There have been many questions about an August 2, 1945 issue with Marilyn Monroe on the cover and an article about "Women in Industry" with her being pictured in it also. This issue with her was never printed. This hoax has been perpetrated by several Internet websites that can not produce the claimed issue. Although the "Women in Industry" was written, it appears in the December 22, 1944 issue without a picture of Marilyn Monroe or Norma Jeane Dougherty.
|YANK US 1945 01 05|
A Cruiser's Log From Midway to the Philippines ....... 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.
|YANK US 1945 01 12|
GIs in Congress Discuss Problems of Veterans ....... Cover : Philippine Friendship ..... THERE'S something next to adoration in the eyes of this Filipino lad at he sits on the knee of Pfc. Frank Hoppe of Chodron, Nebr. Hoppe had just done what many other GIs didshared his rations with the civilians. When Mason Pawlak CPhoM made the picture, a fruit bar was being attacked.
|YANK US 1945 01 19|
The American Jet Plane and What Makes It Fly ....... 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.
|YANK US 1945 01 26|
How Germans Killed American Prisoners of War ....... Cover : Rescue Party in Alaska ..... SCENIC beauty and constant danger went hand-in-hand for GI volunteers who scaled an Alaska peak near Mount McKinley to recover the bodies of 19 men killed in a C-47 crash. More pictures of what the expedition members went through in reaching the wreckage are on pages 12 and 13.
|YANK US 1945 02 02|
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 ... Articles Inside: Iron-Man Battalion by Sgt. Joe McCarthy is about Pfc. Milburn H. Henke of Huttchingson, MInn, the first American soldier to set foot in the European theater and the 34th Division outfit that spent 350 in the front lines of Tunisia and Italy. Troops listed include: Sgt. Max Shepherd. Sgt. Stanley Sertka, Sgt. Jeffrey Snoble, Pvt. Ralph Loy, Sgt. Everall Schenbrich and T-5 Raymond Sonksen of Iowa ... Iceland Aint by Sgt. John Moran stories of GIs in Iceland, Doris Perkins photographed with her packed bag bound for Pearl Harbor. Soldier thoughts on a post-war veterans program ... Theater in Wartime by SGT. Georg N. Meyers featuring photo of Joan McCracken in Oklahoma and Veteren Frank Fay in Harvey on Broadway ... Break-Through Tales by Sgt. Ed Cunningham is about the 84th Division and the impact of the Kraut counteroffensive and the capture of a German King Tiger tank ... Night in a Belgian Caf by Sgt. Bill Davidson ... Variety Show Produced by Cameras of the War pictures include: WAC Sgt. Mary Lou Hayes in the Puerto Rico, Veteren Chef Paul Vallee, S/Sgt. Alex Smallwood, SGT. Bob Mundstedt in Dutch New Guinea, Irving Chornus, Hawaiians May Moniz. CPL. Bizzles Busy Day by Sgt. Grant Robbins. Sgt. A.L. Bohannon with Cat on his hat. Pvt. Glenn Reyolds and Cpl. Robert Gould wiring music, Pfc. Ernest Goeldner, Pvt. Robert Stiegman dancing. Pvt. Foster J Graham- paratroop Veteran who wants another try ... Yank Pin up girl Lizabeth Scott ... GI Tex Rickard by Sgt. Burtt Evans
|YANK US 1945 02 09|
What Jap Prisoners Think About the War and Us ....... Cover : Bartender from Brooklyn ..... AT Biak, Netherlands New Guinea, Pvt. William J. Frennell, who used to be a bartender in Brooklyn, N. Y., opens up his saloon for photographer Sgt. Dick Hartley and anyone else who wants to be served. His stock consists of Japanese port wine, lager beer and sake. No ice, no ginger ale, no soda.
|YANK US 1945 02 16|
Pictures of the Ruins of Cassino - One Year After ....... 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.
|YANK US 1945 02 23|
What You Can Expect of Air Travel After the War ....... 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.
