YANK US 1945 07 06 (PDF)




Vol. 4 No. 3

Cover: On Omaha Beach, Normandy, where American troops invaded the Continent, French children now play hopscotch against a background of scuttled ships. For more of Cpl. Pat Coffey’s pictures and a story of the Normandy beaches today, see pages 2, 3, 4 and 5.

The Normandy Invasion Beach – One Year After

Articles Inside:

D + 365 – A visit, a year after, to Omaha and Utah beaches, hotspots of the June 1944 invasion of Normandy, shows how time has changed the scene to calm seaside, pocked with war’s wreckage. By Sgt. Dewitt Gilpin

Swede’s 6 x 6 – No. 435907 went from Camp Livingston, La., to Luzon and is still going strong. By Sgt. Ozzie St George

Blow-Up On a Carrier – 500lb bomb drops on deck from a TBM ( Photo Report by Sgt. Lon Wilson )

Paree – T-5 Anatol Kovarsky, a GI who studied art in Paris before the war, takes you on a sketchbook tour through the city.

Yanks at Home and Abroad [ Model Sailor – Wally W. Powers MM2 builds a working 6 foot model of the Battleship Idaho. By Cpl. Richard Douglass

Treasure Hunt – 339th Infantry finds more than 50,000lbs of gold and massive arsenal of weapons and ammo near Fortezza. By Pfc. Ira Freeman ]

What’s Cooking – Some bright new dreams for the post-war world are in operation even now. One of them is a meal you ca buy as a unit, pop in a special oven, and serve to your guests in 15 minutes By Sgt. Georg N. Meyers

Variety Show – Produced by the Cameras of the World

The Sad Sack by Sgt George Baker

The Diabolical Mission of Nagio Kuisho ( YANK Fiction ) By Sgt. Dale Kramer

How to Carry a Shovel Without Banging the Back of Your Knees By Sgt. Joe McCarthy

Serving the Emperor – The Jap private takes a beating during his basic that makes our chicken look like pure gravy. He gets $1.50 a month at home and up to $2.25 more in combat zones. This is the third article in YANK’s series on the Pacific War. By Sgt. Barrett McGurn

Mail Call

The Better Mouse Trap

Strictly G.I.

Yank Pin-up Girl : Madelon Mason

So Long! ( YANK Fiction ) By Sgt. Merle Miller


Eddie Arcaro – When the Newport, Ky., booter won the 1945 Derby on F. W. Hooper’s Hoop Jr., he became the third jockey in history to ride three winners of that classic. By Cpl. Tom Shehan