February 11, 1944 Vol. 2 No. 34
A Day With the Supply Men on the Italian Front
Cover: LST Gun Captain
This Giant of a man, G. O. Blackburn of Chicago, Ill., seaman 1st class, was photographed aboard an LST “somewhere off New Georgia” while on duty as gun captain. Six Guys on YANK swore that this fellow was Alan Hale, the Hollywood movie actor, but take our word for it – he isn’t.
Supplies Are Brought Up in Italy on the GI’s Back By Sgt. Burgess Scott
When the Infantry’s ammunition and food reach the last stage of their tortuous journey to the front, even the mules quit. The private finishes the job alone.
Bombardment of Buka
When a U.S. cruiser task force bombed Jap positions on Buka in the northern Solomons, YANK’s photographer Sgt. Dillon Ferris went along to record the action aboard one of the ships.
Infantrymen Who Fought in Makin Battle Summarize the Lessons they Learned By Sgt. Fred Baxter
Sleeping in the General’s Car, Panama GI Finds, Has Drawback By Sgt. George Hill
Smooth-Talking American Soldier Buys Dinner for a Couple of Nazis By Sgt. Ralph G. Martin
Here’s Useful Tip About Jeeps Discovered By a Yank in Sardinia By Sgt Burtt Evans
Two Pigeon Fanciers in Iran Plan To Raise Some Fancy Pigeons By Sgt. Al Hine
The Life of a Yank in Newfoundland By Sgt. Frank Bode
This wind-swept North Atlantic base is beginning to seem like home to the GIs who have been guarding it since January 1941.
“Hump Happy” By Sgt. Ed Cunningham
This GI Musical Comedy Covers The India Circuit By Air.
Home Towns in Wartime – Philadelphia, Pa. By Cpl. Harry Sions
Amphibious Operation By Sgt. Dick Hanley
Yank’s Sgt. Dick Hanley Lands With The Marines at Cape Gloucester, New Britain.
Infantry Promotions By Cpl. Warren Hunt, S/Sgt. E. De Marchis, S/Sgt. W. R. Wood, Sgt. Joe Schlag. Cpls. Ed Doherty and Larry Gerzcak, Pfc. E. Manly, and Pvt. Walter Koenlng, Cpl. John Vaughan, Cpls. David Mertz. David Ross. James Conly Jr.. Anthony Arace. Frank Perry, Lowell Schenke, Emanuel Bartzel, Thomas Dalton. Albin Cegelski, Arthur W. Silver, Ed Madden, Alphone Volnche. L. Quickie, James Doyle, Alex Kerpferman and R. Harrell, Pvt. Joe Phillips
Perforated Eardrums By Sgt. John H Mader, Cpl. E. Mistal
Veterans’ Organizations By Sgt. Martin O. Furst, Craig Martin Y2c
Overseas Duty By Pvt. Howell Hallmark
Shoulder Patch Exchange
275,000 Ratings By Sgt. Ray Duncan
The Sad Sack “Trigger Happy” By Sgt. George Baker
What’s Your Problem?
Aviation Cadets By Pvt. Samuel Gross
Orderlies By Cpl. John Munro, Pvt. John Acocella
Writing to Congressmen By Cpl. George French
Dependency Benefits By —Pvt. Danny Ecker
Nurses Get ODs
Washington O. P.
How to Cash a Check
Around The Camps
Photo Contest Winners
Yank Pin-up Girl: Carole Gallagher
Bump Quota Full
The Poets Cornered
For You At Valentine’s By Sgt. Loton Rogers Pitts
Pfc. Arthur Vaupel
A T-5’s Travail
PX – Post Exchange
Furlough With Imogene By Sgt. Leonard Summers
“Unsung Hero” By Cpt. S. F. Grapman
We Are Not Amused By Pfc Martin Weldon
GI Statistics By Harry A. Fox SK1c
A Soldier’s Dream By Sgt. Bob Stuart McKnight
Sports: Ex-Prisoner Tells of Sports In Jap Concentration Camp