USA Edition YANK USA 1944
YANK USA 1944

YANK US 1944 01 07
YANK US 1944 01 07
Vol. 2 No. 29 ... Polish Flyers Drop Mines in German Harbors ....... Cover : Banquet in Italy ..... During a break for a noontime meal, Sgt. James Schwartz of Lorane, Pa., seems to have made himself just about at comfortable as a man can when he's on the march through Italy. Having dumped his biscuits from his C-ration can, Schwartz now uses the container for a chocolate drink.

YANK US 1944 01 14
YANK US 1944 01 14
Vol. 2 No. 30 ... American Flyers Describe Life in a Nazi Prison ....... Cover : Ranger in Scotland ..... The camera of YANK's Sgt. Steve Derry clicked a moment after this U.S. Ranger had cleared an obstacle on an assault course in Scotland, catching him knee deep in the goo. The Ranger is doing his best to keep his weapon clear of the mud as he pulls out to race for the next barrier on the course.

YANK US 1944 01 21
YANK US 1944 01 21
Vol. 2 No. 31 ... Pictures of German and Jap Combat Vehicles ....... Cover : Tamed Tiger ..... This vicious - looking machine, photographed by YANK's Sgt George Aarons during the Tunisian campaign, is a PzKW VI -Panzer Kampfwagen, which translates literally as armored battlewagon. More often it was called the Tiger, but here with the sleeve knocked off its 88-mm cannon and resting against the muzzle brake, it is definitely a tamed one. See pages 2, 3, 4, 5 for photos of Nazi and Jap vehicles at Aberdeen ( Md.) Ordnance Research Center.

YANK US 1944 01 28
YANK US 1944 01 28
Vol. 2 No. 32 ... Why Are We Fighting This World War? ....... Cover : GI Climber in Italy ..... On a rocky peak a few miles behind the fighting front in Italy this American soldier is practicing the art of "rappelling" or descending. A rope looped through crotch and over shoulder is carrying him down. He a one of a group of Yanks taking a course in mountain climbing given by both American and Italian experts, the latter being members of the famed Alpini regiments. See pages 12 and 13 for additional photographs of the mountaineers.

YANK US 1944 02 04
YANK US 1944 02 04
Vol. 2 No. 33 ... An Oregon County Plans Post-War Jobs for GIs ....... Cover : Promotion ..... The happiness of Pvt. (that is Pfc.) Charles Bond over his first stripe seems to be exceeded by that of his Indian bearer who did the job of sewing. In India, eight American enlisted men usually hire one bearer, each paying him a sum amounting to about $1.50 a month. And he's well worth the cost.

YANK US 1944 02 11
YANK US 1944 02 11
Vol. 2 No. 34 ... A Day With the Supply Men on the Italian Front ....... Cover : LST Gun Captain ..... This Giant of a man, G. O. Blackburn of Chicago, Ill., seaman 1st class, was photographed aboard an LST "somewhere off New Georgia" while on duty as gun captain. Six Guys on YANK swore that this fellow was Alan Hale, the Hollywood movie actor, but take our word for it - he isn't.

YANK US 1944 02 18
YANK US 1944 02 18
Vol. 2 No. 35 ... B-25s Fire 75-mm Guns at Japs on the Marshalls ....... Cover : Paratrooper in New Guinea ..... This rough, tough and heavily burdened soldier is Pvt. Richard M. Moore of Baltimore, Md., attached to a Parachute Infantry regiment in New Guinea. He is pictured wearing full equipment before boarding a plane. Paratroopers in New Guinea were used with notable success in capturing Lae.

YANK US 1944 02 25
YANK US 1944 02 25
Vol. 2 No. 36 ... Modern Living on a Beachhead in Bougainville ....... Cover : Fifth Army Infantry ..... American infantrymen of the Fifth Army take things easy while waiting to board the ships that carried them to a point south of Rome for the Allied surprise landings, made with little opposition. Some of the men are doing more than just resting: they're getting in a quick bite before the fight.

