Vol. 3 No. 33 ……. Cover: Two Props And A Jet – Flying staggered echelon with two sister ships from Bell Aircraft, the jet-propelled P-59 Airacomet fighter-trainer (bottom) shows her lines alongside those of the P-39 Airacobra (top) and the P-63 Kingcobra (middle). What makes the “jet job” fly is told on pages 2, 3, and 4. Photo by Bell Aircraft Corp. ……. The American Jet Plane and What Makes It Fly ……. Articles Inside: …
Jet Plane – This propellerless job, though still a subject for whispers, has been out of the lab many months, carrying our flying men higher and faster than they have ever flown before. By Sgt. Georg N. Meyers
Another Winter – Lt. Gen. Mark W. Clark sizes up the tough job in Italy. By Sgt. Jack Denton Scott and photo by Pvt. George Aarons
They Held Bastogne – These were the men and these were the units who turned a little Belgian town into a major stumbling block for the Nazis in their mighty bid to break through to the West. And this is an account of how those men and units turned that town’s name into a memorable one in American military annals. By Sgt. Saul Levitt …..
Home Towns in Wartime: Brooklyn, N.Y. By Cpl. Hyman Goldberg with Photos by Ben Schnall
Guerrillas on Leyte – Fighting from the hills with home-made weapons, Filipino patriots caused the Japs plenty of trouble and helped pave the way for the American landings. By Pfc. George Burns
Seeing Ceylon ( Photo Story ) By Sgt. Dave Richardson
YANK Pin-up Girl: Deanna Durbin
News from Home
The Sad Sack “Up and Out” by Sgt. George Baker
YANK’s AFN Radio Guide – Highlights for the week of Jan. 28
Off Season is on Again
Sports – The 4-F Athlete Takes Another Physical. By Sgt. Dan Polier
Sports Service Record
Yanks in the ETO. With Photos by Cpl. Busch and Sgt. Sanford
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