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?
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
Yank Pin-up Girl : The Wilde Twins
What do you think of American soldiers?
Joe’s Post War Plans ( T/Sgt. Joe Louis ) By Cpl. Dick Peebles