YANK US 1944 03 03
YANK US 1944 03 03
Vol. 2 No. 37 ... Beachhead Action Stories: Italy and the Marshalls ....... Cover : A Nurse Digs in South of Rome ..... The Smiling nurse digging a slit trench in Italy is Lt. Maxine Lykins from Albany, Mo. Sgt. George Aarons of YANK photographed her at work in the hospital grounds a few minutes after she and 21 other nurses had been landed in the Anzio - Nettuno invasion area - the first American girls to reach the beachhead established south of Rome.

YANK US 1944 03 10
YANK US 1944 03 10
Vol. 2 No. 38 ... The Chinese-American Air Wing Bombs the Japs ....... Cover : Zebras ..... Said the zebra to M/Sgt. Merton H. Huftile in an Australian zoo: "I've had my stripes longer than you." Huftile, a husky from Battle Creek, Mich., nine years in the Marines and five in the Army, was going to give him an argument. But not knowing where or how a zebra shows his age, he decided to move on and inspect the mute kangaroo.

YANK US 1944 03 17
YANK US 1944 03 17
Vol. 2 No. 39 ... What's the Deal on Pensions for Pensions for Ex-Servicemen? ....... Cover : Close One ..... The grin on the face of this infantryman and the sorry condition of his helmet bear testimony to a close call on the Italian front. A shell fragment pierced his helmet and liner but obviously left his head in good condition. The lucky soldier is Pfc. Andrew Werner and he comes from Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

YANK US 1944 03 24
YANK US 1944 03 24
Vol. 2 No. 40 ... The Routine at an Air Force Redistribution Station ....... Cover : Soldier-Diver ..... He may be out of uniform, as most of us know the uniform, but still this is an Army man and not a sailor. He is S/Sgt. Woodman H. Atterbury of Sedro Woolley, Wash. Atterbury is using a "home-made" diving helmet as he leaves the mine planter on which he is stationed to drop into the water off Panama and free a tangled cable. See pages 12 and 13 for more PCD Signal Corps pictures of the "miners."

YANK US 1944 03 31
YANK US 1944 03 31
Vol. 2 No. 41 ... They Walked Into a Surprise Party at Eniwetok ....... Cover : These soldiers on the beach of Eniwetok Island in the Marshalls had just been landed and were awaiting the order to attack when they were photographed by YANK's Sgt. John Bushemi. A little while later these men moved ahead. Among those who fell, mortally wounded, was Sgt. John Bushemi.

YANK US 1944 04 07
YANK US 1944 04 07
Vol. 2 No. 42 ... How Fast Can You Recognize an Enemy Plane? ....... Cover: At the Anzio front in Italy, Pvt. Bob Ballard of Huntington, West Virginia, moves his field glasses over the horizon searching for enemy air or ground movement. His perch is the turret of a Sherman tank, camouflaged into the side of a haystack, and his companion is a .50-caliber machine gun.

YANK US 1944 04 14
YANK US 1944 04 14
Vol. 2 No. 43 ... 1st Cavalry Division's Invasion of the Admiralties ....... Cover: He Got 5 Japs ..... When the Army landed on Los Negros in the Admiralty Islands one of the high individual score cards for the first night was turned in by Pvt. Andrew R. Barnabei of Philadelphia, Pa. Barnabei, who in this picture is helping fix a .50-caliber machine gun the morning after, knocked off five Japanese.

YANK US 1944 04 21
YANK US 1944 04 21
Vol. 2 No. 44 ... The New Zealanders Move Into Green Island ....... The sketch by YANK's Sgt. Robert Greenhalgh shows New Zealand infantrymen advancing through the jungle during the occupation of strategic Green Island, which is described in the story on Page 8. The hog in the foreground is real. Lots of them left the underbrush to give the invasion the once-over.

YANK US 1944 04 28
YANK US 1944 04 28
Vol. 2 No. 45 ... Rosie's Riveters and Their Missions Over Europe ....... Cover : Mechanic in Italy ..... At a service squadron camp of the Twelfth Air Force "somewhere in Italy," Sgt. Thomas P. Madison of Kilgore, Tex., greases a landing-gear strut before assembling plane which arrived in a crate. See pages 12 and 13 for more pictures by YANK's Sgt. John Frano of this service outfit on the job.

