YANK BR 1944 07 09 (PDF)




July 9, 1944     Vol. 3 No. 4     24 Pages

Cover: Soldiers belong to the 801st Airborne Ordnance Maintenance Company distributing food to French locals. The young lady is Jeanne Leonnard. She is there with her brother Jean and sisters Marie and Marguerite.

North of St. Lo; the 9th AAF and the 79th Division; Week of War in Europe and the Southwest Pacific

Articles In This Issue:

North of St. Lo
By Cpl. John Preston
There were German troops all around, and soon there would be fighting. But now the men were freshly shaven and had their first clean clothes since D-Day, and they were in a mood for talking in their foxholes about what had happened to them since they’d landed in France, and about their friends who had been ruled out of the last big problem.
(Sgt. Brandon, Cpl. Al White, Pvt. L. C. Murrell, Sgt. John Everett)

Air Support For The 79th
By Sgt. Bill Davidson
The American 79th Division had fought its way to the base of a hill heavily fortified by the Germans, and had flowed around it toward the outskirts of Cherbourg. Jerry still used the position to pepper our rear, however, and that’s where the fighter-bombers of the 9th AAF came into the picture, thereby setting up one of the better examples of ground-air coordination in this war.
(Capt. Meredith Henry, Col. Gilbert L. Meyers, Lt. George Cobum, Sgt. Earl Adamson, Lt. Homer, Lt. Joe Nolan, Sgt. William Fields, Capt. Thomas Montag, Capt. David Reinthal, Lt. Gen. Omar Bradley, Lt. Col. Frank Perego, Col. George Bickell,
Lt. Hayes)

A Week of War
In case anybody’d forgotten, this was global warfare in earnest. Allied fronts in France, Russia and Italy were moving closer to Festung Europa, and in the Southwest Pacific all avenues that led to Tokyo were being utilized by the Americans, British and Chinese.
(Lt. Gen. Sir Miles Dempsey, Lt. Gen. Mark Clark)

“Big Friend”
By Saul Levitt and Artwork by Sgt. John Scott
There was nothing remarkable in the relationship of the chubby bumblebee fighter and the crippled Fort, and it happened many times before in this theater but some day the crew of a certain B-17 would like to meet the P-47 pilot .who helped them home, and maybe stand treat at the local pub. It would be a nice way to cement a beautiful friendship, they think.
(Lt. Leroy H. Sypher, Lt. Thomas F. Brubaker, Lt. Murray C. Bell, Capt. Charles N. Keppler)

Yanks in the ETO
Seven Divisions
(Gen. Sir Bernard Montgomery, Sgt. Alvin C. York, Gen. John J. Pershing, Lt. Gen. Omar N. Bradley, Maj. Gen. Charles G. Morton, Lt. Gen. George S. Patton, Lt. Gen. Jacob L. Devers, Major James A. Ulio, Maj. Gen. Manton S. Eddy)

A Live Bomb and a Live Man
(Lt. Burdette L. Williams, Capt. Robert J. Major, T/Sgt. Charles H. James and Pvt. Willis K. Copeland, Jr., T/Sgt. John S. Erp, Capt. Emery C. Kinder and Capt. Wendell Stover)

Photo: Four days after D-Day. Sgt. Phillias Goulet, of Berlin, N. H., stows copies of YANK’s Liberation Edition and June 9th “Stars and Stripes” into a Thunderbolt’s belly tank for delivery in Normandy.

Papuan Infantry
By Sgt. Dick Hanley
(Pvt. Misirai, Cpl. Gamari)

YANK Pin-up Girl
Ella Raines

News from Home
(Ethel Merman, President Roosevelt, General George C. Marshall, Admiral Ernest J. King, and General H. H. Arnold, Charles C. Wilson, Governor Earl Warren, Governor John W. Bricker,

The Sad Sack
“Rear Guard”
By Sgt. George Baker

Mail Call
(John L. Lewis, William L. Hutcheson, William Green, Wendell Willkie, General Douglas MacArthur, Mrs. James A. Farley, Secretary of State Cordell Hull, Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal, General De Gaulle, Thomas Mann, Joel D. Holden, Mayor Walter A. Scott, Arthur V. McDermott, Dr. A. A. MacRae, Lt. Charles Goldblum, Maurice J. Cruickshank, Jr., Corporal Roy W. Embanks, Col. Donald Phillips, Dr. H. D. Bryant, Mrs. Ruth Googins Roosevelt, Col. Elliott Roosevelt, Lt. Col. H. T. Edison, Barbara Welch Gibbons, Mrs. Elizabeth Koby)

     Plain Talk On Freedom
     By Pvt. Hubert Wideman

     Pin-up Boy
     By Col. Frank F. Reed
     (Captain John G. Crommelin)

     Picture Jam
     By Pfc. J. R. Hushes, T/5 Chas. L Shea

     Another Bill Of Rights
     By Pfc. Lewis Waters

     What, No Kitchen Sink?
     By Cpl. Tom Mills
     (Pvt. Don Otto)

     Pastoral Pin-ups
     By Louis C Johnson
     (T/5 Richard D. McCann)

     Support For The Major

     Those Ribbons
     By Cpl. Barney Waterman

     Strike Another Medal!

     In Re: Aunt Prunie
     By Sgt. John J. Peters

     Unlucky Spot

Seems it’s Nevada that’s done it . . . not Texas

Radio Guide for Week of July 9

Sports Parade

Sports: Eagan, Old AEF Champ, Frowns on Pro Boxing.
By Sgt. Gene Slutz

Sports Service Record
(Joe Nuxhall, Bill McKechnie, Ken O’Dea, Jim Russell, Jim Russell, Joe Baksi)

Sports: Eagan, Old AEF Champ, Frowns On Pro Boxing
By Sgt. Gene Slutz
(Lt. Col. Eddie Eagan, Gene Tunney, Jack Dempsey, Paulette Goddard)

Sports Service Record
(S/Sgt. Joe Louis, Sgt. Freddie Mills, Sgt. Freddie Crawford, Pug Rentner, Capt. Marshall Spivey, Ens. Vic Kolman, Maj. Wink Davis, Capt. Carl Hinkle, Capt. Houston Betty, Capt. Frank Guernsey, Chief Specialist Barney McCoskey, Bob Hoernschemeyer, Capt. Hal Van Every, Winston Churchill, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Lt. Clarence (Soup) Campbell, Cpl. Billy Conn, George Caster, Buddy Kerr, Ken Raffensberger, Ben (Baldy) Culp, Ray Hamrick, Chief Specialist Barney McCoskey)

Alaska Highway Gets Discharged
By Sgt. Georg N. Meyers
(Cpl. Joseph L. Frey, T-5 Joseph T. Adams, and Pfcs. Otis A. Lunyou, Michael E. Doheny and Joseph T. Smallman, S/Sgt. William V. Koeninger, Charlie MacDonald, Brig. Gen. James A. O’Connor, Brig. Gen. Ludson D. Worsham)

“Somewhere in the Caribbean”
By Cpl. Jud Cook
(T-4 Ralph Del Vicario, Pfc. Robert Robinson, T-5 John Price)

YANK Cartoons