|YANK FE 1944 11 24|
Vol. 2 No. 17 ... Attack Day in the Liberation of the Philippines ....... Cover: He Returned / Cover by Signal Corps
|YANK FE 1944 12 01|
Vol. 2 No. 18 ... A Night in Palo With Filipino Guerrillas ....... Cover: Philippine Friendship ..... There's something next to adoration in the eyes of this Filipino kid as he sits on the knee of Pfc. Frank Hoppe of Chadron, Nebr. Hoppe had just done what many other GIs on Leyte Island were doingsharing his rations with the civilians. / Photo by Mason Pawlak CPhoM
|YANK FE 1944 12 08|
Vol. 2 No. 19 ... A GI's Three Years as a Philippine Guerrilla ....... Cover: POW ..... Radio Tokyo told the Japanese Army many things about the glory of conquest and the submission of all nations to Japan. Some of the little brown men in New Guinea even thought they were fighting under the palms of California. But when Sgt. Dick Hanley, YANK photographer, snapped this Nip as he peered over the tailgate of a GI truck, he didn't look like he believed a word of it anymore.
|YANK FE 1944 12 15|
Vol. 2 No. 20 ... Box Score of Naval Victories in the Pacific ....... Cover: Carrier Plane in the Pacific ..... In the Pacific, where carrier planes have been extensively used in blasting the Japs on the Philippines, one of the Navy's Avengers comes in for a landing on a flattop. The landing signal man is waving the pilot off because the plane is in improper position. Next time it was okay - with no "go away."
|YANK FE 1944 12 22|
Vol. 2 No. 21 ... Athens: Greek Capital Freed After Three Years ....... Cover: Merry Christmas to All GIs .....
|YANK FE 1944 12 29|
Vol. 2 No. 22 ... Cover: Tracking the Jap ..... On Pelelieu Island in the Palau group, Pfc. John Clifton and Pfc. Anthony Tillman haul ammunition and cans of fresh water to combat troops busy on a hill ahead flushing the last Japs out of their caves'. Photo is by Mason Pawlak PhoM1c, YANK staff photographer. For more Pawlak pictures, showing how we mopped up Japs, see pages 12 and 13.
|YANK FE 1945 01 05|
Vol. 2 No. 23 ... How One Infantry Company Changed in 4 Years ....... Cover: Philippines Airliner ..... Flight to the Philippines, S/Sgt. John Yates of Fresno, Calif., casually has chow beside his blister gun in a PBY-Army plane of the 2d Wing Air Rescue Service en route to the Philippines. YANK's photographer Mason Pawlak CPhoM took this picture on his way from Palau to Leyte.
|YANK FE 1945 01 12|
Vol. 2 No. 24 ... A Report on the First Four Divisions on Leyte ....... Cover: On Urgent Business ..... Through a street in Tacloban, capital of the province of Leyte in the Philippines, a file of Yanks moves frontward at route step. One of the Filipino kids in the lower right-hand corner greets them with a finger sign for Victory. This picture was taken by YANK staff photographer Sgt. Dick Hanley.
|YANK FE 1945 01 19|
Vol. 2 No. 25 ... Cover: Washday On Leyte ..... The GI who is having more fun with his laundry than washing usually calls for is Pfc. John Keltyka of East Chicago, Ind. The reason is the other half of his laundry task force-the smiling Filipino girl. The picture was taken by Mason Pawlak CPhoM, YANK staff photographer.
|YANK FE 1945 01 26|
Vol. 2 No. 26 ... 7th Division Veterans Compare Three Campaigns ....... Cover: Leyte Mud ..... Mudder. This GI ploughing through the mud on Leyte in the Philippines was lucky enough to have a pair of knee-length boots. He needed 'em. But most of the infantry slugged their way across the island in regular GIs. It was mud like this from the great November rains that helped make Leyte one of the tough campaigns of the Pacific. / Photo by Sgt. Dick Hanley
|YANK FE 1945 02 02|
Vol. 2 No. 27 ... Two GIs Tell How Their B-29s Bombed Tokyo ..... Cover: Superfort Gunner ..... The grinning GI looking out of the rear hatch of his B-29 is Sgt. J. I. Chabot of Dearborn, Mich., senior gunner. The picture was made by YANK's Sgt. Lou Stoumen in China where the pioneer B-29 missions were based. For eyewitness stories of the first Superfort raid on Tokyo see pages 2, 3, 4 and 5.
