YANK PAD 1944 07 14 (PDF)


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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

Mail Call

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?

Strictly GI

YANK Pin-up Girl: Jeanne Crain

Dudley Wintergreen in the Pacific

Stateside News

Sports: Help yourself to a quote as the great minds speak. By Sgt. Dan Polier