|YANK US 1945 03 02|
Vol. 3 No. 37 ....... Cover: The War Against Winter on the Western Front - An infantryman comes off the line after 10 days of fighting in the snows and icy winds of the Western Front. He is S/Sgt. Joseph Arnaldo of New Bedford, Mass., an Infantry squad leader. For a story on winter warfare in Europe and more pictures by YANK's Sgt. Reg Kenny see pages 2, 3, 4 & 5. ....... Articles Inside: U.S. Soldiers on the Western Front Learn to Fight Weather the Hard Way. By Sgt Ed Cunningham ..... Infantrymen Discuss GI Equipment. By Sgt. Mack Morriss ..... Yanks at Home and Abroad ..... German to American - When Herman Bottcher decided to spend his time fighting fascism from Spain to Buna to Leyte, the Wehrmacht lost a great soldier. ..... 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 ..... 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 ..... Variety Show - Produced by the Cameras of the World ..... Mail Call ..... The Customer is Always Right. By Sgt. Howard Jacobs ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt George Baker ..... What's Your Problem? ..... Strictly GI ..... GI Father and Son Both See Action ..... Camp News ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: June Haver ..... Navy Notes ..... PX ..... Sports - Basketball Scandal Puts Heat On Gamblers By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Cartoons
|YANK US 1945 03 09|
Vol. 3 No. 38 ....... Cover: Philippine Mascot - This soldier of the 96th Division has a pet traveling companion with him in the Philippines. He is T-4 Timothy Leeds, a cook, and the monkey goes along with him when he fixes up the chow for his men in the front lines. It is telling Leeds about some high points in the landscape, being a native of the place. ....... Burma Bridge Busters Use New Bombing Trick ....... Articles Inside: Bridge Busters - They hit upon their method by a lucky accident, but the members of this Burma bomber squadror have a record of 114 targets destroyed and 51 more damaged. By Sgt. Dave Richardson ..... 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 ..... 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 ..... People on the Home Front - Kathleen Winsor By Cpl. Hyman Goldberg ..... Yanks in Russia - Eastern Command Air Force men helped set up Russian bases last spring. Some of them, now back in England, tell what they saw. By Sgt. Joe Lockard ..... Night Life in Teheran By Artist T/Sgt. Frank Agar ..... The Soldier Speaks: Which was the greater menace to our country and our values: Germany or Japan? ..... Main Streets of America - A look back home since you went away ..... Mail Call ..... News From Home ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt George Baker ..... Winged Bakery ( Fiction ) By Sgt. Ray Duncan ..... Strictly GI ..... Home on Furlough - Back From the ETO By Sgt. Walter Bernstein - Back From the Pacific By Sgt. Ralph Boyce ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Alexis Smith ..... The Poets Cornered ..... 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 ..... Cartoons
|YANK US 1945 03 16|
Vol. 3 No. 39 ....... Cover: Luzon Language Lesson - Pvt. Raymond Essinger, a Combat MP, of Williamstown, Ohio, is doing his best to learn Tagalog, "the official language, of the Philippines, spoken by over four million people." It's a big help to MPs who like to get along.. ....... The Cooks and Clerks Who Stopped the Jerries ....... Articles Inside: The Cooks and Clerks - A handful of rear-echelon GIs, left behind while their outfit went off to war, stopped a Nazi surprise attack for two days. By Sgt Ed Cunningham ..... 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 ..... Yanks at Home and Abroad ..... Sweating It Out - When GIs are waiting to go up into the line, their talk doesn't always crackle with crisp drama like the dialogue in a war movie. By Sgt. Mack Morriss ..... 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 ..... The Two Marys By T/Sgt. Ben Amar ..... Two From the Western Front ( Comics ) By Pvt. Tom Flannery ..... How Are They Eating in the U.S. ? - Shoppers in the corner grocery have to worry about red points and ration stamps, but America still sets a pretty good table. By Cpl. Hyman Goldberg ..... 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 ) ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt George Baker ..... What's Your Problem? ..... News From Home ..... 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 ..... Night Patrol in Italy - It's a job for silent footwork and soft breathing and perfect timing behind the Jerry lines. By Cpl. George Barrett ..... Mail Call ..... Strictly GI ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Ingrid Bergman ..... Navy Notes ..... PX ..... Sports: Hype Igoe, link between old and new in boxing By Cpl. Tom Shehan ..... Cartoons
|YANK US 1945 03 23|
