The Persian Gulf Edition began August 18, 1943 and continued weekly till the last issue on June 17, 1945. The following issues were combined with the Africa - Middle East Edition, to become the Africa - Middle East - Persian Gulf Edition.
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Vol. 1 No. 6 ... A GI Hitchhiker Reports on His Travels in Sicily ........... Cover: This looks like a game, but it's anything but. Negro longshoremen of the 482nd Port Battalion, PGSC, juggle heavy hogsheads in the heat of the Gulf District. Longshore outfits like this one play an essential part in getting the goods on their way to Uncle Joe.
|YANK PG 1943 09 29|
Vol. 1 No. 7 ... Exclusive Picture Story of the Attu Invasion ........... Cover: One of the first steps in building a camp, in Persia or anywhere, is to lay it out. These PGSC Engineers, in the dust and confusion of a new camp site, are arguing as to what goes where. Most construction engineer soldiers are specialists, picked for having done the same type of work in civilian life.
|YANK PG 1943 10 13|
Vol. 1 No. 9 ... Laundry - Old Style ... Normandie: The Navy's Biggest Salvage Job ........... Cover: In darkest Persia, Cpl. Henry C. Konnerth of Erie, Pa., does a spot of laundry Khorramshahr-style. Happier days have dawned since this routine was the fashion and now every private can send his shirt to a GI laundry and get back one with Master Sergeant's stripes.
|YANK PG 1944 02 02|
Vol. 1 No. 25 ... American Flyers Describe Life in a Nazi Prison ........... Cover: A QM Commando goes to work on the Army's most prosaic weapon, a Singer sewing machine. It isn't a glamorous job and, even if this Commando gets his hand caiuht in the needle, the odds are against his getting a Purple Heart medal, but it's a job and he's doing it well. He repairs the wear and tear that longshoremen, railroaders, truckers and other Persian Gulf Command GIs wreak on their khakis, ODs and fatigues. If all the rest of us do our jobs as well as this needlework Napoleon, we'll be on these ships bound for Staten Island and points west a lot sooner than we expect.
|YANK PG 1944 03 22|
Vol. 1 No. 32 ... Modern Living on a Beachhead in Bougainville ........... Cover: Here is the type of glamour you meet in Iran. Two winsome, shy maidens from one of the oldest towns in the world. These lasses are not pin-ups from the Hollywood point of view; they represent an era that today is looked upon as ancient and a little silly. But someday Chilli Johnson, our pin-up dream may be just as ancient and maybe sillier.
|YANK PG 1944 03 29|
Vol. 1 No. 33 ... A Jeep for a King ... Beachhead Action Stories: Italy and the Marshalls ........... Cover: When the Shahinshah of Iran made his recent inspection trip of an American camp here he rode in a jeep for the first time in his life. The little "puddle jumper" fascinated the royal visitor. A few days later Major General Donald H. Connolly, Commanding Officer, P.G.C., presented the Shahinshah with a jeep on behalf -of the United States Government. Sgt. Clyde Walstead of Minneapolis, Minn, was assigned as the Shahinshan's instructor. In the picture he is explaining the jeep gear situation to His Imperial Majesty while General Connolly looks on. "His Majesty caught on fast," says the dogface instructor, and he is mighty proud of that jeep." Before entering the army Sgt. Walstead ran a garage in Minneapolis.
|YANK PG 1944 04 05|
Vol. 1 No. 34 ... Nightmare ... The Chinese-American Air Wing Bombs the Japs ........... Floating through the ozone with the greatest of ease is Pvt. Roland "Shorty" Picard, ex-jive man from Pawtucket, R. I. now playing sax for a Special Service band somewhere in the PGC. When YANK's capable photographer snapped this picture, "Shorty" Picard was having a nightmare. The dogface was attempting to do a very simple - but in the PGC not so simple - thing. Open a beer can. See Page 22 for more of "Shorty" and the beer situation.
|YANK PG 1944 06 28|
Vol. 1 No. 46 ... Signal Corps in Newfoundland ... The Sinking of the Baby Flat-top Liscome Bay ........... Cover: In Newfoundland, T/5 Tom Meyers of Salamanca, N. Y., holds Punkin, mascot of his Signal Corps crew. Those are climbing irons Meyers is carrying on his shoulder. For story and pictures of the outfit's three-week battle against the elements to lug heavy supplies to the top of a mountain, see pages 2, 3 and 4.
|YANK PG 1944 08 06|
Vol. 1 No. 51 ... Waterboy New Guinea ... GI Gangbusters Break Italian Black-Market Ring ........... Cover: Service with a smile, says Cpl. Louis (Gunga Din) Cziperle, as he totes a bunch of water-filled canteens to hts 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.
