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Vol. 3 No. 42 ……. Cover: Easter 1945 – Rehearsing for Easter services, the members of this 96th Bomb Group choir are (l. to r.) Cpl. Arthur McCommon of Memphis ; Pfc. Robert E. English of Montoursville. Pa.; Cpl. Amos B. Hayes of Yuma, Ariz.; S/Sgt W. Edwin Crouch Jr.. of Easton, Md., and T/Sgt. George K. Bachman of Scranton, Pa. Photo by Sgt. Joe Pazen ……. Trick Bombing Technique Busts Burma Bridges ……. Articles Inside: …

The Fall of Cologne – The 3rd Armored franks drew small-arms and 88 fire, met one Nazi tank in a head-on fight to the finish, and went on to take the town. By Sgt. Ed Cunningham

Hike to Manila – The going was better for trucks than it was for Infantry feet, but friendly Filipinos had cold beer waiting at the end of the march. By Sgt. Dick Hanley

Bull Sessions On Replacements – Training for combat, according to veterans in Italy, should be a hell of a lot more realistic and a hell of a lot more through. By Cpl. William Regan

“Big Mouth” – That’s what the people of his home town, who knew him when, call Goebbels. They recall the Nazi propaganda chief as ambitious and cruel. By Cpl. Howard Katzander

Jazz – Popular music back home hasn’t changed much. The same familiar bands play the new hit tunes. By Sgt. Al Hine

Bridge Busters – They hit upon their method by a lucky accident, but the members of this Burma bomber squadron have a record of 114 targets destroyed and 51 more damaged. By Sgt. Dave Richardson

Carrier Off Japan – When the air-crewmen came back from their low-level raids, the thing they talked about most was the lack of Jap air opposition. By Cpl. James Goble and Artwork by By Sgt. Robert Greenhalgh

Mud and Flood on the Western Front ( Photo Report )

Remember Oran? It isn’t the same town it was in 1943. Al’s Place has folded and sailors outnumber the GIs. By Sgt. Ronald Caldwell

News From Home

The Sad Sack “Birds of a Feather” by Sgt George Baker

What’s Your Problem?

Mail Call with a Photo by Sgt. Ben Rosenblatt

Sportsman Show ( Annual Show in Madison Square Garden )

Sports: Bob Quinn Looks Back on His 54 Rugged Years in Baseball By Cpl. Tom Shehan

Sports Service Record

YANK Pin-up Girl: Lucille Ball

Yanks in Britain By Cpl. Edmund Antrobus Photo by Cpl. Frank Busch

The Count