines - The camera jumps from one side of the world to the other to take pictures of what some soldiers see when they are resting or off duty. Here's the world famous Casbah section of Algiers where GIs have to be escorted by MPs, and a rest camp in the South Pacific where a soldier might think he's on a civilian vacation. ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Virginia Mayo ..... News from Home ..... The Sad Sack "Shovin Off" by Sgt George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... I Went Home By Capt. Arthur Gordon ..... Highlights and Headliners - YANK names the teams and players that made the biggest news in '43 ..... Sports: Outstanding Sports Performances of '43. By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Sports Service Record ..... The Soldier of India - He never polices up the latrines or pulls KP because his uniform gives him a high social position. And, unlike YANK, his army weekly is printed in eight languages. By Sgt. Ed Cunningham ..... YANK Cartoons

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YANK BR 1944 01 23
Vol. 2 No. 32 ....... Cover: British Gunner ....... YANK Correspondent Describes Life Over Berlin in RAF Bomber ....... Articles Inside: ... Night Plane to Berlin - A YANK correspondent went along with the RAF Lancasters as they made two of their historic night raids on the "Big City "--and watched them drop their "blockbusters" and incendiaries on the nerve center of Europe's evil genius. From these two trips he learned what all RAF night bombing crew have learned--that usually you either get back intact or you don't get back at all. This is the story of one of those missions over Berlin. By Sgt. Ben Frazier and Drawings By Sgt. John Scott ..... Big Nick From Kharkov - He had plenty of reason to hate Nazis -- they hanged his wife and two children. By Sgt. Al Hine ..... Enemy Vehicles - At Aberdeen's Ordnance Research Center, inquisitive experts find what makes an Axis vehicle tick, and their tests produce facts worth remembering. ( Panzerkampfwagen II, III, IV, VI, Half-Tracks and Recon Cars ) ..... Yanks at Home in the ETO ..... How to Capture a German Patrol - Pvt. Billy Miller got his introduction to combat by being captured by a German patrol. Then the patrol turned around and surrendered to Billy ... But how will you be able to tell that to the folks back in Peoria? By Sgt, Jack Foisie ..... An Old Southern Custom - ( Order of Shellbacks ) by Sgt. John Bushemi ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Lois Collier ..... News From Home ..... Heroes At Home ..... Mail Call ..... War and the Poet ..... Sports: Joe Gordon Is Driving Barrow to a Section 8. By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Sports Service Record ..... Civilian Classification Dept. Artwork by Sgt. Ralph Stein ..... A Week of War - If Hitler's mystical intuitions were working last week, they must have skipped over the German Armies on the Russian front. A lot of dead Nazis testified to Der Fuehrer's New Year plans going haywire. ..... Jerry Has His Trouble--Selling The "New Order" ..... The Sad Sack "Strategy" by Sgt George Baker ..... The Gentle Sergeant By Pvt. Russell Webster ..... YANK Cartoons

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YANK BR 1944 01 30
Vol. 2 No. 33 ....... Cover: Guerrilla Fighter ....... The Story of Tito's Fabulous Partisans ....... Articles Inside: ... Tito and his Partisans - Marshal Tito, and to a lesser extent Yugoslavia, remains a mystery to the Americans. Actually, Tito is no mystery nor are he and his army miracles. They are part of the commonplace of history. It has happened before that men have risen to defend their country: that they succeeded in uniting it, and have won victories. Because Tito and his guerrillas have been recognized by the Allies, YANK had its correspondent in Cairo cable this factual account of the incredible underground that came above ground to fight Nazism--one of the great stories of World War II. By Sgt. Walter Bernstein ..... Night before a Mission - A candy-eating colonel studied the Field Order, armament men were praying so that the mission would not be scrubbed, gunners talked of superstition and fate, a ground officer griped because they wouldn't let him fly, and a couple of cooks discussed spies and dogs. By Sgt. Walter Peters ..... Donner und Blitzen - With the fighters it's the split seconds that count. And in those split seconds, Thunderbolts and Lightnings are bringing headaches to Hitler as they see to it that the thunder and lightning of U.S. heavy bombers get to the target. ..... Yanks at Home in the ETO ..... Training Mountain Fighters In Italy. Photos By Sgt. George Aarons ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Patricia Dane ..... News From Home ..... The Sad Sack "Rough Sea" by Sgt George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... Mittens on the Keys or There Ought to be a Baby Grand in Every Foxhole. ..... Soldiers in Sports ..... Sports: How Many Sports Champions Will Return After The War? By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Sports Service Record ..... Northern Way - When the Germans smashed into their country in 1940, the Norwegians came to England smoldering with cold Nordic hate. They came in tiny fishing boats across the North Sea at night. They came in their merchant ships, a thousand of them, the fourth largest merchant fleet in the world. They came with the British from Trondheim and Narvik and from the innumerable Commando raids along the fjord-slashed coast. Some even flew over in captured German planes...Now they're all waiting -- to go back. ..... YANK Cartoons

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YANK BR 1944 02 06
Vol. 2 No. 34 ....... Cover: Tug Tars and Rescue Rifle ....... War-Going Tugs in "E-Boat Alley" ....... Articles Inside: ... Visit the Beautiful Ruins of Germany - Here is a city by city report on the New Germany, with its latest revisions and decorations as applied by the gallant technicians and workmen of the Eighth Air Force and RAF Combined Parks and Planning Commissions. It's especially written for those wishing to tour Germany in 1944. By Sgt. Walter Peters and Sgt. Saul Levitt ..... The Boys in Battery B - Since Salerno, they've had 35 Purple Hearts. And they think they've got the best gun in the whole Fifth Army. By Sgt. Ralph G. Martin ..... There Were No Dramatics on the Dock When This Hospital Ship Came Home ( USHS Acadia ) By Sgt. Mack Morriss ..... Warships in Dugarees - Out of the battle of the Sea Lanes has emerged a new type off naval vessel -- the British fighting escort tug -- the latest model of which is to the familiar harbor "pusher" what a Packard is to a baby carriage. No naval action or landing operation would be attempted without them and they have saved a vast amount of merchant shipping and an undisclosed number of warships for the United Nations. They are as much a factor in winning the Battle of the Atlantic as the corvette or the escort carrier. By Sgt. Bill Davidson ..... YANK Correspondents Memo of Four Days on the St. Mellons. ..... Yanks at Home in the ETO ..... Variety Show - Produced by the Cameras of the World ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Dorothy Day ..... News From Home ..... Mail Call ..... A Yeast is Working By Sgt. Ray Duncan ..... Sports: Critics Put the Blast on Navy Big Leaguers. By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Sports Service Record ..... The Sad Sack "Cheap Labor" by Sgt George Baker ..... Jap Diet Turns Adolf's Stomach, or Anyway You Slice It, It's Still Wienerwurst ..... Bougainville Patrol - These Army scouts in the Solomons, who sneak through the jungles on five-day reconnaissance missions, have to know more wood lore than the Indian fighters of the Old West. By Cpl. Barrett McGurn ..... YANK Cartoons

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YANK BR 1944 02 13
Vol. 2 No. 35 ....... Cover: U.S. observers watch American shells burst on German positions in the Cassino battle area. ....... Articles Inside: ... Supplies Are Brought Up in Italy on the GI's Back - When the Infantry's ammunition and food reach the last stage of their tortuous journey to the front, even the mules quit. The private finishes the job alone. By Sgt. Burgess Scott ..... Gunners' Rest Home - These sergeant gunners have reached a state of complete relaxation -- but liked keyed, silent instruments waiting to be picked up and used again. By Sgt. John D. Preston ..... By Appointment to the British Eighth Army - The famous American 99th Fighter Squadron, first Negro flyers to go into action against the enemy at Pantelleria, is heard from again -- this time as flying artillery on loan to the British Eighth Army, and poison for Nazi bombers over the Battle of the Beach-head. By Sgt. Bill Davidson ..... The Port - Of all things a man might want to be in this Army, a stevedore isn't generally one of them. Because this job gives so little and takes so much, because it is grimy and anonymous -- and above all, because it is so necessary -- it is the very heart of the Army, Mr. Jones. By Sgt. Saul Levitt and illustrations by Sgt. Manuel Bromberg ..... Yanks in the ETO - To Carry YANKS and for YANKS to Carry ..... Home Towns in Wartime - Philadelphia, Pa. By Sgt. Harry Sions ..... Amphibious Operation - YANK's Sgt. Dick Hanley Lands With The Marines At Cape Gloucester, New Britain ( Photo Pages ) ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Olivia De Havilland ..... News from Home ..... Notes to Joes From Ill., Neb., PA., and LA.: It's Too Bad You Can't Vote By Cable ..... Mail Call ..... War and the Cartoonist ..... Sports: Ex-Prisoner Tells of Sports in Jap Concentration Camp By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... The Sad Sack "The Proposition" by Sgt George Baker ..... Two and Two Makes Nineteen, or Joe Goebbels Plays the Blues on His Adding Machine ..... Attack on Arawe - These Texans in the American Sixth Army led the assault on New Britain, the first step in the current drive on the Jap base at Rabaul. Ten days later, the Marines landed at Cape Gloucester -- bound for the same place. By Cpl. Ralph Boyce ..... YANK Cartoons

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YANK BR 1944 02 20
Vol. 2 No. 36 ....... Cover: Wave at Work ....... Articles Inside: ... Lane County Makes Post-War Jobs. By Sgt. H. N. Oliphant ..... Raid on the Marshalls - The first correspondent to fly in an attack on that Jap base tells how his B-25 blasted the enemy with its 75-mm gun. By Cpl. Larry McManus ..... Life of an RTO - RTO means Railway Traffic Officer -- and you don't have to be an officer to be one. In this case he's a corporal, one of whose headaches is to make sure that American soldiers don't get lost, strayed or stolen in the web of British railways. But there's always one guy out of a trainful who will end up in Liverpool asking, "Is this Edinburgh?" By Cpl. Irving Swerdlow ..... The Old One-Two Punch in Italy - While the Rangers threw a left hook around the German flank and staged a surprise landing south of Rome...the tired doughboys in the mountains north of Naples went back up to the lines and smashed a right to the body. By Sgt. Burtt Evans ..... Things To Do On A Day Off - Round-the world glimpses of what fighting men ( and some of the gals, too ) are up to in their spare moments. ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Carole Gallagher ..... Yanks at Home in the ETO ..... News From Home ..... Mail Call ..... Night Sky ( Poem ) By T/3 Leslie A. Goldman ..... Sports: Frankie Frisch Lost His Nerve In Alaska. By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Sports Service Record ..... The Sad Sack "Hungry" by Sgt George Baker ..... For Men Only, or Saturday Night in a WAC Billet ..... The German Fleet ...A Brief Review By Cpl. Jack Coggins ..... YANK Cartoons

