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April 19, 1944     Vol. 1 No. 36

The Routine at an Air Force Redistribution Station

Cover: The Guard

Here are pictured part of the crack, mounted regiment known as the “King’s Guard”. They represent the pick of the Iranian army and from the look on the Major in the foreground you can see that they realize the importance of their job. The Cover and the series of Majlis pictures on pages 12 & 13 were taken by Pfc. Monty Oettinger.

Articles Inside:

ATC India-China Wing (Air Transport Command) By Sgt. Ed Cunningham

These American transport planes are flying more military supplies over the treacherous 14,000-foot hump of the Himalayas than China used to get by truck through the old Burma Road.

Counterattack (San Pietro) By Sgt. Newton H. Fulbright

When the Germans launched a drive of their own against a stunned and reduced American force pushing on San Pietro, it took a couple of mortars, a couple of heroes and a lot of plain guts to stop them.

GIs Gone Wrong Get Straightened Out At Progressive Prison in Africa By Sgt. George M. Hakim

Even Flyers Kept in Dark About French Targets By Sgt. Walter Peters

Tales of Songs and Ships And Cigarettes From the Anzio-Nettuno Beachhead By Sgt. Burtt Evans

GIs Gone Wrong Get Straightened Out At Progressive Prison in Africa

The Haleys, Eggers And Klaputs Join In Twin Attacks On Germany

First Stop Back Home For Air Force GIs By Sgt. Mack Morriss

The deal at the Redistribution Stations, where Air Force men are sent as soon as they return to the States from overseas combat zones, sounds more like a civilian vacation than something connected with Army routine.

Eyes of the Guns (Artillery Spotters) By Sgt. Barrett McGurn

Our Field Artillery at Bougainville, so effective that it stops Japanese attacks with no help from the other ground forces, gets remarkable on-the-nose fire direction from its Ops in jungle treetops and in Piper Cubs flying low over the enemy’s lines.

The Majlis (Parliament)

Mail Call

Message Center

News From Home

Odds & Ends Dept.

Names in the News

Anglo-American Quadruplets Talk of the Nation

The Sad Sack “Safe Spot” By Sgt. George Baker

What’s Your Problem?

     Officers’ Dependents By 2d Lt. George Seeks

     Guardhouse Time By Pvt. George Benton

     Orderlies By T/Sgt. Jesse B. Morrison

     Craps and Conscience

     Purple Heart By Pfc. John Higgins

Strictly GI

     USAFI Overseas

     GI Shop Talk

     Personal Affairs

     Amphibious Cavalrymen


Washington O.P.

News From Home – What goes on in your own home state

Yank Pin-up Girl: Ester Williams

What goes on in the Entertainment World back home

Month at Madison Square Garden

Sports: Small Notes And Stories About Some Big Fellows By Sgt. Dan Polier

Sports Service Record

YANK Cartoons