Brief 1945 01 02 (PDF)


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Vol. 2 No. 5 ……. Cover: This week’s cover picture was taken by Staff Photographer Pvt. Diego deArteaga on Angaur. The Japanese refugee with the cup of water is the former post office clerk on Angaur. He is a survivor of 20 years of the Japanese “Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere.” He and his wife were the first Japanese civilians to come out of the caves where they had been hiding after the island was secured by American troops. Starved and emaciated, he received good medical care at the Army hospital on Angaur. The story on the opposite page tells how the natives of Palau, formerly Jap-ruled, were treated by American Military Government on Angaur. ……. Articles Inside: … For the People of Angaur – The natives of this Southern Palau island escaped from the caves to begin new lives under U.S. Military Govt. By S/Sgt. Paul Slocumb and photos by Pvt. Diego deArteaga ….. Rubberneck Run By Sgt. Robert O. Frederick ….. Afternoon with Olivia ( Olivia DeHavilland ) By S/Sgt. Joe Whitley ….. Reassignment Center – The country’s 16 airforces send veterans here, with the booby-prize going to the Seventh AAF. By S/Sgt. Robert Price ….. 5000 Mile Move ( Photo story of Bomber Group move from Hawaii to Palaus ) Photos by M/Sgt. Clyde A. Henderson and Sgt. Louis J. Zacharias ….. Landon ( Brig. Gen. Truman H. Landon ) By PFC Bud Nelson and Photo by Cpl. Lyle D. Strain ….. Forward Echelon – Notes from the foxholes, bomb statistics and mission reports which detail, in part, AAFPOA’s war record from Oahu to Palau. Photo by Pfc. Fred Shelton ….. One damned island after another. By PFC Bud Nelson ….. Personals By Cpl. Steve Chiani ….. Sports Edited by Zander Hollander ….. File 13 By Sgt. Roger Angell ….. Male Call “Tetched-nition Fifth Grade” by Milton Caniff ….. Brief pinup – Our pinup this week is cute Martha Tilton, who can sing, too. We can remember when Martha was starting her career as a soloist with Benny Goodman. Now she is having a fling at Hollywood. Martha is no stranger to the men of the POA; a couple of months ago she completed a tour of Pacific bases (including Down Under) with Jack Benny. Now she knows just what all soldiers are fighting to get back to, as any fool can plainly see. Her press agent promises that if you write Martha, care of Russell Birdwell at 200 South Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, Calif., she will send you an autographed copy of this photograph. Lucky you.