YANK DU 1943 12 31 (PDF)


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Vol. 1 No. 22 ……. Cover: The Enemy Is Very Near – The camera of YANK’s Sgt. John Bushemi has caught the tenseness of fighting men moving forward, expecting to be fired on at any moment – and ready to reply. Bushemi made the picture as American troops engaged in mop-up operations against the Japanese an Arundel and Sagekarsa islands in the Solomons. It’s tough business in the open when the enemy is nearby. ……. Bravery and Death on Scarlet Beach ……. Articles Inside:

Dawn at Scarlet Beach – and a tow-headed kid called Junior fought and died in the sand like a real soldier. ( Pvt. Nathan Van Noy Jr. ) by Pvt. John McLeod

Bong – No one would have picked quiet Dick Bong as a hot pilot – now he’s the U.S. Army’s leading ace with 21 Jap kills in a year of combat. by Cpl. Ralph L. Boyce

Lease-Loaned Yanks – These GIs Were Farmed Out to the British Army in Syria by Sgt. Ed Cunningham

The Ground Forces Get Streamlined – The Army drops regimental organization from its Armored Force and activates a new type of light infantry division. by Cpl. Richard Paul

Ex-GIs at West Point – One hundred and seventy-seven former enlisted men – 13 of them from overseas – are taking basic training again as “Dumbjohns” in the Military Academy’s largest plebe class. by Pvt. Tom Shehan

Yanks Visit an Abandoned Pacific Base, Seeking Buried Supplies and Live Japs by Cpl. Hertz Rosenbaum

Iran Cooties Share Top Billing With Marx Brothers at the Movies by Sgt. Al Hine

Only Brass and Guardhouse Lawyers Have Floors in Lae

Army’s ‘Wrong-Way’ Corrigan Returns to the States by Mistake

The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker

What’s Your Problem?

Strictly GI

Variety Show – Produced by the Cameras of the World

Mail Call

The Heart of Texas – Two G/s brought 1,500 pounds of Lone Star State sand with them when they came overseas. Now that bit of U.S. soil is used for molds in an Air Force foundry. by Cpl. Ozzie St. George

YANK Pin-up Girl : Ruby Lacey

News From Home

Glamorizing a Pill – Pulchritude Helps Beat Malaria in Guinea ( Billboards by Pvt. Cyril Jones )

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

Southern Cross Sportsmen

Boomerang – Harmon Returns From Another Tough Spot ( 1st Lt. Thomas Dudley Harmon )