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YANK DU 1943 08 06
YANK DU 1943 08 06
Vol. 1 No. 1 ....... Cover: Jungle Fighter - The infantryman is Sgt. Orville J. John of Seymour, Wis., wounded at Buna as a member of Co. I, 127th Infantry of the fighting 32nd Division. The drawing was presented to YANK for its first issue Down Under as a friendly gesture from the Navy, by Lt. Comdr. McClelland Barclay. ........ New Born YANK Arrives SWPA ....... Articles Inside: ... Woodlark Landing - Yanks Capture Island Bases By T/Sgt. Dave Richardson ..... American Center Designed as U.S. Oasis for GIs ..... Hotfoots For Tojo - Engineers Mix TNT Cocktails ..... New Tax Bill - It Lets Servicemen Off Easy. By Cpl. Richard Paul ..... Blind Man's Buff With Bullets - Killing a jug of captured Jap wine, these GIs rehash the Attu Invasion. By Sgt Georg N. Meyers ..... The WAACs have a Busy Social Life Overseas ..... Japs' Broadcast to U.S. Troops Presents Popeye and Poppycock ..... The First Theatrical Task Force in Western Desert Clicks with GIs by Sgt. Burgess Scott ..... First Negro OCS in ETO Turns Out 14 Looeys ..... Plane Crew Makes Engine Changes In 3 Hours; Made 57 in One Month by Sgt Merle Miller ..... German Machine Gun Works Fine When Aimed at German Pursuit Plane ..... Russians Name Guns and Dugouts for their Heroic Soldiers and Sailors ..... Every Man in This Show Troupe Has Seen Combat in New Guinea ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... Artie Greengroin, PFC. - Artie on the Mound ..... Strictly GI ..... World at War ..... Caribbean Tour ..... Pin-up Girl: Grace McDonald ..... Evening Report ..... The Poets Cornered ..... Home Towns in Wartime - Beaver Dam, Wis. By Bill Davidson ..... U.S. on the Wire ..... News From Home ..... Trading Post ..... Message Center ..... Mail Call ..... Army Vs. Navy - GIs Wallop Gobs 14-0 ..... Already KOed Australian Champ ( Cpl. Alston Hoosman ) ..... American All-Stars Win, 5-3 ..... Sports: Rickey Pulls a Fast One on Cubs and Steals Their New Shortstop. By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Cartoons

YANK DU 1943 08 20
YANK DU 1943 08 20
Vol. 1 No. 3 ....... Cover: Grasshopper Pilot - "Someone's always asking what the "L" means on my wings," grinned S/Sgt. Harold Shannon of Alameda, Calif., to YANK Down Under's Staff Photographer, Sgt. Dick Hanley, who took the picture. "It means Liaison, though we'd rather be called Grasshopper Pilots." ........ How to Spot Marked Cards in GI Poker ....... Articles Inside: ... SWPAnorama ..... Take a Look Then Run Like Hell! ( Grasshopper Pilots ) By Sgt. Dave Richardson ..... Jungle Diet - Living Off the Land, GI Mapping Patrol Picks Up Weight By T/5 Gene M. Blake ..... Marked Cards - John Scarne, gambling expert, found plenty of them in use in crooked card games around Army camps. He tells you here how to spot this common cheating device the next time some wise guy tries it in a pay-day poker or blackjack session. By Allen Churchill Y3c ..... Poles Fight Back - Remembering Warsaw, they fly bombers over Germany with the RAF and pull no punches against the people who invaded their homeland. By Sgt. Walter Peters ..... Japs Used Cecil for Clay Pigeon, But He Kept Coming Back For More ( Pvt. Cecil Morse ) By Sgt Georg N. Meyers ..... In Desert One Man Has Ideal Job; Mess Sergeant a Former Hotel Chef ( T/Sgt. Bill Mayhugh ) By Sgt. Burgess Scott ..... Sailor Puts in a 16-Hour Day As Post's One-Man Radio Station ( Donald Wornstaff S1c at WSMS ) By Pfc. Nat O. Bodian ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... Onnie of the Engineers ..... Strictly GI ..... Sketches from the South Pacific by Sgt. Howard Brodie ..... Pin-up Girl: Jo Carroll Dennison ..... Evening Report ..... The Poets Cornered ..... Step-Words ..... TEE-Total ..... "Keep Initiative in Pacific," FDR Says ..... Home Towns in Wartime - Arkadelphia, Ark.. By Bill Davidson ..... News From Home ..... Message Center ..... Mail Call ..... Sports: Camp Roberts is Glad that Kovacs went to Australia By Sgt. Dave Richardson ..... Looking Over the Pennant Races ..... Muscle Man ( Wrestler S/Sgt. Joseph Lynam ..... Cartoons

YANK DU 1943 09 03
YANK DU 1943 09 03
Vol. 1 No. 5 ....... Cover: New Guinea Drilling - Pvt. Roger Cram, ex-bellhop of Medford, Conn., was unlucky in getting a toothache, but, being in New Guinea, he was lucky in having a good man to take care of it. The dentist in charge is Lt. W.A. Reiter of Melcher, Iowa........ SWPA Army Cameramen Under Fire ....... Articles Inside: They Shoot With Cameras - Signal Photo Cameramen Cover the Battlefront by Sgt. Dave Richardson ..... Men Of Mubo ( New Guinea ) ..... MacArthur's Offensive in the Pacific ..... Negro Fighters' First Battle - It was just a routine engagement between P-40s and German planes before the invasion of Sicily but it was a historic event - the first time Americans of this race met the enemy in aerial warfare. By Pvt. Irwin Shaw ..... People in Sicily Ask Americans Why They Didn't Come Sooner by Sgt. Pete Paris ..... If You Get Torpedoed, Swim Toward Trinidad by Sgt. Burtt Evans ..... Alaska Railroad is so Far North Santa Claus Rides in From the South by Pfc. W. P. Thead and Sgt. R. P. Neu ..... Crashed Flyers Make 'Snowshoes' and Slide Over Jungle Mud to Safety by Pvt. Bernard Freeman ..... Medic Hits Pay Dirt on Furlough ( Gold in the Outback ) by Sgt. Don E. Brewer ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... Little Red Riding Hood - A GI Bedtime Story by S/Sgt. Don Davis ..... SWPA Mail Bag ..... Special Delivery - Supplies ( Photo Story ) ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Eva Gardner ..... The Poets Cornered ..... Party line to Guinea by Cpl. Bill Alcine ..... U.S. on the Wire ( News ) ..... News From Home - What Goes on in Your Home Town ..... Mail Call ..... Five Down and One to Go - Jap wrecks Salvaged to Make one Hap Zero ( A Mark II Zero built from salvaged parts at Buna Airfield ) by Cpl. Ralph Boyce ..... Guinea Fortress Men Give Horselaugh to Crews in England ..... Mutiny in Flatbush Sports: The Great Lakes Ball Team Has A Major League Line-up by Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Cartoons

YANK DU 1943 09 24
YANK DU 1943 09 24
Vol. 1 No. 08 ....... Cover: $35,000 Mirror - Pvt. Roy Side, former logger from Portland, Ore., shaves in a mirror worth no less than 35,000 odd bucks in cold cash. And that isn't all - instead of turning his head, Pvt. Side, at the expenditure of a little current, turns the mirror. See the searchlight story on Page 14. ....... Lone Recco Bomber Battles With Japs ....... Articles Inside: Looking for Trouble - GHQ, Southwest Pacific, Communique - "Northeastern Sector, New Ireland. Cape St. George: One of our reconnaissance units bombed a four thousand ton enemy freighter transport and damaged one of its four escorting fighters," ( B-24 'Satans Sister' ) by Sgt. Dave Richardson ..... This Dinkum-Talking Yank Has Been Overseas 16 Years ( Pvt. Thomas C. Ford ) ..... What's Your Problem? ..... His Plane Was Cut In Halves ( Joe Hartman ) ..... GI Hitchhiker in Sicily - The Sergeant started thumbing his way to Palermo but decided to watch the capture of Trapani by the American infantrymen. by Sgt. Ralph G. Martin ..... GI Cowboys in South Pacific Round Up Creamed Beef on Hoof by Sgt Arthur Barschdorf ..... A-36 Invader - This new and powerful fighter bomber terrorized the enemy in Sicily by Sgt. Pete Paris ..... Head Hunters Drop War Drums For Boogie Woogie as Gl Band Jumps by Sgt. Ed Cunningham ..... This Panama Town Won't Forget The Master Sergeant From Louisiana by Sgt. Robert Ryan ..... He Saw Action On Many Fronts by Sgt. Charles D. Pearson ..... Come Home Wearing a Crutch And Get A Welcome Like Sgt. York ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... Ingenuity of Guinea Artist Attracts Thousands to Red Cross Exhibit in Australian City by Cpl. Bill Alcine ..... Ten Guardhouse Boys Volunteer As Firemen and Become Heroes ..... Gabriel in a Piper Cub by Cpl. Ted Meiswinkel ..... Strictly GI ..... Slicing Through Sicily ( Photo Story ) ..... SWPA Visitors - Judge Patterson and Mrs. Roosevelt ..... Life Is Dull On The Searchlights by Cpl. Ozzie St. George ..... Mail Call ..... YANK Pin-up Girl : Joan Leslie ..... YANK Crossword Puzzle ..... The Swagger Stick that Swishes ( Fiction ) by Sgt. Marion Hargrove ..... News From Home ..... War-Tossed Football ..... Sports: An Open Letter to Cpl. Izzy Shaw in Sicily About the Fall of the Dodgers by Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Cartoons

YANK DU 1943 10 01
YANK DU 1943 10 01
Vol. 1 No. 9 ....... Cover: Jungle - Proving that not all mess sergeants require hands to be washed before meals, Pvt. Lloyd Culuck, one of the force which took New Georgia Island, eats B rations with the top of the can. The private hadn't bathed or changed clothes in 12 days when the picture was taken. ........ Hungry Crash Victims Trek to Sea ....... Articles Inside: ... New Guinea Casualty ( T/Sgt. George W. Powell ) ..... 12 Days to the Sea By Artist Sgt. Charles D. Pearson ..... An Open Letter to an American Father ..... "Coolest Guys in Guinea" Run an Army Ice Plant By Sgt. Ozzie St. George ..... MPs Fight Under Fire - Army cops in Sicily often find themselves dodging shells miles ahead of the infantry when they go up front into the enemy line to bring back prisoners. By Sgt. Walter Bernstein ..... Raising the Normandie By Allen Churchill Y3c ..... Back for Lunch - Being a Tale of Woe About 15 Paratroopers Who Didn't Jump at Markham Valley ..... Mrs. Roosevelt's Message to SWPA Troops ..... Psychology for the Fighting Man - What causes panic and mental breakdowns in the Army? Here's an interesting discussion of such problems in straight, simple language. ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... Guinea "Milk Maids" Travel in Jeeps ..... Strictly GI ..... Closer to Tokyo - When We took Woodlark Island in the Pacific, YANKs Sgt. Dave Richardson was there with a camera. ..... The Eight-Ball, Chugalug and C. E. Shack Gave the Japanese Hell in China ( A B-24 Mission of the 14th Air Force ) By Sgt. Marion Hargrove ..... What was It that was needed so badly by the Air Force in Iran? By Cpl. Jimmy O'Neill ..... Yanks in New Guinea learn to blow their noses in Pidgin By Cpl. George Kauffman ..... Grease monkeys in India jungle victims of real monkey business. By Sgt. Ed Cunningham ..... Ma, they're making eyes at me; or how to start a riot in Hawaii By Sgt Merle Miller ..... Grandpa found Tony, Grandma found Joe, among invaders in Sicily ..... Pin-up Girl: Ann Corio ..... The Poets Cornered ..... Evening Report ..... Step-Words ..... TEE-Total ..... SWPA Mail Bag ..... Message Center ..... Visiting Senators ..... Patriarch Shuns Bird in Hand - Bush Pays Off ..... News From Home ..... Sports: The story of a baseball cap that went off to war. By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Cartoons

YANK DU 1943 10 08
YANK DU 1943 10 08
Vol. 1 No. 10 ....... Cover: Rescue Service - Old Glory and the stern davits of one speeding New Guinea crash boat frame a second as they smash through a welter of white water on a mission of mercy. Air observers radio positions of downed pilots to the speeding boats. ....... How Farmers Go to War in Guinea ....... Articles Inside: They Fish for Pilots - When the Phone Rings On a Certain Dock In Guinea, It's A Good Bet Another Life Will Be Saved By Crash Boats. by Cpl. Ozzie St. George ..... Army Life! - Red Cross and YANK Plan Cartoon Contest for Servicemen ..... SWPA Bombers Probably Hold Combat Mission Record - The Cap'n and the Kids , The Eager Beaver and The Tokyo Sleeper ..... Side-Slipping Parrot Gets His Ailerons Clipped By Irate Major by Ted Meiswinkel ..... They Came Home on a Wing For a Pair - of Showgirl Legs by Cpl. Ralph L. Boyce ..... Who Said and Not Behind a Plow? ( Soldier Farmers ) by Sgt. Dave Richardson ..... The Low-Down On Dirty Gertie - The mouse who made the mouse trap famous isn't really a Bizerte babe. She started kicking the gong at Camp Lee in Virginia. ( Pvt. William L. Russell ) by Sgt. Arthur Weithas ..... Report from Messina - The Allies found it badly battered but the people still cook good spaghetti. by Sgt. Walter Bernstein ..... Even the Mosquitoes Can't Stand This Army Way Station in Central Pacific by Sgt Merle Miller ..... Pacific Hero Is Almost Jailed; Moral: Wear Medals in Swimming ( T/Sgt. Edward Niemi ) ..... Two Armies Put Him Behind Desk; He Joins Merchant Marine To Fight ( Phillip Messenger ) ..... New Guinea Yanks Discover Old Friends When Beards Go by Pvt. Dan Shaver ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... Preparation for Invasion (Fiction) by Pvt. Irwin Shaw ..... Strictly GI ..... Variety Show - Produced by the Cameras of the World ..... Attu ( Photo Story ) by Sgt Georg N. Meyers ..... YANK Pin-up Girl : Bunny Waters ..... No Glamor in Soldier Shows ..... SWPA Mail Call ..... Congress Battles Over Daddy Draft ..... Pin-Ups Get Official Nod As Morale Builders ..... News From Home - What goes on in your own home town ..... Major All Stars Will Bring Baseball to Southwest Pacific ..... Sports: Sewell Discovers Ephus Ball and Becomes Pitcher of Year by Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Cartoons

