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February 25, 1944     Vol. 2 No. 36

Modern Living on a Beachhead in Bougainville

Cover: Fifth Army Infantry

American infantrymen of the Fifth Army take things easy while waiting to board the ships that carried them to a point south of Rome for the Allied surprise landings, made with little opposition. Some of the men are doing more than just resting: they’re getting in a quick bite before the fight.

Articles Inside:

Modern Living on a Beachhead in Bougainville By Sgt. Barrett McGurn

Like Shooting Fish In A Barrel

At one South Pacific island when marines get a hankering for fish as a change of diet they go out shooting for them. Using captured Jap rifles and ammunition and an amphibious tractor instead of a rowboat, they fire into shallow water near the fish. The fish are stunned by the concussion and then scooped in.

Raiding the Marshalls Was Plenty Tough But Talking About It Was Tougher By Sgt. Hobert Skidmore

Fortress Bombardier Near Sardinia Has To Adopt a New Mode of Speech

Marines at Cape Gloucester Seize Jap Truck Intact and Put It to Work By Cpl. Ozzie St. George

Barracudas – The First Outfit of Negro Marines is Itching For Action. By Sgt. Robert Ryan

Air Force Mechanics By Sgt. Burtt Evans

When they have to work without spare parts and equipment near the front, service squadron men like Sgt. Manley in Italy perform miracles of mechanical surgery every day.

Flight Surgeon By Sgt. Saul Levitt

Back in the States, GIs griped about the way he handled their goldbrick ailments on sick call. But now when their plane hits the runway after a tough combat mission, he is usually the first man they want to see.

How To Vote In the State Elections

GIs from Illinois, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Louisiana can cast ballots in April.

Center-fold Map Central Europe & The Mediterranean

Mail Call

     For Officers Only By M/Sgt. Edward G. Roddy, Pvt. B. I. Andelman, Sgt. Harry Buhack, Pfc. Lyle Stuart

     Yardbird By Sgt. E. H. Wendelken

     Hill 575 By Pvt. John R. Biggs

     YANK Alaska Correspondent By Pfc. R. H. Fanning Jr.

     British War By Pfc. Bill Andronicos

     “Good Field, No Hit” By Pfc. Bill Odman

Message Center

Shoulder Patch Exchange

Two on an Island

“What serviceman would you most like to be stranded on a desert island with and, if you could hold him off long enough what song would you sing to him?” (Dorothy Claire, Thelma Carpenter, Irene Daye, Betty Martin, Liz Tilton, Geraldine Duboise, Betty Brewer)

The Sad Sack “News” By Sgt. George Baker

What’s Your Problem?

     Post-War Education By Pvt. Joe Pompura

     ASTP Graduates By Pfc. George Ritzert

     Benefits for Girl Friends?

     Bond Purchases By Pvt. Gilbert V. Garcia

     Paratroop Rating

Strictly GI

     Mustering-Out Pay

     New AEF Policy

     OCS Cuts

     Marshalls Invaders

     Speeding Pension Claims

     GI Shop Talk

Camp News

     Minus Deductions

     To Whom It May Concern

     Some Baby

     It Must Be Love

     Come And Get It

     Around The Camps

     Today’s Good Deed

Yank Pin-up Girl: Gene Tierney

What goes on in the Entertainment World back home

PX – Post Exchange

     Duet In The Music Room By Pvt. David A. Gordon

     The Don By Pfc. Raymond B. Cole

     Jingle By Pfc. Ralph D. Powell

     Thoughts By Pvt. Herb Sheiber

     Snow Jobs By T-4 Irving Rockmore

     Pay-Triot By S/Sgt. A. L. Crouch

     The Recruit By Cpl. Richard S. Burdick

Sports: Life Is Rough In Iran For This Umpire Lover By Cpl. James P. O’Neill

Sports Service Record

YANK Cartoons