July 23, 1944 Vol. 1 No. 49
GIs Take Over Rome, Their First Captured Capital
Cover : When In Rome
When in Rome, hold a Roman baby and be popular with the populace, says Pvt. Ben Pollack who was among the first American soldiers to enter the former Axis capital. YANK’s Sgt. George Aarons photographed Pvt. Pollack standing on a motorcycle surrounded by a happy, well-dressed crowd.
U.S. Divisions in France
A Who’s Who that tells where each American infantry and airborne outfit fought against the Germans on the Cherbourg Peninsula and gives the highlights of their past combat records.
Plan To Combine Armed Forces By Sgt. Merle Miller
Army likes idea of putting both services under one head but Navy disapproves.
These Are Germans Evacuating Rome
Before any Allied troops entered the capital city, an Italian took these pictures of the withdrawing Germans from the upper-story window of a house where he had concealed himself. Later he gave them to YANK’s Sgt. George Aarons, who reached Rome with the first Allied patrols.
GIs Take Over Rome By Sgt. James P. O’Neill
Two reports on the happy day when the Eternal City became the first European capital to get rid of the Nazis and welcome the Allies.
Highway 6 By Sgt. Fred Rosen
Yanks at home abroad
Crime and Punishment
Song of the Islands By Sgt. Barrett McGurn
Temptation By Pvt. Jud Cook
Don’t Wake Me; Let Me Dream
Fighting Cock By Sgt. Al Hine
APO 784 (Hamadan, Iran)
Saluting German Prisoners By Cpl. Byron O. Barker, Pvt. F. A. Valeroni, Cpl. Ward Mccabe, Lt. Sam C. Mecle Jr., Pvt. Steve Clensos
Sinatra By Pvt. Barney Kirk, S/Sgt. W. C. Prows
War By Cpl. Harry G. Shipman
Gripe On Gripers By Pfc. H. Chamberlin, Pvt. Ralph Ebert
Unlucky Name By 2d Lt. Ralph J. Luckey
Honor By Cpl. Lester E. Dolan
Obvious Boner By Lt. A J. Rutshaw
States’ Sons In Service By Sgt. John C. May
Portents of Victory
Warm Spot for Chili
Names in the News
Odds & Ends Dept.
The Sad Sack “All Wet” By Sgt. George Baker
$10 War Bond
News From Home
Yank Pin-up Girl: Jeanne Crain
The Poets Cornered
The Heroes By Pvt. Rudy Bass
This Is Alaska By Pfc. J. Franklin Young
Bar, Mosquito By Sgt. F. H. Boslett
The Overmen By Pvt. Herbert H. Brin
In The Sun By Cpl. Sarge D. Sterling
Sports: Help Yourself To A Quote As The Great Minds Speak By Sgt. Dan Polier
Sports Service Record