YANK DU 1943 10 15
YANK DU 1943 10 15
Vol. 1 No. 11 ....... Cover: Hats Off - MP S/Sgt. Sam Bennett of Austin, Tex., personal bodyguard to Eleanor Roosevelt during her visit to one area of Australia, Ferdinands the flowers and grins as he waits for Mrs. Roosevelt and official party to finish dinner at a Red Cross service club in Queensland. That's her Red Cross hat with the "brass" ones of high ranking officers escorting her. The forage cap with three stars belongs to Lt. Gen. Robert L. Eichelberger........ Two Yanks Swap Yarns About Lae ....... Articles Inside: Hot Shots ( Guns in use against Japs ) ..... Combined Operation - Two Yanks, Paratrooper and Engineer, Swap Yarns On the Opening of the Assaults On Lae From Sea and Air by Cpl. Ozzie St. George ..... Thunderbolt - Guys who Wanted 'Em Most Put the P-47s Together - But Fast ..... Hustlin' Hospital - Business May Be Unexciting, But It's Always Brisk Aboard Hospital Train No. 3. Modern as a P-47, Its Rolling Wards Move 375 GI, Patients at a Time to Base and General Hospitals From the Forward Areas. by Cpl. Bill Alcine ..... Pacific Seaman - Bob Christiansen of Omaha has been through four major sea battles but he doesn't bother wearing ribbons on his whites. "I'm just an average Mac he says. by Sgt Merle Miller ..... Nudge in Rear Came Too Soon, So He Bombed Wrong Target in China by Sgt. Marion Hargrove ..... Like All Outfits, They Were Vexed By Jackasses but These Had Four Feet by Sgt. Burtt Evans ..... It Ain't the Heat; You Just Don't Have a 'Renshaw Heat Defeater' by Sgt Jim Swarts Jr. ..... A British Farmer Gets the Goat Of an Unhappy Lot of Shavetails ..... Where's Rommel? He's Serving With the U.S. Marines in the Pacific ( Max Rommel ) by C. J. DuPlantier ..... The Men Who Discovered Greenland's Blais Field Didn't Mind Leaving It. by Sgt. Ed O'Meara ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... Peter's Voodoo Cousin Almost Scares Natives Off an Island by Cpl. Ralph L. Boyce ..... Strictly GI ..... North Atlantic Report - A photographic visit to three bases ..... SWPA Mail Call ..... The Aleutian Campaign ..... YANK Pin-up Girl : Frances Rafferty ..... The Poets Cornered ..... Gen. Marshall Tells Congress Draft Cut Will Affect U.S. Strategy ..... Home Towns in Wartime - Cheyenne, Wyo. by Sgt. Bill Davidson ..... News From Home - What goes on in your own home state ..... Sports: Dartmouth, Loaded With Marine Reserves, Looms as the Football Powerhouse in East by Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Cartoons

YANK DU 1943 10 22
YANK DU 1943 10 22
Vol. 1 No. 12 ....... Cover: Road to Victory - YANK Down Under's Sgt. Dave Richardson snapped these Aussies of the Ninth Division as they trudged along the trail from Malahang Mission to Lae. A step from the mud to either left or right would put them in tangles of vines and dense brush. ....... YANK Covers the Battle for Lae ....... Articles Inside: Race for Lae - Japs Were Just Annoying Obstacles in the Path When Two Crack Australian Divisions Began a Jungle Contest That Will Be Remembered Longer Than the Melbourne Cup. The Buna-Famed Seventh Won By a Nose. by Sgt. Dave Richardson ..... The New Dutch Soldier - Some are scattered with the Allies all over the world but most of them wait with the Princess Irene Brigade in England for the day they'll smash toward home. by Pvt. Albert Orbaan ..... Censored - An Attempt to convince at Least Some Hard-Bitten GIs that the Censor Really Ain't a Heel by Cpl. Bill Alcine ..... County Fair ( Photo Story ) ..... The Sergeant and His Adam's Apple Start a Sensation in China by Sgt. Marion Hargrove ..... GI Radioman Pulls a Jap's Leg, Or Maybe the Colonel Is Pulling Ours ..... Fancy Mail From a South Pacific APO - Envelopes adorned with Art by Frank L. Mack ..... Here Is One Place a Private Can Tell a Major Where to Get Off by Sgt. Gene Ward ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... Whatever became of the Old Fashioned Uppercut? by O/C Ray Duncan ..... Strictly GI ..... Out of the Spotlight - Isolated Posts ..... There Ain't No WACs In Australia by Pvt. John McLeod ..... They Battle Mosquitoes With Signs in New Guinea by S/Sgt. Roy Burlingame ..... Solons Still Wage Bitter Draft Battle ..... News From Home - What goes on in your own home state ..... YANK Pin-up Girl : Alexis Smith ..... Nazis Don't Like Goums - These pigtailed French Moroccan boys don't particularly care for C rations because they would rather use their bayonets to open Germans and Italians. Tin cans make the blades dull. by Sgt. Ralph G. Martin ..... SWPA Mail Call ..... Giving in the SWPA ..... YANK Crossword Puzzle ..... WD Cancels SWPA Baseball Tour Because of Increased Pacific Activity ..... Sports: Navy Carries the Ball in the South Where Duke and Georgia Tech will be Powers by Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Cartoons

YANK DU 1943 10 29
YANK DU 1943 10 29
Vol. 1 No. 13 ....... Cover: Guests arrive for the summer season. Some GI with a sense of humor erected this sign over the entrance to a staging area in New Guinea. Though the sign doesn't mention it, meals are also provided by the management. ........ Blackjack Dealers Hold the Aces ....... Articles Inside: ... Bulldozing Busy Bodies - Landlubber Sailors Broke Their Own Record Building an Airstrip ( Seabees on Woodlark Island ) By Sgt. Dave Richardson ..... Raid on Paramushiru - They didn't mind when the Jap hit their No. 4 engine; it was already dead, anyway. By Sgt Georg N. Meyers ..... Yanks Free Chinese Workers Brought By Japs to New Georgia By Sgt. Mack Morriss ..... Yanks Win International Fame As Linguists, Even in New Guinea ..... Nobody but the Editors Read The Naga Hills Gazette in India By Sgt. Ed Cunningham ..... Now It's Pineapple Ice Cream in Guinea By Cpl. Ozzie St. George ..... Blackjack - It Knocks Out Everyone But the Dealer By Allen Churchill Y3c ..... GI R.R. - Two Yanks take over a French Line in North Africa ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... GI Gets Legion of Merit; Minutes Later a Bar By Cpl. Ralph Boyce ..... Never Mind Aspirin; Take Tour Troubles to the Wailing Wall ..... Five Dollars for a Ham Sandwich ..... Strictly GI ..... Souvenirs ( War Trophies ) ..... SWPA Mail Call ..... Message Center ..... Soldiers' Dependents Get Attention ..... News From Home ..... What Goes On in Your Own Home State ..... Fiji Fighter - Born to the jungle, he can stick a knife in your back before you know he's on the same island, covers 30 miles a day over tough terrain, often has five "wives" and admires Joe E. Brown. By Sgt Merle Miller ..... Pin-up Girl: Marguerite Chapman ..... The Poets Cornered ..... Evening Report ..... Current Events Quiz By Sgt. Irving L. Field ..... Yanks, Cards - First Photos Down Under of 1943 World Series ..... Sports: Washington Huskies may go Rose Bowlin'. By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Cartoons

YANK DU 1943 11 05
YANK DU 1943 11 05
Vol. 1 No. 14 ....... Cover: Bunk Fatigue - Pfc. Euell G. Rader of Grand Rapids, Mich., a 5th Air Force bugler, has what every GI in the SWPArea would enthusiastically consider a SWELL HOBBY. He's been collecting pinup girls for several months now and has them posted on the foot of his bunk. If dreams came true, Pfc. Rader's tent would be the most popular spot south of the equator! ....... Amphibian Engineers Travel Under Fire ....... Articles Inside: Amphibians Go Anywhere by Sgt. Dave Richardson ..... Mounted Medics Raise Traffic Problem in Bush Town ..... AMG - It Pieces Conquered Towns Together Again ( Allied Military Government ) by Sgt. Ralph G. Martin ..... Benefit of Chaplain ( Australian War Brides ) by Cpl. Ralph L. Boyce ..... Town Pump Was Never Like This by Cpl. Ozzie St. George ..... Reunion in Reykjavik: Sculptor Discovers His Own Work in Iceland by Sgt. Gene Graff ..... Sgt. Kevin McCarthy - The Personal History of an Infantryman in the South Pacific by Sgt. Merle Miller ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... Strictly GI ..... Bomber Crews Are Even Giving Jap Planes Names These Days ( Fak Fak, Screwy Looey, Whirlwind Willie, the Old Whore and Honest John ) by Sgt. Charles D. Pearson ..... Trapping The Jap ( Airborne Ops New Guinea ) ..... News From Home ..... YANK Pin-up Girl : Juanita Stark ..... A Plea to the Post-War planners by T/Sgt. Philip Reisman Jr., USMC ..... Twins Who Never Get Separated Give Top Kicks Hell by Cpl. Chuck Rathe ..... SWPA Mail Call ..... "SNAFU! What Is The Meaning Of SNAFU?" ( Song Lyrics ) ..... Sports: Ol' Dizzy Dean Writes A Book About Himself by Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Cartoons

YANK DU 1943 11 19
YANK DU 1943 11 19
Vol. 1 No. 16 ....... Cover: Pvt. SNAFU - The latrine orderly who looks a little browned off about his job is - none other than your old friend, Pvt. Snafu, probably the most quoted guy in the Army. The sculpturing is the work of T/3 Raymond F. Harryhausen and Pvt. Eugene S. Fieury, both of the Signal Corps. ....... PTs Write Sequel to Bataan Epic ....... Articles Inside: Like Hell We're Expendable! - PT Boats take Over the Night Shift From the 5th Air Force to Blockade Jap SWPA Shipping by Sgt. Dave Richardson ..... When a Chinese Merchant Asks $1,800 for a Souvenir, Give Him $700 by Sgt. Marion Hargrove ..... Navy Surgeons Remove Dud Gingerly From Sailor's Left Hip by T/Sgt Jim Lucas ..... Hammett, 'Thin Man' Author, Now an Enlisted Man in Alaska ( Dashiell Hammett ) by Cpl. Frank Friedrichsen ..... SWPAnorama ..... Sketch of Lae by Artist Sgt. Larry Homar ..... One of the Toughest Details in the Army - The only contacts these soldiers had with the rest of the world during nine months on the storm-swept Greenland Icecap were two bags of mail, dropped from the air in November and March, and a radio program once each week. by Sgt. H. N. Oliphant ..... Handle With Care ( Fiction ) by Cpl. Bill Alcine ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... Beauty Barnstorms the Bush by Sgt. Charles D. Pearson ..... Strictly GI ..... Variety Show - Produced by the Cameras of the World ..... Mail Call ..... Yanks Toss Party for Diggers ..... YANK Pin-up Girl : Elyse Knox ..... Tiny Hill Isn't ..... News From Home ..... GIs Discuss Post-War Plans ..... News From Home - What goes on in your own home state ..... Winning Plays ..... Sports: Imagine, Lombardi's Afraid of Crowds by Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Cartoons

YANK DU 1943 11 26
YANK DU 1943 11 26
Vol. 1 No. 17 ....... Cover: Pilgrim's Progress - Thanksgiving Day, 1942, Irving B. Kendall, a Mt. Vernon. N.Y., lawyer, bade farewell to Local Board No. 739 and was off to Camp Upton, and the Army. His first GI Thanksgiving meal consisted of beef stew and cranberry sauce. Now in the Signal Corps in New Guinea. T/5 Kendall has an idea "C" Ration may be his Turkey Day fare, but the spirit of the thing will be there just the same. ........ Sad Sack Battles 15 Jap Fighters ....... Articles Inside: ... Sad Sack Fights It Out - A Liberator, Like Its Namesake, Pulls a Routine Detail and Runs into a Mess of Trouble. ( B-24s Sad Sack and Yankee Doodle Dandy ) By Sgt. Ozzie St. George ..... No Cuss-Pidor ..... GI Ex-Circus Man Sharpens His Appetite Munching Glasses By Sgt. Don Brewer ..... Jungle Stomp By Sgt. Roy Burlingame ..... How to Get Lost in a Jungle By Sgt. Joe McCarthy ..... Iran was on the Air Before You Could Say 'Tainton-Pottberg' by Cpl. Bill Alcine ..... Caribbean Island Garrison Gets Visit From Priest By Sgt. Clyde Biggerstaff ..... Chickens Rate the Morning Report by Pvt. John McLeod ..... Bull Session in a Cairo Base Hospital About the Italian Invasion Deal By Sgt. E. C. Harris ..... He Tried to Sell Pineapples, but the GIs in Fiji Wouldn't Buy Cpl. Irving Johnson ..... GI Ex-Senator Will Give It Another Go ..... Roll 'Em or Bet on 'Em - Tram Tickets Pass the Time ..... What's Your Problem? ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... Who Has the Army's "Cushy" Jobs? ..... Strictly GI ..... Action and Rest in India ( Photo Story ) ..... Ship's Gun Crew By Sgt. Douglas ..... Signs More or Less Run a GI's Life ..... GIs Get an Abo to Work for Them, Then Wish They Hadn't. By Pfc. Robert E. Knox ..... It Took a First Sergeant to Put Luther Burbank in the Shade ..... News From Home ..... News From Home - What goes on in your own home state ..... Pin-up Girl: Bettye Avery ..... What's "Snafu" with this Picture? ..... His Turret and Guns Jammed, so Erno Bluffed Japs Over Wake ( Sgt. Erno Kovacs in the Liberator "Dumbo" ) By Sgt. Hobert Skidmore ..... Words Across the Sea ..... Mail Call ..... Message Center ..... Lt. Lanny Ross Heads for Guinea by Cpl. Ralph L. Boyce ..... The Poets Cornered ..... Sports: Futurity Day, Belmont, 1943 Uncle Sam the Big Winner By Sgt. Bill Frazer ..... Cartoons

