Continental Edition YANK CN 1945

YANK CN 1945 01 07
YANK CN 1945 01 07
Vol. 1 No. 24 ... Blunting the German Counterattack in Eastern Belgium ....... Cover: During the first days after the German breakthrough, snow fell on many parts of the Western Front, and there were many scenes like this one showing infantrymen of the First Army silently moving through the snow-covered Krinkelter Woods in Belgium, near the town of Krinkel.

YANK CN 1945 01 14
YANK CN 1945 01 14
Vol. 1 No. 25 ... Present Arms ....... Cover: That happy-hunting grin on the face of Pfc. Robert Leigh of Washington, D.C., is because of the rather sizeable collection of enemy guns he took from Germans who were routed out of basements in Duren, Germany, by the men of the 83d Division.

Cover Photo

YANK CN 1945 01 21
YANK CN 1945 01 21
Vol. 1 No. 26 ... A Third Army Division Moves Up to the Line ....... Cover: After the Fourth Armored Division broke through to the Bastogne pocket, many German prisoners were taken. Here Pvt. Frank Kelly, an MP of the Fourth, leads a group of PWs to the rear as U.S. halftracks move forward. See pages 2, 3 & 4 for Sgt. Saul Levitt's complete story on the battle of Bastogne.

YANK CN 1945 01 28
YANK CN 1945 01 28
Vol. 1 No. 27 ... Two GIs Tell How They Spent Six days Behind Jerry Lines ....... Cover: These GI Fishermen used a grenade instead of a pole to get a mess of fish for their dinner. Shown by a mountain stream in Luxembourg are Pvt. Bill Weaver of West Point, Tenn., and T-5 Walter B. Komenick of Marathon, Wis. Mack

YANK CN 1945 02 04
YANK CN 1945 02 04
Vol. 1 No. 28 ... From Ireland to Italy With 34th Division Veterans ....... Cover: When this picture was taken by YANK's Sgt. Kenny, S/Sgt. Joseph Arnaldo of New Bedford, Mass., had just come off the line after 10 successive days of fighting. His hood and face covered with snow, Arnaldo had recovered from a temporary blindness when an 88 mounted on a Jerry tank was fired a few yards from him.

YANK CN 1945 02 11
YANK CN 1945 02 11
Vol. 1 No. 29 ... Stories about the Russian offensive and Red Air Force ....... Cover: An after-dinner, smoke is a pleasure anywhere in the world, but especially in the field where cigarettes are still scarce and where a man like Pvt. Mike Danczewsky of Brooklyn, an infantryman who's just finished a meal of 10-in-one rations, has little tlme for such luxuries.

YANK CN 1945 02 18
YANK CN 1945 02 18
Vol. 1 No. 30 ... What GIs on the Western Front Think of Their Equipment ....... Cover: Most soldiers on the Western Front have learned how to improvise, including Sgt. William Phelps of San Antonio, Texas, a member of the 11th Armored Division. Seated at a delapidated sewing machine in front of his tank, Sgt. Phelps is doing a minor repair job on his combat clothes.

YANK CN 1945 02 25
YANK CN 1945 02 25
Vol. 1 No. 31 ... What You Can Expect of Air Travel After the War ....... Cover: 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.

YANK CN 1945 03 04
YANK CN 1945 03 04
Vol. 1 No. 32 ... Slave Laborers Describe Life Under the Nazi Yoke ....... Cover: Those letters on the helmet of the Red Army soldier say "DP" and not "MP." He's Miron Kakimor of Omsk, Siberia, captured by Germans and forced to work until freed by Allied troops. Now he's a guard at a Displaced Persons Center, where hundreds of other refugees from Hitler are processed. For more of Sgt. Reg Kenny's pictures, see pp. 2-3-4.

YANK CN 1945 03 11
YANK CN 1945 03 11
Vol. 1 No. 33 ... Across the Roer: Stories of the Ninth and First Armies ....... Cover: These tank destroyers accompanying the Eighth infantry Division, First Army, down the main street of Duren, Germany, are the first U. S. armored vehicies to enter the ruined queen city of the Roer. For the Eighth's role in "Taking Duren", see pages 4-5.

