British Edition YANK BR 1945

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YANK BR 1945 01 07
Vol. 3 No. 30 ....... Cover: Hurricanes On The Eastern Front. Photo by Planet ....... How The Luftwaffe Was Forced Out Of Hiding ....... Articles Inside: ... Big Gestapo Man - Anton Dunckern was the big noise in Metz before he was captured by Doughboys. After that, he was just a big, arrogant Nazi who was under the delusion that all the world loves a fat man, no matter what uniform he wears. But nobody loved this Gestapo chief, including the German military commander of the city. By Sgt. Saul Levitt ..... On Limits - It has been said before that fighting men aren't much interested in the history of places they're fighting forand that's the way it was in Strasbourg. There were beds, good food and drink and no Off Limits signs--important things to an Infantryman. By Cpl. John Preston ..... Pvt. Pullam, Engr. By Sgt. Earl Anderson ..... Flushing the Luftwaffe... - On November 2, an epic air battle took place over Germany -- more Allied fighters opposed to more German fighters in a limited space of sky than ever before in this theater. In the light of subsequent enemy activity, the significance of this furious encounter has become increasingly important, since it was this mission that disclosed the increased production of German fighters, and proved once again that the German pilot is nobody to fool around with. By Sgt. Maurice Barrangon ..... Visit to Tokyo - Two GIs tell how B-29s bombed the Imperial capital, beginning a concentrated campaign to soften up the industry of Japan and pave the way for invasion. By Sgt. Bill Reed ..... Lynn Delivers Her Child ( The B-29 Lucky Lynn ) By Cpl. Knox Burger ..... Building the Base ..... - Behind the front and on the firing line, YANK photographers made these pictures of men, machines, and animals, all of them part of the military pattern of daily life on Leyte Island. Photos by Mason Pawlak CPhoM , Pfc. George Burns and Sgt. Marvin Fasig ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Hazel Brooks ..... News from Home ..... The Sad Sack "Supply Problem" by Sgt. George Baker ..... Football at Home and Abroad ..... Sports - Close-Up of the Coach of the Year. By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Sports Service Record ..... Yanks in the ETO ..... The Count ..... YANK Cartoons

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YANK BR 1945 01 14
Vol. 3 No. 31 ....... Cover: A Visit From Ike - Wearing boots completely identified as his own by three letters, "IKE," the Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces makes a surprise visit to some hard-working GIs on the Western Front. The soldier on right, ( Sergeant Eugene C. Shaffer ), still holds on to his cigarette (something not to be thrown away these days) as he comes to attention. Ike doesn't seem to mind. Photo by Signal Corps. ....... YANK Writers Report The German Breakthrough ....... Articles Inside: ... War in the Forest - Through the dark and dripping fir trees barring the approaches to Cologne, infantrymen crawled and fought their way in an agonizing advance. By Sgt. Mack Morriss ..... The Break-Through ... Evacuating a City - When the Germans launched their recent offensive against the Allied lines, YANK correspondents who were travelling with the troops got these first-hand impressions of the reactions of our men, of the civilians who were again caught in the tide of war, and of the furious clashes that took place when enraged Americans went out to thrust back von Rundstedt's breakthrough bid. The stories that appear on this and the following three pages, present three phases of the present chapter of the fighting on the Western Front. By Sgt. Ed Cunningham ..... Caught on the Ground By Sgt. Bill Davidson ..... Hitting Back By Sgt. Ed Cunningham ..... ETO Home Town in Wartime: Londonderry, N. Ireland By Tom Bernard, Sp (x) 1c, USNR ..... The Soldier Speaks: Should women remain in industry after the war? ..... Veterans on the Farm - GIs experienced on the land can borrow cash from the Department of Agriculture to buy new farms or restock their old ones. By Cpl. Hyman Goldberg ..... Variety Show - Produced by the Cameras of the World ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Janis Carter ..... News from Home ..... The Sad Sack "Raid" by Sgt. George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... Sportsview of the Year - Here are the teams and players who made the biggest news of 1944. ..... Sports - Outstanding Performances of 1944. By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Sports Service Record ..... Yanks in the ETO ..... What's Your Problem? ..... YANK Cartoons

