Vol. 3 No. 4 ……. Cover: When in Rome – When in Rome, hold a Roman baby and be popular with the populace, says Pvt. Ben Pollack who was among the first American soldiers to enter the former Axis capital. YANK’s Sgt. George Aarons photographed Pvt. Pollack standing on a motorcycle surrounded by a happy well-dressed crowd ……. GIs Take Over Rome, Their First Captured Capital ……. Articles Inside:
“…This Far From A Jap Battleship” – Navy Aerial Gunner George Platz Could Have Reached Out to Touch An Enemy Sea Giant After Planes Blasted Jap Fleet Off Saipan. By Sgt. Bill Reed
U.S. Divisions in France – A Who’s Who that tell where each American infantry and airborne outfit fought against the Germans on the Cherbourg Peninsula and gives the highlights of their past combat records.
GIs Take Over Rome – Two reports on the happy day when the Eternal City became the first European capital to get rid of the Nazis and welcome the Allies By James P. O’Neill
Highway 6 By Sgt. Fred Rosen
These Germans are Evacuating Rome ( Photo Report ) By Sgt. George Aarons
Saipan Album – These pictures show the aftermath of fighting for Saipan, where the Army’s 27th joined the 2nd and 4th Marines in drive against Marianas ( Photo Report )
News from Home
Plan to Combine Armed Forces – Army likes idea of putting both services under one head but Navy disapproves. By Sgt. Merle Miller
The Sad Sack by Sgt George Baker
What’s Your Problem?
YANK Pin-up Girl: Jeanne Crain
Dudley Wintergreen in the Pacific
Sports: Help yourself to a quote as the great minds speak. By Sgt. Dan Polier