Vol. 3 No. 40 ....... Cover: Pipe Swapping in Burma - During a lull in the fighting for the Burma Road north of Lashio, Cpl. William H. Castleberry of Briggsville, Ark., compares pipes with a Chinese native, who lives in the hills nearby. ....... Report on Two Ex-GIs Now Back in Civilian Life ....... Articles Inside: 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. By Sgt. Barrett McGurn ..... 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 ..... Truck Convoy to China - After three long years the land route is open again. By Sgt. Dave Richardson ..... 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 ..... London Building Boom - Combat engineers apply the TNT techniques they'll use later in battle to the job of cleaning up the blitzed capital of Britain. By Sgt. Francis Burke ..... A Letter To Von Papen By Sgt. Saul Levitt ..... Funafuti Sketches - Sgt. Art Weithas, YANK staff artist, gives his impression of a Pacific island where troops sweat out the war in more ways than one. ..... Mud and Flood on the Western Front ( Photo Report ) ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt George Baker ..... The Merchant of Sleeper's Cove ( Fiction ) By Sgt. Georg N. Meyers ..... Camp News ..... Winnie the WAC Gets Aberdeen Award ..... Refugee Camp - Poles and Belgians, Russians and French, freed from German slave labor, take the first step here on the way to their homelands. By Sgt Ed Cunningham ..... Mail Call ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Lucille Ball ..... Jazz - Popular music back home hasn't changed much. The same familiar bands play the new hit tunes. By Sgt. Al Hine ..... PX ..... Sports: Bob Quinn Looks Back on His 54 Rugged Years in Baseball By Cpl. Tom Shehan ..... Cartoons
|YANK US 1945 03 30|
Vol. 3 No. 41 ....... Cover: Calling the Range - 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. ....... The Battle for Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima ....... Articles Inside: Mount Suribachi - The scaling of this peak on Iwo was revenge for the humiliation of Green Beach By Sgt. Bill Reed ..... Yanks at Home and Abroad ..... Blimps ( Airships ) Text and Sketches by Cpl. Ernest Maxwell ..... Arthur H. Vandenberg ( Senator ) By Pfc. Debs Myers ..... Duren on the Roer - In the battle to cross the last water barrier before the Rhine, two infantry companies carried the main burden of the assault. By Sgt Ed Cunningham ..... Roer Patrol - Before the final break-through that took Dueren, individual patrols did the delicate job of preliminary reconnaissance. By Sgt. Ralph G. Martin ..... Alaska Sweats It Out - Dogfaces on the mainland and in the Aleutian Chain watch the war go by on other fronts, stare out toward the Kuriles and wonder if there's anything cooking. By Cpl. John M. Haverstick ..... Variety Show - Produced by the Cameras of the World ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt George Baker ..... What's Your Problem? ..... Camp News ..... 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 ..... Mail Call ..... Strictly GI ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Jean Trent ..... The Poets Cornered ..... PX ..... Sports: Cornell's Offer of Security Looked Good to McKeever By Cpl. Tom Shehan ..... Cartoons
|YANK US 1945 04 06|
Vol. 3 No. 42 ....... Cover: Army Nurse - 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. ....... The Ninth Army's Break-Through to the Rhine ...... Articles Inside: Roer to Rhine - The Speed of our advance was almost as much of a surprise to us as it was to the befuddled Jerries. By Sgt. Ralph G. Martin ..... Iwo: D + 8 - A tour of the beach from the garrison atmosphere of one end to the bloody combat of the other. By Sgt. Bill Reed and Artist Sgt. Robert Greenhalgh ..... Yanks at Home and Abroad ..... Why Ain't They in Uniform? ..... Everybody overseas asks that about the young civilians at home. Here are a few of their answers to the big question. By Cpl. Hyman Goldberg ..... 10th Mountain Division - These ski and boot troopers have learned how to get the maximum in mobility and surprise on the snow-covered slopes of Italy. By Cpl. George Barrett ..... Burma Hermits - Mail call comes only once a month, there's never any pay day and the jungle is a worse enemy than the Jap. By Sgt. Walter Peters ..... Flat-Top ( Aircraft Carrier Photo Story ) ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt George Baker ..... Braidwood, the Fight Manager (Fiction) By Cpl. Tom Shehan ..... Camp News ..... Ben Rocklin - Knife Maker By Pfc. Debs Myers ..... The Reconversion of Sgt. McDougall (Fiction) By S/Sgt. Gordon Crowe ..... Mail Call ..... Tooth Paste Is Winning the War By T-4 Ross Donaldson ..... Strictly GI ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Cindy Garner ..... Navy Notes ..... PX ..... Sports: Ott Looks at His Opposition By Cpl. Tom Shehan ..... Cartoons
|YANK US 1945 04 13|
Vol. 3 No. 43 ....... 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. ....... Articles Inside: Assault Company - Sgt. Howard Brodie, YANK artist, sketches his impressions of four hot days in action with riflemen of the 102nd Infantry Division in Germany ..... Goebbels Lived Here - When GIs entered the home town of the Nazi propaganda minister they found him remembered, but without affection or respect. By Cpl. Howard Katzander ..... Battle Chaplain - He goes up under fire without arms, listens to the TS gripes of his GIs and writes home to their families when they fall. By Cpl. George Barrett ..... Yanks at Home and Abroad ..... Less Than A Minute ( Attack on an Essex Carrier ) - A pleasant, lazy afternoon on a U.S. carrier broke up in a hurry when four Jap Bettys tore in out of nowhere to launch an attack. By Cpl. James Goble ..... Atlantic Vs. Pacific - Sailors who served on both oceans prefer the Atlantic; it's safer now, the weather's better, and shore liberty is best of all. By Pfc. Justin Gray ..... Your Home Town Paper - It looks just the same at first glance, but when you inspect it you find fewer pages, more women reporters, more GI news. By Sgt. Georg N. Meyers ..... Manila - Two of YANK's cameramen, Sgt. Dick Hanley and Cpl. Roger Wrenn, were in on the taking of Manila. Here is the record in pictures of what they saw. ( Photo Report ) ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt George Baker ..... What's Your Problem? ..... Camp News ..... The Battle of Lexington Avenue ( Fiction ) By Cpl. Knox Burger ..... GI Shopping Service - Lace undies to baby boots, what you want, they'll buy. By Cpl. Hyman Goldberg ..... Mail Call ..... Strictly GI ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Dorothy Malone ..... The Poets Cornered ..... PX ..... Sports: Joe Cronin Thinks the Rest of the American League Will Trail the Yankees and Detroit By Cpl. Tom Shehan ..... Cartoons
