YANK BR 1943 09 19 (PDF)


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Vol. 2 No. 14 ……. Cover: Imported Stuff ….. Exclusive Picture Story of the Attu Invasion. ……. Articles Inside: The Dictator’s Dilemmae – You write your musical comedies and we write ours, by way of a few brief scenes from the last act of Julius Caesar, based on various communiques ( enemy’s included ) and being a treatment of modern history as it would be written by an army psychiatrist were he present at the briefing. Attu – The fight for the Aleutian island of Attu was one of the hardest ever fought by American arms. The Jap, who never surrendered, was not the only enemy; there was also the weather. Both were beaten. Landing with the first U.S. soldiers was YANK’s Sgt. Georg Meyers, who, when he wasn’t using his rifle, was using his camera. The result is this picture story of the campaign, printed on these and the following two pages. ….. Yanks at Home in the ETO ….. A Week of War – The news from Russia was good and so was the news from New Guinea. They were widely separated theaters, but in both of them men were moving in the right direction. ….. Variety Show – Produced by the Cameras of the World ….. News From Home ….. Whatever Became of the Old Fashion Uppercut? ( Fiction ) By O/C Ray Duncan ….. Preparation for Invasion ( Fiction ) By Pvt. Irwin Shaw ….. YANK Pin-up Girl: Grace McDonald ….. Sports: Dartmouth, Loaded With Marine Reserves, Looms as the Football Powerhouse in East By Sgt. Dan Polier ….. The Sad Sack by Sgt George Baker ….. Artie Greengroin PFC – One-Round Artie ….. Mail Call ….. Side Remarks – When the boys hit the chairs at the air base they can talk about anything they want. If they don’t like the Army they can say so, and if they do like England they can say so. Usually they do both. By Cpl. John D. Preston ….. The New Dutch Soldier – When the Germans occupied the Netherlands they forgot to occupy a lot of Netherlanders, and ever since, those Netherlanders have been occupying themselves with the war against Hitler. Some of them are scattered with the Allies all over the world, but a good many are waiting around the ETO in the Princess Irene Brigade, and when they go home they want to go the hard way. By Pvt. Albert Orbaan ….. Cartoons