YANK PAD 1944 12 08 (PDF)


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Vol. 3 No. 25 ……. Cover : Superforts at Saipan – Under the sweep of the tremendous tail of this B-29, ground crew-men are loading into turret positions the belts of ammunition which feed the automatic guns of the Superfortresses, now striking Tokyo from this Saipan base. Special ammunition trailers are used by ordnance men who service the B-29 guns. ……. First Superfort Raid on Tokyo: Eyewitness Account ……. Articles Inside:

Target: Tokyo – Saipan, out of the news spotlight for months, is on the front page again as base for the Superfortress raids on Tokyo and as the target for frantic Jap retaliatory strikes in futile attempts to destroy the B-29s on the ground and protect Honshu from further attacks. By Sgt. Bill Reed

How Japs Treated the Filipinos – By turn, Japs were objects of ridicule and fear on Leyte. By Sgt. Barrett McGurn

Verdun – Then and Now – Battlefields of last war are bivouac areas in this one . By Sgt. Bill Davidson

2d Battle of Philippine Sea – This great U.S. victory was not a slugfest between two grand fleets but several engagements involving separate task forces.

Text of Communique No. 168, Describing U.S. Navy Victory

Mail Call

Television – Thanks to technical advances hastened by the war, this new industry is just about ready to provide jobs and entertainment for thousands of Americans. By Sgt. Georg N. Meyers

Variety Show – Produced by the Cameras of the World

All-American Preview – in a season of good backfield men, these are the most outstanding. You’ll be seeing them on the All-American teams. Sports: Football conversation with references to Navy, Randolph Field and Rose Bowl. By Sgt. Dan Polier

The Sad Sack “Double Trouble” 2 by Sgt George Baker

The World is Too Much Water By Pvt. William Saroyan

Strictly G.I.

The Line-Up for 1945

YANK Pin-up Girl: Lauren Bacall

Dudley Wintergreen in the Pacific

Stateside News