YANK US 1945 05 04 (PDF)


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Vol. 3 No. 46 ……. Cover: Ledo-Burma Road – Along the Ledo-Burma road, a little boy gives the famous Chinese good-luck greeting to a convoy truck towing a 75-mm pack howitzer. ……. The Low-Down on the GI Racketeers in Paris …… Articles Inside:

GI Racketeers in the Paris Black Market – AWOLs organized Chicago-style gangs with hideouts, fences, gun molls and all the trimmings of a third-rate blood-and-thunder detective story. By Sgt. Allan B. Ecker

V-2 in Antwerp – The threat that came out of the skies above the city was blind; it leveled military objectives and homes, and killed aimlessly. By Cpl. Edmund Antrobus

Road to China – Ledo-Burma Road ( Photo Report ) By Sgt. Dave Richardson

Frankie of La Konga ( Frankie Sumner of Columbia, S.C. ) By Sgt. Walter Bernstein

Main Streets of America – A look back home since you went away ( Photo Report )

The Sad Sack by Sgt George Baker

Honey in the Mortar ( YANK Fiction ) By Cpl. Len Zinberg

Camp News

The Soldier Speaks: What changes would you like to see made in post-war America?

R.R.’s in Wartime – Sgt Ralph Stein reports on the sad condition of railroad travel these days back home. Like the sergeant’s sketches, it seams to be somewhat slightly confused.

Mail Call

Cpl. Bob Krell – YANK Correspondent Killed in Action with 17th Airborne

Strictly G.I.

YANK Pin-up Girl: Barbara Bates

The Poets Cornered

Cross Word Puzzle


Sports: Favorite Derby Horses – Col. Mat Winn says Exterminator was the best of all time. By Cpl. Tom Shehan