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YANK BR 1945 01 21
Vol. 3 No. 32 ....... Cover: Mission Completed - His face still blackened, Lt. Texas B. Barnes, of Phoenix, Ariz., eats Army rations after the successful completion of a dangerous trip through German lines. He is a member of a U. S. battalion which was trapped by the enemy offensive into Belgium. By blackening their faces and destroying their equipment, the American fighting unit infiltrated through enemy positions under cover of darkness to reach their own lines. Photo by OWI. ....... How SS Men Murdered 100 U.S. Prisoners of War. See Pages 2, 3 and 4 ....... Articles Inside: ... Massacre At Malmedy - From Belgium comes this verified account of how the Germans, on the first day of von Rundstedt's breakthrough, murdered over one hundred American prisoners of war, in cold blood. The story, a compilation of eye-witness reports and evidence supplied by captured Germans, gives a clear picture of the kind of enemy we're fighting. By Sgt. Ed Cunningham and Sketches by Jack Coggins ..... Souvenir Savvy - You can't take it with you if it's loaded or looted. Photo by George Burns ..... "...Even The Birds Walk" - The Thunderbolts were on a routine mission that December morning, until they made a far-from-routine discovery. Then came the fogs, but the pilots kept groping through them and strafing the Germans, who, the Colonel said, had nothing but service troops, cooks, and bakers between them and the English Channel. And the column heading west from Stavelot finally had to change its direction. By Sgt. Bill Davidson with Artwork by John Scott ..... Naples Today - Freed from the physical dangers of war, the city buckles down to work at its great port and fights against inflation without losing its gaiety. By Sgt. August Loeb with Photos by Sgt. George Aarons ..... GIs in Congress - Pfc. William J. Green By Cpl. Hyman Goldberg - Cpl. Charles Melvin Price By Pfc. Debs Myers - Capt. William E. Jenner By Sgt. Richard H. Paul ..... Photo Round-up on the Western Front ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Rita Hayworth ..... News from Home ..... The Sad Sack "Booby Trap" by Sgt. George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... YANK's AFN Radio Guide - Highlights for the week of Jan. 21 ..... Who's Who in Tennis - A sergeant outranks a couple of lieutenants in the annual U.S. Lawn Tennis rankings. ..... Sports - For Experts Only. By Sgt. Dan Polier with Photo by Ben Schnall ..... Sports Service Record ..... Yanks in the ETO ..... The Count ..... Strictly G.I. ..... YANK Cartoons

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YANK BR 1945 01 28
Vol. 3 No. 33 ....... Cover: Two Props And A Jet - Flying staggered echelon with two sister ships from Bell Aircraft, the jet-propelled P-59 Airacomet fighter-trainer (bottom) shows her lines alongside those of the P-39 Airacobra (top) and the P-63 Kingcobra (middle). What makes the "jet job" fly is told on pages 2, 3, and 4. Photo by Bell Aircraft Corp. ....... The American Jet Plane and What Makes It Fly ....... Articles Inside: ... Jet Plane - This propellerless job, though still a subject for whispers, has been out of the lab many months, carrying our flying men higher and faster than they have ever flown before. By Sgt. Georg N. Meyers ..... Another Winter - Lt. Gen. Mark W. Clark sizes up the tough job in Italy. By Sgt. Jack Denton Scott and photo by Pvt. George Aarons ..... They Held Bastogne - These were the men and these were the units who turned a little Belgian town into a major stumbling block for the Nazis in their mighty bid to break through to the West. And this is an account of how those men and units turned that town's name into a memorable one in American military annals. By Sgt. Saul Levitt ..... Home Towns in Wartime: Brooklyn, N.Y. By Cpl. Hyman Goldberg with Photos by Ben Schnall ..... Guerrillas on Leyte - Fighting from the hills with home-made weapons, Filipino patriots caused the Japs plenty of trouble and helped pave the way for the American landings. By Pfc. George Burns ..... Seeing Ceylon ( Photo Story ) By Sgt. Dave Richardson ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Deanna Durbin ..... News from Home ..... The Sad Sack "Up and Out" by Sgt. George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... YANK's AFN Radio Guide - Highlights for the week of Jan. 28 ..... Off Season is on Again ..... Sports - The 4-F Athlete Takes Another Physical. By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Sports Service Record ..... Yanks in the ETO. With Photos by Cpl. Busch and Sgt. Sanford ..... The Count ..... What's Your Problem? ..... Cartoons

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YANK BR 1945 02 04
Vol. 3 No. 34 ....... Cover: Russian Soldier. Photo by Planet. ....... The Red Air Force Packs A Front-Line Wallop. See Pages 6 and 7 ....... Articles Inside: ... Forced March - The men of the Yankee Division had just started to relax in Metz when the order came for a hurried push north. Within three days they were driving the Germans back across the Sure River, some 70 miles away. By Sgt. Joe McCarthy with Sketches by Sgt. John Scott ..... Jottings from Germany --and elsewhere on the Western Front. Random sketches from a notebook compiled by Sgt. John Scott, YANK Staff Artist, during the struggle against the Nazis in recent months. ..... Russia's Front-Line Air Force - One of the few outsiders who has ever seen the Red Army in action tells of the hand-in-glove support it receives from planes, which at times resemble a swarm of midges and at others virtually double as tanks. By Sgt. James Dugan with photo by Alexander Stakovitch ..... Burma War - ...out of the jungles into the cities. By Sgt. Dave Richardson ..... Landing at Ormoc - In the 77th Division's jump up Leyte's coast, there was plenty of walking for the infantry and plenty of work for the medics. By Sgt. Bill Alcine ..... Alaska Rescue Mission ( C-47 Crashes on Mount McKinley ) Photos by Sgt. John M. Greany ..... YANK Pin-up Girls: Eve Whitney, Helen O'Hara, Elaine Shepard, Kay Booth and Noreen Roth ..... News from Home ..... The Sad Sack "Enemy Territory" by Sgt. George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... YANK's AFN Radio Guide - Highlights for the week of Feb. 4 ..... Ringside Sketches - On-the-scene drawings of the Allied Boxing Championships in Rome by Pvt. David Shaw, YANK artist. ..... Sports - The Yawkey Air Force. By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Sports Service Record ..... Yanks in the ETO ..... The Count ..... What's Your Problem? ..... Cartoons