|YANK US 1945 04 20|
Vol. 3 No. 44 ....... Cover: Cologne, 1945 - This is part of the ruins of Cologne, photographed from the top of the cathedral. Broken bridges stick out of the Rhine. Other Cologne pictures by Sgt. Reg Kenny are on pages 12 and 13. ....... Articles Inside: Allies Govern Germany - When we take a German city, we take its problems, too. Cologne has typhus, ruins and displaced persons, all Allied headaches. By Cpl. Howard Katzander ..... GI Questions from GIs By Cpl. Max Novack ..... Yanks at Home Abroad ..... Camera on Iwo ( Photo Report ) By Pfc. George Burns ..... A Tour of Manila with T-5 Jerome Greenstone - A requisition clerk who left his ordnance outfit for a short truck-driving detail winds up in Manila transporting TNT and helping out front-line medics under Jap fire. By Sgt. Ozzie St. George ..... Cologne - YANK's Sgt. Reg Kenny took these pictures when GIs entered Cologne, left in ruins by years of war. ( Photo Report ) ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt George Baker ..... Rough as a Cob ( YANK Fiction ) By Sgt. Bob McBrinn ..... Camp News - Most photogenic Wacs of the EFTC ( Winner - Pfc. Paloma Roberts of Greenville, Miss. ) ..... Youngest Generation - The little red schoolhouse has had its face lifted; there are mobile desks for footloose tots and classes are informal. By Pfc. Debs Myers ..... Mail Call ..... Strictly G.I. ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Ramsay Ames ..... Navy Notes By Donald Nugent S1c ..... PX ..... Sports: One-Armed Big-Leaguer? ( Pete Gray ) By Cpl. Tom Shehan ..... Cartoons
|YANK US 1945 04 27|
Vol. 3 No. 45 ....... Cover: GI Tourists - They've just come from the front, they're 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. ....... Articles Inside: Navy on the Rhine - Sailors lived in barracks and launched an amphibious operation 200 miles from the nearest ocean. By Sgt Ed Cunningham ..... Yanks at Home Abroad ..... They Want To Go - If man bites dog is news, what is it when civilian girls like these start pleading for tours of duty in the overseas war zones? By Cpl. Hyman Goldberg ..... Bankers' Hours - All the Japs could draw was a sight draft of lead when GIs took over the Manila branch of New York's National City Bank. By Sgt. Ozzie St George ..... Behind the Japanese Lines on Luzon ( Photo Report ) By Manuel Alcantara of the Manila Tribune ..... Home Towns in Wartime: Hollywood, Calif. - War industries have invaded the movie colony; the girls are still lovely but they're just as likely to be welders now as film stars. By Pvt. James P. O'Neill ..... Seeing Paris - For most GIs Paris is just a city they have heard about, with broad streets, mademoiselles and cabarets. But some of those who drove into Germany got a chance to see the real thing. YANK photographer Pfc. Pat Coffey followed three of them, on leave from the 359th Infantry of the 90th Division. ( Photo Report ) ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt George Baker ..... What's Your Problem? ..... Camp News ..... The Heros ( YANK Fiction ) By Pfc. Guy D. Wright ..... Lend Lease Rumors ..... Mail Call ..... Strictly G.I. ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Jinx Falkenburg ..... The Barretts Return on Rotation - But the audience on Broadway doesn't whistle at Cornell's kisses the way the GIs did in Europe. ( The Barretts of Whimple Street ) By Sgt. Joe McCarthy ..... PX ..... Sports During the War? By Sgt. Bill Davidson ..... Cartoons
|YANK US 1945 05 04|
Vol. 3 No. 46 ....... 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. ....... The Low-Down on the GI Racketeers in Paris ...... Articles Inside: GI Racketeers in the Paris Black Market - AWOLs organized Chicago-style gangs with hideouts, fences, gun molls and all the trimmings of a third-rate blood-and-thunder detective story. By Sgt. Allan B. Ecker ..... V-2 in Antwerp - The threat that came out of the skies above the city was blind; it leveled military objectives and homes, and killed aimlessly. By Cpl. Edmund Antrobus ..... Road to China - Ledo-Burma Road ( Photo Report ) By Sgt. Dave Richardson ..... Frankie of La Konga ( Frankie Sumner of Columbia, S.C. ) By Sgt. Walter Bernstein ..... Main Streets of America - A look back home since you went away ( Photo Report ) ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt George Baker ..... Honey in the Mortar ( YANK Fiction ) By Cpl. Len Zinberg ..... Camp News ..... The Soldier Speaks: What changes would you like to see made in post-war America? ..... R.R.'s in Wartime - Sgt Ralph Stein reports on the sad condition of railroad travel these days back home. Like the sergeant's sketches, it seams to be somewhat slightly confused. ..... Mail Call ..... Cpl. Bob Krell - YANK Correspondent Killed in Action with 17th Airborne ..... Strictly G.I. ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Barbara Bates ..... The Poets Cornered ..... Cross Word Puzzle ..... PX ..... Sports: Favorite Derby Horses - Col. Mat Winn says Exterminator was the best of all time. By Cpl. Tom Shehan ..... Cartoons
|YANK US 1945 05 11|
