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Vol. 2 No. 17 … The Pacific War as it looks to an ETO Veteran ……….. Two soldiers of the 7th Division take cover as a shell lands in front of them during the fierce fighting on Okinawa. See Pfc. Justin Gray’s story, page 2, comparing Pacific and European wars.

Pacific Combat – The Pacific War was never like the European. Today it is even different from the early days at Guadalcanal and at Buna. YANK’s Pfc. Justin Gray, who served as a combat soldier against the Germans, tells what makes it different. By Pfc. Justin Gray and Combat Artist Sgt. Robert Greenhalgh

Tito’s Volunteers — The Yugoslav Partisans are not looking forward to demobilization now; the Army is their home. / By Pfc Ira H. Freeman

Streicher of Nuremberg – If you want all the evil of the Nazi product in a nutshell, then examine Julius Steicher, a man who made good in Hitler’s Reich. By Cpl. Howard Katzander

On the Farm ( Photo Report ) By Sgt. George Aarons

The Sad Sack “Point System” / Sgt. George Baker

What’s Your Problem?

Touster on Hitch Hiking – Cpl. Irwin Touster, 12th AFSC, YANK’s professor of this and that, is also an old hand at the thumb game. Here he gives Gis some tips on how to mooch a ride on Italy’s Highways.

Mail call

Fit For Combat, Unfit For Insurance (Cont.)

Berlin Death Rattle – A YANK correspondent jeeps through fallen Nazi capital By Sgt. Mack Morriss

The Soldier Speaks: What changes would you like to see made in post-war America?

You Americans By Sgt. Barrett McGurn

Summer Festival – In the Foro Mussolini — Rome’s marble shire to Fascism — GIs take their civilian dates for an evening of fun and dancing at the Army Rest Center’s 90-day carnival, ending on August 30.

At Home With Carnera ( Primo Carnera ) – A lot of sympathy has been wasted on Primo. Married, happy and prosperous, he has never been better off. / By Sgt. Dan Polier

YANK Pin-up Girl: Virginia Kavanagh