YANK US 1944 05 05
YANK US 1944 05 05
Vol. 2 No. 46 ... Landing in Burma with Cochran's Air Commandos ....... Cover: Comrades ..... Drama on a muddy trail leading from Hill 260 to Papitalai Point in the Admiralty Islands: an American soldier helps a GI who has been wounded in the left leg to get back to a medical station, for more of Cpl. Bill Alcine's photographs of the successful Admiralty Islands' campaign, see pages 12-13.

YANK US 1944 05 12
YANK US 1944 05 12
Vol. 2 No. 47 ... A Yank Photographer in the Ruins of Cassino ....... Cover : Amid the ruins of Cassino, YANK photographer Sgt. George Aarons turned his camera on this New Zealander on patrol. For more excellent pictures of the ruins of Cassino and Sgt. Aarons' story of his experiences there with a party of Kiwi troops attached to the Fifth Army, see pages 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

YANK US 1944 05 19
YANK US 1944 05 19
Vol. 2 No. 48 ... The Story of the Second Battle of Bougainville ....... Cover : 3 In A Pillbox ..... These three smiling soldiers, photographed in their pillbox at Empress Augusta Bay by YANK's Sgt. Dillon Ferris, fought in the Second Battle of Bougainville. They are (l. to r.) Pfc. Chester M. Williams of Philadelphia, Pa.; Pvt. Wayne H. Sammoms of Los Angeles, Calif., and T/Sgt. Nicholas J. Tangorra of Rondout, Ill. With their 37-mm gun and other weapons, the trio slaughtered scores of attacking Japs. See page 2 for story of the Bougainville action.

YANK US 1944 05 26
YANK US 1944 05 26
Vol. 2 No. 49 ... Non Coms Tell Replacements How To Stay Alive ... Combat-Wise Sergeant ........... This beautiful mustachio, photographed by YANK's Sgt. John Frano, belongs to T/Sgt. Ed M. Taylor, platoon sergeant in an 81-mm mortar outfit with the 36th Division in Italy. Taylor, who hails from El Paso, Tex., is one of the battle-wise platoon sergeants whose advice on how to remain a live infantryman is contained in Sgt. Burtt Evans' story on page 2.

YANK US 1944 06 02
YANK US 1944 06 02
Vol. 2 No. 50 ... The Sinking of the Baby Flat-top Liscome Bay ... Signal Corps in Newfoundland ........... In Newfoundland, T/5 Tom Meyers of Salamanca, N. Y., holds Punkin, mascot of his Signal Corps crew. Those are climbing irons Meyers is carrying on his shoulder. For story and pictures of the outfit's three-week battle against the elements to lug heavy supplies to the top of a mountain, see pages 2, 3 and 4.

YANK US 1944 06 09
YANK US 1944 06 09
Vol. 2 No. 51 ... Behind Jap Lines in Burma With Merrill's Marauders ....... Cover : The Army Could Use More Like Her ..... She is Pvt. Grace Glocke, a clerk at the Army Air Base, Rapid City, South Dakota, with a bid in for overseas duty. When this picture was made by T/Sgt. Vincent Kaminski, she had put on the new WAC summer uniform for the first time. The charming Pvt. Glocke is 21 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs 110, used to be a ballet dance instructor to children in Milwaukee and while obviously prettier than most, is typical of the girls in the service today. That those girls have done their job well both in America and abroad is proved by the eagerness of the Army to recruit thousands more in the WAC. See page 17 for story on the Wacs' new summer clothes.

YANK US 1944 06 16
YANK US 1944 06 16
Vol. 2 No. 52 ... First Interview with Marshal Tito in Yugoslavia ....... Cover : Start Of An Invasion ..... Through a frame formed by two wire men, YANK's Sgt. Dick Hanley photographed this group of GIs carrying rations aboard one of the LCIs that participated in the invasion of Hollandia, New Guinea. On pages 2, 3, 4 and 5 of this issue, YANK prints a complete picture story of this operation as recorded by cameramen Cpl. Bill Alcine and Sgt. Hanley.

YANK US 1944 06 23
YANK US 1944 06 23
Vol. 3 No. 1 ... Milkman in Italy ... The Rescue of 22 Americans from Japs at Truk ........... Near Anzio, Italy, T-4 Granville (Shorty) Harper proves once more that the GI helmet can be used for many things. This time it turns up as a milk pail. The cow seems quite contented over the goings-on, objecting neither to Shorty's technique nor his unmilkmaid-like appearance. Shorty enjoys it, too.