Vol. 3 No. 47 ....... Cover: The body of our late President and Commander in Chief is borne along Washington's Constitution Avenue toward the White House. His flag-draped coffin is carried on a caisson drawn by six white horses. The picture is by YANK photographer Sgt. John Frano. ....... The Life of Truman and the Death of Roosevelt ....... Articles Inside: Harry S. Truman - The new President knows about a veteran's post-war problems. He had plenty of them when he came home from France in 1919. ..... Roosevelt's Funeral - How the Nation took the news of a President's death and how the word came to GIs overseas. ( 8 Pages ) By Pfc. Debs Myers ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt George Baker ..... What's Your Problem? ..... News From Home ..... GI Radio Station : It's a New Weapon of War - From Luxembourg, GIs of the Army's Psychological Warfare Branch broadcast programs that help crack Nazi home-front morale. By Sgt. Bill Davidson ..... Mail Call ..... Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1882 - 1945 ..... Jap Hunt on Saipan - Fighting in the Pacific often goes on long after an island has been "secured." Japs still hide out in the hills of Saipan, living off the country, and U.S. Infantry patrols still ferret them out of their holes. By Pfc. Justin Gray ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Martha Vickers ..... Sports-Minded Spink ( J. G. Taylor Spink publisher of the Sporting News ) ..... Cartoons
|YANK US 1945 05 18|
Vol. 3 No. 48 ....... Cover: American soldiers who were prisoners of the Germans - Like millions of Europeans who have been shot, gassed or starved, these American soldiers were victims of Nazi bestiality. They were near death from starvation when freed from a prison camp near Limburg. Stories and pictures on atrocities are on pages 2 through 5. ....... Articles Inside: German Atrocities ( Lamsdorf Camp, Buchenwald Camp and Ohrdruf Camp ) By Sgt Ed Cunningham ..... Yanks at Home Abroad ..... Letter From Moscow By T/Sgt. David M. White ..... Veteran's Business Loan - You don't just go to the bank and get money under the GI Bill. Requirements are exacting, but interest is low. By Sgt. Barrett McGurn ..... Rockets in Italy - The Buck Rogers Platoon handles a 4.5 rocket launcher that looks like something out of 2045 A.D. By Cpl. George Barrett ..... Ernie Pyle - The quiet little man traveled half the world following GIs to war before a Jap bullet caught up with his luck on Le Island. By Evans Wylie SP1c (PR), USCGR ..... Mop-Up on Malinta ( Photo Report ) By Sgt. Arthur Weithas ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt George Baker ..... The Strange Case of The Tennessee Tech Sergeant By Pfc. Charles Peterson ..... News From Home ..... Battlewagon Off Iwo - Sketches and notes on the USS Tennessee By Sgt. Jack Ruge, YANK Staff Artist ..... Mail Call ..... Strictly G.I. ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Lina Romay ..... The Poets Cornered ..... Play Ball ..... Sports: Joe Comes Back ( Joe Savoldi ) By Cpl. Tom Shehan ..... Cartoons
|YANK US 1945 05 25|
Vol. 3 No. 49 ....... Cover: The 1st Division - Thirsty Pfc. Grant Crawford of Moline, Ill., found the going cooler and smoother in Germany after he drank beer out of a German stein. He is an engineer with the 26th Infantry Division. ....... From Fort Devens to Germany ....... Articles Inside: The Red One - It took the men of the 1st Division three years to become veterans. They made the long journey from Fort Devens, Mass., to the plains of Germany with stop-overs on the way in North Africa and Sicily and England and in Normandy. Now they would like a taste of home. By Sgt. Merle Miller ..... Battle of Mandalay - It was hard to dislodge Japs from U. Khanti's holy hill By Sgt. Walter Peters ..... Sergeant in Paris - The French paid more attention to his Croix de Guerre than they did to his Congressional Medal ( S/Sgt. Junior J. Spurrier ) By Sgt. Dewitt Gilpin ..... A Bad Night - Four men in an Okinawa foxhole wait for the dawn, uncertain of anything but the Japs' nearness and their own fears. By Pfc. Justin Gray and YANK Artist Sgt. Robert Greenhalgh ..... The Bridgeport Plan - They call it a Community Advisory Service, and its job is to untangle red tape for discharged veterans. By Sgt. Bill Davidson ..... Variety Show - Produced by the Cameras of the World ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt George Baker ..... What's Your Problem? ..... News From Home ..... Edward R. Stettinius Jr. - As Secretary of State of the U.S. today he will have a lot to do with the world we will all live in tomorrow. By Pfc. Debs Myers ..... Steve, Joe and Mr. Harrison Salisbury ( YANK Fiction ) By Pfc. Robert P. Richmond ..... Mail Call ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Gene Tierney ..... Navy Notes ..... P.O.A. Championships ( Boxing ) ..... Cockfight in the Philippines - Cockfighting, illegally staged behind barns in the U.S., is popular with GIs on the islands. Sgt. Arthur Weithas of YANK took these photos of match between cocks owned by a GI and a Navy man at San Jose, Mindoro. ..... Cartoons
|YANK US 1945 06 01|
Vol. 3 No. 50 ....... Cover: Fade-Out - In the weeks before VE-day Hitler's armies shrank down to nothing. Like his own country, the German soldier on the cover was running toward defeat and fading out of the picture. And Japan, now the subject of our undivided attention, came sharply into focus....... Articles Inside: The GI's War in Europe - A Picture Story of the American Soldier's fight against Germany and Italy from Induction to Victory. ( Ten pages ) ..... The Fall of Germany ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt George Baker ..... Redeployment ..... Don't You Know There's a War Over? ..... Cartoon ..... Next to Go
|YANK US 1945 06 08|