|YANK PG 1944 08 20|
Vol. 2 No. 1 ... Hello, France ... An Eyewitness Report on the Fighting at Saipan ........... The American troops who wave a greeting from the landing ramp of an LST meet no enemy fire as they approach the shores of France. Comrades on land and in the air, who preceded these reinforcements, took care of that. For more photos from France by YANK's Sgt. Reg Kenny, see pages 12 and 13.
|YANK PG 1944 08 27|
Vol. 2 No. 2 ... The Old Rangers Come Home From the War ........... Cover : This soldier is T/Sgt. Francis P. Padrucco of Miami, Fla., a member of the 1st Ranger Battalion. He's just as tough a fighter as he looks in this photograph by YANK's Sgt. Ben Schnall. For Sgt. Mack Morriss' story on the combat experience of Padrucco and other veteran Rangers, turn to page 3.
|YANK PG 1944 09 10|
Vol. 2 No. 4 ... A Yank In Russia ... Flying The Shuttle Run to Our Bases in Russia ........... Cover : At one of our new shuttle bombing air bases in Russia, S/Sgt. R. E. Robinson of Huntington, W. Va., examines the starred rank insignia of a Red Army woman lieutenant. For the story of American and U.S.S.R. soldiers working and living together in the shuttle-bombing operation, turn to page 2.
|YANK PG 1944 09 17|
Vol. 2 No. 5 ... Tanker in the Marianas ... It's Hotter'n Hell at Andimeshk ........... The man at rest is Cpl. Thomas O'Neal, 2d Marine Division. He is sitting in front of his M4 tank in the town of Garapan on the island of Saipan after the Japs had been wiped out. Tin roofs and signs provide some makeshift camouflage for the tank. YANK's Sgt. Bi11 Young made the picture.
|YANK PG 1944 09 24|
Vol. 2 No. 6 ... Dining Out in France ... Story of a GI Who Fought as an Italian Partisan ........... His carbine resting within easy grabbing distance, Pfc. Russell Smith of Monona, Iowa, toys with a light lunch of K rations in his foxhole near La Haye du Puits, better known as Hooey La Pooey, France. The cigar and the battered topper were found by Smith in an abandoned Nazi dugout. The picture was taken by YANK photographer Sgt. Reg Kenny.
|YANK PG 1944 10 01|
Vol. 2 No. 7 ... Investigation in Italy ... Story of a Sailor's 31 Months on Jap-held Guam ........... This knocked-out German self-propelled heavy howitzer serves as a playground for these Italian kids, photographed near the fighting front by YANK'S Sgt. George Aarons. For more pictures of children in wartime in other military theaters from China to France, turn to the center spread on pages 12-13.
|YANK PG 1944 10 08|
Vol. 2 No. 8 ... Flight Nurse ... The Maranas: Our Newest Combat Classroom ........... 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 hospital plane, evacuating the wounded from Pacific battle zones to distant hospitals. Her squadron has evacuated hundreds of fightmg men.
|YANK PG 1944 11 12|
Vol. 2 No. 13 ... Armorer's Vigil ... A GI's Four-Page Report From Embattled China ........... 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 comprehensive "Report from China" appears on pages 2, 3, 4, 5.
|YANK PG 1944 12 24|
Vol. 2 No. 19 ....... Merry Christmas to All GIs ..... Stories and Photographs From the Philippines ....... Cover: Sad Sack By George Baker ....... Articles Inside:
|YANK PG 1945 01 07|
Vol. 2 No. 21 ... GI Liberators of Leyte ... Stories and Photographs From the Philippines ........... Cover: 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 PG 1945 01 14|
Vol. 2 No. 22 ... Superfort Gunner ... Two GIs Tell How Their B-29s Bombed Tokyo ........... 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 PG 1945 01 21|
Vol. 2 No. 23 ... A Cruiser's Log From Midway to the Philippines ....... Cover : A Visit From Ike ..... Wearing boots completely identified as his own by three letters, "IKE," the Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces makes a surprise visit to some hard-working GIs on the Western Front. The soldier on right, ( Sergeant Eugene C. Shaffer ), still holds on to his cigarette (something not to be thrown away these days) as he comes to attention. Ike doesn't seem to mind.
|YANK PG 1945 01 28|
Vol. 2 No. 24 ... Philippine Friendship ... GIs in Congress Discuss Problems of Veterans ........... Cover : There's something next to adoration in the eyes of this Filipino lad at he sits on the knee of Pfc. Frank Hoppe of Chodron, Nebr. Hoppe had just done what many other GIs did, shared his rations with the civilians. When Mason Pawlak CPhoM made the picture, a fruit bar was being attacked.
|Yank PG 1945 02 04|
Vol. 2 No. 25 ... The American Jet Plane and What Makes It Fly ....... 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 PG 1945 02 11|
Vol. 2 No. 26 ... Rescue Party in Alaska ... How Germans Killed American Prisoners of War ........... Scenic beauty and constant danger went hand-in-hand for GI volunteers who scaled an Alaska peak near Mount McKinley to recover the bodies of 19 men killed in a C-47 crash. More pictures of what the expedition members went through in reaching the wreckage are on pages 12 and 13.