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YANK BR 1944 02 27
Vol. 2 No. 37 ....... Cover: Foot-Slogging in Britain ....... Articles Inside: ... The Alaska Scouts - Whenever the Army and Navy planned an invasion in the north Pacific, they sent a few of these tough regulars and ex-trappers ashore first to find the best landing beaches and to locate the Japanese positions. By Sgt. Georg N. Meyers ..... How do you like American soldiers? - YANK's inquisitive photographer Sgt. George Aarons asked the question of five Italian girls. Here are their answers. ..... Air Force Mechanics - When they have to work without spare parts and equipment near the front, service squadron men like Sgt. Manley in Italy perform miracles of mechanical surgery every day. By Sgt. Burtt Evans ..... Lost In Head-Hunter Country - And one of the 21 men who bailed out near the Burma border was an official from the State Department. His capture would have been worth plenty to the Japs. By Sgt. Bob Ghio ..... On the Beach - In blinding rainstorms, the Battle of the Beachhead goes on, with news of the Germans' second offensive "petering out," after terrific casualties. YANK herewith presents an eye-witness account of the surprise landing. By Sgt. Burgess Scott ..... Yanks at Home in the ETO ..... Centerfold Map - Central Europe & The Mediterranean ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Ida Lupino ..... News From Home ..... The Sad Sack "News" by Sgt George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... happy birthday, dear hermann ..... In This Corner...A Half Dozen Champs ..... Sports: Life Is Rough In Iran For This Umpire Lover By Cpl. James P. O'Neill ..... Sports Service Record ..... Bull Session in New Caledonia - The veterans of the Solomons who pass through this replacement center in the South Pacific, on their way back and forth from combat areas, give out plenty of interesting details about the fine art of Jap fighting. By Cpl. Barrett McGurn and Artwork by Sgt. Howard Brodie ..... YANK Cartoons

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YANK BR 1944 03 05
Vol. 2 No. 38 ....... Cover: A Nurse Digs in South of Rome ..... YANK Cameraman Photographs Life On Anzio-Nettuno Beachhead, See Sgt. George Aarons' pictures on pages 10 and 11 ....... Articles Inside: ... Modern Living on a Beachhead in Bougainville By Sgt. Barrett McGurn and Sketches by Sgt. Robert Greenhalgh ..... Like Shooting Fish in a Barrel ..... The Soldier Vote of 1864 - Once before, during a crisis in our national history, there was a Soldier Vote. Men of the Union Army rose from the mud of battle, cast their ballots for a President of the United States, and returned to the fight. Through the courtesy of the British Museum, which provided the facilities for research, YANK herewith presents an historical account of how soldiers voted during the American Civil War. By Saul Levitt ..... Air-Sea Rescue - When a soldier rescues another soldier under fire they may call it "unusual" and give him a citation. When the Air Sea Rescue pulls men out of "that old devil sea" it's just another job. If you ever fall out of the sky into a dinghy in the North Sea and that magic black launch picks you up, just give a brief "thanks" because that's the way it is -- without trumpets or brass bands. By Cpl. John D. Preston ..... Nurses Under Fire ( Anzio-Nettuno Beachhead ) ..... Centerfold Map - Central Europe & The Mediterranean ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Janet Blair ..... News from Home ..... The Sad Sack "Habit" by Sgt George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... Anchors Awash! or Nazi Navy Offers One-Way Trip to Davy Jones's Locker ..... Sports: Take a Quote, Please, As The Great Minds in Sports Speak. By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Sports Service Record ..... Yanks in the ETO ..... WACS and the Air War - At an advanced heavy bomber base in Britain, Eighth Air Force Wacs learn what their headquarters jobs mean in terms of fighting men and fighting machines. By Sgt. Bill Davidson ..... YANK Cartoons

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YANK BR 1944 03 12
Vol. 2 No. 39 ....... Cover: Articles of War ....... Fighting the War in the Belgian Congo - See pages 2, 3 and 4 ....... Articles Inside: ... War Drums in the Congo - Under an impenetrable veil of security, just recently lifted, the vast Belgian Congo in the heart of darkest Africa has played a major role in the war -- helping to supply Russia, the Near East, the Pacific, and even being an important factor in the American invasion of North Africa. Here, for the first time, are some of the facts. By Sgt. Bill Davidson ..... Heavenly Daze - The big Lib was a good ship, and had fought her way all over occupied Europe. But when she went on the loose with a full load of bombs over England, some friendly Spits had to bring her down. ..... Marshalls Massacre - The 7th Division, veterans of the Aleutians, wondered if Kwajalein would be a tougher nut to crack than Attu. But when they landed, they found that our guns and bombs had already smashed it to bits. By Sgt. Merle Miller ..... Home Towns in Wartime: Boston, Mass. By Sgt. Joe McCarthy ..... Hospital on Rails - First Ambulance Train in Italy Carries Wounded GIs Out of Fighting Zone. By Sgt. Burgess H. Scott ..... Yanks at Home in the ETO ..... Phoneyphoning in the ETO. By Pvt. Elliot A. Witten ..... GI Mike ( Radio Entertainers ) .....YANK Pin-up Girl: Evelyn Keyes ..... News From Home ..... The Sad Sack "V-Mail" by Sgt George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... The Old Army Game - Some More Big Leaguers Learn How It's Played ..... Sports: Free-Swinging Bob Dill Got Chance to Play With the Rangers Because He Slugged a Referee By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Sports Service Record ..... Shanty Town ( Glider shipping crates become barracks, mess hall, post office... How to Vote in 11 States Holding Primary Elections in May. ..... YANK Cartoons

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YANK BR 1944 03 19
Vol. 2 No. 40 ....... Cover: 'Round the Clock with 9th AAF Marauders. See pages 2 and 3 ....... Articles Inside: ... Triple Duty - Three raids in 24 hours kept everybody at this Marauder base busy -- including the little man who ran the pub in town. Crew members of "Sad Sack, Jr.," are, left to right, 1st Lt. Phillip G. Haglund, bombardier-navigator; Cpl. Edward F. Anderson, armament man and T/Sgt. James R. Jordan, crew chief. By Pfc. Bill Hennefrund ..... The Army's GYPSY-BUILDERS - In the last war they were "the engineers with the hairy ears." In every war some wise Joes have always said, "Those guys are just the engineers." But armies do not move without them -- the men who lay down the roads, put up the shelters and installations in which the army lives and does Its job. And to their muddy chores they have brought their own sharp, profane brand of funny talk -- it keeps them a little warmer on cold nights. By Sgt. Saul Levitt ..... The Mounties Get Unhorsed By Sgt. Georg N. Meyers ..... After the Battle At Kwajalein By Sgt. Merle Miller ..... Yanks at Home in the ETO ..... Centerfold Map - Indian Ocean ..... Thoughts in the Night By Pvt. Elliot A. Witten ..... News From Home ..... The Sad Sack "First Come - First Served" by Sgt George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... The truth about SUPERMAN by Pfc. Harold D. Schwartz ..... 4-Fs Give Dodgers 1-A Pennant Chance ..... Sports: French Sailor Looks Like Future Champ to Sharkey By Cpl. Tom Shehan ..... Sports Service Record ..... What are the Girls Wearing? - Despite the shortage of material, skirts back in America still cover the knees. Artwork by Sgt. Ralph Stein ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Ann Savage ..... YANK Cartoons

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YANK BR 1944 03 26
Vol. 2 No. 41 ....... Cover: Marine Piper ....... Americans Over Berlin - See pages 5, 6 and 7 ....... Articles Inside: ... The town that was Cassino - As the Fifth Army continued to batter an enemy that fought a death battle from piles of rubble, Allied soldiers of many nationalities moved slowly ahead side by side -- with no common language but a common objective. By Sgt. Walter Bernstein ..... U.S. -- Berlin - After raiding Berlin, the crew of "Rosie's Riveters" scattered from London to Scotland on "seven days leave." Over a glass of beer or a cup of coffee Berlin got into the talk, but the crew men and the pilot said less about it than the people around them -- which is always the way of men who "have been there themselves." They had been part of the first American formation to reach the German capital on the "thousand bomber, thousand fighter" raids on the "Big B." By Sgt. Saul Levitt ..... First Yanks on Jap Soil - These reconnaissance cavalrymen of the 7th Division will go down in the history books as the soldiers who planted the first American flag on Nipponese territory in this war. Here's how it happened in four days of hard fighting in the Marshalls. By Sgt. Merle Miller ..... University of the Air - At an ivy-covered college run by the RAF, the United Nations' finest combat flyers and instructors come together from all over the world to swap knowledge. ..... Yanks at Home in the ETO ..... Variety Show - Produced by the Cameras of the World ..... Reich Offers Prizes for Better Weapons - To ease the burdens of the master race, YANK offers these modest suggestions from our own Sgt. Ralph Stein, who should of went to OCS. Der Fuehrer can keep his old money; Sgt. Stein just likes to see his picture in print. ..... The Sad Sack "Safe Spot" by Sgt George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... Month at Madison Square Garden ..... Sports: Small Notes and Stories About Some Big Fellows. By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Teamwork in China - In the Chinese-American Composite Air Wing, Chiang Kai-shek's flyers, trained at U.S. schools, sit next to Yank pilots during bomber missions over territory held by the Japs. By Sgt. Ed Cunningham ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Chili Williams

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YANK BR 1944 04 02
Vol. 2 No. 42 ....... Cover: Ya Can't Miss It Mac ....... What's the Deal on Pensions for Ex-Servicemen? - See pages 8, 9 and 10 ....... Articles Inside: ... Invasion Inventory...the stuff's really stacking up here ( 4 Photo Pages ) ..... Mac's True Love - It's tough on a man's kidneys and tough on his ears ( and maybe a bit tough on his British cousin's fenders ), but the Jackson in the truck gets the bombs through to the bombers. And even Grousing Greenpernt admits there's nothing wrong with that. A Fiction Story By Cpl. Irwin Swerdlow ..... What's the Deal on Pensions for Ex-Servicemen? - The Veterans Administration was badly snafued last fall when it didn't have enough personnel or priorities to handle the pensions and job problems of the first batch of discharged GIs. But here's how it works now under a new and more efficient organization set-up. By Sgt. H. N. Oliphant ..... Barracudas - The First Outfit of Negro Marines is Itching for Action by Sgt. Robert Ryan ..... Seagoing Soldiers ( Photo Story ) ..... Milada from Belgrade By Sgt. Walter Bernstein and Five-Year Search for an Army By Sgt. Saul Levitt ( Millions of the rank and file all over the world, in and out of organized armies, are fighting Fascism wherever they find it. Here are the stories of two of them who have wandered about many strange places seeking the enemy to help destroy him. ) ..... Yanks at Home in the ETO ..... Mail Call ..... The Sad Sack "The Message" by Sgt George Baker ..... News From Home ..... Sports Camera Goes on World Tour ..... Sgt. Joe Louis starts his third year in the Army ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Irene Manning

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YANK BR 1944 04 09
Vol. 2 No. 43 ....... Cover: Easter Bonnet - Homemade number being worn by its designer S/Sgt. Woodman H. Atterbury, who wears it to work the year round. He's a diver on an Army mine-layer. ....... The Routine at an Air Force Redistribution Station - See pages 10 and 11 ....... Articles Inside: ... ATC India-China Wing - These American transport planes are flying more military supplies over the treacherous 14,000-foot hump of the Himalayas than China used to get by truck through the old Burma Road. By Sgt Ed Cunningham ..... British Destroyer ( Sketches by Cpl. Jack Coggins while on board the HMS Vega ) ..... Counterattack - When the Germans launched a drive of their own against a stunned and reduced American force pushing on San Pietro, it took a couple of mortars, a couple of heroes and a lot of plain guts to stop them. By Sgt. Newton H. Fulbright ..... In Your Easter Hat - YANK's Easter Bunny Reporter uses strictly GI Stuff on some Fifth Avenue originals to prove you'd look like somethin' ..... First Stop Back Home for Air Force GIs - The deal at the Redistribution Stations, where Air Force men are sent as soon as they return to the States from overseas combat zones, sounds more like a civilian vacation than something connected with Army routine. By Sgt. Mack Morriss ..... In Italy ( Photo Report ) By Sgt. George Aarons ..... Yanks at Home in the ETO ..... News From Home ..... The Sad Sack "The Message" by Sgt George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... War and the Poet - Three GI's on Russia ..... Eyes of the Guns - Our field Artillery at Bougainville, so effective that it stops Japanese attacks with no help from the other ground forces, gets remarkable on-the-nose fire direction from its OPs in jungle treetops and in Piper Cubs flying low over the enemy's lines. By Sgt. Barrett McGurn and Combat Artist Sgt. Robert Greenhalgh ..... Ringside view of the Allied Boxing Tourney ..... Sports: Kentucky Derby Horses: Their Lives and Loves. By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Sports Service Record ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Dolores Moran