Vol. 3 No. 51 ....... Cover: Flame-Throwing Tanks on Okinawa - 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 holed up. Other pictures from Okinawa are on pages 2, 3 and 5. How Long Will We Have to Fight the Jap War? ....... Articles Inside: The Jap War - YANK begins a series of articles on the Big Picture in the Far East and our last remaining enemy with a discussion of the $64 question: How long will we have to fight the Japanese? By Sgt. Barrett McGurn ..... Yanks at Home Abroad ..... GI Questions from GIs By Cpl. Max Novack ..... Streicher of Nuremberg - If you want all the evil of the Nazi product in a nutshell, then examine Julius Steicher, a man who made good in Hitler's Reich. By Cpl. Howard Katzander ..... On the Farm ( Photo Report ) By Sgt. George Aarons ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt George Baker ..... Milk Run ( YANK Fiction ) By Pfc. Mack Williams ..... Camp News ..... Wives - Instead of sitting around and moping while their husbands are serving overseas, these GI wives organized to help each others' loneliness by war work. By Cpl. Hyman Goldberg ..... Separation Center? Cartoons by Sgt. Ralph Stein ..... Mail Call ..... Strictly G.I. ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Nancy Porter ..... YANK's Parody Contest Winners ..... GI Oscars ..... Sports: Cairo Tournament ( Basketball ) ..... The Soccer Situation By Cpl. Tom Shehan ..... Cartoons
|YANK US 1945 06 15|
Vol. 3 No. 52 ....... Cover: Two soldiers of the 7th Division take cover as a shell lands in front of them during the fierce fighting on Okinawa. See Pfc. Justin Gray's story, page 2, comparing Pacific and European wars. ....... Articles Inside: Pacific Combat - The Pacific War was never like the European. Today it is even different from the early days at Guadalcanal and at Buna. YANK's Pfc. Justin Gray, who served as a combat soldier against the Germans, tells what makes it different. By Pfc. Justin Gray and Combat Artist Sgt. Robert Greenhalgh ..... Berlin Death Rattle - A YANK correspondent jeeps through fallen Nazi capital By Sgt. Mack Morriss ..... The Soldier Speaks: What causes war between nations and what can be done to prevent it? ..... Memphis, Tenn. - Most of the local characters, Shifty Logan, Tommy Doran and the indestructible Big Ed Crump, are still around, but war has made some changes. There are more pretty women workers and hotel help is scarce. By Cpl. Hyman Goldberg ..... Big Ben - The Essex-class carrier USS Franklin absorbed more punishment off Japan than any ship was meant to take, but she limped home toward Pearl with her cargo of dead and living heroes. By Sgt. Larry McManus ..... The Old Beachhead ( Anzio - Nettuno ) By Photographer Sgt. Don Breimhurst ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt George Baker ..... What's Your Problem? ..... News From Home ..... You Americans By Sgt. Barrett McGurn ..... Mail Call ..... Fit for Combat, Unfit for Insurance ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Virginia Kavanagh ..... The Poets Cornered ..... Title Contenders ( Boxing ) Sports: The Fight Game's Future By Cpl. Tom Shehan ..... Cartoons
|YANK US 1945 06 22|
Vol. 4 No. 1 ....... Cover: American Soldiers In Hitler's Berchtesgaden - Where Adolf Hitler and his gang once sat at Berchtesgaden, these soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division take a deserved break with a little wine for company. ....... Articles Inside: Berchtesgaden - GIs who captured Hitler's mountain hideaway found rubble and magnificence. Amid the ruins there was still plenty of evidence of the high style in which the Nazi Fuehrer used to live. By Sgt. Harry Sions ..... The Pershing M26 ( T26 E3 ) ..... Battle Stars - Here is the official list of battles and campaigns of the U.S. Army that rate a bronze star, as of 12 May 1945, the current deadline for Adjusted Service Rating Card point credits. ..... Alois Knapp, Nudist By Pfc. Debs Myers ..... Rangoon Jump - A YANK correspondent jumps with the British and Ghurka paratroops who cleared way for the sea-borne invasion of Jap-held Rangoon. By Sgt. Dave Richardson ..... Camp Susupe - On Saipan the Army operates its first large experiment in dealing with captured enemy aliens. Japs in this GI camp help govern it and work both for the Army and their own profit. By Cpl. Tom O'Brien ..... The War - Centerfold Map of the Pacific ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt George Baker ..... The Great Big Wait ( YANK Fiction ) By Cpl. Sam Elkin ..... News From Home ..... GI Home Loan - Before the Veteran's Administration will guarantee up to $2,000 of your home loan, it must know almost to the dollar what the house is worth and what repairs are necessary. By Sgt. Barrett McGurn ..... Mail Call ..... YANK Gets a Hash Mark ..... Strictly G.I. ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Gloria De Haven ..... Navy Notes ..... Sports Parade ..... Sports: GI Rookie ( Dave "Boo" Ferriss ) By Cpl. Tom Shehan ..... Cartoons
|YANK US 1945 06 29|
Vol. 4 No. 2 ....... Cover: Both Red the Bugler and Pvt. Myron Hart are detailed to the chicken farm run by and for the U.S. Army on New Caledonia. See page 5 for more bucolic pictures by Sgt. Lon Wilson. ....... Articles Inside: Ordeal At Okinawa - At night the enemy comes out of his caves and pillboxes to prowl and infiltrate. And the soldiers and marines who sit up and stay awake to welcome him are always glad to see the first light of dawn. By Evan Wylie, SP1c (PR) USCGR ..... New Caledonian Chicken Farm - This is one outfit that can't have enough chicken. The GIs who take care of them see to it that the birds stay on their nests, since they are expected to turn out 2,000 eggs a day for hospital patients. ( Photo Report ) ..... Ex-GIs in College - The 23,478 discharged servicemen already back in college are running into plenty of personal problems and have started a big controversy among university officials