YANK US 1943 04 30 (PDF)




Vol. 1 No. 45
Cover: Invader – Boatswain’s Mate Merle Ver Berkamos of Grand Haven, Mich., is the skilled coxswain of an invasion boat. …….. Coast Guard Issue ……. Articles Inside:

The Invaders – The Coast Guard crews, who do an expert job of landing boatloads of invading soldiers and marines under fire on foreign enemy shores, learned their stuff as Surfmen at peacetime lifesaving stations. By Allen Churchill Y3c

Guard Your Coast Mister? – They’ve Been Watching the Beaches Since 1790. By Sgt. Frank De Blois with pirate illustrations by Sgt. Ralph Stein

Yanks at Home and Abroad

Army Stevedores in Iran Use Sign Language To Pass Ammunition Along to Russia . By Sgt. Al Hine

They Started Off Light Breakfast With Thick, Rare T-Bone Steaks

Thoughts In a London Blackout: Things Like This Make War Hell! By Pvt. Ed L. Hanbridge

Meet the Guys Who Saved You, Sergeant by Sgt. Georg N. Meyers; Albert Klettke of Ritzville, Wash. Aldrich, Huffhines

Coast Guard Convoy – Daily routine on a convoy cutter ( USCG Cutter Campbell ) is tough, as shown in these films, but the excitement that comes from a fight with a U-boat wolf pack makes it worthwhile.

Invasion of Norway? – Growing power of Norwegians, who are determined to retake their country from the Nazis, has Adolf Hitler worried

The Coast Guard ( Photo Pages )

The Sad Sack “Sympathy” By Sgt. George Baker

The Poets Cornered

Message Center

Words Across the Sea

Mail Call

YANK Pin-up Girl: Doris Merrick

Swing in Wartime

G.I. Crossword Puzzle By Cpl. J. J. Gayer


Checker Strategy

Company Street

Log of Duty – Drawings aboard a Coast Guard Cutter by Chief Specialist John L. Floherty, Jr.

News From Home – A Round-Up of the Week Back in the States
Bomber Little Butch and Tommy Harmon; Lew Jenkins; Bob Feller; Rosemary Blackbourn

The Post Exchange

From Zoot Suit to Boot Suit. By Roy (Salty) Sedley S1c

Sports: Dodger fan returns from Coast Guard duty in Algiers to play left field with his bums. By Sgt. Frank De Blois

Sport Service Record