YANK PAD 1944 07 21 (PDF)


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Vol. 3 No. 5 ……. Cover: Street Scene Saipan – Symbolical of victory, a General Sherman tank rumbles through a street in Garapan, largest town on the island of Saipan, which fell to American troops after weeks of the bitterest fighting in the Pacific. YANK photographer Sgt. Bill Young has framed the “Clipper” in the ruins of a home. Infantrymen ride atop the tank. ……. Seabees Repair Jap Railroad On Battered Saipan ……. Articles Inside:

Forward O.P., Saipan – The Japs Once Looked Down from the Slopes of Mt. Tapotchau, Hurled Death on the Beaches; Then U.S. Troops Began a Long Climb. By Sgt. Larry McManus

GI Gangbusters – A picked bunch of MPs and investigators in Italy are making things tough for the black-market ring. By Sgt. Burtt Evans

Tank Battle in Burma – They weren’t trained at Fort Knox, but these amateurs who manned the first General Shermans in the CBI put up a tough fight against the Japs. By Sgt. Dave Richardson

Normandy Notes – Fighting in the rapidly shifting Cherbourg deal, GIs wished they knew which side was winning it. By Cpl. John Preston

Home Towns in Wartime: Chicago, Ill. by Pfc. Dale Kramer

The Soldier Speaks: “Should the U.S. Have Compulsory Military Training After the War?”

Seabees Take Over Jap RR on Saipan ( Photo Report ) By Sgt. Bill Young

The Sad Sack by Sgt George Baker

GI Cinderella ( YANK Fiction ) By Pvt. Ray Brown

Strictly GI

Dudley Wintergreen in the Pacific

YANK Pin-up Girl: Rita Hayworth

News From Home

Sports Parade

Sports: Meet Danny Gardella, The Super Screwball By Sgt. Dan Polier

Mail Call

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