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YANK BR 1945 02 11
Vol. 3 No. 35 ....... Cover: Hunting Snipers - The American rifleman moving through a war-pocked building in Aachen, Germany is Pvt. Ralph J. De Franco of Pittsburgh, Pa. At the moment a Signal Corps photographer made this picture, De Franco was trying to get in a shot at a German sniper who'd been pecking away at the Yanks. Photo by Signal Corps. ....... A GI Tell of France's Tough Road Back. See Pages 2, 3 and 4 ....... Articles Inside: ... France Sweats It Out - A Gl reporter gives a picture of the French people's struggle to get back on their, feet, a picture that is a far cry from the impression GIs are likely to pick up on a trip to Paris. By Sgt. James Dugan ..... Our Fastest Bomber ( New A-26 Invader ) Photos by Sgt. Frank Biro and Sgt. Robert Gordon ..... The Russian Offensive ..... Iron Man Battalion - The old-timers of this 34th Division outfit have sweated it out longer than any other infantrymen in Europe, three years overseas with 350 days spent in the front lines of Tunisia and Italy. By Sgt. Joe McCarthy and photos by Sgt. Steve Derry ..... The Soldier Speaks: Should the GIs of this war have a veterans' organization of their own? ..... Theater in Wartime By Sgt. Georg N. Meyers with Photo by Lucus Pritchard ..... Variety Show - Produced by the Cameras of the World Photos by Sgt. Dick Hanley and Sgt. Dil Ferris..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Lizabeth Scott ..... News from Home ..... The Sad Sack "Army Economy" by Sgt. George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... YANK's AFN Radio Guide - Highlights for the week of Feb. 11 ..... College Basketball. Photo by Sgt. Bob Ghio ..... GI Tex Rickard By Sgt. Burtt Evans and photo by Sgt. Derry ..... Sports Service Record ..... Yanks in the ETO ..... The Count ..... Cartoons

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YANK BR 1945 02 18
Vol. 3 No. 36 ....... Cover: Winter In The West. Photo by Signal Corps. ....... GIs, Back From Russia, Tell of Moscow Visit. See Pages 6, 7 and 8 ....... Articles Inside: ... The Thin Line - As our men closed the German bulge, they found grim traces of those outnumbered divisions that first bore the brunt of the enemy onslaught. By Sgt. Saul Levitt ..... Evacuation - You have time to remember, in the warm blankets of the hospital, how you got your wound and what it felt like at the time. By Pfc. Irwin Baskind and Photo by Sgt. Reg. Kenny ..... Iceland Ain't By Sgt. John Moran ..... Yanks in Russia - Seven crew chiefs, back in the U.K. after working on shuttle-bombing bases in the Soviet, tell what life was like there, life which for some included a trip to Moscow. By Sgt. Joe Lockard ..... People on the Home Front - Bernard Baruch By Sgt. Walter Bernstein ..... Rations De Luxe - Men of fhe 1st Special Service Force, hard-fighting veterans of Italy and France, rate l0-in-one ration the best yet but see room for improvement. ( Pvt. Richard Huysse, Sgt. Murray Legge, Pvt. Joseph A. Manley and Sgt. Arnold Boudreau ) Photos by Sgt. George Aarons ..... Iran Accounting - Dockwallopers, rail battalions and truck jockeys in the Persian Gulf Command have hefted almost 41/2 million tons of vital Lend-lease supplies to Russia, despite tough roads and killing heat. ..... Camera in the Philippines - YANK photographers take some varied pictures: of bombs, of GIs at work and the nearest thing to play. Bombs Photo by Pfc. George Burns with other photos by Sgt. Hanley, Mason Pawlak, CPhoM, Sgt. George Burns and Sgt. Bill Alcine ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Pat Clark ..... News from Home ..... The Sad Sack "Change of Diet" by Sgt. George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... YANK's AFN Radio Guide - Highlights for the week of Feb. 18 ..... Spaghetti Bowl - This tasty football dish, served up to GIs in Florence, Italy, had everything from a bare-legged drum majorette to an All-American fullback. Photo by Sgt. Donald Breimhurst ..... Sports - Nothing Worries Roberto. By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Sports Service Record ..... Yanks in the ETO ..... The Count ..... One Man's Loss By Sgt. Emanuel Frachtenberg ( 313th Troop Carrier Group ) ..... Cartoons

