YANK US 1945 08 03 (PDF)




Vol. 4 No. 7

Cover: Carrier Catapult – On an aircraft carrier in the Pacific, Sgt. Lonnie Wilson of YANK, photographs a catapult take-off. The carrier’s 5-inch guns frame the picture. .

Is it smarter for us to take Jap Prisoners?

Articles Inside:

The Blasting of Fort Drum – The island of El Fraile in Manila Bay had been fortified to be impregnable by the Yanks, and the Japs, when they moved in, made it even stronger. It still wasn’t strong enough to resist the new assault technique of the 38th Infantry Division. By Sgt. Thomas J. Hooper

Jap-Catcher – T/Sgt. Willie Brown ( 32nd Infantry Division ) has made his hobby taking Jap prisoners and three day passes. By Sgt. John McLeod

Union in Germany – One of the first signs of the dissolution of the Nazi regime in conquered Germany was the re-establishment of trade unions. By Cpl. Debs Myers

Clean-up on Okinawa – Sketches by Sgt. Jack Ruge

Home Towns in Wartime – Houston, Texas By Cpl. Margaret Davis

Tinian Experiment – The island of Tinian is gradually being cleared of Japs by the novel method of getting them to surrender instead of shooting them one by one. By Cpl. Justin Gray and Combat Artist Sgt. Robert Greenhalgh

Return to Mannheim ( Photo Report ) By Pfc. Werner Wolff

The Sad Sack by Sgt George Baker

You Gotta Have a System ( YANK Fiction ) By Sgt. Ray Duncan


Railroads – Redeployment is the toughest of the problems the railroads face now, but they’re still planning busily for that postwar world where everyone will ride in style. By Sgt. Burtt Evans

Mail Call

Strictly G.I.

Yank Pin-up Girl : The Wilde Twins

War Poets

What do you think of American soldiers?

Joe’s Post War Plans ( T/Sgt. Joe Louis ) By Cpl. Dick Peebles