YANK MD 1945 05 11 (PDF)




Vol. 2 No. 11 … Storming the Po ……….. Riflemen of H Company. 351st Inf. Reg., 86th Div., run across Po River bridge to attack enemy positions on north bank after heavy artillery barrage. Other pictures of Po River crossing by YANK’s Pfc. Werner Wolff on pages 12 & 13.

Articles in this Issue:

Bologna … When the town was abandoned by the Nazis, the Partisans took over and the people turned out to welcome the victorious Allies. By Cpl. George Barrett

The Promised Land … The Po Valley was the first open country the men of the 1st Armored Division had seen since Anzio. By Sgt. Dan Polier

Behind the Japanese Lines on Luzon ( Photo Report ) By Manuel Alcantara of the Manila Tribune

Navy on the Rhine … Sailors lived in barracks and launched an amphibious operation 200 miles from the nearest ocean. By Sgt. Ed Cunningham

Rout in the Valley … When the Germans fled across the Po River, they left behind them miles of wrecked vehicles, acres of ammo and many horses. By Pfc. Werner Wolfe

Crossing the Po — Photo Story

The Sad Sack “Rest Cure” / By Sgt. George Baker

YANK Cartoons

Mail Call

The Shooting At Aachen

They want to go … If man bites dog is news, what is it when civilian girls like these start pleading for tours of duty in the overseas war zones? By Cpl. Hyman Goldberg

The Barretts Return on Rotation … But the audience on Broadway doesn’t whistle at Cornell’s kisses the way the GIs did in Europe. By Sgt. Joe McCarthy

The Heroes … YANK Fiction by Pfc. Guy D. Wright

The Death of Ernie Pyle … GIs’ favorite reporter was with the Marines when he got it. By Evan Wylie, SP1c

Sports during the war? By Sgt. Bill Davidson

Sports Parade

Yank Pin-up Girl : Jinx Falkenburg