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YANK BR 1944 04 16
Vol. 2 No. 44 ....... Cover: They Walked Into a Surprise Party at Eniwetok - Story on page 3 ....... Articles Inside: ... Surprise Party at Eniwetok - The shores of this fast stronghold of the enemy in the Marshalls were so quiet at first that the landing Americans thought it was another Kiska. Then the Japs peered out of their camouflaged foxholes and opened a deadly fire from all sides. By Sgt. Merle Miller ..... When Going Is Tough, French Ambulance Girls in Italy Dream of Paris Days. By Sgt. Ralph G. Martin ..... Shipwreck - "Ship aground!" is a cry that has brought terror to men's hearts throughout the ages, and the calamity it implies is no less a hazard in war than in peace--even if landlubbers are prone to forget such matters in times like these. A writer and a photog from YANK, out covering another story, happened across the tragedy recorded here. By Sgt. Ben Frazier and Photos by Sgt Ed Cunningham ..... Puerto Rican Soldier - Pvt. Fulano de Tal, the typical GI, is proud of his island, fights well and likes rice beans and the rumba by Sgt. Lou Stoumen ..... YANK Photog Snaps Wrasslers and Audience ..... The Dramatic Encounter of "Muscles" vs. Brass... ..... Yanks at Home in the ETO ..... Variety Show - Produced by the Cameras of the World ..... The Ground Forces United States Army ( Organizational Chart ) ..... News From Home ..... Mail Call ..... Mental Breakdowns in the Army - What causes psychoneurosis at the front lines? Usually it does not develop in men who have a clear idea of the necessity for the war and understand why they had to get into a GI uniform and do the fighting. ..... The Sad Sack "Tropics" by Sgt George Baker ..... YANK Cartoons ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Gloria Anderson

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YANK BR 1944 04 23
Vol. 2 No. 45 ....... Cover: Bullseye ....... How Fast Can You Recognize an Enemy Plane? - Pictures of Allied and Axis Aircraft pages 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 ....... Articles Inside: ... Words Save Lives - The Berlin daylight raids gave the first inkling that American and British fighting men were launching smashing attacks against the German mind as well as German factories. Here is the story of our deadly Psychological Warfare campaign on land, sea and in the air--a campaign which has the Nazis yelping with pain. ( Psychological Warfare Leaflets ) By Sgt. Bill Davidson ..... Too Good for the Guardhouse - Paratroopers are tough guys who tell tough stories about themselves. This is one currently making the rounds of the ETO--and if you don't believe it blame it on the paratroopers. They told it to us, and who are we to say it isn't true ? By Sgt. Andrew A. Rooney ..... "I Think It's One of Ours" - One of the modern soldier's toughest problems, trying to decide whether he should shoot at a strange plane. ( 4 Pages of Plane Recognition Charts ) By Sgt. Mack Morriss ..... Yanks at Home in the ETO ..... The Spahis ( French Algerian Cavalry ) By Sgt. Tom Shehan ..... The Sad Sack "Excess Baggage" by Sgt George Baker ..... YANK Cartoons ..... News From Home ..... Mail Call ..... Majors Warm Up In Cold North ( Baseball ) ..... Sports: Uncle Mike Overcomes A Desperate Situation. ( Mike Jacobs ) By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Sports Service Record ..... How to Vote in 11 States Holding Primary Elections in June and July. ..... Report from Russia - An American general tells what he saw on a tour of Red Army fronts. By Sgt. Al Hine ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Esther Williams

YANK BR 1944 04 30
YANK BR 1944 04 30
Vol. 2 No. 46 ....... Cover: Tanks....As Seen by a GI Artist. Artwork by T/Sgt. Albert Gold ....... Articles Inside: ... Mountain Rescue Service in the U.K. By Sgt. Saul Levitt ..... Nightmare Job In Italy - Every 50 seconds a plane takes off or lands at the base where Vance Luten is operations traffic cop. By Sgt. Burtt Evans ..... YANK's One-Man Art Exhibit - Tanks By Sgt. Albert Gold ..... Searching for Love ( A Fiction Story ) By Pfc. Harold D. Schwartz ..... Yanks at Home in the ETO ..... GI Pets at Home and Abroad ( Photo Pages ) ..... The Sad Sack "Good Neighbors" By Sgt. George Baker ..... News from Home ..... Mail Call ..... Combat German - 15 Phrases ..... Sports Round-Up ..... Sports: Maybe Dodds Sold Those Extra Two Million Bibles. By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Sports Service Record ..... Valiant Attempt of a Chicago Tovarich to Uphold the Tradition in Iran. By Cpl. James P. O'Neill ..... Artic Jitterbug ( Helicopter ) By Sgt. Georg N. Meyers ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Leslie Brooks

YANK BR 1944 05 07
YANK BR 1944 05 07
Vol. 2 No. 47 ....... Cover: Military Courtesy ....... Articles Inside: ... Evac Nurses - Wherever our fighting men go, the nurses of the U.S. Army accompany them. To be able to bring the best hospital facilities and medical treatment to GIs on the battlefields, these women of an evacuation hospital work and live under field combat conditions in the U. K. ..... The Return of Robert Brown - It was Air Sea Rescue "which just happened to be around at the time" that pulled Robert Brown out of the sea; it was British medical skill that kept him alive, and then it was the U.S. Army medical arm that brought him along the road to recovery. None of these things separately was a miracle but, taken together, they made this story a revelation of the organized life-saving power that rides along with Allied arms. By Sgts. Robert Arbib and Joseph Klasen ..... Home Towns in Wartime: New Orleans, La. By S/Sgt. Mel Schifter ..... His Majesty's Submarines - Day after day, for nearly five years now, British submarines have slid quietly out of their bases into the unknown depths of the world's five oceans. These grimy little craft with their unkempt, beaded crews are unglorified, unsung. Yet every day and night German and Japanese ships are sunk, German harbors are mined, and enemy sea lines cut. And every once in a while some of the subs receive decorations and a few lines in the newspapers. Here, aboard one of the "S" class, YANK's Cpl. Jack Coggins sketches the men who have won the Silent Battle of the Deep. ..... Landing on Los Negros - In the Admiralties, troopers of the 1st Cavalry Division showed that they could fight on foot in the jungle as well as our toughest infantrymen. By Cpl. Bill Alcine ..... Yanks at Home in the ETO ..... Where would you rather be in this war... ..... The Sad Sack "Spam" by Sgt George Baker ..... YANK Cartoons ..... News From Home ..... Mail Call ..... We Still want to know...Who Belongs to These Pictures! ..... Sports Round-Up ..... Sports: Take to the Hills, Meni Giants, Dodgers Feuding. By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Sports Service Record ..... Happy Hunting - Not all anti-U-boat hunts, are filled with excitement. Sometimes the missions are long and dull and even the comfortably designed Sunderland flying boats don't prevent you from becoming tired and bored--unless you can stand anything as long as you've got steak and eggs. By Sgt. Walter Peters ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Martha O'Driscoll

YANK BR 1944 05 14
YANK BR 1944 05 14
Vol. 2 No. 48 ....... Cover: Yank and Wounded Chinese Soldier in Burma ....... Landing in Burma with Cochran's Air Commandos - See pages 2, 3, 4 and 5 ....... Articles Inside: ... Burma Air Invasion - An eyewitness report from a YANK correspondent who landed 150 miles behind the Japanese lines with Col. Phil Cochran's glider and transport flyers in one of the most daring airborne attacks of the war. ..... Houses of Italy - They are dark and dingy but GIs at the Cassino front won't forget how comfortable life was behind their thick walls when the German shells were thundering outside. By Sgt. Newton H. Fulbright ..... Assault - This is a fiction story based on fact. Moreover, it is one Gl's tribute to the Paddlefeet who will help carry the grimy burden of war to Hitler's occupied Europe. Mostly, however, it's a story about a soldier who might be any one of millions. By Sgt. Paul Conant and Sketches by Sgt. John Scott ..... An Indian Boy in Iran - The Chief was just an American sergeant who hailed from the Sioux reservation near Poplar, Montana. But to 600 Kurd tribesmen, he was a sort of patron saint who had the magic of healing in his hands. A rare saga of GI life in a remote part of the world, that shows what happens when a guy sets out to help his friends. By Cpl. James P. O'Neill ..... Yanks at Home in the ETO ..... Another Step - The American clean-up in the Admiralty Islands, photographed by YANK's Cpl. Bill Alcine. ..... The Sad Sack "Sucker" by Sgt George Baker ..... YANK Cartoons ..... News From Home ..... Mail Call ..... YANK's AFN Radio Guide for Week of May 14 ..... What's the Deal on the New Soldier-Vote Law? ..... Sports: So You Know Sports? Then Try This Easy Little Quiz. By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Sports Service Record ..... Transport Maghakian's Revenge - This Marine Raider has never forgotten a certain bunch of Japs who put scars on his back in 1939 ( Sgt. Victor Maghakian ). By Sgt. Merle Miller ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Gale Robbins

YANK BR 1944 05 21
YANK BR 1944 05 21
Vol. 2 No. 49 ....... Cover: A YANK Photographer in the Ruins of Cassino - See page 3 ....... Articles Inside: ... Cameraman in Cassino - A YANK photographer crawls through the wreckage In the ruined Italian mountain town where the Allies are still locked with the Germans in one of the war's longest battles and brings back some remarkable pictures. By Sgt. George Aarons ..... Zero-Hour Bombing - Lying flat on his stomach in an A-20 a YANK correspondent saw this clear-cut view of the bomb strikes on the marshalling yards and oil tanks at Busigny, France. Part of the pattern of pre-invasion bombing, these Havocs, which first blazed the combat air trails over the continent of Europe in 1942, are now blasting the Atlantic Wall in the last lap of flying in the War of Europe. By Sgt. Saul Levitt ..... Yanks at Home in the ETO ..... Variety Show - Produced by the Cameras of the World ..... The Sad Sack "Reassignment" by Sgt George Baker ..... YANK Cartoons ..... News From Home ..... Mail Call ..... Stick-Up By the Numbers. By Sgt. Ray Duncan ..... YANK's AFN Radio Guide for Week of May 21 ..... Sports Round-Up ..... Sports: Here's How the Major League Races Look as of This Minute. By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Sports Service Record ..... 15 men...or a...Jeep - It's not often that glider planes and the men who fly them get their just dues-- and sometimes it takes a dramatic incident like Col. Phil Cochran's daring glider attack in Burma to wake up the headline writers. All the gliders are not in Burma, of course, and here is a story of CG-4s and tow plane pilots in the U.K. By Cpl. John Preston ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Ingrid Bergman

