Vol. 3 No. 16 ……. Cover: Through Belgium–On the Way to Unter den Linden. Pages 2, 3, 4 and 5 ……. Articles Inside: …
With the Belgian White Army – The Belgian Forces of the Interior–the dreaded Armee Blanche-had terrorized the Germans for years. Now, the men who had never accepted surrender, the hard core of the Belgian Army, simply took up where they had left off in 1940, and went to work with the American troops –driving the Germans eastward. By Sgt. Bill Davidson
Crossing Belgium. By Cpl. John Preston
Armored Patrol – When Uncle Sam took off on his big push across Brittany, American armored might played one of the starring roles in the history-making drive. Our tankmen saw the fall of Perrier, Coutance, Avranches, Rennes, Vannes. Although many GIs and machines were lost in the blitz campaign of wholesale liberation waged against stiffening Nazi resistance, the re-conquest went on. YANK artist Cpl. Jack Coggins rode with a recon unit of the Fourth Armored Division on the last lap of the race to Lorient. These are his impressions of the unit’s pioneer job probing German strength and resources of the naval port amid the enemy’s barrage of shot and shell.
Merrill’s Makeshift Artillery. By Sgt. Dave Richardson
Tough Shipment Ticket. By Sgt. Sanderson Vanderbilt
Yanks in the ETO. Village Tragedy. By Cpl. Joe Schiffman; Jerry and the Jabos. By Tom Bernard Sp. (X) 1c, USNR; Three More Divisions in France
YANK’s United States ( Centerfold Map )
YANK Pin-up Girl: Gale Storm
News from Home
The Sad Sack “Objective” by Sgt George Baker
YANK’s AFN Radio Guide for Week of Oct. 1
War Against Weather – Newfoundland Signal Corps Crew Fights a Battle as Tough as Many Combat Assignments. What do you think of American soldiers? – YANK’s photographer Sgt. Steve Derry met these six girls in Cairo, and here’s the question he popped to them while he was taking their pictures.