YANK CN 1945 03 18
YANK CN 1945 03 18
Vol. 1 No. 34 ... Main Streets of America: Photos of Four Home Towns ....... Cover: " You look like somebody I know," Cpl Fred Boone says to the Statues of Liberty he found In Colmar Museum, France, soon after city was liberated. Original models of the Statue, work of Auguste Bartholdl and gifts of French to the U.S., are still intact.

YANK CN 1945 03 25
YANK CN 1945 03 25
Vol. 1 No. 35 ... Report on Two Ex-GIs Now Back in Civilian Life ....... Cover: S/Sgt. Edwin E. Miller is an Infantry squad leader. Sketched just after combat by YANK artist Sgt. Howard Brodie, Mlller had one MG hole through his helmet as well as one MG dent. "I consider him a very typical infantry dough," writes Sgt. Brodie.

YANK CN 1945 04 01
YANK CN 1945 04 01
Vol. 1 No. 36 ... The Accidental Crossing of the Rhine at Remagen ....... Cover: This unusual picture by YANK's Sgt. Reg Kenny shows the railroad tunnel at the east end of the Ludendorf bridge. When the tunnel was flushed by the first men of the 27th Armored Infantry Regiment to cross the now famous bridge, five jerry engineers were found. Later the tunnel was used as an advance aid station.

YANK CN 1945 04 08
YANK CN 1945 04 08
Vol. 1 No. 37 ... Sailors in ODs Helped the Army Cross the Rhine River ....... Cover: This is 1st Lt. Elizabeth Babarcik of New Cumberland, Ohio, now stationed on the Western Front. In the service for 19 months, she is one of thousands who rate very high with GIs for their work.

YANK CN 1945 04 15
YANK CN 1945 04 15
Vol. 1 No. 38 ... Pictures of the U.S. Armies Driving Through Germany ....... Cover: Just now there are many rooms with many views like this one in the Third Reich. This picture happens to show T/Sgt. Eric Lipman in the burned-out Adolf Hitler House in Frankfurt, and the smashed photograph on the floor happens to be of a famous meeting of Ribbentrop, Hitler and Goering.

YANK CN 1945 04 22
YANK CN 1945 04 22
Vol. 1 No. 39 ... Cover: This mass, celebrated by the men of the Fourth Armored Division shortly after they reached Mullberg, Germany, was typical of the attitude of humble prayer felt by soldiers of the U.S. Army all over the world when they learned of the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, their commander-in-chief. In the background of this picture are a few newly-freed slave laborers.

YANK CN 1945 04 29
YANK CN 1945 04 29
Vol. 1 No. 40 ... Cover: They've just come from the front, they are on pass in Paris, and they're going to see what's to be seen. If you want to tour with them, turn to Pfc. Pat Coffey's pictures on pages 12 and 13.

YANK CN 1945 05 06
YANK CN 1945 05 06
Vol. 1 No. 41 ... Cover: When the American and Russian Armies met, there was more ceremony than surprise, but Russian and U.S. Enlisted Men got together to discuss the business of soldiering. In this typical scene Sgt. Gerald Herrnstadt of Ansonia, Conn., and Sgt. Sipin Vasile of Dulskuovosz, U.S.S.R., compare their weapons.

YANK CN 1945 05 13
YANK CN 1945 05 13
Vol. 1 No. 42 ... Cover: Painting by Sgt. David Lax ... And so it was Victory in Europe Day. When the sirens sounded, they hurled ticker tape in New York and drank champagne in Paris and fired artillery salutes in Moscow and began a holiday in London. And the people who write for the newspapers and speak on the radio mentioned "the victorious march across Africa, the triumphal battles of Sicily and Italy and the glorious drive across France and into the heart of a prostrate Germany." And those were eloquent words. But the men who had fought the war and won said none of them. The men who had fought the war remembered, remembered Hill 609 in Tunisia, remembered Gafsa in Sicily, remembered Cassino in Italy, remembered Easy Red Beach in Normandy, remembered St. Lo and the Huertgen Forest and the Rhine and all the towns and forests and rivers before and after and remembered the Purple Hearts along the way and the neat white crosses. And knew that there had been no victorious marches, knew that there were no triumphal battles and no glorious drives. They knew that there are no words to say what it had been and what it would still be in -say, Shanghai, say, Borneo, say, Tokyo, say, Manchuria. There was no ticker tape or champagne or artillery salutes or holidays in the Pacific. And so it was Victory in Europe Day, but the men who had fought the war - and won - were not joyous. They were humble and silent, remembering.