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YANK BR 1945 02 25
Vol. 3 No. 37 ....... Cover : Monte Cassino Abbey ..... Bonifacio Borghini, a Benedictine monk of the Abbey of Monte Cassino, walks toward the Abbey's entrance at the northwest corner. Fra Borghini, with several other monks of the Order, lives in rooms of former Abbey Collegium and is working to restore, as much as possible, thousands of manuscripts that once belonged to the Abbey's four celebrated libraries. More Cassino pictures will be found on pages 8-13. Photo by Pvt. George Aarons ( Cover Description Taken From USA Edition ) ....... Pictures of the Ruins of Cassino - One Year After ....... Articles Inside: ... Escape at Laroche - Two Yanks play hide-and-seek with the German Army and get back to their own outfits in time to eat New Year's dinner. By Sgt. Ed Cunningham with Sketches By Sgt. Robert Greenhalgh ..... Return to Luzon - Most of the Japs who should have been waiting on the beaches weren't and the Yanks landed almost without opposition. By Sgt. Ozzie St. George ..... Jeeps and Vodka - The Russians have a way with both, say these 3 GIs back from the Soviet. By Sgt. Earl Anderson ..... Buzz-Bombs over Broadway. Predicted by Cpl. Bill Hennefrund. Depicted by Pfc. Tom Flannery ..... Cassino - One Year After ( Six Page Photo Report ) ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Hilda Simms ..... News from Home ..... The Sad Sack "Man Handled" by Sgt. George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... YANK's AFN Radio Guide - Highlights for the week of Feb. 25 ..... Editorial ..... What's Your Problem? ..... Sports - Take a Quote, Please. By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Sports Service Record ..... Yanks in the ETO ..... The Count ..... Can You Give Me A Smoke, Soldier? ..... Cartoons

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YANK BR 1945 03 04
Vol. 3 No. 38 ....... Cover: Down in the concrete tunnel of a fort captured from the Germans on the Western Front, Pvt. William J. Hagan of Carthage, Mo., writes a letter to his girl. Sitting here on a straw-covered floor and writing with a light shielded by a ration box his thoughts carry him far from this foreign winter. Photo by Signal Corps ....... What You Can Expect of Air Travel After the War ....... Articles Inside: ... A talk with some Japs - In a Philippine PW camp a YANK correspondent with an interpreter interviews Jap prisoners to find out what they think about war, us, baseball and their Emperor. By Sgt. H. N. Oliphant and Sketches By Sgt. Robert Greenhalgh ..... GI Questions from GIs - What soldiers want to know is how their Bill of Rights works. YANK untangles some problems stated in letters to the editor. ..... Negros in Combat - When you're under battle conditions and It's a toss-up whose neck is next, there isn't any worrying about the differences in the color of your skins; at least thats what Negro GIs learned on two European fronts. In France By Sgt. Ralph G. Martin and In Italy By Sgt. August Loeb. Photo by Pfc. Pat Coffey ..... Air Travel After the War - The aviation industry promises a New York-to-London trip in 12 hours to cost the passengers only 4 cents a mile. By Pfc. Ira Henry Freeman and Photo By Sgt. John Frano ..... Marseilles By Pvt. Howard Katzander ..... Picnic on the Kinugawa Maru - These pictures, by YANK's Sgt. Dil Ferris, were taken during an offshore party by five Red Cross girls and 10 GIs, exploring a Jap ship that was sunk trying to land troops at Guadalcanal. ..... Strictly G.I. ..... Kindly Let All Those Who Are Going Out First By Sgt Burtt Evans ..... News from Home ..... The Sad Sack "Double Trouble" by Sgt. George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... Indoor Season - It's going full blast with boxing, wrestling, basketball and an imported game called Jai-Alai. ..... Sports - Mr. MacPhail, Don't Forget the Old Yankees. By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Sports Service Record ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Frances Vorne ..... Yanks in the ETO ..... The Count ..... Cartoons

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YANK BR 1945 03 11
Vol. 3 No. 39 ....... Cover: Mustang Mission - Four Mustangs from the 361st Fighter Group of the 8th Air Force, equipped with auxiliary tanks for long-range escort flight, fly in perfect echelon formation, a formation not used in combat, but which is helpful in teaching precision methods to Clobber College pilots. Photo by Sgt. Ben Rosenblatt ....... With an Assault Outfit in the Big Push East ....... Articles Inside: ... Clobber College - The 8th AAF's new system of training combat pilots mixes novices from the States with veterans from the skies over Germany. By Sgt. Joe Rosenthal with Photos by Sgt. Joe Pazen ..... Night Life in Teheran Sketches by T-5 Frank Agar ..... It's Rough Beyond The Roer - For many months, Sgt. Howard Brodie, YANK Staff Artist, covered the war in the Pacific and he was in the thick of things at Guadalcanal. Now on the Western Front in Europe, he went along with the 102nd Division when it took off on the recent big push across the Roer River. Essentially an artist rather than a reporter, Brodie nevertheless wrote and cabled back this starkly lie and graphic account of the outfit he accompanied. By Sgt. Howard Brodie ..... Just Before the Big Push - As a prelude to our crossing the Roer in force, this outfit of kids crawled up the east bank many times to bring back prisoners and information. ( Buck Rogers' Rangers ) By Sgt. Ralph G. Martin with Photos by Sgt. Reg Kenny ..... The Teen-agers - The headline-making antics of the current younger generation are as truly typical of them as goldfish swallowing was of us. By Pfc. Debs Myers ..... Western Germany ( Center-fold Map ) ..... Strictly G.I. ..... What's Your Problem? ..... News from Home ..... The Sad Sack "The Payoff" by Sgt. George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... Sports Parade ..... Sports - Basketball Scandal Puts Heat on Gamblers. By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Sports Service Record ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: June Haver ..... Yanks in the ETO ..... The Count ..... Cartoons