|YANK FE 1945 02 09|
Vol. 2 No. 28 ... A Cruiser's Log From Midway to the Philippines ..... Cover: First WAC in Philippines ..... When Sgt, Madelyn Flynn of Mt. Kisco, N. Y., stepped off a transport onto a muddy strip in Leyte, she was the first Wac to set foot in the Philippines. Then with nine other Wacs and some colonels, also passengers on the plane, she dived for a slit trench in her first raid. She's sweeting one out here in front of a bomb shelter. / Photo by Sgt. Dick Hanley
|YANK FE 1945 02 16|
Vol. 2 No. 29 ... Luzon and Burma Reports on Pacific-Asiatic War ..... Cover: LSM Mural ..... LSM Mural. The crew of this LSM weren't satisfied with the ship the way it came so they decorated it. Just before they made the Luzon landing Robert Knight EM3c of Marion, Ind., and George C. Langford S2c of Tuscaloosa, AIa., shinnied up the tower to christen the craft "Snafu." / Photo by Cpl. Roger Wrenn
|YANK FE 1945 02 23|
Vol. 2 No. 30 ... The Day-and-Night War in the Hills of Luzon ..... Cover: Two Props And A Jet ..... Flying staggered echelon with two sister ships from Bell Aircraft, the jet-propelled P-59 Airacomet fighter-trainer (bottom) shows her lines alongside those of the P-39 Airacobra (top) and the P-63 Kingcobra (middle). What makes the "jet job" fly is told on pages 2, 3, and 4.
|YANK FE 1945 03 02|
Vol. 2 No. 31 ... How Germans Killed American Prisoners of War ....... Cover: Philippine Procession ..... Philippine Procession. On a dusty road in Binmaley, a horse-drawn carramatta leads the parade as a tank heads a line of traffic to the front. The cart won't go all the way. YANK's Sgt. Dick Hanley got the picture.
|YANK FE 1945 03 09|
Vol. 2 No. 32 ... What Jap Prisoners Think About the War and Us ....... Cover: The earnest GI, studying the WD's Language Guide booklet on Tagalog, is Pvt. Raymond Essinger of Williamstown, Ohio, a Combat MP and veteran of New Georgia and Bougainville with the XIV Corps. Tagalog, is spoken by more than four million people in the Philippines and is the native tongue in Manila where, if he's lucky, he may get a beat. / Photo by Sgt Dick Hanley
|YANK FE 1945 03 16|
Vol. 2 No. 33 ... Two Veteran Divisions Stage the Race to Manila ....... Cover: Hunting Snipers ..... The American rifleman moving through a war-pocked building in Aachen, Germany, is Pvt. Ralph J. De Franco of Pittsburgh, Pa. At the moment a Signal Corps photographer made this picture, De Franco was trying to get in a shot at a German sniper who was pecking away at the Yanks. In Manila, too, doughboys were getting house-to-house sniper trouble. / Photo Signal Corps
|YANK FE 1945 03 23|
Vol. 2 No. 34 ... A Talk With Yank POWs After 3 Years on Luzon ....... Cover: Freed From Cabanatuan ..... Everett Dillard CTM of Copperhill, Tenn., has a drink of water from a clean cup at a hospital in Luzon after he was rescued from Cabanatuan No. 1 by the Rangers. When YANK photographer Sgt. Dick Hanley got this picture, Dillard was still wearing his prison clothes including a battered straw hat. Only new thing he had on was the grin.