YANK CN 1945 05 20
YANK CN 1945 05 20
Vol. 1 No. 43 ... Cover: Vilma Gatthille was one of 60 jewish women, all of them hungry and without medical care, found by American troops in a German camp. How she felt at finding herself outside the barbed wire with 10-in-1 rations in her hands can be seen in her face.

YANK CN 1945 05 27
YANK CN 1945 05 27
Vol. 1 No. 44 ... Cover: This is Omaha Beach where a year ago American troops invaded the Continent, Now it is simply an historic stretch of sand where three French children play hopscotch. In the background are the scuttled ships. For additional pictures and a story of the beach today see pages 2, 3, 4 and 5. story

YANK CN 1945 06 03
YANK CN 1945 06 03
Vol. 1 No. 45 ... Cover: Sgt. Howard Brodie's drawing is of three doughs - any of many thousands who made the landings at Omaha and at Utah and who fought the battle of Europe from June 6, 1944, to May 8, 1945. The first of a series of six articles on the drive to the heart of Germany appears on Pages 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

YANK CN 1945 06 10
YANK CN 1945 06 10
Vol. 1 No. 46 ... A GI's Story of His Two Years in a German PW Camp ....... Cover: During a 7th Division offensive on Okinawa. YANK photographer Pfc. George Burns took this picture of two M-4 flame-throwing tanks searing the side of a cliff in which the Japanese were then holed up.

YANK CN 1945 06 17
YANK CN 1945 06 17
Vol. 1 No. 47 ... The Pacific War As It Looks to an ETO Veteran ....... Cover: Two soldiers of the 7th Division take cover as a Jap shell lands in front of them during the fierce fighting on Okinawa. See Pfc. Justin Gray's story, page 2, comparing Pacific and European wars.

YANK CN 1945 06 24
YANK CN 1945 06 24
Vol. 1 No. 48 ... Back to School in Aachen ....... Cover: Children like Peter Redding, 9, and Margaret Roasch, 8, are among the group now attending school In Aachen, the first approved by the American Military Government In Germany. For a story and additional pictures on Aachen's school and its organization, see pages 2, 3 & 4.

YANK CN 1945 07 01
YANK CN 1945 07 01
Vol. 1 No. 49 ... The Low-Down on What's Going on in Denmark Today ....... Cover: During a lull in the fighting for the Burma Road north of Lashio, Cpl. William H. Castleberry of Briggsville, Ark., compared pipes with a Chinese native, who lives in the hills nearby.

YANK CN 1945 07 08
YANK CN 1945 07 08
Vol. 1 No. 50 ... Sweating Out the Nightly Banzais on Okinawa's Slopes ....... Cover: Thirsty Pfc. Grant Crawford of Moline, Ill., found the going cooler and smoother in Germany after he drank beer out of a German stein. He is an engineer with the 26th Division.

YANK CN 1945 07 15
YANK CN 1945 07 15
Vol. 1 No. 51 ... The Fatherland and its People in the Summer of 1945 ....... Cover: The Gl taking a horse by the hoof is T-4 Norman Skala, a blacksmith from Elgin, Ill. He is in a detachment of soldiers who are assigned to buy horses from the Lolos in China. Story and more pictures on pages 8, 9 and 10.

YANK CN 1945 07 22
YANK CN 1945 07 22
Vol. 1 No. 52 ... What's Going on These Days in Defeated Berlin ....... Cover: Scenes like this are one of the most familiar sights of Berlin, where men and women up to the age of 55 are busy clearing rubble from the bombed city in old fashioned bucket brigades. They work ten hours a day, six days a week for about seven cents an hour.

YANK CN 1945 07 29
YANK CN 1945 07 29
Vol. 2 No. 1 ... Pacific Bound ....... Cover: That giri is Loretta Krafcik, who's waiting for Pfc. Anthony Murphy in Cleveland, Ohio. But Murphy, an 84 point man with 23 months overseas and a Purple Heart, isn't going to Cleveland right now. When Pic. Martin Harris made this photo, Murphy was boarding a troopship at Marseilles, bound for the Pacific.