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YANK BR 1945 03 18
Vol. 3 No. 40 ....... Cover: Another River to Cross - It has been one river after another for the Engineers ever since the D-Day landings, and during the big push to the Rhine they were busy again. A Signal Corps photographer found these Combat Engineers constructing a floating treadway under enemy fire. Photo by Signal Corps. ....... Story and Pictures of the Men Who Took Duren ....... Articles Inside: ... The Drive on Duren - Floods and a German counteroffensive slowed things down, but the Americans bided their time and finally slugged across the turbulent Roer River to take this gateway to the Cologne Plain. By Sgt. Ed Cunningham ..... People on the Home Front - Kathleen Winsor By Cpl. Hyman Goldberg ..... Flying 4-F - Crews may come and crews may go, but T/Sgt. "Pop" Campbell, who had to fight his way into the Army and has 79 missions under his belt, seems to go on forever. By Sgt. Basil Wallace Romanovich ..... 3 Years on Luzon - Men who fought at Bataan and Corregidor tell how life was behind the barbed wire of a Japanese POW camp. By Sgt. Ozzie St George with Artwork by By Sgt. Robert Greenhalgh ..... Home on Furlough - Back From the ETO By Sgt. Walter Bernstein - Back From the Pacific By Sgt. Ralph Boyce ..... Main Streets of America - A look back home since you went away ..... The Soldier Speaks: Which was the greater menace to our country and our values: Germany or Japan? ..... News From Home ..... The Sad Sack "Wide-Open Town" by Sgt George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... Clear the Track! - These stars of the spiked-shoe have attracted the most attention during the current indoor season ..... Sports: Vets Carry Burden of Board-Track Season ..... Sports Service Record ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Alexis Smith ..... Yanks in the ETO ..... The Count ..... Cartoons

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YANK BR 1945 03 25
Vol. 3 No. 41 ....... Cover: Salvage - Pvt. Alfred P. Weiss of Derwyn, Ill,, salvages ammo from a damaged Fortress on the Continent. More than 600 damaged planes have been returned to the UK by the Eighth Air Force Service Command In Europe. Photo by Cpl. Eugene Kammerman. ....... The Return of Two GIs to Civilian Life -Pages 8, 9 and 10 ....... Articles Inside: ... From the Roer to the Rhine - The Yanks moved so fast that the enemy didn't know where they were coming from or where they were going or even where they were. By Sgt. Ralph G. Martin ..... Trapeze Act Over Japan - When his gunner's blister on a B-29 blew out almost six miles above Nagoya, Sgt. Krantz blew out too, but not all the way. By Cpl. Knox Burger with Photo by Capt. Guy T. Denton ..... A Letter To Von Papen By Sgt. Saul Levitt ..... Yeoman at Yalta - Scuttlebutt began to flow as soon as the Navy said, "Be ready to move within two days," but none of the men guessed that they would soon be seeing history in the making. By Dick Grueneberg, Sp (x) 1c, USNR ..... Two New Civilians - To find out what happens after you're discharged YANK visits two ex-overseas GIs and reports their adjustment to life in their old neighborhoods. ( William J. Williams and Ray Latal ) By Sgt. Barrett McGurn with Photo by Pvt. George Aarons ..... A German Talks - People inside Germany know the war is going our way, but there is no movement strong enough to buck Hitler, this prisoner says. By Sgt. Joe McCarthy with Artwork by Pvt. Jack Coggins and Sgt. Robert Greenhalgh ..... Yanks in Luzon - YANK photographers took these pictures as American forces were advancing on Manila. They give a cross section of what GIs were doing and what they saw as the Japs retreated before them. ( Photo Report by Sgt. Dick Hanley ) ..... Tomorrow's Telephone - Peacetime applications of GI portable communications equipment will help keep civilians in touch with their homes and offices. By Sgt. Georg N. Meyers with Artwork by Sgt. Frank Brandt ..... News From Home ..... The Sad Sack "Rank Injustice" by Sgt George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... Sports Comebacks - Will the big name athletes now in uniform be able to resume their careers after the war? That's a question puzzling both fans and players. Here are eight of the biggest names in sport, some in and some just out of uniform. their stories are typical of the star athletes of today. ..... Hype Igoe, link between old and new in boxing By Cpl. Tom Shehan ..... Sports Service Record ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Ingrid Bergman ..... Yanks in Britain By Cpl. Edmund Antrobus with Photo by Sgt. Jack Rainone ..... The Count ..... Cartoons