about how they should be handled but generally speaking they're making out fine. By Sgt. Bill Davidson ..... Manila Myrtle ... When this poor man's Tokyo Rose included "Fight on for Old Notre Dame" on her propaganda program, her sponsors didn't like it. By Sgt. Ozzie St. George ..... Pvt. McQuire, E. Co. Nazi Slave - A rifleman from the 34th Division, who was captured near Faid Pass in Tunisia, talks about his two years and three months as a prisoner of the Nazis. By Sgt. Mack Morriss and Combat Artist Sgt. Robert Greenhalgh ..... Main Streets of America - A look back home since you went away ( Photo Report ) ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt George Baker ..... What's Your Problem? ..... News From Home ..... Sketch book of a Redeployed GI - Cpl. Ralph E. Carlson of the 8th Armored Division made these drawings during the months he was moving up to combat and back to the POE ..... Mail Call ..... Who Wants To Go Back To Work Anyhow? By T/Sgt. Thomas B. Logue ..... Yank Pin-up Girl : Ann Miller ..... Baseball's New Czar ... Happy Chandler, a star pitcher in college, holds Senate seat while preparing for the job of solving baseball's headaches. By Cpl. Tom Shehan ..... Bill Mauldin - The famous GI cartoonist becomes a best selling writer with a Book of the Month which explains the ups and downs of the combat-zone routine. Here are some of its paragraphs about officers, "garritroopers" and friendship at the front. By Sgt. Bill Mauldin ..... Cartoons
|YANK US 1945 07 06|
Vol. 4 No. 3 ....... Cover: On Omaha Beach, Normandy, where American troops invaded the Continent, French children now play hopscotch against a background of scuttled ships. For more of Cpl. Pat Coffey's pictures and a story of the Normandy beaches today, see pages 2, 3, 4 and 5. ....... The Normandy Invasion Beach - One Year After ....... Articles Inside: D + 365 - A visit, a year after, to Omaha and Utah beaches, hotspots of the June 1944 invasion of Normandy, shows how time has changed the scene to calm seaside, pocked with war's wreckage. By Sgt. Dewitt Gilpin ..... Swede's 6 x 6 - No. 435907 went from Camp Livingston, La., to Luzon and is still going strong. By Sgt. Ozzie St George ..... Blow-Up On a Carrier - 500lb bomb drops on deck from a TBM ( Photo Report by Sgt. Lon Wilson ) ..... Paree - T-5 Anatol Kovarsky, a GI who studied art in Paris before the war, takes you on a sketchbook tour through the city. ..... Yanks at Home and Abroad [ Model Sailor - Wally W. Powers MM2 builds a working 6 foot model of the Battleship Idaho. By Cpl. Richard Douglass ..... Treasure Hunt - 339th Infantry finds more than 50,000lbs of gold and massive arsenal of weapons and ammo near Fortezza. By Pfc. Ira Freeman ] ..... What's Cooking - Some bright new dreams for the post-war world are in operation even now. One of them is a meal you ca buy as a unit, pop in a special oven, and serve to your guests in 15 minutes By Sgt. Georg N. Meyers ..... Variety Show - Produced by the Cameras of the World ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt George Baker ..... The Diabalical Mission of Nagio Kuisho ( YANK Fiction ) By Sgt. Dale Kramer ..... How to Carry a Shovel Without Banging the Back of Your Knees By Sgt. Joe McCarthy ..... Serving the Emperor - The Jap private takes a beating during his basic that makes our chicken look like pure gravy. He gets $1.50 a month at home and up to $2.25 more in combat zones. This is the third article in YANK's series on the Pacific War. By Sgt. Barrett McGurn ..... Mail Call ..... The Better Mouse Trap ..... Strictly G.I. ..... Yank Pin-up Girl : Madelon Mason ..... So Long! ( YANK Fiction ) By Sgt. Merle Miller ..... PX ..... Eddie Arcaro - When the Newport, Ky., booter won the 1945 Derby on F. W. Hooper's Hoop Jr., he became the third jockey in history to ride three winners of that classic. By Cpl. Tom Shehan ..... Cartoons
|YANK US 1945 07 13|
Vol. 4 No. 4 ....... Cover: Blacksmith in Lololand - The GI 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. ....... Has the Army's Infantry Training Improved? ....... Articles Inside: Kamikaze - The USS Newcombe managed to bring down the first Jap suicider and dodge the second. The third plane connected and left the crippled destroyer easy prey for two more hits. With all power and communications knocked out, the tin can still survived. By Evan Wylie, SP1c (PR) USCGR ..... Hammer and Sickle in Graz - Red Army troops in Austria have come from a devastated land and they're bitter about the German farms still untouched by war. By Pfc. Ira H. Freeman ..... New Mayor for Ettlingen - The new Jewish mayor appointed by MG got to know the Germans he now governs from the very intimate perspective of Nazi Concentration camps. By Sgt. Harry Sions ..... GI Horse Traders - They trade for horses with the Lolos, who'd rather fight than eat. By Cpl. Jud Cook ..... Plane Ride Home - Battle Wounded and Prisoners of the Germans Leave Scotland on a flight for the States. By Sgt. Saul Levitt ..... Mortarmen on Okinawa ( Photo Report ) By Mason Pawlak, CPhoM ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt George Baker ..... What's Your Problem? ..... PX ..... Basic Training Today - It's only a 15-week course, but it's more complete and better taught than it used to be four years ago. By Sgt. Walter Bernstein ..... Mail Call ..... Strictly G.I. ..... Yank Pin-up Girl : Evelyn Ankers ..... Them Pre-war Dodgers -Frank Graham's complete history of the Bums from 1883 to Branch Rickey mixes plenty of anecdotes with its collection of important facts, figures and frolics. By Sgt. Joe McCarthy ..... The Nisei Problem - The government has checked and double-checked these citizens of Jap descent, but some West Coast neighbors don't want them to come home. By Pvt. James P. O'Neill ..... Cartoons