YANK BR 1944 05 28
YANK BR 1944 05 28
Vol. 2 No. 50 ....... Cover: Communique ....... The Story of the Second Battle of Bougainville - page 2 ....... Articles Inside: ... Second Battle of Bougainville - Isolated and facing starvation, the Jap forces launched a desperate assault against two seasoned U.S. divisions. When the battle was over, 7,000 of the Japs were dead. ( Four Pages ) By Sgt. Barrett McGurn and Artwork by Robert Greenhalgh ..... Have You Got Family Allowance Problems? By Sgt. H. N. Oliphant ..... Yanks at Home Abroad ..... Old Hands in the Business - The experts say it's a young man's war, but when the Allies invade Hitler's Europe the Army will depend, among others, on a gang of middle-aged, weather-beaten, heavy-construction veterans, like 52-year-old M/Sgt. Felix MacDonald, to repair the harbors that the Germans may destroy. ( Three Pages ) By Sgt. Walter Peters and Sketches by Sgt. John Scott ..... They're Running at Cairo ( Horse Races ) ..... Yanks at Home in the ETO ..... Mail Call ..... YANK's AFN Radio Guide for Week of May 28 ..... Sunday at Sanananda By T/5 Don E. Rohrig ..... Radio Takes Big Leagues Overseas ..... Sports: YANK's Second Sports Quiz for the Experts. By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Sports Service Record ..... The Sad Sack "Cleaned Up" by Sgt George Baker ..... How to Vote in States Holding Primaries in July and August. ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Sheila Ryan

YANK BR 1944 06 04
YANK BR 1944 06 04
Vol. 2 No. 51 ....... Cover: Loading Up ....... Fighter Pilots of the Ninth Air Force - See pages 5, 6 and 7 ....... Articles Inside: ... Why Old Soldiers Never Die - Six veteran platoon sergeants who have experienced some of the toughest fighting in Italy tell about mistakes that most of our replacements make when they get into combat for the first time. By Sgt. Burtt Evans ..... The Men who Fly Alone - No one really knows these fighter pilots who fly the 400-mile-an-hour Thunderbolts, Lightnings, and Mustangs. But here, from an advanced air field of a famous Mustang group, is a composite profile of the men who are helping to knock out pillboxes, gun emplacements and tanks--and who will clear the way for the Paddlefeet later on. ( Capt. Richard Turner, Capt. Jack Bradley, Col. Kenneth Martin, Capt. Robert Brooks, Lt. Charles F. Gumm and Col. James Howard ) By Sgt. Bill Davidson ..... Pipe Dream in Canada - Moving 30,000 tons of freight over Northwest waterways, the Engineers tapped a vital source of oil to feed our war machine. By Sgt. Georg N. Meyers ..... Push-Over at Hollandia By Sgt. Charles Pearson ..... Yanks at Home in the ETO ..... Honolulu Holiday ( WACs at Play ) ..... The Sad Sack "Reward" by Sgt George Baker ..... YANK Cartoons ..... News From Home ..... Mail Call ..... YANK's AFN Radio Guide for Week of June 4 ..... Sports Round-Up ..... Sports: "McGraw of the Giants" Was a Two-Fisted Genius. By Sgt. Joe McCarthy ..... GI's meet the ex-cannibales - These Solomon Island natives don't hunt heads any more. They are too busy trading grass skirts and eggs for American soap, Spam and peroxide. By Sgt. Barrett McGurn and Sketches by Sgt. Robert Greenhalgh ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Linda Darnell

YANK BR 1944 06 11
YANK BR 1944 06 11
Vol. 2 No. 52 ....... Cover: Liberation Issue By Sgt John Scott ....... "We Will Accept Nothing Less Than Full Victory" - General Eisenhower ....... Articles Inside: Order of the Day Issued by General Eisenhower to the Allied Expeditionary Force - "Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force!" ..... Communique No. 1 ..... 7 days with Tito's Army By Sgt. Walter Bernstein ..... With the men who took Cisterna By Sgt. Walter Bernstein ..... The Sinking of the Liscome Bay - The story of 23 terrible minutes on a baby flat-top after it was torn to pieces by a torpedo from a Japanese submarine and before it sank with the second largest Navy casualty list of the war. By Robert L. Schwartz Y3c ..... Even a Railroad Couldn't Goose This Moose By Sgt. Georg N. Meyers ..... Yanks at Home in the ETO ..... Centerfold: RAF Mission Over Berlin By Cpl. Jack Coggins ..... The Sad Sack "Impressed" by Sgt George Baker ..... News from Home ..... Mail Call ..... YANK's AFN Radio Guide for Week of June 11 ..... The Soldier Speaks : "Should the U.S. get mixed up with the rest of the world after the war?" ..... Action Shots ( Sports ) ..... Sports: Touching All Bases in the Big Leagues By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Sports Service Record ..... A Muddy GI in Italy Visits the Showers. By Cpl. Ralph W. Jake ..... Anzio Beachhead's Astonishing Sergeant Won His Stripes When He Was Only 12 ( Herman Graff ) By Sgt. George Aarons ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Anne Gwynne

YANK BR 1944 06 18
YANK BR 1944 06 18
Vol. 3 No. 1 ....... Cover: No Strangers to Jerry - General Dwight D. Eisenhower & Lt. General Omar N. Bradley ....... Articles Inside: ... From D-Port Sailing Against Germany - When the zero hour came, George took off for France and Bulldozer stayed behind to sweat it out on the docks. The landing was on, and both were small but vital cogs in the operation of the most elaborate military machine in history. By Cpl. Irwin Swerdlow ..... 64 Hours of Battle - From the deck of the destroyer USS Doyle, this reporter watched for nearly three nights as the grim drama of D-Day unfolded or the American beachhead. Minesweeping, shelling of enemy positions, landings, air raids, torpedoes--he saw them all. It was only when the Doyle began running short of ammunition that the crew returned to England, and a few hours of rest. By Tom Bernard, Sp.(x)1c and Drawings by Pvt. Jack Coggins ..... High-Low D-Day Bombing - Two YANK correspondents flew as gunners with the 8th and 9th Air Forces on D-Day. Sgt Saul Levitt went with the Forts above 5,000 feet Sgt. Walter Peters went with the A-20s, as a tunnel gunner, below 5,000 feet Both these men, who have many combat missions to their credit, tell their stories on these pages. By Sgt. Saul Levitt ..... Tito of Yugoslavia - YANK's Sgt. Waiter Bernstein was the first correspondent from an English-speaking country ever to meet the Partisan leader, Marshal Tito. To get the interview, Bernstein walked for seven days across rugged Yugoslavian mountain country and through German-occupied territory, which at one point brought him under heavy German machine-gun fire. After Bernstein's visit, Tito was interviewed by John Talbot of Reuter's and Stoyan Pribichevich of "Time," representing the combined Allied press. Their stories were published while YANK's interview with Tito was being reviewed by the censors. By Sgt. Walter Bernstein ..... Welcome to Rome - Behind the third tank to enter Rome along the Appian Way was the jeep of Cpl. James O'Neill. The welcome he got from enemy snipers and overjoyed citizens, not to mention an imperturbable bartender wearing a monocle, is only part of the story. The rest is about GIs on the last long haul into the Holy City, and how one of them died within view of the city's towers. By Cpl. James O'Neill ..... Yanks in the ETO - 1917-1942 ..... The Sad Sack "Exercise" by Sgt George Baker ..... News From Home ..... Mail Call ..... YANK's AFN Radio Guide for Week of Jun. 18 ..... Merrill's Marauders in Burma - A YANK correspondent, who marched 500 miles through the jungle with this volunteer force, tells about our first infantry battle on the continent of Asia. By Sgt. Dave Richardson ..... Sports: Story of Footsy Britt, Congressional Winner. By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Sports Service Record ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Yvonne de Carlo

YANK BR 1944 06 25
YANK BR 1944 06 25
Vol. 3 No. 2 ....... Cover: On the Lookout for Snipers ....... Stories and Pictures of the Fighting in France ....... Articles Inside: 25 Battle Pictures ( Four Photo Pages ) ..... The First Eight Days - The men who pushed inland from the beachhead taken during the first American landings were in no mood for medics-they wanted tanks, and said so. In this report, sent back from the front by courier, a YANK correspondent presents some vivid glimpses of the early stages of the fighting. By Cpl. John Preston ..... Across the Channel with the U.S. Merchant Marine. Artwork by Cpl. Jack Coggins ..... Targets of Opportunity By Sgt. Bill Davidson ..... Variety Show - Produced by the Cameras of the World ..... The Sad Sack "Fine Sign" by Sgt George Baker ..... News from Home ..... Mail Call ..... YANK's AFN Radio Guide for Week of June 25 ..... Action Shots ( Sports ) ..... Sports: Private Life of Pensive By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Sports Service Record ..... Moving Up In Italy - First there was mud, and then there was dust that "grates between your teeth, scrapes down your throat, sifts into your eyes, piles up on your eyelashes, and cakes every inch of your sweating body until you can feel its weight." A YANK correspondent tells how the Fifth Army inched forward along white tape marking out uncleared mine beds, ousted the Germans from a fortified town, then held on by "fingernails and eyelashes" under pulverizing enemy barrages. ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: K. T. Stevens

YANK BR 1944 07 02
YANK BR 1944 07 02
Vol. 3 No. 3 ....... Cover: Airborne Operations in France - See pages 2, 3, 4 and 5 ....... Articles Inside: ... "Down and Go" - Two Stories By and Of Our Airborne Troops in France By Sgt. Saul Levitt and Cpl. John Preston with Artwork by Sgt. John Scott ..... Beachmaster's Dream - It takes "just a little training and a lot of guts and imagination" to run a beachhead--and a Navy Beach Battalion had all three. An Assault force of 41 men swam and crawled through heavy enemy fire for 12 hours to reach its objective 1,000 yards away, and took over the job of getting American men and machines to the front. By Tom Bernard Sp.(x)1c, USNR ..... The Dead End Kids - These tough veterans claimed they volunteered for Merrill's Marauders to get back home from the Pacific. But they found themselves instead killing more Japs in Burma and liking it. By Sgt. Dave Richardson ..... The Camera goes to the Front...with Sgt. Reg Kenny YANK Staff Photographer in France ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Peggy Corday ..... News From Home ..... The Sad Sack "Enlisted Man's Rag" by Sgt George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... YANK's AFN Radio Guide for Week of July 2 ..... Sports Parade ..... Sports: So You Know Sports? Then Try This Simple Little Quiz. By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Sports Service Record ..... Voting Regulations in Five States and Two Territories ..... Thre Years of Lend-Lease - Excerpts from President Roosevelt's report on the economic operations that have given our allies the things they need to beat the enemy. ..... Map of France

YANK BR 1944 07 09
YANK BR 1944 07 09
Vol. 3 No. 4 ...... Cover: North of St. Lo; the 9th AAF and the 79th Division; Week of War in Europe and the Southwest Pacific ....... Articles Inside: North of St. Lo - There were German troops all around, and soon there would be fighting. But now the men were freshly shaven and had their first clean clothes since D-Day, and they were in a mood for talking in their foxholes about what had happened to them since they'd landed in France, and about their friends who had been ruled out of the last big problem. ..... Air Support For The 79th - The American 79th Division had fought its way to the base of a hill heavily fortified by the Germans, and had flowed around it toward the outskirts of Cherbourg. Jerry still used the position to pepper our rear, however, and that's where the fighter-bombers of the 9th AAF came into the picture, thereby setting up one of the better examples of ground-air coordination in this war. By Sgt. Bill Davidson ..... A Week of War - In case anybody'd forgotten, this was global warfare in earnest. Allied fronts in France, Russia and Italy were moving closer to Festung Europa, and in the Southwest Pacific all avenues that led to Tokyo were being utilized by the Americans, British and Chinese. ..... "Big Friend" - There was nothing remarkable in the relationship of the chubby bumblebee fighter and the crippled Fort, and it happened many times before in this theaterbut some day the crew of a certain B-17 would like to meet the P-47 pilot .who helped them home, and maybe stand treat at the local pub. It would be a nice way to cement a beautiful friendship, they think. By Saul Levitt and Artwork by Sgt. John Scott ..... Yanks in the ETO - Seven Divisions ..... Papuan Infantry ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Ella Raines ..... News from Home ..... The Sad Sack "Rear Guard" by Sgt George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... YANK's AFN Radio Guide for Week of July 9 ..... Sports Parade ..... Sports: Eagan, Old AEF Champ, Frowns on Pro Boxing. By Sgt. Gene Slutz ..... Sports Service Record ..... Alaska Highway Gets Discharged By Sgt. Georg N. Meyers ..... "Somewhere in the Caribbean" By Cpl. Jud Cook ..... YANK Cartoons