YANK DU 1943 12 03
YANK DU 1943 12 03
Vol. 1 No. 18 ....... Cover: Bully Beef - When 60,000 soldiers, sailors and civilians packed a show grounds recently to see Yank bronco-busters and Aussie buck-jumpers do their stuff, this GI sergeant was just one of many to get tossed about a bit. Pvt. Harry Sholl, an Engineer, took this action shot. ........ YANK Looks at the Russian Soldier ....... Articles Inside: ... Russian Soldier - YANK pays tribute to the man who on Nov. 7 celebrated the 26th anniversary of the U.S.S.R. by grabbing another slice of Hitler's "European Fortress." He calls himself "Red Army Man" instead of "private" and has a great deal in common with the average American GI. By Sgt. Bill Davidson ..... Behind the Lines - Behind the Lines Men in the Front Line May Call Them "Commandos," But If It Weren't for the Work Done by the GIs Backing the Fighting Men, Joe Dogface's War Would be a Helluva Lot Tougher Than Sherman Imagined It. Here Are Some of the Men Busy in the Jobs Behind the Line ..... Jungle War - This anonymous noncom isn't supposed to be a writer but his intelligence report is one of the best combat stories of the war. ..... You've Never Had It So Good, Or Life in Darkest Central Africa. But Sgt. Norman McKenna ..... "Dash It, Old Boy! Where's My Monocle?" Said the British Sailor ..... Here's the Iceland Version Of the Old Telephone Number Gag ..... Times Have Changed and Moresby Mice Go Dancing by Cpl. Ralph L. Boyce ..... German War Prisoner Marries Absent Bride in Camp Polk Ceremony ..... Ball Player Saves Six Lives, Throws Grenade Into Liberia Stream By Sgt. George Abraham ..... Two Nazi Spies Die - A French firing squad executes them in Aleppo, Syria. ( Photo Story ) By Sgt George Aarons ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... He Shook Hands with Hitler By Sgt. Ozzie St. George ..... Strictly GI ..... Variety Show - Produced by the Cameras of the World ..... El Rodeo By Sgt. Charles D. Pearson ..... Women Crowd for Peek at Sgt. York ( Gary Cooper ) ..... News From Home - What goes on in your own home state ..... Pin-up Girl: Dusty Anderson ..... Things They Forgot to Mention By Sgt. Bill Morrow ..... Words Across the Sea ..... Mail Call ..... Message Center ..... Evening Report ..... Double Puzzle ..... The Traveling Post Office, 1943 ..... Grid Headliners - Irish Rout Michigan; Penn Wins ..... College Football Scoreboard ..... Sports: "The Yankees" Win in North Africa, Too By Sgt. Ralph G. Martin ..... Cartoons

YANK DU 1943 12 10
YANK DU 1943 12 10
Vol. 1 No. 19 ....... Cover: Una Merkel Short-Snorter - As full of life on a New Guinea airdrome as she is on the screen, film comedienne Una Merkel is all wrapped up in her job of getting signatures on a long roll of Short-Snorter bills. When Una, Phyllis Brooks, Gary Cooper and Andy Arcari landed in New Guinea, they were mobbed by Sis, nurses and Red Cross girlsall wanting' autographs. Una turned the tables by demanding signatures on her bills in exchange. In the mix-up she even got Cooper's. It's on Page 15. ........ Salvaging a B-24 in the Never-Never ....... Articles Inside: ... Salvage Operations in the Never-Never ..... "Rugged Assignment" - This U.S. Signal Photo Man Trekked Overland to the Markham Valley in Time to Get a Worm's-Eye View of Yank Paratroopers Coming Down in Their First Action in the Southwest Pacific. By Sgt. Ozzie St. George ..... A Californian in Neutral Arabia Keeps Oil Flowing to Feed Allied Tanks. By Pvt. Irwin Shaw ..... Don't Look Now, Chum Isn't That a Dog in Back of You? By Sgt. Bob Dodson ..... This Iran Sergeant Chases Dirt From Bazar and Saves Kid from Death By Sgt. Bill Martley ..... Yank Soldier in Puerto Rico First to View Tribal 'Blood Dance' ..... Censor's Gift of a Buck Starts Gold Rush for Greenland GI's Kids By Sgt. Ed O'Meara ..... 22 Italians Bring 433 Germans From Corfu Into Italy as Prisoners ..... Schweinfurt Raid - A YANK reporter's eyewitness story of the Eighth Air Force's fiercest battle of the war, the big raid on the German ball-bearing plant in which 60 Flying Fortresses and 99 Luftwaffe planes were shot down. By Sgt. Walter Peters ..... How About Burma? - United Nations forces under Lord Mountbatten are almost ready to start a drive into the country where they took a beating from the Japs early last year. ..... Square-Cut Diamond - The grand old man of the U. S, Marine Corps, who joined the Leathernecks when they were founded by the Continental Congress in 1775, still nurses his beloved 81-mm mortars through the Pacific war. By Allen Churchill Y3c ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... What's Your Problem? ..... Shortstopping is Sabotage ..... Strictly GI ..... Climbing the Boot - Camera Report on the Yanks and British Fighting Their Way Through Italy ..... Words Across the Sea ..... Mail Call ..... Message Center ..... Negro Soldier Feathers His Nest On 60 Bucks a Month ..... Autograph Hounds Had Field Day When Stars Fell on Guinea by Cpl. Ralph L. Boyce ..... It Takes a Woman to Find What a Snow Story Really Is by Pvt. John McLeod ..... The YANK Sweetheart Contest is On! ..... Pin-up Girl: Hedy Lamarr ..... Evening Report ..... The Poets Cornered ..... News From Home ..... News From Home - What goes on in your own home state ..... Southern Cross Sportsmen ..... Pigskin Peeks ..... Cartoons

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Vol. 1 No. 20 ....... Cover: War of Nerves - If this wasn't a New Guinea foxhole, we'd think it was the white cockatoo that flies around Darwin screaming, "Air Raid." Maybe there is a raid on, but the Infantry NCO in the jungle zoot suit has read the posters saying "Don't Talk! The Enemy Listens." The model was made by Sgt. Jack Crowe, YANK Down Under staff artist. ........ Five-Day Attack on the Japs at Hastings Ridge ....... Articles Inside: ... Five-Day Attack on the Japs at Hastings Ridge - Here is an exciting story of desperately close fighting between two- and three-man American and Japanese combat teams on a jungle battlefield in the South Pacific not much larger than a football gridiron. by Sgt. Mack Morriss ..... Recipe for a Civil War in Iran: Mix One Warm Pfc. With One Chill Sergeant By Cpl. Jimmy O'Neill ..... African Camels, Two Yanks Say, Ought to See Movies More Often By Sgt. Ken Abbott ..... Decoy! - Don't call a Troop Carrier man o track driver. His job of supplying forward troops is risky, as the bravery of one sergeant radio operator will show. ..... "Well, Fancy Meeting You Here, Dear!" By Sgt. Charles D. Pearson ..... Clancy Can Read - Dammit! by Cpl. Bill Alcine ..... Wake Island Raid - A YANK staff artist with the Pacific Fleet sketches scenes on an aircraft carrier during one of the most destructive single attacks ever delivered to the Japs. By Staff Artist Robert Greenhalgh ..... GI Who Listens to Inventors Has a Little Idea of His Own ..... Perhaps the Colonel Would Like to Have Been There, Too ..... Better Safe Than Sorry ..... GI Crony of Bob Burns Says He'll Stick to the Army ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... What's Your Problem? ..... The Fight to Come ..... Alaska Olympics ..... New Guinea Carnival ..... Words Across the Sea ..... Mail Call ..... Message Center ..... Who Said There's No Romance In Alaska? Missouri GI Shows 'Em By Cpl. Frank Friedrichsen ..... Flyers Take Busman's Holiday, Climb 10,739 Feet Up Mount Etna By Sgt. Albert Schoenfeld ..... If He Looks Like a Head-hunter, Better Slip Him an Indian Five Spot ..... Pin-up Girl: Dolores Moran ..... Evening Report ..... The Poets Cornered ..... House Snipes At Administration - Pares Tax Bill ..... Names in the News ..... Home Towns in Wartime - Spokane, Wash. By Sgt. Bill Davidson ..... News From Home - What goes on in your own home state ..... Football Camera ..... Sports: Meet Glenn W. Davis, The All-American Sub By Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Cartoons

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Vol. 1 No. 21 ....... Cover: When Tojo and his boys receive this particular package, there will be no "Do Not Open Til Christmas" written on its side. Sgt. James L Phillips, a former Flint, Mich., student, seems to know how to give the Japs a real bung-up gift - all 2,000 pounds of it.. ....... Pictures of Clean-Up Operations in South Pacific ....... Articles Inside: The Ship and Gun Crew Command - Sea Going GIs man the small ships and their guns to fight the battle of supply to the forward areas. by Sgt. Charles D. Pearson ..... Bound for North Africa on a Liberty Ship, Yanks Get A Visit From Jerry Bombers by Pvt. Tom Shehan ..... Holy Land Yanks Take a Bust Shifting From British to U.S. Army ..... The Army Authorizes Bronze Stars ..... Mistakes Don't Pay - In the Parachute Packing Sheds by Sgt. Ozzie St. George ..... Yank On Iran Business Mission Finds Everything but the Harem by Cpl. Jimmy O'Neill ..... Ryan's Irish Luck in New Guinea Left Him When He Reached Australia by Sgt. Charles D. Pearson ..... GIs Wave White Underdrawers As Caribbean Coast Guns Take Aim by Sgt. Robert Ryan ..... GI Insurance by Sgt. H. N. Oliphant ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... Cpl. Unhappy Jones ( Fiction ) by Sgt. Charles D. Pearson ..... Strictly GI ..... Jungle Mop-up ( Photo Story ) by Sgt John Bushemi and Sgt. Mack Morriss ..... Mail Call ..... Dog Chalks Up Yanks Third SWPA Christmas by Cpl. Chuck Rathe ..... GI Composer Carries On In Guinea ( Cpl. Dai-Keong Lee ) by Cpl. Ralph L. Boyce ..... YANK Pin-up Girl : Betty Grable ..... The Poets Cornered ..... Home Towns in Wartime - Rabaul, New Britain ..... News From Home - What goes on in your own home state ..... Grid Headliners ..... Sports: How Good is Bertelli? These Six Experts Think He's Even Greater Than Baugh or Sid Luckman by Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Cartoons

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Vol. 1 No. 22 ....... Cover: The Enemy Is Very Near - The camera of YANK's Sgt. John Bushemi has caught the tenseness of fighting men moving forward, expecting to be fired on at any moment - and ready to reply. Bushemi made the picture as American troops engaged in mop-up operations against the Japanese an Arundel and Sagekarsa islands in the Solomons. It's tough business in the open when the enemy is nearby. ....... Bravery and Death on Scarlet Beach ....... Articles Inside: Dawn at Scarlet Beach - and a tow-headed kid called Junior fought and died in the sand like a real soldier. ( Pvt. Nathan Van Noy Jr. ) by Pvt. John McLeod ..... Bong - No one would have picked quiet Dick Bong as a hot pilot - now he's the U.S. Army's leading ace with 21 Jap kills in a year of combat. by Cpl. Ralph L. Boyce ..... Lease-Loaned Yanks - These GIs Were Farmed Out to the British Army in Syria by Sgt. Ed Cunningham ..... The Ground Forces Get Streamlined - The Army drops regimental organization from its Armored Force and activates a new type of light infantry division. by Cpl. Richard Paul ..... Ex-GIs at West Point - One hundred and seventy-seven former enlisted men - 13 of them from overseas - are taking basic training again as "Dumbjohns" in the Military Academy's largest plebe class. by Pvt. Tom Shehan ..... Yanks Visit an Abandoned Pacific Base, Seeking Buried Supplies and Live Japs by Cpl. Hertz Rosenbaum ..... Iran Cooties Share Top Billing With Marx Brothers at the Movies by Sgt. Al Hine ..... Only Brass and Guardhouse Lawyers Have Floors in Lae ..... Army's 'Wrong-Way' Corrigan Returns to the States by Mistake ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... What's Your Problem? ..... Strictly GI ..... Variety Show - Produced by the Cameras of the World ..... Mail Call ..... The Heart of Texas - Two G/s brought 1,500 pounds of Lone Star State sand with them when they came overseas. Now that bit of U.S. soil is used for molds in an Air Force foundry. by Cpl. Ozzie St. George ..... YANK Pin-up Girl : Ruby Lacey ..... News From Home ..... Glamorizing a Pill - Pulchritude Helps Beat Malaria in Guinea ( Billboards by Pvt. Cyril Jones ) ..... News From Home - What goes on in your own home state ..... Southern Cross Sportsmen ..... Boomerang - Harmon Returns From Another Tough Spot ( 1st Lt. Thomas Dudley Harmon ) ..... Cartoons

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Vol. 1 No. 23 ....... Cover: Jolly Roger - A modernized version of the old pirate Jolly Roger insignia - with crossed bombs - flies the SWPA skies on the tail fins of the top ranking Liberator outfit. S/Sgt. Leonard H. Baer of Brooklyn designed the insignia in competition with five other artists, and he's shown touching up one of his huge paintings ....... YANKs Take a New Britain Beachhead ....... Articles Inside: Jolly Roger - Liberators of the AAF's leading bomber outfit by Cpl. Ralph L. Boyce ..... New Cal Has Its Odd Points, Too by Cpl. Barrett McGurn ..... New Britain Landing - Advance Units in Rubber Boats Caught Hell When They Approached the Beach at Arawe ..... What Do You Know About Crap game Odds? by Allen Churchill Y3c ..... Sergeant in Italy Says Sad Sack is Shrewd, Sly Spy by Sgt. Walter Bernstein ..... The Two Years Since Pearl Harbor ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... Gollywogs Go to War ( Aerobic and Anaerobic Bacteria ) by Sgt. Charles D. Pearson ..... Undersea Fighter ( Submarine Photo Story ) ..... Mail Call ..... News From Home ..... Ration Situation ( New Guinea ) by Pvt. Ozzie St. George ..... YANK Pin-up Girl : Lena Horne ..... The Poets Cornered ..... All American 1943 ..... Sports: Knute Rockne would have been proud of this Notre Dame Football Machine ..... Cartoons

