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Vol. 3 No. 52 ……. Cover: Two soldiers of the 7th Division take cover as a shell lands in front of them during the fierce fighting on Okinawa. See Pfc. Justin Gray’s story, page 2, comparing Pacific and European wars. ……. Articles Inside:

Pacific Combat – The Pacific War was never like the European. Today it is even different from the early days at Guadalcanal and at Buna. YANK’s Pfc. Justin Gray, who served as a combat soldier against the Germans, tells what makes it different. By Pfc. Justin Gray and Combat Artist Sgt. Robert Greenhalgh

Berlin Death Rattle – A YANK correspondent jeeps through fallen Nazi capital By Sgt. Mack Morriss

The Soldier Speaks: What causes war between nations and what can be done to prevent it?

Memphis, Tenn. – Most of the local characters, Shifty Logan, Tommy Doran and the indestructible Big Ed Crump, are still around, but war has made some changes. There are more pretty women workers and hotel help is scarce. By Cpl. Hyman Goldberg

Big Ben – The Essex-class carrier USS Franklin absorbed more punishment off Japan than any ship was meant to take, but she limped home toward Pearl with her cargo of dead and living heroes. By Sgt. Larry McManus

The Old Beachhead ( Anzio – Nettuno ) By Photographer Sgt. Don Breimhurst

The Sad Sack by Sgt George Baker

What’s Your Problem?

News From Home

You Americans By Sgt. Barrett McGurn

Mail Call

Fit for Combat, Unfit for Insurance

YANK Pin-up Girl: Virginia Kavanagh

The Poets Cornered

Title Contenders ( Boxing ) Sports: The Fight Game’s Future By Cpl. Tom Shehan