YANK MD 1945 05 18 (PDF)



Vol. 2 No. 12
Picture Round-up of the Italian Campaign ……….. These Germans are typical of the hundreds of thousands of Der Fuehrer’s supermen who laid down their arms during the last days of the war in Europe.

Articles in this Issue:

Battle for Italy —Ten page photo story of the Italian Campaign

The Sad Sack “Plans” / By Sgt. George Baker

People on the Home Front – Frankie of La Konga … Frankie Sumner waitress Columbia, S.C. at La Konga Bar

The Knock-Out … After fighting for almost two years in Italy’s rugged mountains the 5th and 8th reach the Po River flatlands and win the war in three weeks.

Roosevelt’s Funeral … How the nation took the news of a President’s death and how the word came to GIs overseas. / By Pfc. Deb Meyers

One of Many / By Eleanor Roosevelt

Mail Call

Cpl. Bob Krell (YANK Staff Correspondent KIA)

Strictly GI

Close-up of Genoa … The war had dealt gently with the famous birthplace of Columbus; even its great harbor was saved by the Partisans. By Cpl. George Barrett

Sports: Favorite Derby Horses – Col. Mat Winn says Exterminator was the best of all time. By Cpl. Tom Shehan

YANK Pin-up Girl: Martha Vickers