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Vol. 1 No. 24 ....... Cover: Birds of a Feather - I've heard about the Army Zebra. Well, here's one getting chummy with a hash-marked pal in an Australian zoo. M/Sgt. Merton H. Huftile of Battle Creek, Mich., has had nine years in the Marines, five in the Army. The other fellow bucked for his stripes.. ....... Pictures of Arawe Invasion Conference ....... Articles Inside: Plan for Invasion ( Arawe ) ..... Infantry battalion Sweats It Out in Italy by Sgt. Walter Bernstein ..... American Flyer Finds Germany Bomb Happy ..... Diary of a River Crossing - A medic's diary tells how Engineers crossed a Ramu Valley river. One man was drowned. ( New Guinea ) ..... Yanks in Palestine Find Farms and Cities Just Like the Ones They Left Back in the States by Sgt. Ed Cunningham ..... Everyone Was Out of Uniform Except the MPs at This Cuba Party by Sgt Lou Stoumen ..... Brother of 'Mutt and Jeff' Artist Paints Marine Dungarees in Pacific by Sgt. Sam Shaffer ..... These Glider Men in Italy Lead Rugged Palace Existence by Pvt. John Welsh III ..... DC-3 Lands on Mine Field to Change Motors ( German Mine Field in Western Egypt ) by Sgt. Burgess Scott ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... Arawe Wounded Talk It Over - Narrow escapes were a dime a dozen that day near a New Britain beach, as these hospitalized Yanks will tell you. by Pvt. John McLeod ..... Strictly GI ..... Visit to Fiji ( Photo Story ) ..... Mail Call ..... Lord Mayor of Nadzab ( 1st Lt. W. B. Hoffrichter ) ..... News From Home ..... U.S. News ..... What About the Post-War Trials? by Pvt. Irwin Shaw ..... YANK Pin-up Girl : Ann Miller ..... Current Events Quiz by Sgt Irving L. Field ..... Sports Round-Up ..... Cartoon Contest Winners ..... Cartoons

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YANK DU 1944 01 21
Vol. 1 No. 25 ....... Cover: In his first night in a foxhole on Makin, Pfc, James McClure heard something moving. He didn't ask questions. He shot. The next morning Infantryman McClure was still there with a dead Jap nearby as mute testimony to his good judgment and aim. ....... New Britain, Tarawa, Makin Landings ....... Articles Inside: Death Battle At Tarawa by Sgt. John Bushemi ..... Steps to Rabaul by Cpl. Ozzie St. George ..... and at Arawe by Cpl. Ralph L. Boyce ..... Shamrocks at Makin ( Lt. Col. Hart's Fighting 69th ) by Cpl. Larry McManus ..... Over Two Years' Fighting And Too Young for the Army ..... Pacific yank Claims New Sugar Record: 790 Letters in 13 Months ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... Strictly GI ..... Rabaul Raid - But there's more to the job than dropping bombs ( Making Terrain Model Maps ) ..... Mail Call ..... 4-Star Visitor ( Gen. George C. Marshall in New Guinea ) by Pvt John McLeod ..... News From Home ..... Battle of Germany ( Air Offensive ) ..... YANK Pin-up Girl : Ramsay Ames ..... The Poets Cornered ..... Sports: Some Little-Known Facts About a Well-Known Game by Pvt. Joe Hasel ..... Six Enlisted Men On GI All-American ..... 1944 Calendar

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Vol. 1 No. 26 ....... Cover: New Britain Beachhead - Men, guns and supplies go ashore at Cape Gloucester from the gaping maw of an LST. Smoke caused by terrific bombing by fifth Air Force Mitchells and Liberators still hangs like fog over the beachhead. Gen. Sherman tanks unloaded here helped capture two Jap airstrips. ....... Yanks Trap Japs in Saidor Landing ....... Articles Inside: Saidor Trap - The Red Arrow Division makes a bloodless landing on the Huon Peninsula and cuts off the Jap forces retreating before the Australians' drive launched near Finschhafen. by Cpl. Ralph L. Boyce ..... A GI View of the Teheran Conference by Sgt. Al Hine and Cpl. James P. O'Neill ..... Lost in Head-Hunter Country - And one of the 21 men who bailed out near the Burma border was an official from the State Department. His capture would have been worth plenty to the Japs. by Sgt. Bob Ghio ..... Piggy-Back P-38 - Ground crewmen get the "feel" of the fighter planes they service, flying in this converted Lightning. ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... What's Your Problem? ..... Strictly GI ..... The Marines Have Landed ( Photos of Cape Gloucester Landing ) by Sgt. Dick Hanley ..... Mail Call ..... He Turned Down a Major's Commission ( M/Sgt. Leo S. Hawthorne ) ..... A Painless Review of Driver's Manual, TM 10-460, in Six Easy Lessons ..... News From Home ..... The Great Cigarette Mystery - The Quartermaster tells why all those Chelseas went to England and the Pacific and announces good news - only the leading brands will be issued and rationed from now on overseas. by Sgt. Earl Anderson ..... YANK Pin-up Girl : Diana Lewis ..... The Poets Cornered ..... YANK Crossword Puzzle ..... Football Funnies ..... Sports: Mister Long Pants Starts New Career by Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Cartoons

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Vol. 1 No. 27 ....... Cover: Beachhead Bargains - Just four days after the landing at Cape Gloucester. New Britain, YANK Photographer Sgt. Dick Hanley snapped this grinning group of Leathernecks as they looked over a free issue of the niceties of life. The issue included cigarettes, pipe and chewing tobacco, tooth powder and soap. ....... A GI's Life in a Nazi Prison Camp ....... Articles Inside: Tales from Cape Gloucester By Cpl. Ozzie St. George ..... The Soldier of India - He never polices up the latrines or pulls KP because his uniform gives him a high social position. And, unlike YANK, his army weekly is printed in eight languages. By Sgt. Ed Cunningham ..... Home Town Papers Please Copy - Here are a few items from one of Italy's best journals, the 45th Division News. ..... Rinsky, Sled Dog That Rescued Flyers on Ice Cap, Dies in Greenland ..... Ingenious Iceland T-4 Brings Age of Electricity to a Nissen Hut ..... Yanks in Britain Can Purchase Favorite Magazine From GI Newsie ..... Life in a Nazi Prison Camp - American flyers, returning to Britain on an exchange of prisoners, describe the daily routine of captured Allies behind barbed wire in Germany and the bitter resentment shown to them by the civlians in Hitler's bomb-flattened cities. By Cpl. John Preston & Sgt. Ben Frazier ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... Hot News! - Localized NEWSMAPs Will Keep GIs in SWPA Up-to-date. By Sgt. Charles D. Pearson ..... Strictly GI ..... Behind the Lines - The camera jumps from one side of the world to the other to take pictures of what some soldiers see when they are resting or off duty. Here's the world-famous Casbah section in Algiers where GIs have to be escorted by MPs, and a rest camp in the South Pacific where a soldier might think he's on a civilian vacation. ( Photo Pages ) ..... Home News ..... News From Home - What goes on in your own home state ..... Mail Call ..... Message Center ..... Salamaua Sketches By artist Sgt. Charles D. Pearson ..... YANK Pin-up Girl : Virginia Mayo ..... The Poets Cornered ..... U.S. Army Docs Cinch Allied Conference Pennant ..... Guinea Golden Gloves ..... Disgruntled GI Umpire Names Lae Ball Diamond "Gripe Field" By Pvt. Len Stringfield ..... Sports Service Record ..... Sports: Outstanding Sports Performances of '43 by Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Cartoons

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Vol. 1 No. 28 ....... Cover: Mistaken Identity - Pvt. Doughhead, the original New Guinea doughboy, almost took a certain hairy character prisoner when he landed near Saidor, but the character swung off through the trees, proving it a case of mistaken identity. The modeling was done by Sgt. Jack Crowe, who went from the sublime to the ridiculous, because he also draws Windy City Kitty. ....... Polish Flyers Drop Mines in German Harbors ....... Articles Inside: Geronimo! and They Hit The Silk ..... Mines From the Skies - The first correspondent to fly with the RAF's Polish Squadron learns how our allies have turned a Nazi secret weapon against its inventors. Using parachute mines, they are bottling up enemy harbors and shipping lanes. by Sgt. Walter Peters ..... Five Easy Lessons - Photographers learn to jump by Cpl. Ozzie St. George ..... Walkie-Talkie Joins the Force by Sgt. Charles D. Pearson ..... Bull Session in New Caledonia - The veterans of the Solomons who pass through this replacement center in the South Pacific, on their way back and forth from combat areas, give out plenty of interesting details about the fine art of Jap fighting. by Cpl. Barrett McGurn ..... Random Notes on the Makin Operation, From a Reporter's Invasion Diary by Cpl. Larry McManus ..... With Free China's Flag Upon His Back, He Died in a Great Sky Battle by Sgt Marion Hargrove ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... What's Your Problem? ..... Strictly GI ..... The Road to Rome by Sgt George Aarons ..... Home News ..... News From Home ..... Mail Call ..... Down at Sea ( Photo Story of a downed plane at sea ) by Lts. L. W. Frawley and F. J. Whiteside ..... YANK Pin-up Girl : Anne Gwynne ..... The Poets Cornered ..... Flying Truck - Everyone thought this QM Company was troppo when they started dissecting a GI truck - but now airborne vehicles follow troops into the roadless jungles. by Cpl. George Bick ..... Sports: Man-of-the-Year Stagg Set Out to be a Minister by Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Cartoons

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YANK DU 1944 02 18
Vol. 1 No. 29 ....... Cover: SWPA's Sweetheart - The honey is Audrey McClure, wife of M/Sgt. James H. McClure of Chevy Chase, Md. Her beauty and "All-American" charm won her first place in the YANK Sweetheart Contest of over 2,500 sweethearts, wives and sisters left behind by GIs in the Southwest Pacific. Judges were Col. LeGrande A. Diller, GHQ Public Relations Officer; Neal Maver, general manager Tivoli NSW Circuit; Pfc. Jesse Cardenas, furloughing & from New Guinea; Sgt. Jack Crowe, YANK staff artist, and Sgt. Don Brewer, contest editor. ....... YANK Sweetheart Contest Winners ....... Articles Inside: Week End At Arawe by Pvt. John McLeod ..... Muddy Afternoon in Italy by Sgt. Walter Bernstein ..... Navy Pilot - Close-up of Lt. Mark Bright, a typical Navy fighter pilot in the Pacific who has knocked off four Jap dive-bombers and two Zeros during his plain and fancy combat missions at Midway, Guadalcanal, the Stewart Islands and Wake. by Sgt Merle Miller ..... Salamaua Yanks Learned to Like the Pack .75 by Sgt. Charles D. Pearson ..... Nickolai, Machine Gunner From Kharkov, Mowed Down Nazis Like Ripe Wheat by Sgt. Al Hine ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... What's Your Problem? ..... General Marshall Reports to YANK by Sgt Earl Anderson ..... YANK Sweetheart Contest Winners ..... YANK Pin-up Girl : Virginia O'Brien ..... The Poets Cornered ..... YANK Crossword Puzzle ..... News From Home ..... Home News ..... Mail Call ..... Civilian Classification Dept. by Sgt. Ralph Stein ..... Big League Stars Tour Alaska ..... Sports: Joe Gordon is Driving Barrow to a Section 8 ..... Cartoons

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YANK DU 1944 02 25
Vol. 1 No. 30 ....... Cover: Made in Japan - The Jap 75-mm antiaircraft gun of 1928 vintage was captured in New Guinea and sent by Ordnance Intelligence men to an information and testing lab in Australia. T-4 Newton W. Smith of East Orwell, Ohio, and T/Sgt. Charles L Merrill of New Berry, S. C., are shown teaming the gun's operation. Wheels and some other attachments have been stripped from the gun mount. In some instances retreating Japs have blown these ack ack guns up to prevent their re-use when captured. ....... Captured Jap Guns and Equipment ....... Articles Inside: Japanese Weapons and Equipment by Sgt. Charles D. Pearson ..... Bush Base in Australia's Never Never ..... Screwballs of the Year by artist Sgt. Douglas Borgstedt ..... Why Are We In This War? - Fascist philosophies must not replace ours ..... Bloody Basin : An Italian No-Man's-Land of Black Mist and Enemy Patrols by Sgt. Burgess Scott ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... Five Rising Suns ( Jap planes shot down by an LST ) by Cpl. Ozzie St. George ..... Strictly GI ..... Training Mountain Fighters in Italy by Sgt George Aarons ..... YANK Pin-up Girl : Patricia Dane ..... The Poets Cornered ..... News From Home ..... Home News ..... Mail Call ..... Report From General Arnold ..... Soldiers in Sports ..... Sports: How Many Sports Champions Will return After the War? by Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Cartoons

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Vol. 1 No. 31 ....... Cover: LST Gunners - Helping protect a convoy of LSTs in the Vitiaz Strait, Seaman B. Echols of Lexington, Ky., mans a 20-mm gun aboard one of the craft, while Fireman Jim Giffard of New York City - the guy behind the broccoli - talks on the phone with the ship's gunnery officer. This picture was taken as the LSTs steamed toward Saidor with supplies and equipment for 32nd Division men fighting there. Many LSTs now have little Jap flags painted on their bridges to show the scores of their gunners. ....... An Oregon County Plans Post-War Jobs for GIs ....... Articles Inside: The Long Road Home - Fifth Air Force Bombing Mission by artist Sgt. Charles D. Pearson ..... Lane County Makes Post-War Jobs by Sgt. H. N. Oliphant ..... Bougainville Patrol - These Army scouts in the Solomons, who sneak through the jungles on five-day reconnaissance missions, have to know more wood lore than the Indian fighters of the Old West. by Cpl. Barrett McGurn ..... There Were No Dramatics on the Dock When This Hospital Ship Came Home ( USHS Acadia ) by Sgt. Mack Morriss ..... Ascension Island Gets An Amateur Theater by Nat G. Bodian ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... Bazooka - Launcher, Rocket, AT, M1 ..... Strictly GI ..... Variety Show - Produced by the Cameras of the World ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Ann Savage ..... Navy Notes ..... The Poets Cornered ..... News From Home ..... Home News ..... Mail Call ..... Gingenuity - GI ingenious contraptions and appliances in SWPA ..... Sports Camera Goes on World Tour ..... Sports: Critics Put The Blast on Navy Big Leaguers by Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Cartoons

