YANK PAD 1945 01 12 (PDF)


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Vol. 3 No. 30 ……. Cover: The jungles of Leyte Island yield a welcome change in diet to T/5 Frank Sinacola, Berkley, Mich., who went foraging when his outfit with the 96th Infantry Division caught a breathing spell during the Battle for the Philippines, and came up with this stock of fresh bananas. By Mason Pawlak ……. Articles Inside: …

War in the Forest – Through the dark and dripping fir trees barring the approaches to Cologne, infantrymen crawled and fought their way in an agonizing advance. By Sgt. Mack Morriss

Pullam’s Pillbox – The troop shelter was concrete, reinforced and four feet thick. The GI who blew it open picked up an unexpected decoration. By Sgt. Earl Anderson

British Demobilization Plan By Sgt. Bill Davidson

Japanese Please Copy By Sgt. Ralph Stein

Veterans on the Farm – GIs experienced on the land can borrow cash from the Department of Agriculture to buy new farms or restock their old ones. By Cpl. Hyman Goldberg

Log of the Sweet P ( Cruiser USS Portland ) – From Coral Sea and Midway in 1942 to the Leyte invasion, this heavy cruiser and her crew have seen plenty of Pacific action. By Barrett McGurn

Guerrillas on Leyte – Fighting from the hills with home-made weapons, Filipino patriots caused the Japs plenty of trouble and helped pave the way for the American landings. By Pfc. George Burns

Variety Show – Produced by the Cameras of the World. Photos by Pawlak, Burns, Kenny, Sgt. Lou Stoumen and T/Sgt. Bob Beerman

Mail Call

Stateside News

The Sad Sack “Raid” by Sgt. George Baker

What’s Your Problem?

Strictly G.I.

News From Home

YANK Pin-up Girl: Colleen Townsend

Dudley Wintergreen in the Pacific

Sportsview of the Year – Here are the teams and players who made the biggest news of 1944.

Sports – Outstanding Performances of 1944. By Sgt. Dan Polier