YANK CN 1945 08 05
YANK CN 1945 08 05
Vol. 2 No. 2 ... The Life and Death of the Non-Fraternization Experiment ....... Cover: T-5 Jack Gorback of Detroit, Mich., a tank driver with the Second Armored, temporarily exchanges his helmet liner for a little language lesson. Natya, the pretty Red Army girl, is telling Gorback the Russian word for "you" as they converse on a rubble-strewn street in Berlin.

YANK CN 1945 08 12
YANK CN 1945 08 12
Vol. 2 No. 3 ... The Mississippi in Wartime ....... Cover: 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 12-15 for a picture story of the Mississippi in wartime by Sgt. George Aarons.

YANK CN 1945 08 19
YANK CN 1945 08 19
Vol. 2 No. 4 ... Cover: Sgt. Howard Brodie's cover drawing represents the tired relief that came to soldiers all over the world with the word that the Japs wanted to surrender.

YANK CN 1945 08 26
YANK CN 1945 08 26
Vol. 2 No. 5 ... Gen. Eisenhower Talks About the Army of Occupation ....... Cover: Pfc. Richard Dirkes of Plandome N. Y., takes the view that if he has to sweat out the occupation in Europe he will relax and enjoy it in this 17th century bunk. The bed is one of the tourist sights at St. Florian's Monastery near Linz, Austria, where Dirkes' outfit, a combat infantry regiment, is billeted.

YANK CN 1945 09 02
YANK CN 1945 09 02
Vol. 2 No. 6 ... The Army's Education Program for GIs in the ETO ....... Cover: Scenes like this bull-session in a tent at Camp St. Louis, near Reims, France, have been SOP ever since the first announcement of the Japs' wish to surrender. These doggies are from the 45th Diviston, originally slated for the Pacific via the U.S. The topic naturally, is "What you gonna do after you get out?"

YANK CN 1945 09 09
YANK CN 1945 09 09
Vol. 2 No. 7 ... Cover: It may be necessary to tell some of you who haven't seen one in a long time that this is a suit, American style, of a man's civilian clothes. The picture was made by YANK's Sgt. Ben Schnall who would much rather wear the suit than photograph it.

YANK CN 1945 09 16
YANK CN 1945 09 16
Vol. 2 No. 8 ... Life in Vienna ....... Cover: Life in Vienna in the aftermath of war has been an existence of near-starvation. Scenes like this an old woman rummaging in the gutter for a wet sack that might have a soggy crust of bread in it are no rarity. For more Vienna pictures and story by Cpl. Ira Freeman, see Pages 7, 8 & 9.

YANK CN 1945 09 23
YANK CN 1945 09 23
Vol. 2 No. 9 ... New Lessons for Hitler's Children on a Barbed Wire Campus ....... Cover: Hauling a reaper and binder down on the farm is only one of many new uses that are awaiting the GI jeep after reconversion for civilian life. More pic-tyres of what the civilian jeep will be doing and story by Sgt. James P. O'Neill on the buggy's peacetime prospects are on Pages 6 and 7.

YANK CN 1945 09 30
YANK CN 1945 09 30
Vol. 2 No. 10 ... American GIs' First Look At Japs On Peace Errand ....... Cover: Feeling its Victory oats, Admiral Halsey's 3d Fleet does a dance for the benefit of the camera off the coast of Japan in the hours before American troops moved in to institute the occupation of the Land of the Rising Sun. Not all of the 3d Fleet is shown ; no camera now in existence could do that.

YANK CN 1945 10 07
YANK CN 1945 10 07
Vol. 2 No. 11 ... Surrender & Occupation of Japan ....... Cover: Aboard the battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay, the Emperor's delegation surrenders for Japan. As Foreign Minister Shigemitsu signs, Gen. MacArthur faces him, standing at right of desk with his back to camera. More pictures and stories on the surrender of Japan on Pages 2 to 9.

YANK CN 1945 10 14
YANK CN 1945 10 14
Vol. 2 No. 12 ... A Picture Story of TVA ....... Cover: This high power TVA transmission line running through a Tennessee Valley rural area is symbolic of benefits that have come from the world's first attempt to develop, an entire area. See pages 8 through 13 for a complete picture story of TVA by YANK Photographer Sgt. Aarons.