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Vol. 1 No. 32 ....... Cover: Pvt. Misirai - Pvt. Misirai, who joined the Papuan Infantry after running away from the Japs at Buna, had been "recruited" by the Japs from the Soberi village on Buka Island in the North Solomons. Pvt. Misirai, who is so dark he is almost blue black, comes from a people noted for their endurance; He is a "mission boy," like many of the Papuan Infantrymen. Only sergeants in the P1B wear stripes, because no one else wears a shirt. ....... Papuan Infantrymen Stalk the Japs ....... Articles Inside: Papuan Infantry Battalion - First comprehensive report on the native GI fighting in New Guinea by Pvt. John McLeod ..... Supplies Are Brought Up in Italy on the GI's Back by Sgt. Burgess Scott ..... The McClures At Home and Abroad ( Audrey McClure winner of YANK Down Under's Sweetheart Contest ) by Cpl. Bill Alcine ..... Smooth-Talking American Soldier Buys Dinner for a Couple of Nazis ..... Sleeping in the General's Car, Panama GI Finds, Has Drawback ..... Here's Useful Tip About Jeeps Discovered By a Yank in Sardinia ..... Two Pigeon Fanciers in Iran Plan to Raise Some Fancy Pigeons ..... Kearby - Ace by Choice ( Col. Neel E. Kearby ) by Cpl. Ralph L. Boyce ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... What's Your Problem? ..... Strictly GI ..... An Old Southern Custom ( Order of Shellbacks ) by Sgt. John Bushemi ..... News From Home ..... YANK Pin-up Girl : Carole Gallagher ..... Navy Notes ..... The Poets Cornered ..... Home News ..... Mail Call ..... Home Towns in Wartime - Philadelphia, Pa. by Cpl. Harry Sions ..... Sports: Ex-Prisoner Tells of Sports in Jap Concentration Camp by Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Cartoons

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Vol. 1 No. 33 ....... Cover: When a U.S. Navy submarine is running on the surface, two pairs of eyes are glued to the horizon and sky at all times. One man watches for surface craft, the other for enemy aircraft. Daylight hours on the surface are few, however. Some submariners go for 60 to 70 days without seeing the sun. On Page 3 YANK's Sgt. Charles Pearson tells what a submarine man goes through while tracking Jap shipping in the Pacific sea lanes. ....... Exclusive Photo of Sub's Jap Victim ....... Articles Inside: Pacific Raiders - During the long days of searching Jap sea lanes submariners off duty kill time, reading, writing, listening to the radio. By Sgt. Charles D. Pearson ..... Raid on the Marshalls - The first correspondent to fly in an attack on that Jap base tells how his B-25 blasted the enemy with its 75-mm gun. By Cpl. Larry McManus ..... The Old One-Two Punch in Italy - While the Rangers threw a left hook around the German flank and staged a surprise landing south of Rome. By Sgt. Burtt Evans ..... Torpedoes? Whales? Unescorted Vessel Meets a Mysterious Enemy at Sea By Sgt. Barrett McGurn ..... The Nomenclature of the Military Mustache, M-1, bristle fed, self-loading ..... "The Moresby Wreck" - World's Bomb-Happiest Ship Helps Train U.S. Bombardiers By Pvt. Bentley Kinney ..... New Guinea Snow Storm Turns Out to be an Erupting Volcano By Cpl. Ralph Boyce ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... A Wing, a Prayer and a ...One-Wheel Landing By Sgt. Joe Donlon ..... The Torturing and Killing of American Prisoners in the Philippines ..... Forward! By Rope and by Foot ( Fifth Army ) ..... Bombardment of Buka ..... News From Home - What goes on in your own home state ..... YANK Pin-up Girl : Chili Williams ..... Navy Notes ..... The Poets Cornered ..... Home News ..... Mail Call ..... Message Center ..... Machine Records Unit - Mechanical brains can pick a manicurist out of a port battalion and tell the War Department where Pvt. Doaks puts in his sack time in a matter of minutes. by Cpl. Bill Alcine ..... "Ephus" Ball Has A Jolly Old Cricket Cousin ..... Sports: Frankie Frisch Lost His Nerve in Alaska by Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Cartoons

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Vol. 1 No. 34 ....... Cover: Paratrooper in New Guinea - Paratroopers first came into their own - and with notable success - just before the capture of Lae, Since these men from the sky can't go back and pick up anything they happened to leave in their plane, they carry a pretty big load when they jump. Pictured is Pvt. Richard M. Moore of Baltimore. Md., wearing the full equipment of a Parachute Infantryman as he boards a plane for a jump. ....... Pictures of Admiralty Island Invasion ....... Articles Inside: Admiralties Landing ( Photo Story ) by Cpl. Bill Alcine ..... Beauty in the Bush - New Guinea Hair Salon ..... Modern Living on a Beachhead in Bougainville by Sgt. Barrett McGurn ..... Like Shooting Fish in a Barrel ( Fishing Marine Style ) ..... Air Force Mechanics by Sgt. Burtt Evans ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... GI Fisherman ( Sgt. Earl Long ) by Cpl. Ozzie St. George ..... Strictly GI ..... Troop Carriers - Pack Horses of Modern Warfare ( Photo Story ) ..... News From Home ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Gene Tierney ..... What goes on in the Entertainment World Back Home ..... How To Vote In the State Elections ..... Mail Call ..... Planning Their Post-War Jobs ( 41st Division Men ) by Sgt. Charles D. Pearson ..... In This Corner...A Half Dozen Champs ..... Sports: Life is Rough in Iran for this Umpire Lover ( Charley Clark ) by Cpl. James P. O'Neill ..... Cartoons

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YANK DU 1944 03 31
Vol. 1 No. 35 ....... Cover: War College - Choice reading for anyone heading for Jap strongholds. Pfc. Ernest Gosbee, a marine from Duxbury, Mass., checks up on "HOW THE JAP ARMY FIGHTS." As if he didn't already know! Gosbee, now in New Britain, is a veteran of the fighting on Guadalcanal. Anyway there were some interesting pictures in the book. YANK Photographer Sgt. Dick Hanley took this shot aboard an LST in the Bismarck Sea. ....... The First Cavalry Grabs an Airfield ....... Articles Inside: The Battle of Momote Airfield by Cpl. Bill Alcine ..... Nurses Under Fire In Italy ..... Foxhole University by Sgt Charles D. Pearson ..... Valiant Attempt of a Chicago Tovarich to Uphold the Tradition in Iran by Cpl. James P. O'Neill ..... Barracudas - The First Outfit of Negro Marines is Itching for Action by Sgt. Robert Ryan ..... Marshalls Massacre ( 7th Division ) by Sgt. Merle Miller ..... GI Mike ( Radio Entertainers ) ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... 9PA ( Radio Station Port Moresby ) by Pvt. Bently Kinney ..... Strictly GI ..... YANK Pin-up Girl : Betty Bryant ..... The Poets Cornered ..... Navy Notes ..... Home News ..... Mail Call ..... Sports: Take A Quote, Please, As The Great Minds in Sports Speak by Sgt. Dan Polier ..... News From Home ..... Cartoons

YANK DU 1944 04 07
YANK DU 1944 04 07
Vol. 1 No. 36 ....... Cover: Combat Cameraman - That glamor guy on the front cover looks like Hollywood's version of the AAF all set to soar through the wild blue yonder. Well, actually he is - and, actually, there's a Hollywood angle to it. Cpl. Mike Gerardi, who used to "just work around" Amsterdam. N.Y., is a member of a Fifth Air Force Combat Camera Unit, guys who make documentary and action movie films of the war in the Southwest Pacific. That's an Eyemo 35-mm camera Mike is holding. That's a far away look he's holding, too. ....... Filming the Fifth Air Force in Action ....... Articles Inside: Camera! Action! ( Combat Camera Unit ) by Cpl. Bill Alcine ..... Teamwork in China ( Chinese-American Composite Air Wing by Sgt. Ed Cunningham ..... Pin-Ups on the Hoof Arrive in SWPA by Sgt. Charles Pearson ..... After The Battle At Kwajalein by Sgt. Merle Miller ..... Imported Natives Helped GIs transform Santo Into a Bustling Community by Sgt Barrett McGurn ..... Yanks in Italy Concoct Savory Dishes From Rations and Local Tidbits by Sgt. Burgess H. Scott ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... What's Your Problem? ..... Strictly GI ..... Variety Show - Produced by the Cameras of the World ..... News From Home ..... Mail Call ..... YANK Pin-up Girl : Lois Collier ..... Home Towns in Wartime - Boston, Mass. by Sgt Joe McCarthy ..... What are Girls Wearing? ..... Home News ..... The Old Army Game - Some More Big Leaguers Learn How It's Played ..... Sports: Free swinging Bob Dill got chance to play with Rangers because he slugged a referee by Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Cartoons

YANK DU 1944 04 14
YANK DU 1944 04 14
Vol. 1 No. 37 ....... Cover: Easter Service - Typical of the scores of Army chaplains in the Southwest Pacific, 1st Lt. John B. Abbott of Bovina, Tex. sets up his portable alter on the hood of his jeep. This is a common arrangement used by chaplains in the field. For nine, years prior to the war Chaplain Abbott was a traveling missionary along the Mexican border. Now he's with a regiment of engineers and he, jeep and alter travel around in the company of Pfc. William L. Stegall of Olton, Tex., regimental chaplain's assistant. ....... What's the Deal on Pensions for Ex-Servicemen? ....... Articles Inside: The Campaign For Seeadler Harbor by Cpl. Bill Alcine ..... First Yanks on Jap Soil ( 7th Division Recon Cavalrymen - Kwajalein ) by Sgt. Merle Miller ..... GI Laughs from the Southwest Pacific ..... WACs Are Here!...But All Brass ..... What's the Deal on Pensions for Ex-Servicemen? by Sgt. H. N. Oliphant ..... Carrier in the Pacific - New flat-tops have made our recent series of blows into Jap territory possible. ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... When we get our new T.O. by Sgt. Ray Duncan ..... Strictly GI ..... Pacific War Map ( Centerfold ) ..... News From Home ..... Mail Call ..... The Mounties Get Unhorsed by Sgt. Georg N. Meyers ..... YANK Pin-up Girl : Ester Williams ..... Navy Notes ..... 4-Fs Give Dodgers 1-A Pennant Chance ..... Boxing School by Pvt. John McLeod ..... Cartoons

YANK DU 1944 04 21
YANK DU 1944 04 21
Vol. 1 No. 38 ....... Cover: Say Ah! - That which looks like a dental inspection is really T-4 Ordell C. (Buck) Klindworth of Hogeland, Mont., doing a repair job at a base section motor pool where he is rated first mechanic. Buck used to run a service station and garage, back in his home town. In the two years he's been overseas, he has worked on an average of 10 cars a day - and that's over 7,300 GI repair jobs. YANK photographer Sgt. Dick Hanley ....... The Routine at an Air Force Redistribution Station ....... Articles Inside: Big Black Cats ( Catalinas ) by Cpl. Ozzie St. George ..... Eyes of the Guns ( Field Artillery at Bougainville ) by Sgt Barrett McGurn ..... First Stop Back Home For Air Force GIs by Sgt. Mack Morriss ..... GIs Gone Wrong Get Straightened Out At Progressive Prison in Africa by Sgt. George M. Hakim ..... Even Flyers Kept in Dark About French Targets by Sgt. Walter Peters ..... Pot Shots from the Admiralties by Cpl. Bill Alcine and Cpl. Ralph L. Boyce ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... Strictly GI ..... Seagoing Soldiers ( Photo Story ) ..... News From Home ..... Home News ..... Mail Call ..... Base War ( Humor ) by Sgt Charles Pearson ..... YANK Pin-up Girl : Irene Manning ..... What goes on in the Entertainment World Back Home ..... All-New Guinea Joe E. Brown Boxing Tournament by Cpl. George A. Bick ..... Cartoons

YANK DU 1944 04 28
YANK DU 1944 04 28
Vol. 1 No. 39 ....... Cover: LST Gun Captain - This giant of a man, G. O. Blackburn S1c of Chicago, Ill, was photographed aboard an LST "somewhere off New Georgia" while on duty as gun captain. Six guys on YANK swore that this fellow was Alan Hale, the Hollywood movie actor, but take our word for it he isn't. ....... Who Are the GIs Returning Home? ....... Articles Inside: Square Pegs in Round Holes ( Form 20s ) ..... Bivouac Battle ( Los Negros Island ) by Cpl. Bill Alcine ..... Good Neighbor Symphony ( Panama Canal Zone ) by Cpl. Richard Harrity ..... The Alaska Scouts by Sgt. Georg N. Meyers ..... Before the Attack by Sgt. Walter Bernstein ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... Announcing YANK's SWPA Mascot Contest ..... Going Home by Cpl. Roger Wrenn ..... News From Home ..... How to Vote in 11 States Holding Primaries in June and July ..... Home News ..... Mail Call ..... Short Shorts From Italy by Sgt. Burgess H. Scott ..... Yank Pin-up Girl : Gale Storm ..... K-9 Corps by artist Pfc. Bill Keane ..... The Poets Cornered ..... Month at Madison Square Garden ..... Sports: Small Notes and Stories About Some Big Fellows ..... Cartoons