YANK US 1944 06 30
YANK US 1944 06 30
Vol. 3 No. 2 ... General Ike and His Invaders ........... These men are American paratroopers who dropped on France on D-Day. At an English port, just before their take-off for "Hitler's Fortress," they are getting a few last, strong words from the Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, also known as General Ike.

YANK US 1944 07 07
YANK US 1944 07 07
Vol. 3 No. 3 ... GIs Take Over Rome, Their First Captured Capital ....... Cover : When In Rome ........... When in Rome, hold a Roman baby and be popular with the populace, says Pvt. Ben Pollack who was among the first American soldiers to enter the former Axis capital. YANK's Sgt. George Aarons photographed Pvt. Pollack standing on a motorcycle surrounded by a happy, well-dressed crowd.

YANK US 1944 07 14
YANK US 1944 07 14
Vol. 3 No. 4 ... Service with a smile, says Cpl, Louis (Gunga Din) Cziperle, as he totes a bunch of water-filled canteens to his thirsty comrades on Hollandia, Netherlands New Guinea. Louis would prefer the kind of water they have to drink back in his home town. East Chicago, Ind. but there's a war in the way.

YANK US 1944 07 21
YANK US 1944 07 21
Vol. 3 No. 5 ... A YANK Reporter Sees B-29 Bombs Fall on Japan ....... Cover : Superfortresses ..... These are Superfortresses, the B-29s that bombed Japan from bases in China: The ship carries numerous .50-caliber machine guns and 20 mm cannon, but armament has been deleted from the picture for military security. See page 2 for Sgt. Lou Stoumen's eyewitness story of the bombing of Japan.

YANK US 1944 07 28
YANK US 1944 07 28
Vol. 3 No. 6 ... The American troops who wave a greeting from the landing ramp of an LST meet no enemy fire as they approach the shores of France. Comrades on land and in the air, who preceded these reinforcements, took care of that. For more photos from France by YANK's Sgt. Reg Kenny, see pages 12 and 13.

YANK US 1944 08 04
YANK US 1944 08 04
Vol. 3 No. 7 ... The Old Rangers Come Home From the War ....... Cover : This soldier is T/Sgt. Francis P. Padrucco of Miami, Fla., a member of the 1st Ranger Battalion. He's just as tough a fighter as he looks in this photograph by YANK's Sgt. Ben Schnall. For Sgt. Mack Morriss' story on the combat experience of Padrucco and other veteran Rangers, turn to page 3.

YANK US 1944 08 11
YANK US 1944 08 11
Vol. 3 No. 8 ... Front Line, Pacific ....... Sketches and Stories From the Normandy Front ........... During the campaign on Wakde, Netherlands New Guinea, YANK's Sgt. Dick Hanley made this unusual close-up. One look at the soldier's face, the way he hugs his hole and grips - his tommy gun, tells you the picture was made up front. To make things tougher, he carries heavy radio equipment.

YANK US 1944 08 18
YANK US 1944 08 18
Vol. 3 No. 9 ... A Yank in Russia ... Flying the Shuttle Run to Our Bases in Russia ........... At one of our new shuttle bombing air bases in Russia, S/Sgt. R. E. Robinson of Huntington, W. Va., examines the starred rank insignia of a Red Army woman lieutenant. For the story of American and U.S.S.R. soldiers working and living together in the shuttle-bombing operation, turn to page 2.

YANK US 1944 08 25
YANK US 1944 08 25
Vol. 3 No. 10 ... Tanker in the Marianas ....... Cover : The man at rest is Cpl. Thomas O'Neal, 2d Marine Division. He is sitting in front of his M4 tank in the town of Garapan on the island of Saipan after the Japs had been wiped out. Tin roofs and signs provide makeshift camouflage for the tank. YANK's Sgt. Bill Young made the picture.

