YANK US 1943 05 28 (PDF)




24 pages
Vol. 1 No. 49

Cover: What’s Unusual Here? – While these flying sergeants of the Air Forces in Africa await appointment as flight officers they wear a variety of uniform that is strange to the GI eye. At left is F.A. Townsend of Newton, Iowa. In center, R.T. Quinn of Gary, Ind., wears a U.S. officer’s uniform he bought in the States in anticipation of that flight officership. To it he’s affixed his stripes. W.J. Albrecht of Chicago wears the British battle dress issued to many U.S. soldiers operating in the desert. ……. Story of the American Assam Dragons in India ……. Articles Inside:

The Assam Dragons – This tough young American fighter plane squadron loads up its P-40s with bombs and makes daily special delivery trips to Japanese supply lines and bases in Northern Burma, getting into incredible adventures that make Hollywood movie thrillers seem tame. By Sgt Ed Cunningham

A Story of American Courage – They swam ashore a few months ago without clothes or equipment. Now they’re all ready to face the Jap. By Sgt. Mack Morriss

Special Services Men at the Persian Gulf Run Shows, Movies, Books and Fever. By Sgt. Al Hine

GIs in Alaska Have Their Own “Sun Valley” and Champion Skiers

It May Be Gruesome, But the Captain Has a Way To Get Rid of Office Pests


Jap Prisoners Sketched At a Hospital in New Guinea. Drawn by Pvt. Tom Creem

Panama Quartermasters On the Chow Run – They Need a Navy and Railroad to Deliver Sunday Dinner. By Sgt. Robert G. Ryan

Stage Set for European Invasion

Strictly G.I.

Our Fighters In Tunisia ( Photo Report ) By Sgt. Pete Paris

The Sad Sack “Good Worker” By Sgt. George Baker

The Poets Cornered

Message Center

Words Across the Sea

Mail Call

YANK Pin-up Girl: Evelyn Keyes

Evening Report

Double Puzzle

Company Street

Checker Strategy

Genie with the Light Brown Hair – The story of Cpl. Sam Johnson and his wonderful Chinese lamp. By Sgt. Merle Miller

Soldier Artist – PFC. Albert Gold

News From Home – What Goes On in Your Home State

The Post Exchange

Private of the Guard. By Pvt. Walter Dean

Sports: Griffith Finds a Winning Team is Best Box-Office Attraction. By Sgt. Dan Polier

Sport Service Record

Roster of the Chicago Cubs