YANK DU 1944 05 05
YANK DU 1944 05 05
Vol. 1 No. 40 ....... Cover: Double Trouble - Talk about goldbricks! Dopey, now the pet mule of the 16th Veterinary Evacuation Hospital in New Guinea became he's been there over 200 days, shows up lame and rolls though with colic, but the vets can't discover why. He's shown being treated for toothache with Pfc. Vernon A. Tate of Kandiyohi, Minn. ....... How Fast Can You Recognize an Enemy Plane? ....... Articles Inside: Visit To Cassino by Sgt. Walter Bernstein ..... "I Think It's One of Ours" ( Aircraft Recognition Charts - 4 pages ) ..... Mule Hospital ( New Guinea ) by Cpl. Bill Alcine ..... Recipe for Destruction ( 5th AF attacks Hollandia ) by artist Sgt Charles D. Pearson ..... Strictly GI ..... Variety Show - Produced by the Cameras of the World ..... News From Home ..... Mail Call ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... Parched GI Base Nearly Washed Out by Cpl. Ozzie St. George ..... Majors Warm Up In Cold North ..... Sports ..... YANK Pin-up Girl : Leslie Brooks ..... Navy Notes ..... New Guinea Damp Wash by Sgt. John Readey ..... Cartoons

YANK DU 1944 05 12
YANK DU 1944 05 12
Vol. 1 No. 41 ....... Cover: They Cheated A Death Trap - Just out of the hospital and looking over a native totem in the Admiralty Islands are First Cavalrymen Pfc. Curtis Knight of Lincoln, Mats., left., and 2d Lt. James K. Hackett of London, Ohio. Neither was wounded but both were severely sunburned when they spent five hours in the. water after a superior force of Japs forced them off Hauwei Island. Lt. Hackett led the reconnaissance patrol and saw it cut to pieces around him. The survivors were picked up by a PT boat. ....... Escape From a Jap Island Ambush ....... Articles Inside: Escape From Hauwei Island - Story was Delayed in Printing by War Dept. due to Heavy Casualty List ( First Cavalry Division ) by Cpl. Ralph L. Boyce ..... Pre-Invasion Bombs ( Preparation to Invasion of Europe ) ..... A Pencil-Pusher Hops a Ride on a PT and Helps Sink a Jap Barge by Sgt. George Kauffman ..... Two Bomber Outfits Start Feuding - and the Japs Suffer ( Jolly Rogers and Ken's Men ) ..... His Barracks Bag May Have Seen Action But This Young Infantryman Didn't by Sgt. Robert Ryan ..... Escape From a Jap Ambush - Surprised by the enemy deep in the Bougainville jungle, this American patrol sent back three scouts on a two-hour trip to get reinforcements. It took them two days. by Sgt. Barrett McGurn ..... Girl Grease Monkeys Keep 'em Flying by Sgt. Charles Pearson ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... What's Your Problem? ..... In Italy ( Photos from Sgt. George Aarons ..... News From Home ..... YANK Pin-up Girl : Martha O'Driscoll ..... The Poets Cornered ..... Navy Notes ..... Women Of The Yugoslav Underground by Sgt. Walter Bernstein ..... Sports Round-Up ..... Sports: Maybe Dodds Sold Those Extra Two Million Bibles ( Deacon Gil Dodds - Track Star ) by Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Cartoons

YANK DU 1944 05 19
YANK DU 1944 05 19
Vol. 1 No. 42 ....... Cover: Big Duck The big guy comfortably smoking his pipe atop a duck, the amphibious 2 ton kind, is M/Sgt. John O. Boyd of Baltimore, Md. A Regular Army veteran of 20 years' service, he's in charge of operations for his duck outfit. That makes him the big duck in a pond that boasts a majority of top-notch ex-truck drivers who now pilot the Army's ducks as neatly as they used to wheel their semi's over the highways in the States. ....... Humboldt Bay and Korako Landings ....... Articles Inside: Guinea Triple Play YANK's Sgt. Charles Pearson at Humboldt Bay and Cpl. George Bick at Korako report on two landings. ..... Cavalry's Navy Bucks When Guys Call the Bow the Head by Cpl. Ralph L. Boyce ..... Back to Burma Stilwell's army has returned to the jungles where the Japs gave him a hell of a beating two years ago. By Sgt. Ed Cunningham ..... 20 Minutes from Rabaul The husky, well fed Jap marines at Green Island, important stop on the way to Tokyo, folded up when an Infantry force of New Zealanders landed on their beaches, hungry for some knock-down and drag-out war. by Sgt. Barrett McGurn ..... Conchies in Puerto Rico by Pvt. Jud Cook ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... Two GIs on the Loose Find That a Topkick's a Nice Thing to Have by Cpl. Ozzie St. George ..... Strictly GI ..... Ducks - YANK's Sgt. Dick Hanley took these shots of the duck men in New Guinea as they plied their trade route ferrying supplies from ships to shore and on to inland dumps. ..... News From Home ..... YANK Pin-up Girl : Gale Robbins ..... YANK Crossword Puzzle ..... Navy Notes ..... News From Home ..... Mail Call ..... Pillbox on the Run ( German ) ..... Sports Round-Up ..... Sports: Giants, Dodgers Feudin' As Giants Win 4 in Row ..... Cartoons

YANK DU 1944 05 26
YANK DU 1944 05 26
Vol. 1 No. 43 ....... Cover: Convoy Watch - Looking mighty small amid the massive sights of his twin 40-mm antiaircraft gun, Leland Bird S2c of Las Angeles runs through gunnery practice aboard a Navy LSD bound for the invasion of Hollandia. Naval censorship has just taken the wraps off, the LSD (Landing Ship Dock) in the Southwest Pacific.. ....... 24th Division Takes Tanahmerah Bay ....... Articles Inside: Tojo Let 'em Down ( 24th Division Lands at Tanahmerah Bay ) by Cpl. Bill Alcine ..... GI Caterers ( GI Food Experts ) by Cpl. Chuck Rathe ..... Beach Control ( Hollandia ) by Sgt. Charles Pearson ..... Transport Maghakian's Revenge ( Sgt. Victor Maghakian - Marine Raider ) by Sgt. Merle Miller ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... A Sad Sack of Mail by Cpl. Paul E. Deutchman ..... Strictly GI ..... Invasion Map - Europe ( Centerfold ) ..... News From Home ..... YANK Pin-up Girl : Anne Gwynne ..... What goes on in the Entertainment World Back Home ..... Mail Call ..... GI Delivery - Maternity Care ..... Knot-hole preview of American League pennant race ..... Sports by Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Cartoons

YANK DU 1944 06 02
YANK DU 1944 06 02
Vol. 1 No. 44 ... Cover: Samurai Swords It isn't everyday a GI can pick up over thousand bucks in spare change. But when S/Sgt. Leo Gathof of Louisville, Ky., went into Hollandia with the 41st Division, he found four samurai swords which on the souvenir market will bring anywhere up to 100 quid apiece - since they're the McCoy and not made out of jeep springs. No wonder he smiles. ....... Landing in Burma with Cochran's Air Commandos ....... Articles Inside: Burma Air Invasion ) by Cpl. Joe Cunningham ..... Advance on Hollandia Drome by Cpl. Bill Alcine ..... Alone in the Alaska Wilderness Sgt. Georg N. Meyers ..... a hell of a way to Run An Air Force by Sgt. Charles Pearson ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... Whats Your Problem? ..... What's the Deal on the New Soldier - Vote Law? ..... We Move Into Hollandia (41st Infantry Division ) by Sgt. Dick Hanley ..... News From Home ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Sheila Ryan ..... The Poets Cornered ..... Mail Call ..... Home Towns in Wartime New Orleans, La. By S/Sgt. Mel Schifter ..... Sports Round-Up ..... Sports: Heres How the Major League Races look as of this Minute by Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Cartoons

YANK DU 1944 06 09
YANK DU 1944 06 09
Vol. 1 No. 45 ....... Cover: The Girls - Cpl. Lelamay Sperry. The hometown: Santa Monica, Calif. Now she's with the U.S. Women's Army Corps in the Southwest Pacific. They call her Lee and she used to work for Douglas Aircraft back in civilian days. Now she's an Army statistician. The ribbon shows Lee was in the WAC when it was an auxiliary corps; and she can talk about KP, fatigue details and the first sergeant as well as any Gl this side of Frisco. ....... A YANK Photographer in the Ruins of Cassino ....... Articles Inside: WACs in the Southwest Pacific ( PFC. Virginia James, PVT. Lydia Clair, PFC Helen Kloepper, PVT. Evelyn Claycomb, T-3 Louise Carahoff and PFC. Midge Lamping ) by Cpl. Ozzie St. George ..... Sikhs Tell of Captivity in Jap Hands by Cpl. Ralph L. Boyce ..... Hollandia Hangover by Artist Sgt. Charles Pearson ..... Cameraman in Cassino by Sgt. George Aarons ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... GI Laughs from the Southwest Pacific ..... Variety Show - Produced by the Cameras of the World ..... News From Home ..... How to Vote in States Holding Primaries ..... Mail Call ..... Radio Takes Big Leagues Overseas ..... YANK Pin-up Girl : Linda Darnell ..... Navy Notes ..... The Poets Cornered ..... Fifty Missions ( YANK Short-Story Contest Winner ) by Pvt. Joseph Dever ..... K-9 Corps by Pfc. Bill Keane ..... Cartoons

YANK DU 1944 06 16
YANK DU 1944 06 16
Vol. 1 No. 46 .... Cover: Zoot Scooter - Sgt. Maurice Tombaugh of Minden, Nebr., is getting a ticket from MP T-5 John Openshaw of Oakland, Calif., because he just let out his midget car to its full 20 miles per hour on an airfield taxi strip. Sgt. Tombaugh, a machinist in civilian life and now with the Jolly Roger bomb outfit, made his car out of an old 100-gallon P-39 belly tank. The motor was salvaged from a damaged air compressor, and its chain-drive wheels and tires from an oxygen cart. The steering wheel is the pilot control from a Liberator. He can run the car all day long on one gallon of gas. ..... Storming the Beach at Wakde Island ....... Articles Inside: The Dead Fought Back ( Wakde ) by Sgt. Charles Pearson ..... Second Battle of Bougainville by Sgt. Barrett McGurn ..... Have You Got Family Allowance Problems? By Sgt. H. N. Oliphant ..... Hollandia Sketches by Sgt. Larry Homar ..... Italy Vets Bat the Breeze by Sgt. Jack Denton Scott ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... SWPA Shorts ..... OP .. Strictly GI ..... Furlough Ship ..... News from Home ..... Mail Call ..... Jap Plan for Six Invasions of the American Mainland ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: K. T. Stevens ..... The Poets Cornered ..... Navy Notes ..... Sports Round-Up ..... Sports: McGraw of the Giants was a Two Fisted Genius by Sgt. Joe McCarthy ..... Cartoons

YANK DU 1944 06 23
YANK DU 1944 06 23
Vol. 1 No. 47 ....... Cover: Fuzzy Four - Jungle rhythm no longer comes entirely from the throb of drums, because in New Guinea the Royal Papuan Constabulary has its own band. It took six months to get the thing organized, but it was a proud day for ANGAU when the police boys marched by playing "God Save the King." The four boys making like Harry James are Tokiel, Kapi, Leana and Amona, in ease you're interested. ....... Noncoms Tell Replacements How To Stay Alive ....... Articles Inside: Why Old Soldiers Never Die by Sgt. Burtt Evans ..... 275,000 Ratings by Sgt. Ray Duncan ..... Fighter Group ( 49th - P-40s ) by Cpl. Ralph L. Boyce ..... Puerto Rican Soldier ( Pvt. Fulano de Tal ) by Sgt. Lou Stoumen ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... Yanks in SWPA ..... Strictly GI ..... Aerial Ambulance ( Hollandia ) ..... News From Home ..... Mail Call ..... Mr Quinn gets Wired In ( Pvt. Stanley J. Quinn ) by Sgt. Charles Pearson ..... YANK Pin-up Girl : Ernie Clarke ..... What goes on in the Entertainment World Back Home ..... Action Shots ( Sports ) ..... Sports: Touching All Bases in the Big Leagues by Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Cartoons

YANK DU 1944 06 30
YANK DU 1944 06 30
Vol. 1 No. 48 ... Cover: Jap Graves PFC. William E. Foulke of Boise, Idaho was with the 24th Division moving on Cyclops Airdrome near Hollandia when he ran across these two Jap grave markers. The one on the left is that of a superior private, the one on the right the grave of a corporal. Down the side of each is written, Died in battle 30th of March, 1944 ....... Behind Jap Lines in Burma With Merrills Marauders ....... Articles Inside: Merrills Marauders in Burma by Sgt. Dave Richardson ..... Notes From a Burma Diary by Sgt. Dave Richardson ..... A-20 An eyewitness report of a pre-invasion mission over the continent in one of the newest and most effective U.S. air weapons, an attack bomber that looks like an insect but moves and hits with the speed of a meteor. By Sgt. Saul Levitt ..... Buffaloes at Biak A coral reef and mangrove swamp made amphibious buffaloes necessary instead of usual landing craft. by Sgt. Charles Pearson ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... OP ..... Variety Show - Produced by the Cameras of the World ..... News From Home ..... Mail Call ..... PTs Give Japs a Bad Day But Happy Birthday For the Skipper by Cpl. George A. Bick ..... New Guinea Notes by Sgt. Charles Pearson ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Yvonne de Carlo ..... The Poets Cornered ..... Derby Day in New Guinea ..... Sports: Private Life of Pensive ..... Cartoons

YANK DU 1944 07 07
YANK DU 1944 07 07
Vol. 1 No. 49 ....... Cover: Reunion in the Pacific. When Cpl. Robert Brock of Scranton, Pa., came overseas he ran into a hometown pal on the ship's crew. Joe Kulesa S1c is a naval gunner, Brock an airplane mechanic. YANK's Sgt. Dick Hanley took this shot, then Pfc. Lionel Wathall. a YANK staff artist, did the color work in oils. ....... YANK Covers the Invasion of Europe ....... Articles Inside: D-Day, H-Hour in France ..... Sweating It Out...in England - GIs were skeptical about the whole thing - they had sweated it out for so long. But this time, they found, it was the McCoy. ..... GIs meet the ex-cannibals by Sgt. Barrett McGurn ..... War Paint ( Tattoos ) by Sgt. Lou Stoumen ..... Arctic Jitterbug ( The Helicopter at Ladd Field Alaska ) By Sgt Georg N. Meyers ..... Houses of Italy - They are dark and dingy but GIs at the Cassino front won't forget how comfortable life was behind their thick walls when the German shells were thundering outside. by Sgt. Newton H. Fulbright ..... Soldier Art ..... News From Home ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... OP ..... Strictly GI ..... Action Shots ..... Sports: YANK's Second Sports Quiz For The Experts ..... Mail Call ..... Fifth AAF Sings Own Tune - Fightin', Flyin' Fifth Air Force by Robert Jawer ..... News From Home ..... YANK Color Pin-up Girl: Frances Gifford

