YANK DU 1943 12 24 (PDF)




Vol. 1 No. 21

Cover: When Tojo and his boys receive this particular package, there will be no “Do Not Open Til Christmas” written on its side. Sgt. James L Phillips, a former Flint, Mich., student, seems to know how to give the Japs a real bung-up gift – all 2,000 pounds of it. ……. Pictures of Clean-Up Operations in South Pacific

Articles Inside:

The Ship and Gun Crew Command – Sea Going GIs man the small ships and their guns to fight the battle of supply to the forward areas. (Capt. Thomas Gilchrist, Capt. George David Linquist, T/4 Willard A. Parriott, T/5 Edger Heater, S/Sgt. Melvin Ellis, S/Sgt. John Balance, Pvt. Juel Olson, Pvt. Lawrence Brickert, Sgt. Joseph Turner, Cpl. Joe Nordine, Cpl. Vincent S. Geiger, T/4 Jerry Baker, S/Sgt. Harry Snyder, Walter J. Glover, Cpl. Raymond P. Stuhr and Cpl. Ernest Gould) / By Sgt. Charles D. Pearson

Bound for North Africa on a Liberty Ship, Yanks Get A Visit From Jerry Bombers (Art Luzzi GM1c, Lt.(jg) Frank H. Gaff, James Goodheart, Capt. Edward J. Miller, S/Sgt. Irwin Brucker and Lt. William von Saggern) / By Pvt. Tom Shehan

Holy Land Yanks Take a Bust Shifting From British to U.S. Army (Pvt. Maurice Ruderman, Pvt. Sidney Ruderman, Pvt. Harry Hanovice, Pvt. David Hanovice, Pvt. Haim Bernstein, Pvt. Moshe Bassin, Pfc. Artzie Bassin, Pvt. Sidney Epstein and Pvt. Abe Kritzman)

The Army Authorizes Bronze Stars

Mistakes Don’t Pay – In the Parachute Packing Sheds (T/5 Fletcher H. Wilson, Mrs. Ivy Stokes, T/Sgt. Matt Rini, Sgt. John J. Pazniokas, T/5 George Deyo and Shirley Spalding) / By Sgt. Ozzie St. George

‘Dear Betty,’ He Wrote—And Left Unfinished Letter in a Pacific Foxhole / By Sgt. George Norford

Brush-Off Club Candidate / By Cpl. Ralph Boyce

Yank On Iran Business Mission Finds Everything but the Harem (Pvt. Edwin Murray) / By Cpl. Jimmy O’Neill

Ryan’s Irish Luck in New Guinea Left Him When He Reached Australia (Cpl. Edward J. Ryan) / By Sgt. Charles D. Pearson

GIs Wave White Underdrawers As Caribbean Coast Guns Take Aim (Pfc. Marvin Clemons and Pvt. Clarence Taylor) / By Sgt. Robert Ryan

GI Insurance / By Sgt. H. N. Oliphant

The Sad Sack “Allied Diplomacy” / By Sgt. George Baker

Cpl. Unhappy Jones Company Clerk (Fiction) / By Sgt. Charles D. Pearson

Christmas Gift

Strictly GI

Greetings, Anyway

No Stone Unturned

First Hand Information

Jungle Mop-up (Photo Story with Cpl. Lewis Niovich, S/Sgt. Anthony Cavallero, Sgt. D. S. Jackson and Sgt. E. B. Lovett) / By Sgt John Bushemi and Sgt. Mack Morriss

Words Across the Sea

Mail Call

Message Center

Dog Chalks Up Yanks Third SWPA Christmas (Sgt. Arthur H. Hudman and Sgt. Paul J. Reed) / By Cpl. Chuck Rathe

GI Composer Carries On In Guinea (Cpl. Dai-Keong Lee) / By Cpl. Ralph L. Boyce

Sweetheart Contest Booming!

YANK Pin-up Girl: Betty Grable

Evening Report

The Poets Cornered

Dear Santa / By Cpl. Chuck Rathe

The Little Things / By S/Sgt. William B. Mickley

Even Exchange / By Pfc. Merrill Riddick

Jungle Bells / Sgt. Milton C. Zimmerman

Bush Base Breakfast Eggs / By T/Sgt. T Ashlock

Buna Crosses / By Pvt. Kenneth W. Synder

Congress Feathers Post-War Nest For Servicemen

Starlet Complains of Convoys (Laraine Day)

Christmas Gift Looks like Maternity Jack-Pot (S/Sgt. Perry Verbergall, Melvin Harris, John Marshall, Miss Loretto Pagels and Pvt. Samuel Harrison)

Home Towns in Wartime – Rabaul, New Britain

News From Home – What goes on in your own home state

Grid Headliners

“Dempsey Would Have Licked Louis”

College Football Scoreboard

Sports: How Good is Bertelli? These Six Experts Think He’s Even Greater Than Baugh or Sid Luckman / By Sgt. Dan Polier

Sports Service Record

YANK Cartoons