|YANK FE 1945 03 30|
Vol. 2 No. 35 ... Cover: Artillery Support ..... The two small characters, holding their ears, are having their best fireworks in a long time watching a 105 battery firing on Jap artillery positions in Manila. They're American kids freed from Jap internment in San Tomas University. When the howitzers set up on the University grounds, YANK photographer Sgt. Dick Hanley got this picture of the two young kibitzers. / Photo by Sgt. Dick Hanley.
|YANK FE 1945 04 06|
Vol. 2 No. 36 ... The War Against Winter on the Western Front ....... Cover: News on Corregidor ..... Being busy on the phone and reading a scrap of his hometown newspaper at the same time is Pfc. Ralph Huber of San Mateo, Calif., now of Company A, 34th Infantry. The scrap of the San Mateo Times (dated September 1944) blew into his frontline foxhole on Corregidor from nowhere. Sgt. Art Weithas, YANK photographer, took the picture.
|YANK FE 1945 04 13|
Vol. 2 No. 37 ... Burma Bridge Busters Use New Bombing Trick ....... Cover: Philippine Mascot ..... This soldier of the 96th Division has a pet traveling companion with him in the Philippines. He is T-4 Timothy Leeds, a cook, and the monkey goes along with him when he fixes up the chow for his men in the front lines. It is telling Leeds about some high points in the landscape, being a native of the place. / Photo by Mason E. Pawlak CPhoM.
|YANK FE 1945 04 20|
Vol. 2 No. 38 ... How Infantrymen Beat the Japs in Zig Zag Pass ....... Cover: Money to Burn ..... Sgt. Silas Thomas of Stanfield, N. C., lights a cigarette with a 10-peso Jap invasion note. They found plenty of it on Corregidor where Thomas was with Company L of the 34th Infantry Regiment. / Photo by Art Weithas.
|YANK FE 1945 04 27|
Vol. 2 No. 39 ... The Story of the 20,000 Japs Who Lost Manila ....... Cover: Pipe Swapping in Burma ..... During a lull in the fighting for the Burma Road north of Lashio, Cpl. William H. Castleberry of Briggsville, Ark., compares pipes with a Chinese native, who lives in the hills nearby. / Photo by Signal Corps
|YANK FE 1945 05 04|
Vol. 2 No. 40 ... The Battle for Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima ....... Cover: Calling the Range ..... At a forward observation post on Iwo Jima, a marine calls out range instructions to be relayed to artillery and mortar units. He and the two other spotters have located the exact position of an enemy machine gun nest. / Photo by USMC
|YANK FE 1945 05 11|
Vol. 2 No. 41 ... The Ninth Army's Break-Through to the Rhine ....... Cover: Army Diver ..... The Army engineer diver is T/Sgt. Charles Rinck of Chicago who learned his business from his father in the Great Lakes. Cpl. Roger Wrenn YANK photographer, took this picture of him drinking from a canteen just before Rinck entered the water in Manila Harbor.
|YANK FE 1945 05 18|
Vol. 2 No. 42 ... Cover: Front-Line Portrait of a Rifle Company Medic ..... The combat medic who posed for Sgt. Howard Brodie, YANK staff artist, at the Ninth Army front in Germany is Pfc. Oliver Poythress of Raleigh, N. C, attached to K Company, 406th Infantry, 102d Division. For more sketches of K Company men, see pages 2, 3 & 4.
|YANK FE 1945 05 25|
Vol. 2 No. 43 ... A German City Under Allied Military Government ....... Cover: Manila Beer ..... The 37th Division infantryman with the keg on his shoulder is Pvt. Harry Rivers of Albany, N. Y. The keg is full of Manila beer which he got when they passed the Balintawak Brewery. / Photo By Sgt. Dick Hanley
|YANK FE 1945 06 01|
Vol. 2 No. 44 ... Cover: GI Tourists ..... They've just come from the front of the 359th Infantry, 90th Division; they're on pass and Paris is the town. Pfc. Pat Coffey, YANK photographer, took this picture with the identifying Eiffel Tower in the background as the trio set out to see what's to be seen.