YANK DU 1944 07 14
YANK DU 1944 07 14
Vol. 1 No. 50 ....... Cover: Piper - Pacific veteran. Cloyd Rigney BM1c from Taylorsville, Ill., pipes the crew to general quarters aboard his Navy landing ship {LSD). A veteran of Java and the Philippines and the more recent invasions of the Marshalls and the Admiralties, Bos'n Rigney was right back in there pitching when we cracked Hollandia in Dutch New Guinea. Sgt. Dick Hanley, YANK photographer, got the shot. ....... A Destroyer Fights 64-Hour Invasion Battle ....... Articles Inside: How Do You Feel? ..... Normandy Coast Patrol by Tom Bernard SP1c USNR ..... A Report on British Middle East Forces by Sgt. Jack Denton Scott ..... The Soldier Speaks : "Should the U.S. get mixed up with the rest of the world after the war?" ..... Yanks in SWPA ..... Pipe Dream in Canada Moving 30,000 tons of freight over Northwest waterways, the Engineers tapped a vital source of oil to feed our war machine. by Sgt. Georg N. Meyers ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... What's Your Problem? ..... Strictly GI ..... Service Men Somewhere in Italy a Twelfth Air Force Service Squadron is visited by YANK photographer Sgt. John Franco ..... News From Home ..... Mail Call ..... YANK Mascot Contest Winners ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Rita Hayworth ..... The Poets Cornered ..... Little Broadway ..... Sports: French Sailor Looks Like Future Champ to Sharkey by Cpl. Tom Shehan ..... Cartoons

YANK DU 1944 07 21
YANK DU 1944 07 21
Vol. 1 No. 51 ....... Cover: Gunners On Biak - Beach Gunners. Even though they look quite alone, the beachhead at Biak was a busy, tough place when these three set up their .50 AA gun. They are Pfc. Louis Ott of Baltimore, Md.; Pfc. Robert C. Salernor of New York City and S/Sgt. Russell Yaworsky of McAdoo, Pa. It was busy enough, Sgt. Diet Hartley, YANK photographer who got this picture reported, that even 155mm howitzers were in position at H plus 3. ....... Buffaloes Beat the Rap at Biak ....... Articles Inside: Biak Booty ..... Buffalo Victory - 150 Horsepower Amphibious Buffaloes by Cpl. George Bick ..... It's a Crazy War Up On Wakde ..... Hollywood to New Guinea ..... Patrols were active ( Photo Story ) by Pvt. Charles Gallagher ..... Hollandia: The Souvenir Market Is Hot ..... The Dead End Kids ( Merrill's Marauders ) by Sgt. Dave Richardson ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... The Hero of Hischawelen Island ( YANK fiction ) by Pfc. William C. Schmidt ..... Voting Regulations ..... - It takes know-how! ( Training Aussie Ground Crews and U.S. Paratroopers ) ..... News From Home ..... Mail Call ..... Mayo Clinic in New Guinea by Sgt. Charles Pearson ..... YANK Pin-up Girl : Marjorie Lord ..... What goes on in the Entertainment World Back Home ..... This B-24 Over Britain Refused To Land So They Had To Shoot Her Down ..... A Sergeant Coaches A King ( King Farouk I of Egypt and T/Sgt Robert A. Walters ) by Sgt. Karl Sprinkle ..... Sports by Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Cartoons

YANK DU 1944 07 28
YANK DU 1944 07 28
Vol. 1 No. 52 ....... Cover: Sandwich Man. Sgt. Angello Luciano of Wilmington, Del., staged a one man strike against his mess halls favorite dish bully beef. He donned the sandwich sign and marched up and down before the mess hall. Nobody paid much attention to his beef. They went right on eating. ...... The Sinking of the Baby Flat-Top Liscome Bay ....... Articles Inside: Battle of the West Caves Japs and the terrain teamed up at Biak to make the battle for the west caves, a slow costly job. But tanks, flame throwers and dynamite wiped out the combination. By Sgt. Charles Pearson ..... War Against Weather Newfoundland Signal Corps Crew Fights a Battle as Tough as Many Combat Assignments. ..... The Sinking of the Liscome Bay by Robert L. Schwartz Y2c ..... Even a Railroad Couldn't Goose This Moose by Sgt. Georg N. Meyers ..... Yanks in Italy - How the Engineers Destroyed a Nazi OP by Sgt. Ralph G. Martin ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... Breathe a Prayer for Sgt. Stump, Oxygen Merchant by Cpl. Ozzie St. George ..... OP ..... Combat ( Photo Story Tarawa ) ..... News From Home ..... Mail Call ..... Chinese Barge Builders by Cpl. Ralph L. Boyce ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Ella Raines ..... Navy Notes ..... The Poets Cornered ..... Big Moments in Sports ..... Sports: Story of Footsy Britt, Congressional Winner ..... Cartoons

YANK DU 1944 08 04
YANK DU 1944 08 04
Vol. 2 No. 1 ....... Cover: Anniversary Issue - Pacific Sunset. Silhouetted against the tropic evening sky is this twin 40-mm dual-purpose antiaircraft gun with its crew on the stern of a Navy landing ship (LSD). While it looks pretty peaceful, the picture was taken by YANK's Sgt. Dick Hanley on the Hollandia mission. And that was another sunset - for the Japs. ....... War Down Under Moves Up and Over the Equator ....... Articles Inside: Moresby: Ghost Town by Cpl. LaFayette Locke ..... Lae to Noemfoor ..... Noemfoor: Another Trap by Cpl. George Bick ..... Plan to Combine Armed Forces by Sgt. Merle Miller ..... The Dusty Road Through Rome by Sgt. Fred Rosen ..... Sweeney's Luck ( YANK Fiction ) by Pfc. John McLeod ..... A Medic's Sketchbook by T-5 Oscar Liebman ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... What's Your Problem ..... Strictly GI ..... YANK Cartoon Bonus ..... News From Home ..... Yanks At Home Abroad by Sgt. Al Hine ..... Sports : Jimmy Foxx Tells Why Rich Red Sox Flopped by Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Home Towns in Wartime - Chicago, Ill ..... Navy Notes ..... Mail Call ..... YANK Pin-up Bonus : Mary Beth Hughes, Jean Parker, Esther Williams and Carol Landis ..... News From Home ..... YANK Color Pin-up Girl : Diana Lewis

YANK DU 1944 08 11
YANK DU 1944 08 11
Vol. 2 No. 2 ...... Cover: Waterboy, New Guinea - Service with a smile, says Cpl. Louis (Gunga Din) Cziperle, as he totes a bunch of water-filled canteens to his thirsty comrades on Hollandia, Netherlands New Guinea. Louis would prefer the kind of water they have to drink back in his home town. East Chicago, Ind, - but there's a war in the way. ...... The Rescue of 22 Americans from Japs at Truk ....... Articles Inside: U.S. Divisions in France ..... These Are Germans Evacuating Rome ..... They Carry the Freight Troop Carriers made the seemingly impossible job of lugging troops and supplies to SWPAs battle zones so routine theyve astonished themselves. by Cpl. Bill Alcine ..... Rescue at Truk 20 downed Navy Airmen saved by Sgt. Larry McManus ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... Yanks in SWPA ..... Strictly GI ..... Variety Show - Produced by the Cameras of the World ..... News From Home ..... Mail Call ..... The Soldier Speaks ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Peggy Corday ..... The Poets Cornered ..... YANK Crossword Puzzle ..... Sports Parade ..... Sports: Meet Danny Gardella, the Super Screwball ..... Cartoons

YANK DU 1944 08 18
YANK DU 1944 08 18
Vol. 2 No. 3 ....... Cover: Superfortresses - These are Superfortresses, the B-29s that bombed Japan from bases in China. The ship carries numerous .50-caliber machine guns and 20-mm cannon, but armament has been deleted from the picture for military security. See page 2 for Sgt. Lou Stoumen's eyewitness story of the bombing of Japan. ....... YANK Reporter Sees B-29 Bombs Fall on Japan ....... Articles Inside: B-29 Raid on Japan ( 20th AF ) by Sgt. Lou Stoumen ..... No Glamor Here - in the dirt-moving Engineers ( New Guinea ) by Sgt. Charles Pearson ..... Airborne Action - Glider and Paratroop Pilots Fought on Ground in France by Sgt. Saul Levitt ..... Yanks in SWPA ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... The GI Bill of Rights ..... YANK's United States - Slap-Happy Map by Artist Ralph Stein ..... News From Home ..... Mail Call ..... YANK Pin-up Girl : Angela Greene ..... The Poets Cornered ..... Pigskin Packin' PT Skippers ( Former Football Players now Commanding PT Boats ) ..... Sports: YANK's Fourth Sports Quiz For Experts Only ..... Cartoons

YANK DU 1944 08 25
YANK DU 1944 08 25
Vol. 2 No. 4 ....... Cover: At Ease - The well worn, expressive GI shoes were painted by Sgt. George E. Porter, Jr.. who is with the 5th Photographic Technical Squadron in New Guinea. Sgt. Porter spent six pre-induction years in New York City doing commercial art work with one of the larger advertising agencies. In addition to this, his paintings in the field of fine arts have been exhibited in the 57th Street Galleries in New York, and in Florida. The sergeant didn't say whether his own (or somebody else's) brogans served as the models for this painting. ....... The Japs Counterattack Near Tadji ....... Articles Inside: Pappy's Boys at Tadji by Sgt Charles Pearson ..... Capture of Cherbourg by Sgt. Walter Peters ..... Yugoslav Diary Impressions of a week with a Partisan group in a small mountain town in the heart of Nazi-occupied territory. By Sgt. Walter Bernstein ..... Persistent Moser ( 2d Lt. Ernest Moser ) - He could fly, but it took help from two generals and it was months before the combat pilot became a commissioned army pilot by Sgt. Ralph L. Boyce ..... Kidnapping in Crete British Raiders kidnap Maj. Gen. Karl Kreipe of the 22nd Panzers ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... What's Your Problem? ..... Strictly GI ..... OP ..... Hot Spot ( Nemi Valley ) by Sgt George Aarons ..... News From Home ..... Commando Kelly's Publicity ( T/Sgt. Charles E. Kelly ) by Sgt. Newton H. Fulbright ..... Mail Call ..... Merrill's Makeshift Artillery ( Burma ) by Sgt. Dave Richardson ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Jeanne Crain ..... What goes on in the Entertainment World back home ..... Best Team in Baseball ( St. Louis Cardinals ) ..... Sports: Twelve Thousand Miles From Griffith Stadium by Sgt. Ed Cunningham ..... Cartoons

YANK DU 1944 09 01
YANK DU 1944 09 01
Vol. 2 No. 5 ....... Cover: Beach Vigil. ....... What GIs Will Find Enroute to the Philippines ....... Articles Inside: The Spice Islands - Stepping Stones to the Philippines by Cpl. John McLeod ..... Bird's-eye View of Saipan - From a box seat in a mountain OP, U.S. observers watched Japs and Americans trading punches on the battlefield below. ..... Prisoners Swap Places ( Cherbourg ) by Sgts. Walter Peters and Bill Davidson ..... Battle Behind The Perimeter - The Infantry's two enemies, Japanese and darkness, make fighting at Aitape a nightmare for everyone on and within the perimeter. by Sgt. Charles Pearson ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... OP ..... Variety Show - Produced by the Cameras of the World ..... News From Home ..... The Nation in Review ..... Mail Call ..... Yanks At Home Abroad ..... YANK Pin-up Girl : June Vincent ..... Carol Landis in Guinea likes England ..... Sports Parade ..... Sports: Larry French Writes From Normandy Beach by Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Cartoons

YANK DU 1944 09 08
YANK DU 1944 09 08
Vol. 2 No. 6 ....... Cover: Allied Effort - Miniature "Eager Beavers" were the Netherlands East Indies natives who are helping Pfc. Dale Hickman of Indianola Neb., roll a drum of oil up the sandy beach at Noemfoor. The cover shot illustrating reverse lend-lease of muscles by YANK's Sgt. Dick Hanley, Inability of the small fry to speak English was no handicap to Hickman. who, as an Infantryman, is used to taking things in his stride. ....... Sketches and Stories From the Normandy Front ....... Articles Inside: Report From the Western Front by Sgt. Bill Davidson and Artist John Scott ..... Buzz-Bomb Blitz ( V-1 ) by Sgt. Francis Burke ..... WACs at Work by Pvt. James Keeney ..... GI Gangbusters A picked bunch of MPs and investigators in Italy are making things tough for the black-market ring. ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... YANKs in the Southwest Pacific..... The Use of Federal Ballots ..... OP ..... Death of an A-20 ( at Kokas harbor ) ..... News From Home ..... The Nation in review ..... Jeeps on the Farm? By Sgt. Merle Miller ..... Mail Call ..... Home Towns in Wartime Louisville, Ky. by Cpl. James B. Goble ..... YANK Pin-up Girl : Janet Blair ..... Navy Notes ..... Southwest Pacific Sports ..... Sports: Unsolved Mystery of Babe Dahlgren by Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Cartoons

YANK DU 1944 09 15
YANK DU 1944 09 15
Vol. 2 No. 7 ....... Cover: New Guinea Refresher Stateside beer, something he hasn't seen for a long time, is a good refresher in hot New Guinea, according to Cpl. Paul Tranchina, of San Francisco, and a lot of other GIs. The picture was taken by YANK's Cpl. Roger Wrenn. ....... SWPA Attack Group Got Its Start in World War I ....... Articles Inside: Targets in Japan ( Map ) ..... Grim Reapers Attack group airmen do a specialized job cutting off Jap supplies and ruining enemy installations as they help smooth the way for infantrymen making new Pacific landings. by Sgt. Charles Pearson ..... Eruption on Jinx Island ( Chuginadak Island ) by Cpl. John Haverstick ..... Informing The Philippines Nightly they gather about their secret radios, to hear of progress in the battle to rid the islands of Japs. By Cpl. John McLeod ..... Return of a Troop Carrier ..... Rangers Come Home by Sgt. Mack Morriss ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... What's Your Problem? ..... Getting Your Old Job Back Or a New One by Sgt Merle Miller ..... On the Road to Berlin ( Photo Story ) by Cpl. Joe Cunningham ..... News From Home ..... The Nation in Review ..... Mail Call ..... Amphibians in New Guinea ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Cheryl Walker ..... The Poets Cornered ..... Sports Parade ..... Sports: Touching All Bases in the Big Leagues by Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Cartoons