YANK US 1944 09 01
YANK US 1944 09 01
Vol. 3 No. 11 ... Story of a GI Who Fought as an Italian Partisan ....... Cover : Dining Out In France ..... His carbine resting within easy grabbing distance, Pfc. Russell Smith of Monona, Iowa, toys with a light lunch of K rations in his foxhole near La Haye du Puits, better known as Hooey La Pooey, France. The cigar and the battered topper were found by Smith in an abandoned Nazi dugout. The picture was taken by YANK photographer Sgt. Reg Kenny.

YANK US 1944 09 08
YANK US 1944 09 08
Vol. 3 No. 12 ... Story of a Sailor's 31 Months on Jap-held Guam ....... Cover : Investigation in Italy ..... This knocked-out German self-propelled heavy howitzer serves as a playground for these Italian kids, photographed near the fighting front by YANK's Sgt. George Aarons. For more pictures of children in wartime in other military theaters from China to France, turn to the center spread on pages 12-13.

YANK US 1944 09 15
YANK US 1944 09 15
Vol. 3 No. 13 ... Flight Nurse ... The Maranas: Our Newest Combat Classroom ........... The very capable-looking young woman, photographed by Sgt. Bill Young, is Lt. Mabel Irwin of Leavenworth, Kans., a flight nurse. Her assignment is on a hospital plane, evacuating the wounded from Pacific battle zones to distant hospitals. Her squadron has evacuated hundreds of fightmg men.

YANK US 1944 09 22
YANK US 1944 09 22
Vol. 3 No. 14 ... Report From One of the First GIs to Enter Paris ....... Cover : Tintype From France: Tank Destroyer Team ..... Soon after he landed in Southeastern France with the 36th Division, YANK's Sgt. George Aarons was hailed by a group of men who yelled, "Hey, will you take our picture?" Sgt, Aarons obliged and the result was this unusual tintype of a group of fighting men from a Tank Destroyer outfit.

YANK US 1944 09 29
YANK US 1944 09 29
Vol. 3 No. 15 ... Details of the Army's Plan for Demobilization ....... Cover : Glasses of cognac are lifted in toast to the liberation of Paris as M. Louis Lehauf, citizen of Cherbourg, and Pvt. John Simms, citizen of Pittsburgh, Pa., get together in the Normandy port. Whenever the American armies stopped long enough to say hello, they were royally entertained by the French.

YANK US 1944 10 06
YANK US 1944 10 06
Vol. 3 No. 16 ... A YANK Artist's Front-Line Sketches From Guam ....... Cover : Souvenirs From Burma ..... At an air base in India, Sgt. Earl Rivera pokes his head out of a bamboo hut and displays souvenirs he picked up behind enemy lines in Burma. He wears a Jap field cap, holds a small antipersonnel bomb in his right hand, a pilot's "honor dagger in his left. At his elbow is a piece of a Zero

YANK US 1944 10 13
YANK US 1944 10 13
Vol. 3 No. 17 ... Nazi Mines ....... Cover : The "pies" S/Sgt W. R. Nickell of Indianapolis, Ind., has stacked here are German Teller mines, picked up in Italy during one day's stooping by an antitank outfit. Incidentally, don't let Nickell and photographer Sgt. John Frano fool you into thinking he's carrying them. They're resting on a block. There's more about Nazi mines on pages 12 and 13.

YANK US 1944 10 20
YANK US 1944 10 20
Vol. 3 No. 18 ... A GI's Four-Page Report From Embattled China ....... Cover : Armorer's Vigil ..... Standing on the wing of a Mustang fighter, Sgt. Andrew Adamchik, armorer with the Fourteenth Air Force, China, scans the sky for aircraft returning from a mission. The picture was made by YANK's Sgt. Lou Stoumen whose comprehensive "Report from China" appears on pages 2, 3, 4, 5.

YANK US 1944 10 27
YANK US 1944 10 27
Vol. 3 No. 19 ... The Army and Marines Take Palau From the Japs ....... Cover : The 81st At Angaur ..... With tanks giving some protection from enemy sniper fire, men of the 81st Division move by the body of a slain Jap on Angaur Island, Palau group, in this photograph by YANK's Mason Pawlak PhoMlc. Two knocked-out vehicles up ahead had to be blown up by a demolition squad before the advance could continue, see pages 2, 3, 4 for the Palau story.