|YANK FE 1945 06 08|
Vol. 2 No. 45 ... The Story of Europe's Last Two Weeks of War ....... Cover: Defeat ..... These three dejected Nazi Soldiers were captured by American forces on the Western front. In the last weeks of the great offensive in Germany, the Allies took thousands off Jerries at time. / Photo by Signal Corps
|YANK FE 1945 06 15|
Vol. 2 No. 46 ... The Low-Down on the GI Racketeers in Paris ....... Cover: Liberated Locomotive ..... The locomotive being repaired by T-4 Andrew Gayan of Escanaba. Mich., is Old 171, the first engine retaken from the Japs at Dagupan on the Manila Line. Sgt. Dick Hanley, YANK photographer, got this picture just as Gayan, a maintenance man with the 790th Railroad Operating Company, lighted his welding torch. For more pictures and a story on the 790th, see pages 6, 7 and 8.
|YANK FE 1945 06 22|
Vol. 2 No. 47 ... Cover: American soldiers who were prisoners of the Germans ..... Like millions of Europeans who have been shot, gassed or starved, these American soldiers were victims of Nazi bestiality. They were near death from starvation when freed from a prison camp near Limburg. Stories and pictures on atrocities are on pages 6 through 9. / Photo by Press Association
|YANK FE 1945 06 29|
Vol. 2 No. 48 ... Stories and Pictures on the Battle for Baguio ....... Cover: Top Cover ..... Cpl. Richard E. Bieber of Aurora, Ill., got a corner on the straw-hat market and piled them up for YANK photographer Sgt. Dick Hanley. In the early days of the Lingayen landing this headgear was a popular souvenir and sold for from 2 to 10 pesos--depending on the bargaining ability of the soldier. / Photo by Sgt. Dick Hanley
|YANK FE 1945 07 06|
Vol. 2 No. 49 ... The 1st Division - From Fort Devens to Germany ....... Cover: Rockets for Japan ..... The marine attaching rockets to the wing of an F4U (Corsair) on the deck of a U. S. Navy carrier is Cpl. Irvin H. Bennett of Clarion, Pa. YANK's Sgt. Lon Wilson took the picture as the carrier nosed its way to strike at the Jap homeland.
|YANK FE 1945 07 13|
Vol. 2 No. 50 ... How Long Will We Have to Fight the Jap War? ....... Cover: Flame-Throwing Tanks on Okinawa ..... During a 7th Division offensive on Okinawa, YANK photographer Pfc. George Burns took this picture of two M-4 flame-throwing tanks searing the side of a cliff in which the Japanese were holed up. Other pictures from Okinawa are on pages 2, 3 and 5.
|YANK FE 1945 07 20|
Vol. 2 No. 51 ... The Pacific War As It Looks To An ETO Veteran ....... Cover: Two soldiers of the 7th Division take cover as a shell lands in front of them during the fierce fighting on Okinawa. See Pfc. Justin Gray's story, page 2, comparing Pacific and European wars.
|YANK FE 1945 07 27|
Vol. 2 No. 52 ... Cover: American Soldiers In Hitler's Berchtesgaden ..... Where Adolf Hitler and his gang once sat at Berchtesgaden, these soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division manage to get a little time off to enjoy a well deserved break with just enough wine for company. See pages 2, 3 and 4 for additional pictures and a story of Der Fuehrer's Bavarian mountain retreat. / Photo by Sgt. Eugene Kammerman
|YANK FE 1945 08 03|
Vol. 3 No. 1 ... Cover: Iloilo Scene ..... A young lady of Iloilo takes a shower while her brother inspects the top of a ration can and waits. The ration can fits into the picture because the scene--on Panay Island in the Philippines--was right across the Street from an Army mess kitchen. / Photo by Sgt. Roger Wrenn
|YANK FE 1945 08 10|
Vol. 3 No. 2 ... Cover: The Normandy Invasion Beach - One Year After ..... On Omaha Beach, Normandy, where American troops invaded the Continent, French children now play hopscotch against a background of scuttled ships. For more of Cpl. Pat Coffey's pictures and a story of the Normandy beaches today, see pages 2, 3, 4 and 5. / Photo by Cpl. Pat Coffey
|YANK FE 1945 08 17|
Vol. 3 No. 3 ... Cover: Tankmen On Luzon ..... While waiting to move up the Cagayan Valley of Luzon, cannoneer Pvt. George Bruns of St. Louis and bow gunner Pfc. John Pilkerton of Baltimore clean and reload the guns of their tank which led a 37th Division flying column.
