YANK US 1945 03 16 (PDF)


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Vol. 3 No. 39 ……. Cover: Luzon Language Lesson – Pvt. Raymond Essinger, a Combat MP, of Williamstown, Ohio, is doing his best to learn Tagalog, “the official language, of the Philippines, spoken by over four million people.” It’s a big help to MPs who like to get along.. ……. The Cooks and Clerks Who Stopped the Jerries ……. Articles Inside:

The Cooks and Clerks – A handful of rear-echelon GIs, left behind while their outfit went off to war, stopped a Nazi surprise attack for two days. By Sgt Ed Cunningham

Remember Oran? It isn’t the same town it was in 1943. Al’s Place has folded and sailors outnumber the GIs. By Sgt. Ronald Caldwell

Yanks at Home and Abroad

Sweating It Out – When GIs are waiting to go up into the line, their talk doesn’t always crackle with crisp drama like the dialogue in a war movie. By Sgt. Mack Morriss

Trapeze Act Over Japan – When his gunner’s blister on a B-29 blew out almost six miles above Nagoya, Sgt. Krantz blew out too, but not all the way. By Cpl. Knox Burger

The Two Marys By T/Sgt. Ben Amar

Two From the Western Front ( Comics ) By Pvt. Tom Flannery

How Are They Eating in the U.S. ? – Shoppers in the corner grocery have to worry about red points and ration stamps, but America still sets a pretty good table. By Cpl. Hyman Goldberg

Yanks in Luzon – YANK photographers took these pictures as American forces were advancing on Manila. They give a cross section of what GIs were doing and what they saw as the Japs retreated before them. ( Photo Report )

The Sad Sack by Sgt George Baker

What’s Your Problem?

News From Home

Tomorrow’s Telephone – Peacetime applications of GI portable communications equipment will help keep civilians in touch with their homes and offices. By Sgt. Georg N. Meyers

Night Patrol in Italy – It’s a job for silent footwork and soft breathing and perfect timing behind the Jerry lines. By Cpl. George Barrett

Mail Call

Strictly GI

YANK Pin-up Girl: Ingrid Bergman

Navy Notes


Sports: Hype Igoe, link between old and new in boxing By Cpl. Tom Shehan