Vol. 1 No. 39
Cover: Cannoneer – This artilleryman with two bluebirds tattooed on his chest, sketched at Guadalcanal by YANK’s staff artist Sgt. Howard Brodie, is Pvt. Steven Kitt of Wilmington, Del., who won the Purple Heart at Pearl Harbor before he went to the Solomons. For more Brodie sketches, see Pages 7, 8, 9 and 10. ……. Does Your Family Need Money in a Hurry? Read About the Red Cross Personal Problem Service, Page 20 ……. Articles Inside:
Ranger Raid in Tunisia – American Commandos, who first saw action with the Canadians at Dieppe, run a show of their own and score a clean knockout blow. By Sgt. Ralph G. Martin
Yanks at Home and Abroad
Moscow Gals Are Pretty and Smart But Nid Means No the Same Old Way. By Sgt. Al Hine
Words Across the Sea
Allies Fight to Clear Mediterranean Sea – As long as the narrow Straits of Sicily are guarded by Axis forces on both sides, the Mediterranean is closed to Allied convoys and invasion of Europe is impossible from the south.
The Last Days at Guadalcanal – Here are nine sketches of scenes and men drawn at the front lines by Sgt. Howard Brodie during the Army’s final battle against the groggy Japanese defenders.
Fighters in Africa – YANK’s Cameramen Click on the Americans and British Who Battle the Axis Armies in Tunisia. ( Photo Pages )
News From Home
You’re in Miami Now – A Study of Army Hotel Life. By Pvt. R. C. Bolton, who claims he prefers a tent, and pictures by Sgt. Ralph Stein, who wants some ice sent up to Room 1004 right away.
YANK Pin-up Girl: The Barnes Twins
The Sad Sack “Sex Hygiene” By Sgt. George Baker
Trouble at Home? – The Red Cross does other things besides hospital and recreation work -it’s the place to go when your overseas and hear about sickness or financial worry in the family back home.
The Post Exchange
Sports: Barney Ross Returns from Guadalcanal Still on His Feet. That’s the Way He Left the Ring, Too. By Sgt. Dan Polier
Basketball Leaders Sized Up for Tourney