YANK BR 1944 07 16
YANK BR 1944 07 16
Vol. 3 No. 5 ....... Cover: This was a Jerry Gun Emplacement ....... On the Road to Cherbourg...As seen by a YANK Artist - See pages 2 to 7 ....... Articles Inside: ... From Isigny to Cherbourg - A YANK Artist Portrays the Liberation of the Peninsula. ( Six Pages ) Artwork by Sgt. John Scott ..... With the Forward Battalion - There were four days on the road to Cherbourg when everything seemed to happen, catching spies, hunting snipers, ducking the "incoming mail" and, generally, fighting a tough war. By Sgt. Walter Peters ..... Yanks in the ETO - Isigny to Cherbourg ..... Variety Show - Produced by the Cameras of the World ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Jeanne Crain ..... News from Home ..... The Sad Sack "All Wet" by Sgt George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... YANK's AFN Radio Guide for Week of July 16 ..... Sports: Touching four bases. ..... Sports: Jimmy Foxx Tells Why Rich Red Sox Flopped. By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Sports Service Record ..... Rescue at Truk - How an American submarine and an old Kingfisher scout plane, operating in Jap waters, teamed together to save 20 downed Navy airmen from capture. By Sgt. Larry McManus ..... YANK Cartoons

YANK BR 1944 07 23
YANK BR 1944 07 23
Vol. 3 No. 6 ....... Cover: Shuttle-Bombing Between the U.K. and Russia - See pages 2, 3 and 4 ....... Articles Inside: ... One Mission -- Five Targets - When the Forts and the Mustangs went into the sky on a memorable morning in England recently, they proved that there was no place in Germany or German-occupied Europe that they couldn't go. And on this particular day, they started out on a mission that had as stopping places Russia, Italy and then back home again. It was a single mission with a single purpose, but besides the military aspect of the operation, it brought together the fighting people of the Allied nations as few other single ventures have done. By Pvt. Howard Katzander ..... Sniper Exterminator - This is a story about T/Sgt. Kwiatek whose main interest in life is killing Germans. Three reasons are responsible for this: two brothers and an unreasoning hatred of Nazis. To date, Kwiatek has notched up 22 enemy snipers to his credit, but he still has a long way to go, he says. By Sgt. Walter Peters ..... The PTs ( Lt. Comdr. John D. Bulkeley and his squadron of torpedo boats off Cherbourg ) Artwork by Sgt. John Scott ..... About the Russians in Normandy - ...and they weren't much help to Adolf either. Here are two stories, one of which tells how Russians, captured and forced to fight for the enemy, turned the tables on Jerry; the other which tells what happened when the Americans liberated Russian prisoners from a concentration camp. By Sgt. Reg Kenny and Sgt. Bill Davidson ..... Yanks in the ETO - Three Sundays - Bailing Out Over France - Downing Doodlebugs ..... Home Is Where You Build It ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Rita Hayworth ..... News from Home ..... The Sad Sack "Double Trouble" by Sgt George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... YANK's AFN Radio Guide for Week of July 23 ..... The Soldier Speaks : "Should the U.S. Have Compulsory Military Training After the War?" ..... Sports Parade ..... Sports: Help Yourself to a Quote as the Great Minds Speak. By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Sports Service Record ..... GI Gangbusters - A picked bunch of MPs and investigators in Italy are making things tough fo the black-market ring. By Sgt. Burtt Evans ..... YANK Cartoons

YANK BR 1944 07 30
YANK BR 1944 07 30
Vol. 3 No. 7 ....... Cover: Front-Line Switchboard ....... How the Yanks Went Through La Haye du Puits - See pages 2, 3, 4 and 5 ....... Articles Inside: ... Taking La Haye du Puits - Hedgerow by Hedgerow and Ditch by Ditch, Yank Infantrymen Have Been Wresting Normandy From Invading Nazis and Restoring It to Its Rightful Owners. Here Some of the Hardfighting Boys Take Cover Under Fire as a Sherman Tank Rumbles Past. Two YANK correspondents were around La Haye du Puits before during and after the taking of the town. What they saw of the fighting and of what happened when the townspeople came back to take up the threads of their lives again is here told in two stories which mark some of those moments that are never forgotten by those who have seen War pass by. By Sgt. Walter Peters and Saul Levitt ..... Gun No. 3 - Ike and her crew didn't come ashore on D-Day, but when they did they played their part well, protecting a vital airstrip on one side of them and a couple of divisions of infantry on the other; they fought enemy snipers hidden in the hedgerows, captured prisoners, and destroyed an unknown number of enemy aircraft. This is a story of only one ack-ack crew, but it is typical of many others. By Sgt. Bill Davidson ..... What's the Army Doing to Help State Absentee Voting? By Sgt. Merle Miller ..... Yanks in the ETO - Rangers at Work ..... Hot Spot ( Nemi Valley Photo Story ) ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Angela Greene ..... News from Home ..... The Sad Sack "Deplorable Conditions" by Sgt George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... YANK's AFN Radio Guide for Week of July 30 ..... GI Bill of Rights ..... Sports Parade ..... Sports: Meet Danny Gardella the Super Screwball. By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Sports Service Record ..... Home Towns in Wartime: Chicago, Ill. by Pfc. Dale Kramer ..... A Talk With Adm. Nimitz By Sgt. H. N. Oliphant ..... YANK Cartoons

YANK BR 1944 08 06
YANK BR 1944 08 06
Vol. 3 No. 8 ....... Cover: Normandy Mascot ....... Fighting in the Hedgerows and Orchards of France - See pages 2 to 7 ....... Articles Inside: ... South through the Hedgerows - In other summers, back home, hedgerows were something poets wrote about and orchards were where apples came from. This summer, in Normandy, hedgerows and orchards -- in seemingly endless number -- form the grim setting for a unique kind of warfare in which many a GI has staked his life. On the following six pages three YANK correspondents give a panoramic account of what life has been like for the men who have been struggling forward on the American front -- south of La Haye du Puits and on the way to St. Lo. By Sgt. Saul Levitt ..... Meanwhile, Outside St. Lo... Sgt. Bill Davidson ..... ...and then St. Lo was freed. By Sgt. Walter Peters ..... Hospital in a Hold - "Floating boxcars," skippers called them contemptuously -- but that was in the days when it was thought that a Landing Ship, Tanks, merely landed tanks. Than someone realized that there would be a lot off empty space, space in which to carry wounded back across the Channel and treat them en route. The medical equipment may be jury-rigged, but the fact remains that LSTs have proved a life-saving boon to many an injured fighter being evacuated from France this summer. By Tom Bernard Sp.1c ..... Yanks in the ETO - D-Diary of a Glider Infantryman ..... "...In God is our Trust" ( Photo Pages ) ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: June Vincent ..... News from Home ..... The Sad Sack "Specialist" by Sgt George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... YANK's AFN Radio Guide for Week of Aug. 6 ..... Sports Parade ..... Sports: YANK's Fourth Sports Quiz For Experts Only. By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Sports Service Record ..... Saipan was worse than Tarawa By Sgt. Larry McManus ..... YANK Cartoons

YANK BR 1944 08 13
YANK BR 1944 08 13
Vol. 3 No. 9 ....... Cover: Yank Tanks Storming St. ....... Bombing Nazi Lines...as seen from a forward battalion CP - See page 5 ....... Articles Inside: ... St. Lo was no cinch - The town was occupied, but that didn't mean the boys were lolling around bistros, chatting with the ma'moiselles. On the contrary, the German artillery was still pounding away on its own erratic but deadly timetable. But even so, some of the men who had been in on the big push were able to relax a bit to the sweet boom of our own big guns. By Sgt. Saul Levitt ..... Barrage by Bomber - There were 3,000 planes over the front line that day, helping the big push to the South get underway. Here, a YANK reporter, who was at the forward CP of an infantry battalion, describes the scene as he saw, heard, and felt it. Sgt. Bill Davidson ..... Sketched at Trevieres - Five drawings from the Normandy notebook of Sgt. George Vander Sluis, formerly an instructor at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and now a member of an Engineer Battalion. ..... Rangers Come Home and Bring Stories of Their Tough Campaigns in Africa and Europe. By Sgt. Mack Morriss ..... Yanks in the ETO - Three More Divisions - Evening with the Airborne ..... Variety Show - Produced by the Cameras of the World ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Joan Lawrence ..... News from Home ..... The Sad Sack "The Victor" by Sgt George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... YANK's AFN Radio Guide for Week of Aug. 13 ..... Best team in baseball - That's what the experts are tailing the St. Louis Cardinals as they dash toward their third straight National League pennant. Pictured on this page are some of the key men who make them click. ..... Sports: Twelve Thousand Miles From Griffith Stadium By Sgt. Ed Cunningham ..... Sports Service Record ..... The Real Flip Corkin - Col. Phil Cochran has tackled tougher air missions than his comic-strip double ever faced in the Sunday colored pages. By Sgt. Merle Miller ..... YANK Cartoons

YANK BR 1944 08 20
YANK BR 1944 08 20
Vol. 3 No. 10 ....... Cover: Fight's Finish .... for two groups of men. Casualties are brought aboard an LST on the French coast while in the background a file of Nazi prisoners plods further from the Fatherland. ....... Milestones in the ETO - eight paintings by a GI artist - See pages 5 to 7 ....... Articles Inside: ... Taking off with the Tanks - "You've waited a long time," said the voice. "Get punching." The objective wasn't far away, as distances in France were soon to be measured, but it was the beginning of the big armored push that carried the Yanks out of Normandy and well on their way to bigger prizes. By Sgt. Walter Peters ..... Keeping things Moving - A GI artist portarys the role of transportation in carrying the Attack from the U.K. to France. By Sgt. Irwin Swerdlow and Artwork by T/Sgt. David Lax ..... Building Air Fields under Fire - The Ninth's aviation engineers can turn out a landing strip for Yank planes in six hours despite hedgerows, German snipers -- and silly donkeys. Sgt. Bill Davidson ..... Yanks in the ETO - Can This Be The Army, Mr. Jones? ..... Global Outlook By Sgt. Samuel W. Taylor ..... Hunters of the Aegean - American B-25 Mitchell fighter-bombers join with RAF units in patrolling the Nazi-crowded Aegean Sea. Heavily armed and crammed with bombs, their job is to clear enemy shipping from the waters that lap on Greece, Crete and the Turkish coast, Sgt. Steve Derry made these shots of the men who blast the German Caiques. ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Diana Mumby ..... News from Home ..... The Sad Sack "Unburdened" by Sgt George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... YANK's AFN Radio Guide for Week of Aug. 20 ..... Sports Parade ..... Sports: Larry French Writes From Normandy Beach. By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Sports Service Record ..... Home Towns in Wartime: Louisville, Ky. By Cpl. James B. Goble ..... Federal Ballots ..... Jeeps on the Farm? By Sgt. Merle Miller ..... YANK Cartoons