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YANK BR 1945 04 01
Vol. 3 No. 42 ....... Cover: Easter 1945 - Rehearsing for Easter services, the members of this 96th Bomb Group choir are (l. to r.) Cpl. Arthur McCommon of Memphis ; Pfc. Robert E. English of Montoursville. Pa.; Cpl. Amos B. Hayes of Yuma, Ariz.; S/Sgt W. Edwin Crouch Jr.. of Easton, Md., and T/Sgt. George K. Bachman of Scranton, Pa. Photo by Sgt. Joe Pazen ....... Trick Bombing Technique Busts Burma Bridges ....... Articles Inside: ... The Fall of Cologne - The 3rd Armored franks drew small-arms and 88 fire, met one Nazi tank in a head-on fight to the finish, and went on to take the town. By Sgt. Ed Cunningham ..... Hike to Manila - The going was better for trucks than it was for Infantry feet, but friendly Filipinos had cold beer waiting at the end of the march. By Sgt. Dick Hanley ..... Bull Sessions On Replacements - Training for combat, according to veterans in Italy, should be a hell of a lot more realistic and a hell of a lot more through. By Cpl. William Regan ..... "Big Mouth" - That's what the people of his home town, who knew him when, call Goebbels. They recall the Nazi propaganda chief as ambitious and cruel. By Cpl. Howard Katzander ..... Jazz - Popular music back home hasn't changed much. The same familiar bands play the new hit tunes. By Sgt. Al Hine ..... Bridge Busters - They hit upon their method by a lucky accident, but the members of this Burma bomber squadron have a record of 114 targets destroyed and 51 more damaged. By Sgt. Dave Richardson ..... Carrier Off Japan - When the air-crewmen came back from their low-level raids, the thing they talked about most was the lack of Jap air opposition. By Cpl. James Goble and Artwork by By Sgt. Robert Greenhalgh ..... Mud and Flood on the Western Front ( Photo Report ) ..... Remember Oran? It isn't the same town it was in 1943. Al's Place has folded and sailors outnumber the GIs. By Sgt. Ronald Caldwell ..... News From Home ..... The Sad Sack "Birds of a Feather" by Sgt George Baker ..... What's Your Problem? ..... Mail Call with a Photo by Sgt. Ben Rosenblatt ..... Sportsman Show ( Annual Show in Madison Square Garden ) ..... Sports: Bob Quinn Looks Back on His 54 Rugged Years in Baseball By Cpl. Tom Shehan ..... Sports Service Record ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Lucille Ball ..... Yanks in Britain By Cpl. Edmund Antrobus Photo by Cpl. Frank Busch ..... The Count ..... Cartoons

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YANK BR 1945 04 13
Vol. 3 No. 43 ....... Cover: Marines on Iwo Jima - At a forward observation post on Iwo Jima, a marine calls out range instructions to be relayed to artillery and mortar units. He and the two other spotters have located the exact position of an enemy machine gun nest. Photo by USMC ....... The Leathernecks' Battle for Mount Suribachi ....... Articles Inside: ... Country Cousin - The Remagen Bridge served in obscurity for 27 years before the Yanks put it on the map in a big way. By Sgt. Ed Cunningham and Photo by Reg Kenny ..... V-Bombs on Antwerp - The story, secret until recently, of how civilians and soldiers alike in this big Allied port faced day-and-night bombardment by Nazi robot weapons. By Cpl. Edmund Antrobus ..... Mount Suribachi - The scaling of this peak on Iwo was revenge for the humiliation of Green Beach By Sgt. Bill Reed with Photo by Pfc. A. L. Farnum, USMC ..... Arthur H. Vandenberg ( Senator ) By Pfc. Debs Myers ..... Home Towns in Wartime - Pittsburgh, Pa. - The smog that shrouds the city these days is a symbol of war production in plants and mills. By Sgt. Al Hine with Photos by Sgt. Ben Schnall ..... PFC. David J. Kutchko made line sketches while serving as a rifleman with the 87th Infantry Division. A piece of 88 shrapnel separated him from his outfit after they had crossed the German border in the vicinity of the Saar. Kutchko, a 22-year-old Clevelander, attended the Cleveland School of Art for one year. He is now at the Tenth Reinforcement Depot in England sweating out reassignment. ..... What's Your Problem? ..... News From Home ..... The Sad Sack "Organization" by Sgt George Baker ..... Mail Call ..... Persian Gulf vs. Middle East - Football ends on New Year's Day everywhere except Cairo. These pictures show a late-winter All-Star GI game at the El Alamein Club, where 12,000 fans saw the Persian Gulf Command beat the Middle East, 9-0. Photos by Sgt. Charles Baker and Al Baker, USN ..... Sports: Cornell's Offer of Security Looked Good to McKeever By Cpl. Tom Shehan ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Jean Trent ..... Yanks in Britain By Cpl. Edmund Antrobus with Photo by Capt. Luther W. White ..... The Count ..... Cartoons

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YANK BR 1945 04 20
Vol. 3 No. 44 ....... Cover: Bombing Up - An Ordnance crew of the 91st Bombardment Group of the Eighth Air Force loads "Sure Shot," a B-17 Flying Fortress, with 300-pound bombs. Photo by Sgt. Gerald Massie, USSTAF ....... Articles Inside:

