YANK BR 1944 08 20 (PDF)


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Vol. 3 No. 10 ……. Cover: Fight’s Finish …. for two groups of men. Casualties are brought aboard an LST on the French coast while in the background a file of Nazi prisoners plods further from the Fatherland. ……. Milestones in the ETO – eight paintings by a GI artist – See pages 5 to 7 ……. Articles Inside: … Taking off with the Tanks – “You’ve waited a long time,” said the voice. “Get punching.” The objective wasn’t far away, as distances in France were soon to be measured, but it was the beginning of the big armored push that carried the Yanks out of Normandy and well on their way to bigger prizes. By Sgt. Walter Peters ….. Keeping things Moving – A GI artist portarys the role of transportation in carrying the Attack from the U.K. to France. By Sgt. Irwin Swerdlow and Artwork by T/Sgt. David Lax ….. Building Air Fields under Fire – The Ninth’s aviation engineers can turn out a landing strip for Yank planes in six hours despite hedgerows, German snipers — and silly donkeys. Sgt. Bill Davidson ….. Yanks in the ETO – Can This Be The Army, Mr. Jones? ….. Global Outlook By Sgt. Samuel W. Taylor ….. Hunters of the Aegean – American B-25 Mitchell fighter-bombers join with RAF units in patrolling the Nazi-crowded Aegean Sea. Heavily armed and crammed with bombs, their job is to clear enemy shipping from the waters that lap on Greece, Crete and the Turkish coast, Sgt. Steve Derry made these shots of the men who blast the German Caiques. ….. YANK Pin-up Girl: Diana Mumby ….. News from Home ….. The Sad Sack “Unburdened” by Sgt George Baker ….. Mail Call ….. YANK’s AFN Radio Guide for Week of Aug. 20 ….. Sports Parade ….. Sports: Larry French Writes From Normandy Beach. By Sgt. Dan Polier ….. Sports Service Record ….. Home Towns in Wartime: Louisville, Ky. By Cpl. James B. Goble ….. Federal Ballots ….. Jeeps on the Farm? By Sgt. Merle Miller ….. YANK Cartoons