YANK BR 1944 08 27
YANK BR 1944 08 27
Vol. 3 No. 11 ....... Cover: "Kamerad!" The jig is up for this Nazi officer and a couple of MPs intend to see it stays that way. ....... 4-Day Diary From a Brittany Front - See pages 2 to 4 ....... Articles Inside: ... The Big Express - The American military machine rolled irresistibly into Brittany -- south, east and west. Cogs in the machine wore out and men groused when they paused for a cigarette, but when someone up the road yelled, "Let's go !" the machine rolled forward again. Here's a four-day report from one sector of the big drive, written by a YANK correspondent who went along with the troops and saw the great plan unfold. By Sgt. Saul Levitt ..... What Will You Wear After the War? By Sgt. Al Hine and Sgt. Ralph Stein ..... Guadalcanal Goes Garrison - Vegetables grow on battlefields, you get gigged for not saluting and there are 150 theaters. The men who fought there two years ago wouldn't know the place. By Sgt. Barrett McGurn ..... Making Stuff where it's Needed By Pvt. Howard Katzander ..... LIFE Goes to a Party By Sgt. Ray Duncan ..... Yanks in the ETO - That Decadent Democracy - Three Against Forty ..... Roman Holiday - The Mussolini Stadium, built by the chunky Duce back in 1939 to house (he thought) post-war Olympic Games, had its opening big show when GIs, changing its name to Il Foro D'ltalia, held the finals of the Allied Track and Field Championships. The meet, photographed by Sgt. George Aarons, was not so fancy as the Penn Relays, but a Gl crowd of 25,000 got its money's worth. ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Mildred Cowles ..... News from Home ..... The Sad Sack "Lost and Found" by Sgt George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... Sgt. Pete Paris ( KIA on D-Day ) ..... Duration Heavyweights - The heavyweight situation has gone to pot since Joe Louis and Billy Conn entered the Army. All that's left is a collection of 4-Fs and overgrown light-heavyweights who are fighting among themselves for the duration championship...... Sports: Unsolved Mystery of Babe Dahlgren. By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Sports Service Record ..... Targets in Japan ( Map ) ..... The Soldier Speaks : "What should we do with the Germans and Japs after the war?" ..... YANK Cartoons

YANK BR 1944 09 03
YANK BR 1944 09 03
Vol. 3 No. 12 ....... Cover: On to Paris ....... An F.A. Outfit Makes Good in France - See pages 6 and 7 ....... Articles Inside: ... The Women of St. Mars - "Hello , Amerikanski!" "Hello, Russky!" Those were the simple greetings between GIs pressing eastward and Valentina Matfeieff, one of the 215 Russian women whom the Nazis shipped to France to work as a section gang on the railroad. Now these women are pounding spikes no longer, for they and their home towns, though still far apart, have both been freed. By Sgt. Saul Levitt, with artwork by Sgt. John Scott ..... Random Shots From the Northern Front - A GI-view of some of the moments in France which have made the pats few weeks momentously historic ones. ..... "Rommel, Count Your Men!"...And when Rommel counted, he was short a whole tankful of Nazis, for this crack 155-mm. howitzer outfit dropped a shell marked "From Harlem to Hitler" neatly through the turret of a German tank nine miles away. They have thrown more than 10,000 rounds against the Aryan Superman myth. By Sgt. Bill Davidson with Sketch by Jack Coggins ..... The Partisan from Brooklyn - A U.S. paratrooper tells about the 10 exciting months he spent behind enemy lines in Italy, fighting as an anti-Fascist guerrilla. By Sgt. Harry Sions ..... Recapturing Guam - Mortar fire poured down from the hills when the marines landed to win back the first U.S. island seized by the Japs in this war. By Sgt. Larry McManus ..... Variety Show - Produced by the Cameras of the World ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Vivian Blaine ..... News from Home ..... The Sad Sack "Rest" by Sgt George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... YANK's AFN Radio Guide for Week of Sept. 3 ..... Sports Parade ..... Sports: Touching All Bases in the Big Leagues. By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Sports Service Record ..... A GI View of the Hawaii Conference - When the President met with his Army and Pacific chiefs, it meant plenty of spit and polish for the GIs, sailors and marines. By Sgt. Barrett McGurn with sketches by Sgt. Arthur Weithas ..... YANK Cartoons

YANK BR 1944 09 10
YANK BR 1944 09 10
Vol. 3 No. 13 ....... Cover: Arc de Triomphe 25 August 1944 ....... Paris is Freed - Story and Pictures by YANK Staffmen - Pages 5 to 10 ....... Articles Inside: ... Maquis Make Good Allies - This is the story of some Maquis, typical of thousands of Frenchmen who never surrendered the cross of Lorraine to the conquering Nazis. Now, with small arms and unlimited daring, they are crippling German convoys, mopping up snippers, and generally smoothing the way for the Allied push-through to Berlin. By Sgt. Bill Davidson with sketches by Sgt. John Scott ..... 5 More Divisions in France are Identified ..... The French GI Fights His Way Home - A Pictorial Story of the Liberation of Paris, recorded by Sgt. Reg Kenny, YANK Photographer, who, with YANK Correspondent Pvt. Howard Katzander, was one of the first Americans to enter the city with the French forces. ..... Tell It to the Chaplain. By Cpl. Grant Robbins ..... Death of an Army - The once-mighty German Seventh Army crumbled and died-its funeral dirge the roar of Allied big guns. As it did so, a little valley in France became the sterbenraum of men who sought lebensraum by grabbing it from smaller neighbors. By Sgt. Saul Levitt and sketch by Pvt. Jack Coggins ..... Children and War - No matter where he goes overseas, GI Joe discovers that the kids are never far away. Here are a few of his young foreign friends. ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Marie McDonald ..... News from Home ..... The Sad Sack "Planning" by Sgt George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... YANK's AFN Radio Guide for Week of Sept. 10 ..... Report on Joe DiMaggio ..... The Ghost of Guam - Hunted day and night by Jap patrols, this Navy radioman sweated out 31 months as a fugitive on the enemy island. By Cpl. Tom O'Brien with sketches by Sgt. Puge ..... YANK Cartoons

YANK BR 1944 09 17
YANK BR 1944 09 17
Vol. 3 No. 14 ....... Cover: Four Men in Search of the Germans at Montargis. Pages 2, 3, and 4 ....... Articles Inside: ... Montargis ... as they wanted it. - The two-star general had fought in France before. He liked the French and didn't want to shell their towns if he could take them from the Germans any other way. The story that follows tells what happened then when a lieutenant colonel, a sergeant, a YANK correspondent, and a German prisoner as guide, walked into a village to talk the German commander out of fighting. By Sgt. Saul Levitt with sketches by Sgt. John Scott ..... It's Hotter'n Hell at Andimeshk By Sgt. Burtt Evans ..... Mogin's Maulers - It wasn't so strange that this Thunderbolt fighter-bomber group was mistaken for tank reinforcements. They had done practically everything else-and were to do much more, in addition to their regular flying duties, in order to knock out Jerry. By Sgt. Bill Davidson ..... Skyway to Siberia - Russians and Yanks working together have sent more than 5,000 Lend-Lease aircraft to the Soviet Union via Alaska, the shortest route from our factories to their front lines. By Sgt. Georg N. Meyers ..... Marauder Magic - It was a case of "now you see them now you don't" when the U.S. raiders in Jap-held Burma opened their bag of tricks. By Sgt. Dave Richardson ..... Yanks in the ETO. By Cpl. John Preston ..... T/O Trouble or There'll be no Promotion this Side of the Ocean ( A YANK Dopey Drama ) By Pfc. James M. Warren ..... Street Map of Paris ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Julie Bishop ..... News from Home ..... The Sad Sack "Information" by Sgt George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... YANK's AFN Radio Guide for Week of Sept. 17 ..... Sports Parade ..... Sports: Don't Sell the Brownies Short Against the Cards. By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Sports Service Record ..... What The Nazi Soldier Thinks - "You're a long way from Berlin," boats a cocky Master Sergeant captured in Italy. By Sgt. James P. O'Neill ..... YANK Cartoons

YANK BR 1944 09 24
YANK BR 1944 09 24
Vol. 3 No. 15 ....... Cover: Details of War Department's Demobilization Plans. Pages 2, 3, 4 and 5 ....... Articles Inside: ... The Army's Plan for Demobilization - Announcing that some GIs will be released after Germany falls, the Army says that the first discharges will go to fathers and men with the longest service and the most combat duty. By Pfc. Ira H. Freeman ..... Complete Text of the WD Statement on Demobilization ..... Random Thoughts and Sketches from France. By Sgt. Albert Gold ..... New Georgia One Year Later - GIs find uses for old Jap machines on these peaceful islands, once battle sites. By Sgt. Barrett McGurn ..... Yanks in the ETO. By Tom Bernard Sp. (X) 1c, USNR; Paris - After Liberation ..... Germany and Border Countries ( Centerfold Map ) ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Jean Parker ..... News from Home ..... The Sad Sack "Minor Repair" by Sgt George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... YANK's AFN Radio Guide for Week of Sept. 24 ..... Pitcher's Year ..... Sports: Mehl's Victory Features Allied Olympics in Rome. By Sgt. James P. O'Neill ..... Sports Service Record ..... Riviera Beachhead. By Sgt. Harry Sions ..... Getting Your Old Job Back - Or a New One. By Sgt. Merle Miller ..... YANK Cartoons

YANK BR 1944 10 01
YANK BR 1944 10 01
Vol. 3 No. 16 ....... Cover: Through Belgium--On the Way to Unter den Linden. Pages 2, 3, 4 and 5 ....... Articles Inside: ... With the Belgian White Army - The Belgian Forces of the Interior--the dreaded Armee Blanche-had terrorized the Germans for years. Now, the men who had never accepted surrender, the hard core of the Belgian Army, simply took up where they had left off in 1940, and went to work with the American troops --driving the Germans eastward. By Sgt. Bill Davidson ..... Crossing Belgium. By Cpl. John Preston ..... Armored Patrol - When Uncle Sam took off on his big push across Brittany, American armored might played one of the starring roles in the history-making drive. Our tankmen saw the fall of Perrier, Coutance, Avranches, Rennes, Vannes. Although many GIs and machines were lost in the blitz campaign of wholesale liberation waged against stiffening Nazi resistance, the re-conquest went on. YANK artist Cpl. Jack Coggins rode with a recon unit of the Fourth Armored Division on the last lap of the race to Lorient. These are his impressions of the unit's pioneer job probing German strength and resources of the naval port amid the enemy's barrage of shot and shell. ..... Merrill's Makeshift Artillery. By Sgt. Dave Richardson ..... Tough Shipment Ticket. By Sgt. Sanderson Vanderbilt ..... Yanks in the ETO. Village Tragedy. By Cpl. Joe Schiffman; Jerry and the Jabos. By Tom Bernard Sp. (X) 1c, USNR; Three More Divisions in France ..... YANK's United States ( Centerfold Map ) ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Gale Storm ..... News from Home ..... The Sad Sack "Objective" by Sgt George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... YANK's AFN Radio Guide for Week of Oct. 1 ..... War Against Weather - Newfoundland Signal Corps Crew Fights a Battle as Tough as Many Combat Assignments. What do you think of American soldiers? - YANK's photographer Sgt. Steve Derry met these six girls in Cairo, and here's the question he popped to them while he was taking their pictures. ..... YANK Cartoons

