YANK BR 1944 01 30 (PDF)


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Vol. 2 No. 33 ……. Cover: Guerrilla Fighter ……. The Story of Tito’s Fabulous Partisans ……. Articles Inside: …

Tito and his Partisans – Marshal Tito, and to a lesser extent Yugoslavia, remains a mystery to the Americans. Actually, Tito is no mystery nor are he and his army miracles. They are part of the commonplace of history. It has happened before that men have risen to defend their country: that they succeeded in uniting it, and have won victories. Because Tito and his guerrillas have been recognized by the Allies, YANK had its correspondent in Cairo cable this factual account of the incredible underground that came above ground to fight Nazism—one of the great stories of World War II. By Sgt. Walter Bernstein

Night before a Mission – A candy-eating colonel studied the Field Order, armament men were praying so that the mission would not be scrubbed, gunners talked of superstition and fate, a ground officer griped because they wouldn’t let him fly, and a couple of cooks discussed spies and dogs. By Sgt. Walter Peters

Donner und Blitzen – With the fighters it’s the split seconds that count. And in those split seconds, Thunderbolts and Lightnings are bringing headaches to Hitler as they see to it that the thunder and lightning of U.S. heavy bombers get to the target.

Yanks at Home in the ETO

Training Mountain Fighters In Italy. Photos By Sgt. George Aarons

YANK Pin-up Girl: Patricia Dane

News From Home

The Sad Sack “Rough Sea” by Sgt. George Baker

Mail Call

Mittens on the Keys or There Ought to be a Baby Grand in Every Foxhole.

Soldiers in Sports

Sports: How Many Sports Champions Will Return After The War? By Sgt. Dan Polier

Sports Service Record

Northern Way – When the Germans smashed into their country in 1940, the Norwegians came to England smoldering with cold Nordic hate. They came in tiny fishing boats across the North Sea at night. They came in their merchant ships, a thousand of them, the fourth largest merchant fleet in the world. They came with the British from Trondheim and Narvik and from the innumerable Commando raids along the fjord-slashed coast. Some even flew over in captured German planes…Now they’re all waiting — to go back.

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