YANK US 1945 07 13 (PDF)




Vol. 4 No. 4

Cover: Blacksmith in Lololand – The GI taking a horse by the hoof is T-4 Norman Skala, a blacksmith from Elgin, Ill. He is in a detachment of soldiers who are assigned to buy horses from the Lolos in China. Story and more pictures on pages 8, 9 and 10.

Has the Army’s Infantry Training Improved?

Articles Inside:

Kamikaze – The USS Newcombe managed to bring down the first Jap suicider and dodge the second. The third plane connected and left the crippled destroyer easy prey for two more hits. With all power and communications knocked out, the tin can still survived. By Evan Wylie, SP1c (PR) USCGR

Hammer and Sickle in Graz – Red Army troops in Austria have come from a devastated land and they’re bitter about the German farms still untouched by war. By Pfc. Ira H. Freeman

New Mayor for Ettlingen – The new Jewish mayor appointed by MG got to know the Germans he now governs from the very intimate perspective of Nazi Concentration camps. By Sgt. Harry Sions

GI Horse Traders – They trade for horses with the Lolos, who’d rather fight than eat. By Cpl. Jud Cook

Plane Ride Home – Battle Wounded and Prisoners of the Germans Leave Scotland on a flight for the States. By Sgt. Saul Levitt

Mortarmen on Okinawa ( Photo Report ) By Mason Pawlak, CPhoM

The Sad Sack by Sgt George Baker

What’s Your Problem?


Basic Training Today – It’s only a 15-week course, but it’s more complete and better taught than it used to be four years ago. By Sgt. Walter Bernstein

Mail Call

Strictly G.I.

Yank Pin-up Girl : Evelyn Ankers

Them Pre-war Dodgers -Frank Graham’s complete history of the Bums from 1883 to Branch Rickey mixes plenty of anecdotes with its collection of important facts, figures and frolics. By Sgt. Joe McCarthy

The Nisei Problem – The government has checked and double-checked these citizens of Jap descent, but some West Coast neighbors don’t want them to come home. By Pvt. James P. O’Neill