YANK BR 1944 07 02 (PDF)


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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 Baker ….. 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 Territories ….. Thre 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