Vol. 3 No. 40 ……. Cover: Pipe Swapping in Burma – During a lull in the fighting for the Burma Road north of Lashio, Cpl. William H. Castleberry of Briggsville, Ark., compares pipes with a Chinese native, who lives in the hills nearby. ……. Report on Two Ex-GIs Now Back in Civilian Life ……. Articles Inside:
Two New Civilians – To find out what happens after you’re discharged YANK visits two ex-overseas GIs and reports their adjustment to life in their old neighborhoods. By Sgt. Barrett McGurn
Carrier Off Japan – When the air-crewmen came back from their low-level raids, the thing they talked about most was the lack of Jap air opposition. By Cpl. James Goble and Artwork by By Sgt. Robert Greenhalgh
Truck Convoy to China – After three long years the land route is open again. By Sgt. Dave Richardson …..
Bull Sessions On Replacements – Training for combat, according to veterans in Italy, should be a hell of a lot more realistic and a hell of a lot more through. By Cpl. William Regan
London Building Boom – Combat engineers apply the TNT techniques they’ll use later in battle to the job of cleaning up the blitzed capital of Britain. By Sgt. Francis Burke
A Letter To Von Papen By Sgt. Saul Levitt
Funafuti Sketches – Sgt. Art Weithas, YANK staff artist, gives his impression of a Pacific island where troops sweat out the war in more ways than one.
Mud and Flood on the Western Front ( Photo Report )
The Sad Sack by Sgt George Baker
The Merchant of Sleeper’s Cove ( Fiction ) By Sgt. Georg N. Meyers
Winnie the WAC Gets Aberdeen Award
Refugee Camp – Poles and Belgians, Russians and French, freed from German slave labor, take the first step here on the way to their homelands. By Sgt Ed Cunningham
YANK Pin-up Girl: Lucille Ball
Jazz – Popular music back home hasn’t changed much. The same familiar bands play the new hit tunes. By Sgt. Al Hine
Sports: Bob Quinn Looks Back on His 54 Rugged Years in Baseball By Cpl. Tom Shehan