YANK PAD 1944 05 26 (PDF)

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Vol. 2 No. 49 ……. Cover : 3 In A Pillbox – These three smiling soldiers, photographed in their pillbox at Empress Augusta Bay by YANK’s Sgt. Dillon Ferris, fought in the Second Battle of Bougainville. They are (l. to r.) Pfc. Chester M. Williams of Philadelphia, Pa.; Pvt. Wayne H. Sammoms of Los Angeles, Calif., and T/Sgt. Nicholas J. Tangorra of Rondout, Ill. With their 37-mm gun and other weapons, the trio slaughtered scores of attacking Japs. See page 2 for story of the Bougainville action. ……. The Story of the Second Battle of Bougainville ……. Articles Inside:

Second Battle of Bougainville – Isolated and facing starvation, the Jap forces launched a desperate assault against two seasoned U.S. divisions. When the battle was over, 7,000 of the Japs were dead. By Sgt. Barrett McGurn. Artwork by Robert Greenhalgh

Navy Notes – Irate Weatherman At SoPac Base Declare War on Topkick’s Voracious Goats. By S/Sgt. John Fitting, Jr.

Anzio Beachhead’s Astonishing Sergeant Won His Stripes When He Was Only 12 ( Herman Graff ) By Sgt. George Aarons

How to Vote in States Holding Primaries in Late July and August

Have You Got Family Allowance Problems? By Sgt. H. N. Oliphant

YANK Pin-up Girl: Linda Darnell

Psychological Warfare By Sgt. Bill Davidson

News From Home

They’re Running at Cairo ( Photo Report )

Home Towns in Wartime: New Orleans, La. by Sgt. Mel Schifter

Sports: “McGraw of the Giants was a Two Fisted Genius” By Sgt. Joe McCarthy

The Sad Sack by Sgt George Baker

Ironman Pilot – Maj. George Lee, with 161 missions, has hung up a Mediterranean record. By Cpl. Tom Shehan

Mail Call

Dudley Wintergreen in the Pacific

Stateside News

Cartoons