YANK DU 1944 09 22
YANK DU 1944 09 22
Vol. 2 No. 8 ....... Cover: 3 In A Pillbox - ( No description in this issue, this cover description is from USA edition ) These three smiling soldiers, photographed in their pillbox at Empress Augusta Bay by YANK's Sgt. Dillon Ferris, fought in the Second Battle of Bougainville. They are (l. to r.) Pfc. Chester M. Williams of Philadelphia, Pa.; Pvt. Wayne H. Sammoms of Los Angeles, Calif., and T/Sgt. Nicholas J. Tangorra of Rondout, Ill. With their 37-mm gun and other weapons, the trio slaughtered scores of attacking Japs. ....... GIs on Bougainville Wage Jungle War in Style ....... Articles Inside: The Screwy War on Bougainville by Sgt. Ralph L. Boyce ..... Return of the Russians ( Slave-Soldiers ) by Sgt. Reg Kenny ..... Brass in the Ranks Many officers used to be GIs, but two GIs in this war have an opposite story to relate. ( George DeKiss Jr. and John R. Edwards ) by Sgt. Jack Seligman ..... What should we do with the Germans and Japs after the war? By Pvt. Saul Israel ..... The Battle of Belvedere ( 442d Combat Team ) by Sgt. James P. O'Neill ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... OP ..... Sgt. Pete Paris YANK Cameraman KIA Normandy on June 6, 1944 ..... Camera on France Photo Story by Sgt. Reg Kenny ..... Post War Flying Aircraft manufacturers are deep in big plans but the plane won't replace the family automobile for quite a few years after the war. By Sgt Merle Miller ..... The Nation in Review ..... Mail Call ..... What Will You Wear After the War? By Sgts Al Hine and Ralph Stein ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Marie McDonald ..... What goes on in the Entertainment World back home ..... Allied Track Meet in Rome Mehl, former state AAU champ, wins GI Olympics in Rome's Foro D'Italia by Sgt. James P. O'Neill ..... Cartoons

YANK DU 1944 09 29
YANK DU 1944 09 29
Vol. 2 No. 9 ....... Cover: Diggers With a Bren gun, an automatic weapon weighing approximately 20 pounds an Australian soldier stalks through kunai grass in New Guinea. The man in front carries the standard rifle of the AIF, the Lee-Enfield .303. In the sun and rain of the tropics the Digger keeps his hat brim turned down. ....... A GI Reports on the Pacific Conference ....... Articles Inside: Tank Drive in France by Sgt. Walter Peters ..... Recapturing Guam by Sgt. Larry McManus ..... A GI View of the Hawaii Conference by Sgt. Barrett McGurn ..... The Australian Soldier by Sgt. LaFayette Locke ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... YANKs in the Southwest Pacific..... Strictly GI ..... OP ..... Variety Show - Produced by the Cameras of the World ..... News From Home ..... The Nation in Review ..... Mail Call ..... The Rotation of Sgt. Regan by Sgt. Ray Duncan ..... How to Take Care of Your Replacement by Sgt. Ralph Stein ..... YANK Pin-up Girl : Julie Bishop ..... The Poets Cornered ..... Sports Parade ..... Sports: Don't Sell the Brownies Short Against the Cards by Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Cartoons

YANK DU 1944 10 06
YANK DU 1944 10 06
Vol. 2 No. 10 ... Cover: Invasion's Start ..... After weeks of deliberate planning, an invasion begins as troops file aboard landing craft that will carry them to a Jap-held island or base. Such scenes as this snapped by YANK's Sgt. Dick Hanley are becoming increasingly familiar throughout SWPA. ....... The WD's Plan for Demobilization ....... Articles Inside: Plan for Demobilization ..... Medics Under Fire ( Dutch New Guinea ) by Sgt. Charles Pearson ..... The Ghost of Guam ( George Ray Tweed RM1c ) by Cpl. Tom O'Brien ..... Security Mission ( 3rd Rangers ) by Pvt. Justin Gray ..... Skyway to Siberia ( Lend-Lease Aircraft ) by Sgt. Georg N. Meyers ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker..... Children and War ( Photo Story ) ..... News From Home ..... The Nation in Review ..... Mail Call ..... The Cosmic Adventures of Sgt. Rossi ( YANK Fiction ) by Cpl. Gilbert Helwig ..... YANK Pin-up Girl : Jean Parker ..... Navy Notes ..... The Poets Cornered ..... Report on Joe DiMaggio ( Photo Story ) ..... Cartoons

YANK DU 1944 10 13
YANK DU 1944 10 13
Vol. 2 No. 11 ... Cover: Armament modification and erection expert. T/Sgt. Walter Klockowski of Toledo, Ohio, smiles with satisfaction upon completing another air depot job on a B-25. YANK's Sgt. Dick Hanley caught the picture. ....... Vets Tell How To Fight Japs....... Articles Inside: Combat in the Marianas by Sgt H. N. Oliphant ..... New Guinea Troupers ( QM Troupers ) ..... French Forces of the Interior ( FFI Maquis ) by Sgt. Bill Davidson ..... Air Depot Keeps 'Em Flying by Sgt. Ozzie St. George ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker..... Nomenclature of the G.I. Gripe, M-1 by Pfc. Robert W. Breland ..... Southwest Pacific Variety Show ( Photo Story ) ..... News From Home ..... The Nation in Review ..... The Girl Back Home by Sgt. Joe McCarthy ..... Mail Call ..... Yanks Train Brazilian Squadron by Sgt. John Ray ..... It's Hotter'n Hell at Andimeshk by Sgt Burtt Evans ..... YANK Pin-up Girl : Betty Jane Graham ..... The Poets Cornered ..... Sports Parade ..... Sports: Coaches Give Lowdown on Football in the East ..... Cartoons

YANK DU 1944 10 20
YANK DU 1944 10 20
Vol. 2 No. 12 ... Cover: Morotai Landing - Irregular coral off Morotai, the first over-the-equator beachhead to be taken by SWPA troops, caused many GIs to trip as they landed. YANK photographer, Cpl. Roger Wrenn, caught a firm-footed soldier helping his water-soaked companions. ....... War Down Under Moves Up and Over the Equator ....... Articles Inside: Across The Equator...With A Task Force in the Moluccas by Sgt Charles Rathe ..... Morotai Landing by Cpl. Ozzie St. George ..... Marauder Magic ( Raiders ) by Sgt. Dave Richardson ..... Paris ( First Americans to Enter City ) by Pvt. Howard Katzander ..... What The Nazi Soldier Thinks by Sgt. James P. O'Neill ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... The Suicide in Mike's Place by Sgt. Raymond Forer ..... Have You Ever Heard Of Lublin? ..... Strictly GI ..... Off the Main Road in Italy ..... News From Home ..... News From Home ..... Home Towns in Wartime - Washington, D.C. ..... The Nation in Review ..... Mail Call ..... Free Land in Alaska by Sgt. Georg N. Meyers ..... YANK Pin-up Girl : Belita ..... What gives in Southwest Pacific Entertainment ..... Yanks At Home Abroad by Sgt. Lou Stoumen ..... Sports: Down South It's Tech and Tulane by Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Cartoons

YANK DU 1944 10 27
YANK DU 1944 10 27
Vol. 2 No. 13 ....... Cover: Flight Nurse - The very capable looking young woman, photographed by Sgt. Bill Young, is Lt. Mabel Irwin of Leavenworth, Kans., a flight nurse. Her assignment is on a plane evacuating wounded from Pacific battle zones to distant hospitals. ....... Seven Army Chaplains at the Front ....... Articles Inside: Padre on the Perimeter ( William Thomas Cumming, Joel M. Wareing, Reed G. Probst, Raymond O. Meier, Arthur J. Lively and Elmer S. Heindl ) by Pvt James Keeney and Sgt. Ozzie St. George ..... Getting Out of the Army ..... The War in France ( Three stories from the Fronts ) Truce in the Town of Montargis by Sgt Saul Levitt, "Rommel - Count Your Men" by Sgt Bill Davidson and Blown Off the Deck of an LST by Sgt. James P. O'Neill ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... What's Your Problem? ..... Strictly GI ..... Variety Show - Produced by the Cameras of the World ..... News From Home ..... The Nation in Review ..... Mail Call ..... Report from Tokyo ( Fiction ) by Sgt. LeFayette Locke ..... YANK Pin-up Girl : Burnu Acquanetta ..... YANK Crossword Puzzle ..... Navy Notes ..... Sports Parade ..... Sports: Take Your Pick: Ohio State, Purdue, Michigan or Irish by Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Cartoons

YANK DU 1944 11 03
YANK DU 1944 11 03
Vol. 2 No. 14 ....... Cover: Souvenirs from Burma - At an air base in India, Sgt. Earl Rivard pokes his head out of a bamboo hut and displays, for photographer Sgt. Lou Stoumen, some of the souvenirs he picked up behind enemy lines in Burma. He wears a Japanese field cap, holds a small antipersonnel bomb in his right hand, a pilot's "honor" dagger in his left. At his elbow is a piece of a Zero. ....... Seven Army Chaplains at the Front ....... Articles Inside: The Philippine Islands by Cpl. John McLeod ..... Patriots' Funeral ( Tourves, France ) by Sgt. Harry Sions ..... Sketches of the Guam Campaign by artist Sgt. Robert Greenhalgh ..... Stilwell : The GIs' Favorite Our newest four-star general is a tough, plain-speaking soldier who won't allow Officers Only signs on cafes in his theater. By Sgt. Ed Cunningham ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... Did I Ever Tell You? By Sgt. Marion Hargrove ..... Strictly GI ..... Driving Through France ( Photo Story ) ..... News From Home ..... Candidates for the Federal Ballot ( State by State ) ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Elaine Riley ..... What goes on in the Entertainment World back home ..... Mail Call ..... Study in Sound Relentless barrages of artillery are hard to take but long hours of silence in a forward position are even tougher on the nerves. ( 3rd Ranger Battalion ) By Pvt. Justin Gray ..... The Nation in Review ..... Sports: Who'll Go Rose Bowling? Southern Cal? Maybe, UCLA by Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Cartoons

YANK DU 1944 11 10
YANK DU 1944 11 10
Vol. 2 No. 15 ....... Cover: Navy Roll. ....... Mercy Ship Beats the Jap Trap at Manila ....... Articles Inside: War in the West - Three stories from the Allied front against the Germans, where units were cleaning out enemy pockets behind the lines as forward columns raced through Belgium...Rolling on Toward Liege. By Cpl. John Preston...With the Canadians in France. By Pvt. Ben Frazier...How Brassiere Boys Held Brest. By Tom Bernard Sp(X)1c ..... Last Ship Out of Manila - The aging USS Mactan dumped its cargo and became a mercy ship on New Year's Day 1942. By Sgt. Chuck Rathe ..... Pyle Goes Home By Sgt. Mack Morriss ..... Adriatic Front - On the Eighth Army's right flank, Polish and Free Italian troops are pushing back the Nazis with a determination born of revenge. By Sgt. Harry Sions ..... Nipponese Nightmare - The Army's P-61 Black Widows got their baptism of fire in the Southwest Pacific, but it was the Jap bombers who got burned. By Cpl. Donn H. Munson ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... Strictly GI ..... YANK's New Guinea by artist Sgt. Charles D. Pearson ..... News From Home ..... Circus in Wartime By Sgt. Justus Schlotzhauer ..... Mail Call ..... Message Center ..... The Soldier Speaks: Who should be discharged first after the war? ..... YANK Pin-up Girl : Lynn Bari ..... Poets Cornered ..... What's Your Problem? ..... Golf's Gold Rush ..... Sports: Close-Up of Nelson, World's Best Golfer by Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Cartoons

YANK DU 1944 11 17
YANK DU 1944 11 17
Vol. 2 No. 16 ....... Cover: Armorer's Vigil ....... Standing on the wing of a Mustang fighter, Sgt. Andrew Adamchik, armorer with the Fourteenth Air Force, China, scans the sky for aircraft returning from a mission. The picture was made by YANK's Sgt. Lou Stoumen whose "Report from China" appears on pages 8, 9, 10. ....... YANK Interviews the No. 1 Filipino Patriot ....... Articles Inside: Revenge for the Men of Bataan - Landings of American forces in the Philippines recall the grim last stand of U.S. heroes in the dark early days of the war. By Cpl. James Goble ..... A Talk with General Romulo - The Filipino patriot on whose head the Japs have put a price says bad diplomacy can lose the Battle of the Philippines. By Sgt. H. N. Oliphant ..... Pushing Into Germany - Women queued up for food and kids played marbles in Belgium, but across the border GIs at the Siegfried Line had a tough deal...Ferreting Out a Nazi. By Cpl. John Preston...Shells and Some Medics. By Sgt. Saul Levitt ..... Report from China - In three stories from the Far East, a GI sizes up the Jap threat to China, talks with Maj. Gen. Chennault about the Fourteenth Air Force and describes life as Yanks live it in the country of our embattled ally. By Sgt. Lou Stoumen...What It's Like for China GIs ..... The Sad Sack by Sgt. George Baker ..... Traitors' End - Six young French collaborationists, members of the Vichy militia who had helped the Nazis, are executed in a square in Grenoble. ( Photo Story ) ..... News From Home ..... The Nation in Review ..... Mail Call ..... Company B carries on. By Sgt. Ray Duncan ..... YANK Pin-up Girl : Elyse Knox ..... Navy Notes ..... Message Center ..... Grid Headliners ..... Sports: Frankie Mr. Hutson Takes Easy Way Out and Plays Again by Sgt. Dan Polier ..... Cartoons




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