Vol. 3 No. 49 ……. Cover: The 1st Division – Thirsty Pfc. Grant Crawford of Moline, Ill., found the going cooler and smoother in Germany after he drank beer out of a German stein. He is an engineer with the 26th Infantry Division. ……. From Fort Devens to Germany ……. Articles Inside:
The Red One – It took the men of the 1st Division three years to become veterans. They made the long journey from Fort Devens, Mass., to the plains of Germany with stop-overs on the way in North Africa and Sicily and England and in Normandy. Now they would like a taste of home. By Sgt. Merle Miller
Battle of Mandalay – It was hard to dislodge Japs from U. Khanti’s holy hill By Sgt. Walter Peters
Sergeant in Paris – The French paid more attention to his Croix de Guerre than they did to his Congressional Medal ( S/Sgt. Junior J. Spurrier ) By Sgt. Dewitt Gilpin
A Bad Night – Four men in an Okinawa foxhole wait for the dawn, uncertain of anything but the Japs’ nearness and their own fears. By Pfc. Justin Gray and YANK Artist Sgt. Robert Greenhalgh
The Bridgeport Plan – They call it a Community Advisory Service, and its job is to untangle red tape for discharged veterans. By Sgt. Bill Davidson
Variety Show – Produced by the Cameras of the World
The Sad Sack by Sgt George Baker
What’s Your Problem?
News From Home
Edward R. Stettinius Jr. – As Secretary of State of the U.S. today he will have a lot to do with the world we will all live in tomorrow. By Pfc. Debs Myers
Steve, Joe and Mr. Harrison Salisbury ( YANK Fiction ) By Pfc. Robert P. Richmond
YANK Pin-up Girl: Gene Tierney
P.O.A. Championships ( Boxing )
Cockfight in the Philippines – Cockfighting, illegally staged behind barns in the U.S., is popular with GIs on the islands. Sgt. Arthur Weithas of YANK took these photos of match between cocks owned by a GI and a Navy man at San Jose, Mindoro.