YANK DU 1944 02 04 (PDF)


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Vol. 1 No. 27 ……. Cover: Beachhead Bargains – Just four days after the landing at Cape Gloucester. New Britain, YANK Photographer Sgt. Dick Hanley snapped this grinning group of Leathernecks as they looked over a free issue of the niceties of life. The issue included cigarettes, pipe and chewing tobacco, tooth powder and soap. ……. A GI’s Life in a Nazi Prison Camp ……. Articles Inside:

Tales from Cape Gloucester By Cpl. Ozzie St. George

The Soldier of India – He never polices up the latrines or pulls KP because his uniform gives him a high social position. And, unlike YANK, his army weekly is printed in eight languages. By Sgt. Ed Cunningham

Home Town Papers Please Copy – Here are a few items from one of Italy’s best journals, the 45th Division News.

Rinsky, Sled Dog That Rescued Flyers on Ice Cap, Dies in Greenland

Ingenious Iceland T-4 Brings Age of Electricity to a Nissen Hut

Yanks in Britain Can Purchase Favorite Magazine From GI Newsie

Life in a Nazi Prison Camp – American flyers, returning to Britain on an exchange of prisoners, describe the daily routine of captured Allies behind barbed wire in Germany and the bitter resentment shown to them by the civlians in Hitler’s bomb-flattened cities. By Cpl. John Preston & Sgt. Ben Frazier

The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker

Hot News! – Localized NEWSMAPs Will Keep GIs in SWPA Up-to-date. By Sgt. Charles D. Pearson

Strictly GI

Behind the Lines – The camera jumps from one side of the world to the other to take pictures of what some soldiers see when they are resting or off duty. Here’s the world-famous Casbah section in Algiers where GIs have to be escorted by MPs, and a rest camp in the South Pacific where a soldier might think he’s on a civilian vacation. ( Photo Pages )

Home News

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

Mail Call

Message Center

Salamaua Sketches By artist Sgt. Charles D. Pearson

YANK Pin-up Girl : Virginia Mayo

The Poets Cornered

U.S. Army Docs Cinch Allied Conference Pennant

Guinea Golden Gloves

Disgruntled GI Umpire Names Lae Ball Diamond “Gripe Field” By Pvt. Len Stringfield

Sports Service Record

Sports: Outstanding Sports Performances of ’43 by Sgt. Dan Polier