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YANK BR 1945 04 27
Vol. 3 No. 45 ....... Cover: Franklin Delano Roosevelt 1882 - 1945. Photo by ACME ....... Articles Inside:

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YANK BR 1945 05 04
Vol. 3 No. 46 ....... Cover: Front-Line Portrait of a Rifle Company Medic - The combat medic who posed for Sgt. Howard Brodie, YANK staff artist, at the Ninth Army front in Germany is Pfc. Oliver Poythress of Raleigh, N. C, attached to K Company, 406th Infantry, 102d Division. For more sketches of K Company men, see pages 2, 3 & 4. Sketch by Sgt. Howard Brodie. ....... The Phantom Weather Scouts of the 8th AAF. See Pages 6 and 7 ....... Articles Inside:

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YANK BR 1945 05 11
Vol. 3 No. 47 ....... Cover: London Spring, 1945 - GIs in Great Britain have been seeing something recently that they had not seen since leaving home. The lifting of the blackout brought scenes of brightly-lit windows like these to London. Photo by Keystone. ....... Articles Inside:

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YANK BR 1945 05 18
Vol. 3 No. 48 ....... Cover: The Last Full Measure of Devotion - Victory In Europe, May 8, 1945. - The cover was specially executed in oils for YANK by T/Sgt. David Lax, who went from the U.K. to France with the Transportation Corps. Other Lax paintings hang in the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Detroit Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art ....... Articles Inside:

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YANK BR 1945 05 25
Vol. 3 No. 49 ....... Cover: Victory Smile - This is how Gen. Eisenhower looked - smiling with elation - during the signing of the unconditional surrender terms by the Germans in Rheims. When the session was over, General "Ike" came outside and shook hands with the first GI he met. It was a happy day. Photo by Signal Corps. ....... Articles Inside:

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YANK BR 1945 06 01
Vol. 3 No. 50 ....... Cover: Ledo-Burma Road - Along the Ledo-Burma road, a little boy gives the famous Chinese good-luck greeting to a convoy truck towing a 75-mm pack howitzer. Photo by Sgt. Dave Richardson. ....... The Last Days Of Berlin - By Soviet Reporters. See pages 2, 3 & 4 ...... Articles Inside:

YANK BR 1945 06 08
YANK BR 1945 06 08
Vol. 3 No. 51 ....... Cover: Hop-Scotch on Omaha - The photograph on the cover showing French children playing hop-scotch on the quiet Omaha beach, was taken by YANK photographer Pfc. Patrick Coffey. one year after the bloody landings that were made by the Americans in the face of stiff German resistance. Photo by Pfc. Patrick Coffey. ....... A Year Later - What They Remember In Normandy. See pages 2, 3, 4 and 5.

YANK BR 1945 06 15
YANK BR 1945 06 15
Vol. 3 No. 52 ....... Cover: Book-Worm - The gent shown on the cover is one-time Superman Lt. Gen. Ulrich Kessler. who, apparently, is trying to peer into the future. Picked up from a U-boat he is shown in the galley of a Coast Guard boat on his way to Portsmouth, N.H. Photo by AP. ....... How Long Will We Have to Fight the Jap War? See pages 8, 9, 10 and 11. ....... Articles Inside:

YANK BR 1945 06 22
YANK BR 1945 06 22
Vol. 4 No. 1 ....... Cover: Bartender From Brooklyn - At Biak, Netherlands New Guinea, Pvt. William J. Frennell, ex-bartender from Brooklyn, opens up his saloon for photographer Sgt, Dick Hanley and anyone else who wants to be served. His stock consists of Jap port wine, lager beer and sake. Photo by Sgt. Dick Hanley ....... 8,000 Miles of American Farms In 15 Pictures. See pages 2, 3, 4 and 5. .......Articles Inside:

YANK BR 1945 06 29
YANK BR 1945 06 29
Vol. 4 No. 2 ....... Cover: Freeman of London and Friend - When Gen. Eisenhower rode from Temple Bar to Guildhall where he was made a Freeman of London. Air Chief Marshal Arthur Tedder was with the General of the Army as the carriage passed the British crowds who enthusiastically adopted America's great commander. See Pages 12 and 13. Photo by Sgt. George T. Bailey. ....... Articles Inside:

YANK BR 1945 07 06
YANK BR 1945 07 06
Vol. 4 No. 3 ....... Cover: GIs In Hitler's Berchtesgaden - Where Adolf Hitler and his gang once sat at Berchtesgaden, these soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division manage to get a little time off to enjoy a well deserved break with just enough wine for company. Photo by Sgt. Eugene Kammerman ....... How Russia's Zhukov Beat the Japs in 1939. See pages 2, 3, 4 and 5. ....... Articles Inside:

YANK BR 1945 07 20
YANK BR 1945 07 20
Vol. 4 No. 5 ....... Cover: Pipe Swapping in Burma - During the lull in the fighting, last Spring, for the Burma Road north of Lashio, Cpl. William H. Castleberry of Briggsville, Arkansas, compared pipes with a Chinese native, who lived in the hills nearby. Photo Signal Corps. ....... Tackling Problems of Government in Bremen. Pages 8 and 9. .......Articles Inside:

