YANK BR 1944 06 18 (PDF)




Vol. 3 No. 1

Cover: No Strangers to Jerry – General Dwight D. Eisenhower & Lt. General Omar N. Bradley ……. Articles Inside: …

From D-Port Sailing Against Germany – When the zero hour came, George took off for France and Bulldozer stayed behind to sweat it out on the docks. The landing was on, and both were small but vital cogs in the operation of the most elaborate military machine in history. By Cpl. Irwin Swerdlow

64 Hours of Battle – From the deck of the destroyer USS Doyle, this reporter watched for nearly three nights as the grim drama of D-Day unfolded or the American beachhead. Minesweeping, shelling of enemy positions, landings, air raids, torpedoes—he saw them all. It was only when the Doyle began running short of ammunition that the crew returned to England, and a few hours of rest. By Tom Bernard, Sp.(x)1c and Drawings by Pvt. Jack Coggins

High-Low D-Day Bombing – Two YANK correspondents flew as gunners with the 8th and 9th Air Forces on D-Day. Sgt. Saul Levitt went with the Forts above 5,000 feet Sgt. Walter Peters went with the A-20s, as a tunnel gunner, below 5,000 feet Both these men, who have many combat missions to their credit, tell their stories on these pages. By Sgt. Saul Levitt

Tito of Yugoslavia – YANK’s Sgt. Waiter Bernstein was the first correspondent from an English-speaking country ever to meet the Partisan leader, Marshal Tito. To get the interview, Bernstein walked for seven days across rugged Yugoslavian mountain country and through German-occupied territory, which at one point brought him under heavy German machine-gun fire. After Bernstein’s visit, Tito was interviewed by John Talbot of Reuter’s and Stoyan Pribichevich of “Time,” representing the combined Allied press. Their stories were published while YANK’s interview with Tito was being reviewed by the censors. By Sgt. Walter Bernstein

Welcome to Rome – Behind the third tank to enter Rome along the Appian Way was the jeep of Cpl. James O’Neill. The welcome he got from enemy snipers and overjoyed citizens, not to mention an imperturbable bartender wearing a monocle, is only part of the story. The rest is about GIs on the last long haul into the Holy City, and how one of them died within view of the city’s towers. By Cpl. James O’Neill

Yanks in the ETO – 1917-1942

The Sad Sack “Exercise” by Sgt. George Baker

News From Home

Mail Call

YANK’s AFN Radio Guide for Week of Jun. 18

Merrill’s Marauders in Burma – A YANK correspondent, who marched 500 miles through the jungle with this volunteer force, tells about our first infantry battle on the continent of Asia. By Sgt. Dave Richardson

Sports: Story of Footsy Britt, Congressional Winner. By Sgt. Dan Polier

Sports Service Record

YANK Pin-up Girl: Yvonne de Carlo