|YANK FE 1945 08 24|
Vol. 3 No. 4 ... GI Global Sketchbook ....... Cover: Outskirts of Naha - Okinawa ..... This drawing was made by Sgt. Jack Ruge, YANK Staff Artist, during the campaign on Okinawa. It shows amtracks of the 1st Amphibious Marines shelling Jap held Naha with 75-mm howitzers. The amtracks were also standing guard against possible Jap infiltration from the sea. Other sketches by GI artists are on pages 2 through 9.
|YANK FE 1945 08 31|
Vol. 3 No. 5 ... Victory Issue ....... Cover: The cover is of Cpl. Dean Darkow of Cedarburg, Wis., who has piled his barracks bags on a dock in Manila and looks homeward a little more expectantly now that the war is over. The picture is by Sgt. Roger Wrenn.
|YANK FE 1945 09 07|
Vol. 3 No. 6 ... The Manila Conference ....... Cover: The cover, made by Sgt. Bill Young, YANK Staff Photographer, shows the arrival of the Jap mission at Manila.
|YANK FE 1945 09 14|
Vol. 3 No. 7 ... How the Marianas Helped Win the War ....... Cover: The cover and pictures on pages 2 through 7 were made by YANK Staff Photographer Cpl. George Burns in the Marianas just before the war ended.
|YANK FE 1945 09 21|
Vol. 3 No. 8 ... Cover: Occupation in Grand Hotel - Japan ..... Peace, it's wonderful! A GI from the 11th Airborne Division sinks into a soft bed in the Grand Hotel, Yokohama. This picture, by YANK's Cpl. Tom Kane, might well be a recruiting poster for the Army of Occupation. The bars on his helmet are 11th A /B sign.
|YANK FE 1945 09 28|
Vol. 3 No. 9 ... The Surrender of Japan ....... Cover: Yamashita Comes In ..... Gen. Tomoyuki Yamashita trudges over the mountains with some of his staff on his way to surrender to troops of the 32d Division. The picture is by Sgt. Bill Young.
|YANK FE 1945 10 05|
Vol. 3 No. 10 ... Picture Story of Tojo's Suicide Attempt ....... Cover: Civilian Jeep ..... A farmer hauls a reaper and binder behind a new civilian jeep. That is only one of the uses to which this GI wagon can be put. For more of Sgt. John Frano's jeep pictures, and Sgt. James O'Neill's story, see pages 6 and 7
|YANK FE 1945 10 12|
Vol. 3 No. 11 ... The War From New Guinea To The Philippines ....... Cover: Our Navy Off Japan ..... Photo by U.S. Navy
|YANK FE 1945 10 19|
Vol. 3 No. 12 ... The Story of the 3 Beaten Cities of Japan ....... Cover: Inspection ..... The small Japanese, all much interested in Pfc. Willard A. Titus', equipment, is a naval guard at Atsugi field where the 11th Airborne landed as the first occupation troops in Japan.