YANK BR 1944 10 08
YANK BR 1944 10 08
Vol. 3 No. 17 ....... Symbol of Allied air forces' strategic bombing of German transportation and industry. ....... Cover: Along the Moselle-And Into the Siegfried Line.. Pages 2, 3, 4 and 5 ....... Articles Inside: ... Fighting Our Way into Germany...through Alsace-Lorraine...into the Siegfried Line - YANK correspondent Sgt. Saul Levitt traveled with the American troops across France, through Alsace-Lorraine, and into the Siegfried Line. An account of some of the battles, and the men who fought them, appear on the following four pages. Of the violent fighting along the Moselle River, Sgt. Levitt wrote in his dispatch. ..... Strategic Bombing....as planned. By Sgt. Samuel W. Taylor ..... Unmilitary Training - Army plans to to build up study, and sports and cut down drill in daily routine of GIs stuck in inactive theaters after the defeat of Germany. By Pfc. Ira H. Freeman ..... Yanks in the ETO. The Brassiere Boys. By Tom Bernard Sp. (X) 1c, USNR; Keeping Clean in France. ..... GI Horseplay - In Egypt and In Italy ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Belita ..... News from Home ..... The Sad Sack "The Bulletin Board" by Sgt George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... Here is our Official Demobilization Card ..... YANK's AFN Radio Guide for Week of Oct. 8 ..... The Wonder Team ( St. Louis Browns ) ..... Sports: Down South it's Tech and Tulane. By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Sports Service Record ..... Home Towns in Wartime: Washington, D.C. by Sgt. Merle Miller ..... GIs From Brazil. By Cpl. Jud Cook ..... YANK Cartoons

YANK BR 1944 10 15
YANK BR 1944 10 15
Vol. 3 No. 18 ....... Cover: Nazi Mines ....... Articles Inside: ... Down the Road...Into the Line. By Sgt. Mack Morriss ..... Through Liege - GI Jerry didn't know we were even in Belgium let alone Germany. He thought we were trapped back of St. Lo-his radio said so. But in spite of his surprise, he still put up determined opposition until he saw defeat with his own eyes. By Cpl. John Preston ..... "The T/5 Colonel" - The 46-year-old corporal is one of those fabulous characters you generally find only in books or the movies--a genuine soldier of fortune. But unlike the Hollywood version, T/5 Alfred Perrott-White is more than a romantic adventurer--he has a reason for fighting Nazis. By Sgt. Bill Davidson ..... The Soldier Speaks: Who should be discharged first after the war? ..... Study in Sound - Relentless barrages of artillery are hard to take but long hours of silence in a forward position are even tougher on the nerves. By Pvt. Justin Gray ..... Yanks in the ETO ..... Achtung Minen - A Detonator Squad Removes Two Types of German S Mines or "Bouncing Betties" ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Burnu Acquanetta ..... News from Home ..... The Sad Sack "Told Off" by Sgt George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... YANK's AFN Radio Guide for Week of Oct. 15 ..... Sports Parade ..... Sports: Take tour pick: Ohio State, Purdue, Michigan or Irish. By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Sports Service Record ..... Candidates for the Federal Ballot ..... YANK Cartoons

YANK BR 1944 10 22
YANK BR 1944 10 22
Vol. 3 No. 19 ....... With the First U.S. Army in Germany Pages 5 and 6 ....... Cover: Dinner Music ....... Articles Inside: ... Verdun 1917-1944 - In the last war, more than a million men were killed in the battle for Verdun. In this war, the area was liberated almost without a struggle. But it was Verdun-"The hinge of the door which swings open sometimes on France, sometimes on Germany -with the "Furnace" and 'Dead Man's Hill'' reminding GIs again of the violent passage of history. By Sgt. Bill Davidson ..... The Big Picture - When the air, the infantry, the armor and the artillery all get working together, without argument, it makes a pretty picture on the map, and the attack is acknowledged to be "very well conceived." These are logistics, however, and the men on the line say simply, "Now this is the way we're supposed to fight." By Sgt. Mack Morriss ..... Waterfront Scenes - The four water color drawings reproduced on this page are the work of one GI who, like thousands of others, has lived and worked amidst these surroundings. By Pfc. Brockie Stevenson ..... Adriatic Front - On the Eighth Army's right flank, Polish and Free Italian troops are pushing back the Nazis with a determination born of revenge. By Sgt. Harry Sions ..... Yanks in the ETO: Glider Trip to Holland. By Pfc. George Groh; The Place of Junk. By Pvt. Howard Katzander ..... Variety Show - Produced by the Cameras of the World ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Betty Jane Graham ..... News from Home ..... The Sad Sack "French Welcome" by Sgt George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... YANK's AFN Radio Guide for Week of Oct. 22 ..... Sports Parade ..... Sports: Who'll Go Rose Bowling? Southern Cal? Maybe UCLA. By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Sports Service Record ..... When the Japs Held Guam - Natives describe their two and a half years in the Emperor's East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere. By Sgt. Larry McManus ..... YANK Cartoon

YANK BR 1944 10 29
YANK BR 1944 10 29
Vol. 3 No. 20 ....... About the Push that Didn't Start on Time. Pages 2 and 3 ....... Cover: Signs of the Times ....... Articles Inside: ... 60 Hours at Dornot - This is not a story of victory; it is the story of American troops who were forced to withdraw in the face of numerically superior German forces and enemy fire. It is a story of a line that held beyond human endurance, of the heroism of men who fought and died as expendables in a war that gives no quarter. By Sgt. Saul Levitt ..... Which Theater is Tougher...the ETO...or the Pacific? - When a two-star General answers this question, it's news. And as such, YANK herewith presents the views of a two-fisted officer commanding troops Somewhere In Europe, who has been in the thick of the fighting both against the Japs and the Germans. By Sgt. Mack Morriss ..... Battle of the Bridges - If youv'e never been too sure of just what's meant by "cutting off a battle area by air," here is an explanation, with pictures and map, showing in unmistakable terms how some Germans were hemmed in--and reserves kept out--of north-western France by the Allied Air Forces. By Sgt. Samuel W. Taylor ..... Revenge for the Men of Bataan - Landings of American forces in the Philippines recall the grim fast stand of U. S. heroes in the dark early days of the war. By Cpl. James Goble ..... Not a Combat Story - By Cpl. Hyman Goldberg ..... Traitor's End - Six young French collaborationists, members of the Vichy militia who had helped the Nazis, are executed in a square in Grenoble. In this same square, under German occupation, 22 French patriots had been shot for resisting Nazi rule. ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Elaine Riley ..... News from Home ..... The Sad Sack "Chicken Feed" by Sgt George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... YANK's AFN Radio Guide for Week of Oct. 29 ..... Golf's Gold Rush - It starts, appropriately, in the West and ends in Carolinas. To golfers making tour falls thankless job of chasing Byron Nelson, They couldn't catch him this summer; they may find pace even dizzier this winter. ..... Sports: Close-up of Nelson, World's Best Golfer. By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Sports Service Record ..... Yanks in the ETO: Fast Freight. By Pvt. Howard Katzander ..... The Private Life of Private Thompson. By Sgt. F. M. Thompson ..... YANK Cartoons

YANK BR 1944 11 05
YANK BR 1944 11 05
Vol. 3 No. 21 ....... The Story of Germany's "Mocel" Internment Camp. See Pages 2, 3 and 4 ....... Cover: When Liberation Came Vittel ....... Articles Inside: ... Heartbreak House at Vittel - This was a "model" internment camp that the Germans had set up, a place in which 2,000 people representing 48 nationalities were kept. It was clean; it was picturesque; Goebbels took pictures of it to release throughout the world. But what the pictures did not show was what Vittel really was--the false front of a rotten interior. By Sgt. Saul Levitt ..... Pacific Forecast - The OWI says we hove a long war ahead of us. The Japs are still plenty tough and our lines of communication are getting longer as we get closer to Tokyo. ..... War Inside A City - Inside Aachen, the infantry was cautious, because there was no reason to be spectacular. Aachen was doomed--both sides knew it--and since street fighting was a nasty and costly business, the Americans were taking the town in their own time and in their own way. By Sgt. Mack Morriss ..... Report from China - In three stories from the Far East, a GI sizes up the Jap threat to China, talks with Maj. Gen. Chennault about the Fourteenth Air Force and describes life as Yanks live it in the country of our embattled ally; Chennault and the Fourteenth,What It's Like For China GIs. By Sgt. Lou Stoumen ..... Variety Show - Produced by the Cameras of the World ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Rhonda Fleming ..... News from Home ..... The Sad Sack "Charm" by Sgt George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... YANK's AFN Radio Guide for Week of Nov. 5 ..... Grid Headliners ..... Sports: Mr. Hutson Takes Easy Way Out and Plays Again. By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Sports Service Record ..... Yanks in the ETO: Friendly Enemy Weapons. By Sgt. Francis Burke, Thoughts On This And That. By David B. Bittan ..... YANK Cartoons

YANK BR 1944 11 12
YANK BR 1944 11 12
Vol. 3 No. 22 ....... Aachen Reminded Some People of Stalingrad. See Pages 2 and 3 ....... Cover: Clean-Up Western Front ....... Articles Inside: ... Aachen was like Stalingrad - There were the same house-to-house and room-to-room fighting, the same combat techniques. One observer who had been in both places said that the two battles were very similar, even to the German fanatics defending the cities. It was even more similar to one Nazi who had escaped from Stalingrad, fought at Aachen, and whose days of "fanaticism" were now finished. By Sgt. Bill Davidson ..... Close-ups of the Front: The Pillbox - It became the symbol of a peaceful world... By Pvt. William P. Ehling; A Day's Rest - It meant 24 hours of shellfire... By Sgt. Saul Levitt; The German - "I Like to Play at War..." By Cpl. Joseph Priestley ..... Berchtesgaden 0-0000 or If the phone goes buzz-buzz-buzz- Hang Up....It's Hitler. By Sgt. Sanderson Vanderbilt ..... Home Towns in Wartime: San Francisco, Calif. by Cpl. Angus Corley ..... Bomber + Bomber = Bomber - When a Liberator crashed on the runway of a Fifteenth AAF base in Italy, pessimists Lt. Harry Langham and T/Sgt. Vernon Shaffer waited for another crash and left the wreck untouched. A month later, a second B-24 smashed up nearby. Optimists Langham and Shaffer built a new plane out of the two wrecks. And it flew. ..... Yanks in the ETO: Sawdust Commandos ..... Western Front ( Photo Pages ) ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Dusty Anderson ..... News from Home ..... The Sad Sack "Mechanized War" by Sgt George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... YANK's AFN Radio Guide for Week of Nov. 12 ..... Underdogs on Top ( California 6; UCLA 0 ) ..... Sports: So you know Football? Then try this, easy quiz. By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Sports Service Record ..... Kiwis in Italy - How New Zealand veterans ate rabbit stew, seized a German house, buried their dead and moved one hill nearer home. By Sgt. James P. O'Neill ..... YANK Cartoons

YANK BR 1944 11 19
YANK BR 1944 11 19
Vol. 3 No. 23 ....... A U.S. Division's ETO Home Town In Wartime. Pages 6 and 7 ....... Cover: Winter Issue, Germany ....... Articles Inside: ... About the President ..... About the Election ..... Pre-Election Polls and Congressional Changes. By Pfc. Ira H. Freeman ..... ETO Home Town in Wartime: Tavistock, England by Sgt. Sanderson Vanderbilt ..... Roman Justice - Lynch law meted out death to one Fascist official but an orderly trial preceded the execution for murder and treason of Caruso, the collaborationist police chief. By Sgt. Harry Sions ..... Yanks in the ETO: Element of Confusion. By Pvt. Howard Katzander ..... Send Me Love By V-Mail (No. 305) By S/Sgt. Andrew Sparks ..... GI Mike ( Radio Entertainers ) ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Jane Nigh ..... News from Home ..... The Sad Sack "Business Hours" by Sgt George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... YANK's AFN Radio Guide for Week of Nov. 19 ..... Highlights from each of the world series games ..... Sports: Short Short Stories From the St. Louis World Series. By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Sports Service Record ..... Down on the Farm - A lot of folks in Nebraska and Iowa say crops and prices are so good they're paying off that mortgage on the old homestead. But everybody's waiting for the boys to come back from the war. ..... YANK Cartoons

