YANK PAD 1945 02 09 (PDF)


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Vol. 3 No. 34 ……. Cover: Captured Jap AA ….. Although it’s a little large for a first class souvenir, this Jap anti-aircraft gun captured at Leyte, attracted considerable attention from soldiers stationed nearby. Among those inspecting it was Sgt. John Sills, an antiaircraftsman whose home is in West Wago, La. Photo by Pfc. George Burns ……. Articles Inside: …

Iron Man Battalion – The old-timers of this 34th Division outfit have sweated it out longer than any other infantrymen in Europe, three years overseas with 350 days spent in the front lines of Tunisia and Italy. By Sgt. Joe McCarthy and photos by Sgt. Steve Derry

The Soldier Speaks: Should the GIs of this war have a veterans’ organization of their own?

Break-Through Tales – The first impact of the Kraut counteroffensive gave the infantrymen of the 84th Division and some Cub pilots plenty to do and to talk about. By Sgt. Ed Cunningham

“Battle” Stars – The demobilization system has increased the combat star’s importance. Here’s some information on who is entitled to wear them. By Sgt. Bill Reed and photo by Mason Pawlak, CPhoM.

Mail Call

The Home-Made Harness – For fifteen minutes a Superfortress gunner, Sgt. Joe Krantz, dangled precariously from a home-made safety harness some six miles over Japan, at an altitude which flight surgeons had assured fliers would cause a man’s death in a minute or two. By Cpl. Knox Burger

Variety Show – Produced by the Cameras of the World

Yanks at Home in SoPac. Photo by Sgt. Lon Wilson

Stateside News

The Sad Sack “Army Economy” by Sgt. George Baker

What’s Your Problem?

Strictly G.I.

News From Home

YANK Pin-up Girls: Eve Whitney, Elaine Shepard, Helen O’Hara, Noreen Roth and Kay Booth

Dudley Wintergreen in the Pacific

College Basketball. Photo by Sgt. Bob Ghio

GI Tex Rickard By Sgt. Burtt Evans and photo by Sgt. Derry

Sports Service Record