|YANK US 1945 07 20|
Vol. 4 No. 5 ....... 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: GI Global Sketchbook - On these pages YANK presents a collection of sketches by GIs from all over the world. ( Sgt. Jack Ruge, Cpl. Joe Stefanelli, Sgt. Arthur Weithas, Sgt. Howard Brodie, Pfc David Shaw, Sgt. Robert Greenhalgh, Sgt. Ed Vebell, Sgt. George Vander Sluis, Cpl. Laszlo Matulay, Sgt. Albert Gold, Cpl. Richard Gaige, Sgt. John Scott, Pvt. Marshall Davis and Cpl. Anne T. Cleveland ) ..... Re-education of Germany - The wreckage of Geramny is more than broken buildings and torn-up streets; it is the people of Germany, too. To save the youngest generation, to wean it away from Nazism, Military Government has set up schools with liberal, honest teaching. By Pfc. Debs Myers ..... Eisenhower Discusses the War ..... Ike in Abilene - The general had seen welcomes in Paris and London and Washington and New York, but he got the warmest reception of all when he hit his boyhood home town, little Abilene, Kansas. By Pvt. James P. O'Neill ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt George Baker ..... Hiyah, Fellahs! ( YANK Fiction ) By Sgt. Ray Duncan ..... PX ..... Mail Call ..... Strictly G.I. ..... Yank Pin-up Girl : Adele Jergens ..... Navy Notes ..... The Blackhawks Return - The 86th "Blackhawk" Division came home ( Photo Report ) ..... Carnera at Home ( Primo Carnera ) By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Cartoons
|YANK US 1945 07 27|
Vol. 4 No. 6 ....... 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. ....... World Security League Explained in Cartoons ....... Articles Inside: War for Oil - One of the biggest prizes of the early Jap offensives in the Pacific was the rich oil land of the Netherlands East Indies. Now Yanks and Aussies are winning it back to help supply the tremendous needs of the Tokyo-bound Allied war machine. By Sgt. Dale Kramer ..... Stratford-on-the-Beam By Cpl. Edmund Antrobus ..... Overland to Davao - It was a rough road and a long one and at the end there were still Japs to be rooted out, but Yanks took and held the last major Jap stronghold. By Sgt. John McLeod ..... The Picture Business - War-time restrictions result in sets made from chewing gum and glue, but cameras bravely continue to grind out epic after epic. By Pvt. James P. O'Neill ..... The Soldiers Speaks: Do you like what you see in the movies? ..... People on the Home Front - R. Moss By Sgt. Bill Davidson ..... Mud - As GIs struggled through mud to take the last Jap strongholds on Okinawa, YANK's Mason Pawlak, CPhoM made these pictures. ...... The Sad Sack by Sgt George Baker ..... What's Your Problem? ..... PX ..... The United Nations structure and funtion - How Security Council would operate against an aggressor ..... Mail Call ..... Strictly G.I. ..... Yank Pin-up Girl : Sheila Ryan ..... Issue Girl Friend By Cpl. John Haverstick ..... The Army Changes You ( YANK Fiction ) By Cpl. Len Zinberg ..... Sewell's Choice ( Vernon Stephens ) By Cpl. Tom Shehan ..... Cartoons
|YANK US 1945 08 03|
Vol. 4 No. 7 ....... 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. . ....... Is it smarter for us to take Jap Prisoners? ....... Articles Inside: The Blasting of Fort Drum - The island of El Fraile in Manila Bay had been fortified to be impregnable by the Yanks, and the Japs, when they moved in, made it even stronger. It still wasn't strong enough to resist the new assault technique of the 38th Infantry Division. By Sgt. Thomas J. Hooper ..... Jap-Catcher - T/Sgt. Willie Brown ( 32nd Infantry Division ) has made his hobby taking Jap prisoners and three day passes. By Sgt. John McLeod ..... Union in Germany - One of the first signs of the dissolution of the Nazi regime in conquered Germany was the re-establishment of trade unions. By Cpl. Debs Myers ..... Clean-up on Okinawa - Sketches by Sgt. Jack Ruge ..... Home Towns in Wartime - Houston, Texas By Cpl. Margaret Davis ..... Tinian Experiment - The island of Tinian is gradually being cleared of Japs by the novel method of getting them to surrender instead of shooting them one by one. By Cpl. Justin Gray and Combat Artist Sgt. Robert Greenhalgh ..... Return to Mannheim ( Photo Report ) By Pfc. Werner Wolff ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt George Baker ..... You Gotta Have a System ( YANK Fiction ) By Sgt. Ray Duncan ..... PX ..... Railroads - Redeployment is the toughest of the problems the railroads face now, but they're still planning busily for that postwar world where everyone will ride in style. By Sgt. Burtt Evans ..... Mail Call ..... Strictly G.I. ..... Yank Pin-up Girl : The Wilde Twins ..... War Poets ..... What do you think of American soldiers? ..... Joe's Post War Plans ( T/Sgt. Joe Louis ) By Cpl. Dick Peebles ..... Cartoons
|YANK US 1945 10 05|
Vol. 4 No. 16 ... Surrender & Occupation of Japan ........... Aboard the battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay, the Emperor's delegation surrenders for Japan. As Japanese Foreign Minister Shigemitsu signs the surrender document. Gen. Douglas MacArthur faces him, standing at the right of the desk with his back to the camera. See pages 2 through 9 for other pictures and stories on the surrender and occupation of Japan.
|YANK US 1945 10 12|
Vol. 4 No. 17 ... A Picture Story of TVA ........... This scene shows a high-power TVA
tranmission line running through a Tennessee Valley rural area symbolic of the benefits that have come from the world's first attempt to develop an entire region. See pages 8-13 for Sgt. George Aarons' picture story of the TVA.