YANK PAD 1944 03 31 (PDF)


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Vol. 2 No. 41 ……. Cover : Pacific WAC – AIR-WAC Elizabeth A. Lamar, a sergeant and former clerk for the Shell Oil Co. in Houston, Tex., arrived in Hawaii with the first WAC detachment to be sent to the Central Pacific Area. She and the other members of the group volunteered for this overseas duty after having spent more than a year in service on the Mainland. ……. Our Field Artillery At Bougainville ……. Articles Inside:

ATC India-China Wing – These American transport planes are flying more military supplies over the treacherous 14,000-foot hump of the Himalayas than China used to get by truck through the old Burma Road. By Sgt Ed Cunningham

Dudley Wintergreen in the Pacific

YANK Pin-up Girl: Esther Williams

Traffic Is Terrific At The WAC’s Hickam Field Barracks By Cpl. Larry McManus

WGI And The Coconut Network Bring News, Music And Tokyo Rose To Yanks In The Marshalls By Sgt. Fred Baxter

Counterattack – When the Germans launched a drive of their own against a stunned and reduced American force pushing on San Pietro, it took a couple of mortars, a couple of heroes and a lot of plain guts to stop them. By Sgt. Newton H. Fulbright

News From Home – What goes on in your home state

First Stop Back Home For Air Force GIs – The deal at the Redistribution Stations, where Air Force men are sent as soon as they return to the States from overseas combat zones, sounds more like a civilian vacation than something connected with Army routine. By Sgt. Mack Morriss

Seagoing Soldiers ( Photo Report )

Eyes of the Guns – Our field Artillery at Bougainville, so effective that it stops Japanese attacks with no help from the other ground forces, gets remarkable on-the-nose fire direction from its OPs in jungle treetops and in Piper Cubs flying low over the enemy’s lines. By Sgt. Barrett McGurn and Combat Artist Sgt. Robert Greenhalgh

What goes on in the Entertainment World Back Home

Sports: Small Notes and Stories About Some Big Fellows

The Sad Sack by Sgt George Baker

What’s Your Problem?

Strictly GI

Mail Call

News From Home