|YANK FE 1945 10 26|
Vol. 3 No. 13 ... Cover: A Picture Story of TVA ..... This scene shows a high-power TVA transmission line running through a Tennessee Valley rural area, symbolic of the benefits that have come from the world's first attempt to develop, an entire region. / Cover by Sgt. George Aarons ....... Articles Inside: TVA ( Photo Report ) By Sgt. George Aarons and Sgt. Burgess Scott ..... Berlin Today - Occupied Berlin is the German problem in miniature. There are three armies of occupation, there are night clubs; there is hunger; and the winter will be tough. / By Sgt. Merle Miller ..... Dublin, Erie - American soldiers find a rare Gaelic welcome in the city by the Liffey, and the Irish are not beyond telling a GI on furlough what the States are like. / By Edmund Antrobus ..... Olympic Prospects / By Sgt. Tom Shehan ( Olympic Games Revival ) ..... Insurance - Gl Life Insurance, what it is and what you can do with it after your discharge, has puzzled a lot of soldiers. Here YANK tries to untangle some knots. / By Sgt. Max Novack ..... PX ..... The Sad Sack "Safety in Numbers" / By Sgt. George Burns ..... Fascinating Military Mysteries II - The Ghost on the U.S.S. Gnarf. / By Pfc. Charles Peterson ..... The Picnic of Cell Block 7 / By Sgt. James Dugan ..... Mail Call ..... Strictly GI ..... Small Business-Man on Luzon - Anecito Domingo was a jeweler and a furniture maker before the Japs came. Now he fashions stainless-steel watchbands for GIs and plans a new start in Liberated Tacloban. / By Sgt. Marion Hargrove ..... YANK Pin-up Girl: Frances Rafferty ..... Candy Jones / By Sgt Al Hine ..... YANK Cartoons
|YANK FE 1945 11 02|
Vol. 3 No. 14 ... Cover: Berlin Tourist ..... This GI, Pfc. Charles Hoffman of EIvenon, Pa., is using some off-duty time to do a little sightseeing in Berlin. Behind the broken tree on which he's taking it easy is the Grosser Stern, a monument commemorating Germany's victory over France in the Franco-Prussian War. See pages 12 and 13 for more pictures of soldier tourists in Berlin. / Photo by Sgt. Eugene Kammerman.
|YANK FE 1945 11 09|
Vol. 3 No. 15 ... Cover: GI Atom Detail at Oak Ridge ..... Four of the GI atom-bomb workers at Oak Ridge, Tenn., take things easy at their area PX. They are (left to right) T-4 Tilden Batchelder, T-4 Dan Simon, T-5 Lester Bartron and T-5 William Lake. See pages 2-5 for more photographs by YANK's Sgt. Dick Hanley and the story of this Oak Ridge detail. / Photo by Sgt. Dick Hanley
|YANK FE 1945 11 16|
Vol. 3 No. 16 ... Cover: Silver Hunter, Manila Bay ..... One of the divers detailed to recover 17 million silver pesos from Manila Bay is T/Sgt. Morrison T. Martin of San Francisco, Calif. in this picture, by S/Sgt. Ed Wergeles, PRO, AFWESPAC, he is shown on a salvage ship with the spoils he brought back from the bottom. Other pictures of silver-hunting operations are on page 5.
|YANK FE 1945 11 23|
Vol. 3 No. 17 ... Cover: Reconversion City - Detroit ..... The famous Stacks of the Ford plant at River Rouge exchange the olive drab of war for the bright silver of peace. The new coat of paint symbolizes Detroit's shift from the tools of death to the comforts of civilian life. See pages 8 through 13 for Sgt. Reg Kenny's picture story of the Reconversion City. / Photo by Sgt. Reg Kenny
|YANK FE 1945 12 07|
Vol. 3 No. 19 ... Cover: Horse Trade ..... Visiting a frontier post of the famous Egyptian Camel Corps near Gabil Asfour, Sgt. John Epperly of Roanoke, Va., tried his hand--and Seat--at riding this white-haired thoroughbred. His temporary swap with a Sudanese GI, who wanted to get acquainted with a Jeep, apparently pleased everyone except the camel. / Photo by Sgts. Robert Dunn and Arthur Benjamin
|YANK FE 1945 12 14|
Vol. 3 No. 20 ... Cover: Home Again ..... GI's being sent back from the ETO crowd to the rail of their transport to get a look at the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. For hundreds of thousands of GIs the "Old Lady" means liberty in more ways than one. YANK's Sgt. Reg Kenny took the picture.
|YANK FE 1945 12 28|
Vol. 3 No. 22 ... Cover: Honorable Discharge ..... This week's cover is YANK's last cover. It needs no explanation. So long and good luck.