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Vol. 1 No. 23 ……. Cover: Man of the Year – YANK nominates as its Man of the Year 1944 the average veteran infantryman in the U.S. Army who has been winning the war the hard way for the past 12 months in France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Italy, Burma, and the Pacific. He is represented on our cover by T/Sgt. Joe Hodgins of Detroit, Mich., who has been in combat with his outfit, the famed 3d Division, ever since it landed in Morocco on Nov. 8, 1942. / Photo by Pvt. Pat Coffey ……. Articles Inside: … Visit to Tokyo – Two GIs tell how B-29s bombed the Imperial capital, beginning a concentrated campaign to soften up the industry of Japan and pave the way for invasion. / By Sgt. Bill Reed and Photo by Acme ….. Lynn Delivers Her Child ( The B-29 Lucky Lynn ) / By Cpl. Knox Burger with Photos by Sgt. Jack Ruge, Boeing Aircraft ….. Night Raid Off Genoa – There’s plenty of work for PT boats in the Mediterranean, attacking German convoys that run supplies down Italy’s coast. / By Sgt. Joe McCarthy and Photos by Sgt. Steve Derry ….. Yanks at Home Abroad / Photos by Cpl. Lon Wilson and Sgt. Reg Kenny ….. Von Papen’s Cave – There were more than 1,500 men, women and children living in its underground mud and darkness. / By Sgt. Saul Levitt ….. GI Railroads – The soldiers who run the trains on the continent find their job a lot different from working on the Delaware Lackawan. / By Pvt. Irwin Ross with Photos by Cpl. William A. Margolia, Signal Corps and T-4 Robert Craft Campaign on Leyte – Behind the front and on the firing line, YANK photographers made these pictures of men, machines, and animals, all of them part of the military pattern of daily life on Leyte Island. / Photos by Mason Pawlak CPhoM , Pfc. George Burns and Sgt. Marvin Fasig ….. The Sad Sack “Supply Problem” by Sgt. George Baker ….. 1944 A review of a year on the home front ….. 1st Sergeant Stein and The Dress Business By Sgt. Marion Hargrove ….. Strictly G.I. ….. Mail Call ….. YANK Pin-up Girl: Colleen Townsend / Warner Brothers ….. The Inglenook Correspondence / By Cpl. Jay Williams Football at Home and Abroad / Photos by Fifteenth Air Force, Strategic Air Forces and Ninth Air Forces ….. Sports – Close-Up of the Coach of the Year. / By Sgt. Dan Polier ….. Sports Service Record ….. YANK 1945 Calendar