YANK BR 1944 01 16 (PDF)




Vol. 2 No. 31
Cover: The Ghost Raider … See Pages 2, 3, 4 and 5 (Story of the British Mosquito Fighter) ……. Articles Inside: …

The Wooden Mosquito – The Germans call it “the ghost raider,” and shudder when they hear the peculiar whine of its wooden wings. The RAF calls it “the plane without vices” and “the first jack-of-all-trades plane.” It’s faster than any enemy fighter in operation—and it’s made by carpenters and cabinet makers. By Sgt. Bill Davidson and Drawings By Sgt. John Scott

Mosquito Pilot – By Sgt. Bill Davidson and Drawings By Sgt. John Scott

What do They Think…Today? – This remarkable document, which came into the possession of Ilya Ehrenburg, famous Russian war correspondent, was found on the body of Lt. K. F. Brandos, an officer in the German Army, who was killed on October 4th, on the right bank of the Dnieper south of Dnepropetrovsk. What some German soldiers think about the war may be reflected in the following passages taken from that diary.

Aerial Scouts Over Germany – The photo pilot makes his run across a target from a height of six to eight miles. At that altitude it is no larger than a hand below him. He lines the target up, picks his angle of approach, and then shoots his plane across it like a pitcher throwing a fast ball down the alley. Once he starts his run, he does it “blind,” looking all around him for the enemy—because he is unarmed. By Sgt. Saul Levitt

Yanks at Home in the ETO

Down At Sea – These pictures were taken by Lts. L. W. Frowley and F. J. Whiteside of the crew of a Navy plane that came down in the Pacific off Panama. On the third day adrift they were rescued

Behind the Lines – The camera jumps from one side of the world to the other to take pictures of what some soldiers see when they are resting or off duty. Here’s the world famous Casbah section of Algiers where GIs have to be escorted by MPs, and a rest camp in the South Pacific where a soldier might think he’s on a civilian vacation.

YANK Pin-up Girl: Virginia Mayo

News from Home

The Sad Sack “Shovin Off” by Sgt. George Baker

Mail Call

I Went Home By Capt. Arthur Gordon

Highlights and Headliners – YANK names the teams and players that made the biggest news in ’43

Sports: Outstanding Sports Performances of ’43. By Sgt. Dan Polier

Sports Service Record

The Soldier of India – He never polices up the latrines or pulls KP because his uniform gives him a high social position. And, unlike YANK, his army weekly is printed in eight languages. By Sgt. Ed Cunningham

YANK Cartoons