Vol. 1 No. 42 ……. Cover: Big Duck The big guy comfortably smoking his pipe atop a duck, the amphibious 2 ton kind, is M/Sgt. John O. Boyd of Baltimore, Md. A Regular Army veteran of 20 years’ service, he’s in charge of operations for his duck outfit. That makes him the big duck in a pond that boasts a majority of top-notch ex-truck drivers who now pilot the Army’s ducks as neatly as they used to wheel their semi’s over the highways in the States. ……. Humboldt Bay and Korako Landings ……. Articles Inside:
Guinea Triple Play YANK’s Sgt. Charles Pearson at Humboldt Bay and Cpl. George Bick at Korako report on two landings.
Cavalry’s Navy Bucks When Guys Call the Bow the Head by Cpl. Ralph L. Boyce
Back to Burma Stilwell’s army has returned to the jungles where the Japs gave him a hell of a beating two years ago. By Sgt. Ed Cunningham
20 Minutes from Rabaul The husky, well fed Jap marines at Green Island, important stop on the way to Tokyo, folded up when an Infantry force of New Zealanders landed on their beaches, hungry for some knock-down and drag-out war. by Sgt. Barrett McGurn
Conchies in Puerto Rico by Pvt. Jud Cook
The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker
Two GIs on the Loose Find That a Topkick’s a Nice Thing to Have by Cpl. Ozzie St. George
Ducks – YANK’s Sgt. Dick Hanley took these shots of the duck men in New Guinea as they plied their trade route ferrying supplies from ships to shore and on to inland dumps.
News From Home
YANK Pin-up Girl : Gale Robbins
YANK Crossword Puzzle
News From Home
Pillbox on the Run ( German )
Sports: Giants, Dodgers Feudin’ As Giants Win 4 in Row