YANK BR 1944 01 02B (PDF)


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Vol. 2 No. 29 ……. Cover: Supreme Commander General Dwight D. Eisenhower ……. Articles Inside: …

Death Battle At Tarawa – This was the toughest battle in the history of the Marine Corps. They suffered losses of 1,026 dead and 2,557 wounded in the 76-hour fight. By Sgt. John Bushemi

‘Makin Taken’ – A sergeant from the 165th Infantry-New York’s “Fighting 69th” of the first World War fame-tells about the Gilbert Invasion. By Sgt. Merle Miller

The Tree – Mostly, it’s just poets who rave about trees. Poets-and these six flyers, forced down in a hell of lava and stranded there for twelve thirst-ridden days. By S/Sgt. James Dugan

“…an urgent date with Germany – As the curtain rose on the last act of the great drama, and the principal characters stepped into their roles, an expectant world audience rose to applaud the man who once said he had—

A GI View of the Tehran Conference – Soldiers in Iran who saw Stalin meet Roosevelt and Churchill no longer look upon their command as the dullest place this side of Cooks and Bakers School. By Sgt. Al Hine and Cpl. James P. O’Neill

Rabaul Raid – But there’s more to the job than dropping bombs ( Making Terrain Model Maps )

YANK Pin-up Girl: Diana Lewis

News from Home

The Sad Sack “The Good Deed” by Sgt. George Baker

Mail Call

The Battle of Maile

Football Funnies

Sports: Mister Long Pants Starts New Career. By Sgt. Dan Polier

Sports Service Record

Flight Surgeon – Whether it’s a cold on Main St., or a shattered leg at a bomber base, he’s “Doc” to his patients — and the best friend they ever had. By Sgt. Saul Levitt

1944 Sad Sack Calendar