YANK PAD 1944 03 17 (PDF)


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Vol. 2 No. 39 ……. Cover : Promotion – The happiness of Pvt. (that is Pfc.) Charles Bond over his first stripe seems to be exceeded by that of his Indian bearer who did the job of sewing. In India, eight American enlisted men usually hire one bearer, each paying him a sum amounting to about $1.50 a month. And he’s well worth the cost. ……. The Alaska Scouts Led the Way ……. Articles Inside:

The Alaska Scouts – Whenever the Army and Navy planned an invasion in the North Pacific, they sent a few of these tough regulars and ex-trappers ashore first to find the best landing beaches and to locate the Japanese positions. By Sgt. Georg N. Meyers Dudley Wintergreen in the Pacific

YANK Pin-up Girl: Betty Bryant

Imported Natives Helped GIs Transform Santo Into a Bustling Community. By Sgt. Barrett McGurn

Hospital on Rails – First Ambulance Train in Italy Carries Wounded GIs Out of Fighting Zone. By Sgt. Burgess Scott

News From Home – What goes on in your home state

Teamwork in China – In the Chinese-American Composite Air Wing, Chiang Kai-shek’s flyers, trained at U.S. schools, sit next to Yank pilots during bomber missions over territory held by the Japs. By Sgt. Ed Cunningham

Back to Grade School Goes This Tunisian Veteran. By Cpl. Tom Shehan

Variety Show – Produced by the Cameras of the World

Home Towns in Wartime: Boston, Mass. By Sgt. Joe McCarthy

Yanks in Italy Concoct Savory Dishes From Rations and Local Tidbits By Sgt. Burgess Scott

The Old Army Game – Some More Big Leaguers Learn How It’s Played

Sports: Free swinging Bob Dill got chance to play with Rangers because he slugged a referee by Sgt. Dan Polier

The Sad Sack by Sgt George Baker

What’s Your Problem?

How to Vote in 11 States Holding Primary Elections in May

Mail Call

Strictly GI

News From Home