YANK CN 1945 10 21
YANK CN 1945 10 21
Vol. 2 No. 13 ... War Vet ....... Cover: In the autumn of 1945, not yet six months after her surrender to the Allies. Germany was still a land of displaced persons and ex-soldiers desperately seeking homes and families. YANK's cover shows one ex-Wehrmacht soldier, who was lucky, back in his home fields of Bavaria.

YANK CN 1945 10 28
YANK CN 1945 10 28
Vol. 2 No. 14 ... GI Atom Detail at Oak Ridge ....... Cover: Four of the Gl atom-bomb workers at Oak Ridge, Tenn., take a break at their area PX. Left to right, they are T-4 Tilden Batchelder, T-4 Dan Simon. T-5 Lester Bartron and T-5 William Lake. Pages 2-5 include more pictures by YANK's Sgt. Dick Hartley and the story of this Oak Ridge atom bomb detail.

YANK CN 1945 11 04
YANK CN 1945 11 04
Vol. 2 No. 15 ... A Picture Story of TVA ....... Cover: One of the divers detailed to recover 17 million silver pesos from Manila Bay is T/Sgt. Harrison T. Martin of San Francisco, Calif. This picture by S/Sgt. Ed Wergeles, PRO, AFWESPAC, ship with the spoils he brought up. Other pictures of silver-hunting are on page S.

YANK CN 1945 11 11
YANK CN 1945 11 11
Vol. 2 No. 16 ... Reconversion City - Detroit ....... Cover: The famous stacks of the Ford plant at River Rouge exchange the olive drab of war for the bright silver of peace. The new coat of paint is symbolic of Detroit's III shift from the tools of death to the comforts of civilian life. See pages 8 through 13 for Sgt. Reg Kenny's picture story of the Reconversion City.

YANK CN 1945 11 18
YANK CN 1945 11 18
Vol. 2 No. 17 ... Country Fair ....... Cover: The Gl on the left, who is scratching that fine hunk of Hereford is Sgt. Robert Smith, back home from Alaska and having a good day at an oldtime county fair In Deerfleld, N. H. YANK's Sgt. Reg Kenny went to the fair with his camera. More county fair pictures are on pages 12 and 13.

YANK CN 1945 11 25
YANK CN 1945 11 25
Vol. 2 No. 18 ... Horse Trade ....... Cover: While visiting a frontier post of the famed Egyptian Camel Corps near Gabil Asfour, Sgt. John Epperly of Roanoke, Va., tried his hand and seat at riding a white-haired thoroughbred. This temporary swap with a Sudanese Gl, who wanted to get acquainted with a jeep, apparently pleased every body but the camel.

YANK CN 1945 12 02
YANK CN 1945 12 02
Vol. 2 No. 19 ... Home Again ....... Cover: Gls on their way back from the ETO crowd to the rail aboard their transport, eager for a gander at their longtime-no-see Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. For hundreds of thousands of Gls, the "Old Lady" means liberty in more ways than one. YANK's Sgt. Reg Kenny was on hand to take the picture.

YANK CN 1945 12 09
YANK CN 1945 12 09
Vol. 2 No. 20 ... Shots in Normandy ....... Cover: It looks as though getting "shot" isn't bothering Sgt. Cline Farris very much, but it might ruffle the feathers of that eagle. Sgt. Charles Whyms is plying the needle. It is just another step in the process of getting home; in this case - from France. The picture was taken by Sgt. Pat Coffey of YANK.

YANK CN 1945 12 16
YANK CN 1945 12 16
Vol. 2 No. 21 ... PX Opening in Tokyo ....... Cover: When the Army opened up a new PX in Tokyo selling souvenirs at reasonable prices. GIs, sailors and marines turned the place into something which was worse than Macy's during the Christmas rush week. They lined up outside hours before it opened and bought out the entire stock during the first day of business.

YANK CN 1945 12 23
YANK CN 1945 12 23
Vol. 2 No. 22 ... Washington Faces the Peace ....... Cover: The lights are shining on the Capitol dome again, and Washington is working hard on the affairs of peace. YANK's Sgt. Brown Roberts took this picture facing west from South Capitol Street. Other pictures of the Washington scene by Sgt. Roberts and Pfc. Harry Wignall are on pages 2 through 7.

YANK CN 1945 12 30
YANK CN 1945 12 30
Vol. 2 No. 23 ... Final Issue ....... Cover: This Week's Cover is YANK's last cover. It needs no explanation. So long and good luck.




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