YANK BR 1944 11 26
YANK BR 1944 11 26
Vol. 3 No. 24 ....... Cover: Tracking the Jap ....... Articles Inside: ... Back to the Philippines - GIs landing on Leyte thought the beaches looked much like others they'd seen. But they knew they were on the way to avenge our greatest military defeat. / By Sgt. Ozzie St. George ..... The Royal Marines at Walcheren. - As it was planned, it should have been a simple operation, but as it turned out it was one of the bloodiest actions for the British since Dieppe. At this spot, it was a Royal Marine show, and in spite of the Dutch windmills spotting the horizon, the entire action was more like an assault on a Pacific island. / By Tom Bernard Sp. (X) 1c, USNR ..... Yanks in the ETO. By Cpl. Frank Cady ..... Your Post-War Home - It will cost about $6,000 to buy or build a standard-construction house. If you wait a few years, you may get a prefabricated house for as little as $1,500. / By Sgt. Georg N. Meyers ..... The Line-Up for 1945 ..... Seeing Rome - In Rome, Sgt. Donald Breimhurst, a U.S. Army photographer, took these pictures of GIs seeing the sights of the Eternal City. When Allied troops first moved into Rome, they didn't have much time for tourist pleasures. Now that the war has gone North, the city has become a rest center for men on leave from other zones, GI rendezvous is U.S. Army Rest Center; in Mussolini's time this was Fascist Youth Training Center. ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Mary Ganly ..... News from Home ..... The Sad Sack "Gift" / By Sgt. George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... YANK's AFN Radio Guide for Week of Nov. 26 ..... Sports at home and abroad ..... Sports: Mr. Blanchard Finds Kindness Pays Off Too Many Dividends. / By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Sports Service Record ..... The Soldier Speaks: "Should veterans of this war get a bonus?" ..... What's Your Problem? ..... YANK Cartoons

YANK BR 1944 12 03
YANK BR 1944 12 03
Vol. 3 No. 25 ....... With the Men Who Build the Bridges in France. Pages 2, 3, 4 and 5 ....... Cover: Chow Line in France ....... Articles Inside: ... Bridge Building - These drawings were made during a month with the Combat Engineers, in the apple orchards of Holland while the cold and rain settled down and the mud got deeper. The outfit had fought its way through Europe, sometimes in advance of the Infantry, since the early days in Normandy, and now they looked forward to that biggest bridging, job of all--the crossing of the Rhine. Drawings By Sgt. John Scott ..... My Old Outfit - They started out together at Fort Jackson back in the States and fought their way across Europe until the faces were no longer familiar and you could count the old men on the fingers of one hand. By Sgt. Mack Morriss and sketches by Sgt. Robert Greenhalgh ..... Liberation of Athens - When British forces entered the Greek capital city, they found the people noisily celebrating their release from, three years of systematic German terror. By Sgt. Joe McCarthy ..... Back From Bulgaria - When their guards started to salute them, U. S. flyers in an Axis prison camp knew that the Red Army was on the way. By Sgt. Robert McBrinn ..... Mop-Up Operation - On Pelelieu Island, Marines and GIs of the 81st Division Clean Out the Last of the Japs. ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Marguerite Chapman ..... News from Home ..... The Sad Sack "The Sad Sack" by Sgt George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... YANK's AFN Radio Guide for Week of Dec. 3 ..... YANK's Football Pin-Up -- Records of College, Service, Pro Teams ..... New Guinea Baseball ..... Yanks in the ETO: All Stops East. By Sgt. Irwin Swerdlow, Pfc. to Cpl. in 94 Missions. By Sgt. Albert R. Schwarz ..... YANK Cartoons

YANK BR 1944 12 10
YANK BR 1944 12 10
Vol. 3 No. 26 ....... How U.S. Military Government Works In Germany. Pages 2, 3 and 4 ....... Cover: Fighter Pilot Back From Germany - 1st Lt. Vernon R. Richards, of Feltsmills, N. Y., an 8th AAF fighter pilot with a record of 2 Nazi planes downed and 3 1/2 destroyed on the ground, relaxes after a seven-hour grind escorting heavy bombers over Germany. On the back of his hand, in writing which a lick of the tongue will eradicate in case of trouble, is the capsule information needed by pilots on such missions. ....... Articles Inside: ... ...No Place for Sentiment - The military government organization in Aachen was more or less off an experiment, according to the American officers there, which might become the blueprint for the occupation of other cities later on. How it worked in the early days of the first crossing of the Reich border is told on these pages. By Sgt. Mack Morriss ..... The End of the Line - Telephone wires are more than mere lines of communication to the men of a Ranger Battalion moving forward into action. By Pvt. Justin Gray ..... "MR. J.J." - Like several million GIs, John J. Marke, subject of His Majesty the King, was yanked out of a comfortable civilian life and sent to war. Like soldiers in most any army, he gripes about the food, the lack of mail, and tries to get out of details. What's important is that "Mr. J. J." fights like a demon and makes a hell of a good sergeant. By Sgt. Bill Davidson ..... Evacuation of Kweilin - U. S. forces destroyed this airbase in southeastern China and withdrew along with thousands of civilian refugees before the advancing Jap armies. By. Sgt. Lou Stoumen ..... War Worker - Here is a report on on average guy in a war plant. He works, rests and plays like we used to and he isn't getting rich. By Sgt. Al Hine ..... Variety Show - Produced by the Cameras of the World ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Lauren Bacall ..... News from Home ..... Details of New Jet Fighter Plane ..... The Sad Sack "Double Trouble #2" by Sgt George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... YANK's AFN Radio Guide for Week of Dec. 10 ..... Pro Football ..... Sports: Young Robeson Follows in His Father's Footsteps. By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Sports Service Record ..... Yanks in the ETO: Replacement On Pass. By Cpl. D. A. Gordon, This Is America ..... What's Your Problem? ..... YANK Cartoons

YANK BR 1944 12 17
YANK BR 1944 12 17
Vol. 3 No. 27 ....... The Three Days Before the Fall of Metz. Pages 2 and 3 ....... Cover: Christmas Mail Call ....... Articles Inside: ... Winter War - There was a lot of history connected with Metz--people said that it had never been taken by force. But the Americans weren't impressed with history. There had been long days and nights of foxholes in the rain and cold, of shrapnel, of flooded rivers, of fierce combat. Now that the town was taken, the men were tired. Maybe they could get one night's good sleep. By Sgt. Saul Levitt ..... ETO Build-Up ( Recovering from Wounds ) ..... Life in GI Russia. By Cpl. Samuel Chavkin ..... The Russian Gateway. By Sgt Burtt Evans ..... Christmastide Back Home - Stores were swamped early because of the deadline on shipping packages overseas, and there were shortages of lots of things, including Santa Claus. People bought presents and planned to celebrate as usual, but it wouldn't be the same gay old time. By Pvt. Debs Myers ..... Philippines Advance - When cavalrymen freed Tacloban, Leyte's largest city, the Filipinos gave them as warm a welcome as GIs in Paris got. Elsewhere the going was tougher. By Sgt. Ralph L. Boyce ..... The Fifth Army - Mars' main spotlight in Europe is on the fighting in Germany. But the front in Italy, though less publicized, is still a combat front of tough enemy opposition and rugged terrain. ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Diana Lewis ..... News from Home ..... The Sad Sack "Released for Active Duty" by Sgt George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... YANK's AFN Radio Guide for Week of Dec. 17 ..... Sports Parade ..... Sports: Mr. Johnston Acquires Two New Heavyweights. By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Sports Service Record ..... Yanks in the ETO: Drop Tanks. By Sgt. Francis Burke, Next Stop Chaos. By S/Sgt. W. F. Cody ..... What's Your Problem? ..... YANK Cartoons

YANK BR 1944 12 24
YANK BR 1944 12 24
Vol. 3 No. 28 ....... Cover: Merry Christmas to All GIs ....... Articles Inside: ... Battalion Aid - This is a story about the men who take care of the front-line fighting men. But it is also a story of non-combatants on the front line -- how they also need care very often, and what happens when they do. It is, simply, a story of one Battalion Aid -- it might be any Battalion Aid-that knows its job and does it well. By Sgt. Mack Morriss ..... Opening of Antwerp - There was a time, when the port of Antwerp was a battle area, that people wondered if ships would ever come in there again. Now that the harbor is working, here is the story of a strange mixture of Americans, British, Canadians and Belgians who, fighting Germans and repairing docks at the same time, were part of one of this war's little-known battles. By Sgt. Bill Davidson ..... Welcome at Leyte. By Sgt. H. N. Oliphant ..... Notes From Combat Diaries by YANK Staff Correspondents ..... Home Towns in Wartime: Paducah, Ky. By Sgt. Burgess H. Scott ..... Christmastide...at the front ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Lynn Bari ..... News from Home ..... The Sad Sack "Bottles" by Sgt George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... YANK's AFN Radio Guide for Week of Dec. 24 ..... Billy the Kid in Italy ( Cpl. Billy Conn ) By Cpl. Len Zinberg ..... Sports Service Record ..... Army Team ( West Point ) ..... Television - Thanks to technical advances hastened by the war, this new industry is just about ready to provide lobs and entertainment for thousands of Americans. By Sgt. Georg N. Meyers ..... YANK Cartoons

YANK BR 1944 12 31
YANK BR 1944 12 31
Vol. 3 No. 29 ....... When The TDs Went Panzer Hunting In Germany. Pages 2 and 3 ....... Cover: Rest Camp, France ....... Articles Inside: ... "The Spearhead's" TDs - Laced together by replacements, the outfit had come a long way since the surf of Normandy, and now, under a German moon, the corporal still wanted to attack. By Sgt. Frank Woolner with sketches by Jack Coggins ..... Up the Hard Way - Sgt. John Shelby was busted four times but won a battlefield commission. In North Africa, Sicily and Western Europe he proved he has what it takes. By Sgt. Bill Davidson ..... The Major and the Private - When the Major wasn't looking for his outfit, he was looking for action-- any kind, anywhere. He also liked to look for Germans he could take prisoner. That's part of how he arid the QM Private happened to liberate a French town--and how the Private happened to win the Silver Star. ( Maj. Charles W. Ketterman and Pvt. Ernest Jenkins ) By Sgt. Saul Levitt with sketch by Sgt. John Scott ..... Into the Rhineland - Here is a glimpse of Germany's industrial and cultural heart, the area where our forces are now engaged in what may be a decisive battle in the west. ..... Allied Battle Line-Up in the West ..... Women in Industry - Will the gal who has your job keep on working after the war or does she think her place is in the home? The answer seems to vary with the lady in question. By Cpl. Margaret Davis ..... Playtime in the Pacific ( Entertainment for the 7th Inf. Div. ) ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Rita Daigle ..... News of the Year - More than ever before, perhaps, the year was one of hopes and fears back in the States. From day to day, much of the big news was being made by Americans, but they were Americans in far-away countries and the home folks thought of places like Leyte and Strasbourg more often than they did of towns in their own counties. The civilian population may have faltered at times, but the nation came through in the crises. By Sgt. H. H. Lyons ..... The Sad Sack "Guests" by Sgt George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... YANK's AFN Radio Guide for Week of Dec. 31 ..... 1944 All-American College Team ..... GI All-American Team - 1944 ..... Yanks in the ETO: The Newcomer. By Pvt. Daniel R. Gilgannon, Third Set of Tenants. By Sgt. Dewitt Gilpin ..... What's Your Problem? ..... YANK Cartoons




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