YANK BR 1944 07 02 (PDF)




Vol. 3 No. 3

Cover: Airborne Operations in France – See pages 2, 3, 4 and 5

Articles Inside:

“Down and Go” – Two Stories By and Of Our Airborne Troops in France By Sgt. Saul Levitt and Cpl. John Preston with Artwork by Sgt. John Scott

Beachmaster’s Dream – It takes “just a little training and a lot of guts and imagination” to run a beachhead–and a Navy Beach Battalion had all three. An Assault force of 41 men swam and crawled through heavy enemy fire for 12 hours to reach its objective 1,000 yards away, and took over the job of getting American men and machines to the front. By Tom Bernard Sp.(x)1c, USNR

The Dead End Kids – These tough veterans claimed they volunteered for Merrill’s Marauders to get back home from the Pacific. But they found themselves instead killing more Japs in Burma and liking it. By Sgt. Dave Richardson

The Camera goes to the Front… with Sgt. Reg Kenny YANK Staff Photographer in France

YANK Pin-up Girl: Peggy Corday

News From Home

The Sad Sack “Enlisted Man’s Rag” by Sgt George BakerĀ 

Mail Call

YANK’s AFN Radio Guide for Week of July 2

Sports Parade

Sports: So You Know Sports? Then Try This Simple Little Quiz. By Sgt. Dan Polier

Sports Service Record

Voting Regulations in Five States and Two TerritoriesĀ 

Three Years of Lend-Lease – Excerpts from President Roosevelt’s report on the economic operations that have given our allies the things they need to beat the enemy.

Map of France