YANK BR 1945 07 27
YANK BR 1945 07 27
Vol. 4 No. 6 ....... Cover: Sightseers In Prague - Red Army soldiers - like soldiers anywhere - relaxing and getting their photograph taken in Prague. They're standing in front of the statue of "Good King" Wenceslas. The Russkis had just one burp gun, which they passed around for posing purposes. Photo by Cpl. Pat Coffey. ....... How Jap Suicide Planes Attacked The USS Newcombe. See pages 10 and 11. .......Articles Inside:

YANK BR 1945 08 03
YANK BR 1945 08 03
Vol. 4 No. 7 ....... Cover: GI Global Sketchbook - This drawing was made by Sgt. Jack Ruge, YANK Staff Artist, during the campaign on Okinawa. It shows amtracks of the 1st Amphibious Marines shelling Jap held Naha with 75-mm howitzers. The amtracks were also standing guard against possible Jap infiltration from the sea. Other sketches by GI artists are on pages 2 through 9. ....... Articles Inside:

YANK BR 1945 08 10
YANK BR 1945 08 10
Vol. 4 No. 8 ....... Cover: Break - Three weary infantrymen take a break on a muddy hillside in Okinawa before going on to take a Jap strong point. Other pictures from Okinawa by YANK photographer Mason Pawlak, CPhoM are on pages 12 and 13. Photo by Mason Pawlak, CPhoM ....... World Security League Explained in Cartoons ....... Articles Inside:

YANK BR 1945 08 17
YANK BR 1945 08 17
Vol. 4 No. 9 ....... Cover: Carrier Catapult - On an aircraft carrier in the Pacific, Sgt. Lonnie Wilson of YANK, photographs a catapult take-off. The carrier's 5-inch guns frame the picture. Photo by Sgt. Lonnie Wilson. ....... Taking the Concrete Battleship In Manila Bay. See pages 2, 3, and 4 ....... Articles Inside:

YANK BR 1945 08 24
YANK BR 1945 08 24
Vol. 4 No. 10 ....... Cover: Aug. 14 1945 ( Japan Surrenders ) ....... Articles Inside:

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YANK BR 1945 08 31
Vol. 4 No. 11 ....... Cover: The Mississippi in Wartime - A Nostalgic sight for many a GI is this fishing scene on the Mississippi River near Owensboro, Ky. The kids use rods and reels instead of the old pole, line and cork. See pages 10-13 for a picture story of the Mississippi in wartime by Sgt. George Aarons. Photo by Sgt. George Aarons. ....... Articles Inside

YANK BR 1945 09 07
YANK BR 1945 09 07
Vol. 4 No. 12 ....... Cover: Allies "Splice the Mainbrace" - English sailors say "Splice the Mainbrace," but the GIs aboard H.M.S. Duke of York in the Pacific might more aptly say "Roll Out the Barrel - of Rum." They were celebrating because Admiral Nimitz had just received the Order of the Bath. Photo by Keystone. ....... Bombers Return - Farewell to Britain. See pages 2, 3, 4 and 5. ..... Articles Inside:

YANK BR 1945 09 14
YANK BR 1945 09 14
Vol. 4 No. 13 ....... Cover: It's a good life at Shrivenham for both GI students, and the professors, as they tell us, and as our story on pages 2 and 3 indicates. But they also get plenty of work done as this laboratory scene shows. Photo by AP. ....... Curriculum: - Music Appreciation to Pork Production. See pages 2 and 3 ....... Articles Inside:

YANK BR 1945 09 21
YANK BR 1945 09 21
Vol. 4 No. 14 ....... Cover: Veteran of Attu, Kwajalein, Leyte and Okinawa, S/Sgt. Grayson Wilkins qualifies as a symbol of The Gl's War Against Japan (pages 4-13). The 27-year-old rifleman, who comes from Nelson, Va., was photographed on Okinawa by YANK'S Cpl. George Burns. Those scars on the stock of his M-l are the result of hits from shell fragments. Photo by Cpl. George Burns. ....... The GI's War Against Japan - A Picture Review, Pages 4 thru 13 ....... Articles Inside:

YANK BR 1945 09 28
YANK BR 1945 09 28
Vol. 4 No. 15 ....... Cover: Civilian Jeep - A farmer hauls a reaper and binder behind a new civilian jeep. That is only one of the uses to which this GI wagon can be put. For more of Sgt. John Frano's jeep pictures, and Sgt. James O'Neill's story, see pages 6 and 7 ....... German SS Women Let Down Hair In PW Camp Pages 8 thru 9 ....... Articles Inside:

YANK BR 1945 10 05
YANK BR 1945 10 05
Vol. 4 No. 16 ( Final British Edition Issue ) ....... Cover: Our Navy Off Japan - Feeling its victory oats, Admiral Halsey's Third Fleet does a dance for the benefit of the camera of the coast of Japan. Not all the units are shown; no camera now in existence could do that. Photo by U.S. Navy. ....... Lord Haw Haw From Brooklyn In Old Bailey. See Pages 2 and 3 ....... Articles Inside:




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