YANK US 1944 11 03
YANK US 1944 11 03
Vol. 3 No. 20 ... With the Infantry Inside the Siegfried Line ....... Cover : Clean-Up, Western Front ..... During a pause in the advance toward Berlin, Pfc. Edward L. Schronce of Belmont, N. C., cleans up at a hydrant in Villedieu, France. Schronce is a member of an antitank unit. For Sgt. Mack Morriss' two stories on the Infantry fighting in the Nazis' famed Siegfried Line, see pages 2, 3, 4, 5.

YANK US 1944 11 10
YANK US 1944 11 10
Vol. 3 No. 21 ... 2-Front Veteran Compares Pacific and ETO Combat ....... Cover : Carrier Plane in the Pacific ..... In the Pacific, where carrier planes have been extensively used in blasting the Japs on the Philippines, one of the Navy's Avengers comes in for a landing on a flattop. The landing signal man is waving the pilot off because the plane is in improper position. Next time it was okay - with no "go away."

YANK US 1944 11 17
YANK US 1944 11 17
Vol. 3 No. 22 ... A-Day: American GIs Return to the Philippines ....... Cover : Winter Issue, Germany ..... In Germany, Pvt. Conrad Baker steps away front his machine gun and his alarm clock to try on a brand new overcoat that bears the usual quota of tags. Baker, who comes from New York City where winter can get kind of tough, discovered that it gets darn cold in Hitler's Germany, too.

YANK US 1944 11 24
YANK US 1944 11 24
Vol. 3 No. 23 ... Cover : Tracking the Jap ..... ON Pelelieu Island in the Palau group, Pfc. John Clifton and Pfc. Anthony Tillman haul ammunition and cans of fresh water to combat troops busy on a hill ahead flushing the last Japs out of their caves'. Photo is by Mason Pawlak PhoM1c, YANK staff photographer. For more Pawlak pictures, showing how we mopped up Japs, see pages 12 and 13.

YANK US 1944 12 01
YANK US 1944 12 01
Vol. 3 No. 24 ... Fancy Dress in Florence ... How One Infantry Company Changed in 4 Years ........... In Florence, Italy, two GIs compare their ODs with the pageant costume of a Florentine. He is tricked out in the half-armor of a 15th century guard. The GIs are M/Sgt. Curtis Stephenson and 1st Sgt. G. W. Johnson, photographed in the Piazza Signoria by YANK staff photographer, Sgt. Steve Derry.

YANK US 1944 12 08
YANK US 1944 12 08
Vol. 3 No. 25 ... Stories and Photographs From the Philippines ....... Cover : GI Liberators of Leyte ..... Through a street in Tacloban, capital of the province of Leyte in the Philippines, a file of Yanks moves frontward at route step. One of the Filipino kids in the lower right-hand corner greets them with a finger sign for Victory. This picture was taken by YANK staff photographer Sgt. Dick Hanley.

YANK US 1944 12 15
YANK US 1944 12 15
Vol. 3 No. 26 ... How We Govern Our First Captured German City ....... Cover : Rest Camp, France ..... For four months after he landed in Normandy on 0-Day, Pfc. Gerand T. Robert, of Springfield, Mass., stayed at the front. Then, believe it or not, he drew a three-day leave at an Infantry rest home behind the lines. A Signal Corps cameraman caught Pfc. Robert's joy as he tested the softness of his bed.

YANK US 1944 12 22
YANK US 1944 12 22
Vol. 3 No. 27 ... Cover: For Christmas, Sgt. George Baker has given us a Sad Sack who holds the bag even on Christmas Eve. Of course it's a brigadier's bag, the bag of Santa Claus, but it's none the less a bag for that. From the size of Gen. Claus' corporation, the Sack will wind up drawing the chimney-climbing detail, too.

YANK US 1944 12 29
YANK US 1944 12 29
Vol. 3 No. 28 ... Two GIs Tell How Their B-29s Bombed Tokyo ....... Cover : Superfort Gunner ..... The grinning GI looking out of the rear hatch of his B-29 is Sgt. J. I. Chabot of Dearborn, Mich., senior gunner. The picture was made by YANK's Sgt. Lou Stoumen in China where the pioneer B-29 missions were based. For eyewitness stories of the first Superfort raid on Tokyo see pages 2, 3, 4 and 5.




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