|Yank PG 1945 02 18|
Vol. 2 No. 27 ... Hunting Snipers ... From Ireland to Italy With 34th Division Veterans ........... 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'd been pecking away at the Yanks.
|Yank PG 1945 02 25|
Vol. 2 No. 28 ... What Jap Prisoners Think About the War and Us ....... Cover : Bartender from Brooklyn ..... At Biak, Netherlands New Guinea, Pvt. William J. Frennell, who used to be a bartender in Brooklyn, N. Y., opens up his saloon for photographer Sgt. Dick Hartley and anyone else who wants to be served. His stock consists of Japanese port wine, lager beer and sake. No ice, no ginger ale, no soda.
|Yank PG 1945 03 04|
Vol. 2 No. 29 ... Monte Cassino Abbey ... Pictures of the Ruins of Cassino - One Year After ....... Cover : Bonifacio Borghini, a Benedictine monk of the Abbey of Monte Cassino, walks toward the Abbey's entrance at the northwest corner. Fra Borghini, with several other monks of the Order, lives in rooms of former Abbey Collegium and is working to restore, as much as possible, thousands of manuscripts that once belonged to the Abbey's four celebrated libraries. More Cassino pictures will be found on pages 8-13.
|Yank PG 1945 03 11|
Vol. 2 No. 30 ... What You Can Expect of Air Travel After the War ........... Down in the concrete tunnel of a fort captured from the Germans on the Western Front, Pvt. William J. Hagan of Carthage, Mo., writes a letter to his girl. Sitting here on a straw-covered floor and writing with a light shielded by a ration box his thoughts carry him far from this foreign winter.
|Yank PG 1945 03 18|
Vol. 2 No. 31 ... The War Against Winter on the Western Front ....... Cover : An infantryman comes off the line after 10 days of fighting in the snows and icy winds of the Western Front. He is S/Sgt. Joseph Arnaldo of New Bedford, Mass., an Infantry squad leader. For a story on winter warfare in Europe and more pictures by YANK's Sgt. Reg Kenny see pages 2, 3, 4 & 5.
|Yank PG 1945 03 25|
Vol. 2 No. 32 ... Philippine Mascot ... Burma Bridge Busters Use New Bombing Trick ....... Cover : 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.
|Yank PG 1945 04 01|
Vol. 2 No. 33 ... Luzon Language Lesson ... The Cooks and Clerks Who Stopped the Jerries ........... Pvt. Raymond Essinger, a Combat MP, of Williamstown, Ohio, is doing his best to learn Tagalog, "the official language of the Philippines, spoken by over 4 million people." It is a big help to MPs who like to get along.
|YANK PG 1945 04 08|
Vol. 2 No. 34 ... 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. ....... Report on Two Ex-GIs Now Back in Civilian Life
|Yank PG 1945 04 15|
Vol. 2 No. 35 ... Calling the Range ... The Battle for Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima ........... 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.
|Yank PG 1945 04 22|
Vol. 2 No. 36 ... Army Nurse ... The Ninth Army's Break Through to the Rhine ........... This is 1st Lt. Elizabeth Babarcik of New Cumberland, Ohio, now stationed on the Western Front. In the service for 19 months, she is one of thousands who rate very high with GIs for their work.
|Yank PG 1945 04 29|
Vol. 2 No. 37 ... Front-Line Portrait of a Rifle Company Medic ........... Cover: 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 PG 1945 05 06|
Vol. 2 No. 38 ... Cologne, 1945 ... "The issue is victory or destruction." - Marshal Hermann Goering, 1943 ........... This is part of the ruins of Cologne, photographed from the top of the cathedral. Broken bridges stick out of the Rhine. Other Cologne pictures by Sgt. Reg Kenny are on pages 12 and 13
|Yank PG 1945 05 13|
Vol. 2 No. 39 ... GI Tourists ........... Cover: They've just come from the front, they're on pass in Paris, and they're going to see what's to be seen. If you want to tour with them, turn to Pfc. Pat Coffey's pictures on pages 12 and 13.
|Yank PG 1945 05 20|
Vol. 2 No. 40 ... Ledo-Burma Road ... The Low-Down on the GI Racketeers in Paris ........... Cover: Along the Ledo-Burma road, a little boy gives the famous Chinese good-luck greeting to a convoy truck towing a 75-mm pack howitzer.
|Yank PG 1945 05 27|
Vol. 2 No. 41 ... The Life of Truman and the Death of Roosevelt ........... Cover: The body of our late President and Commander in Chief is borne along Washington's Constitution Avenue toward the White House. His flag-draped coffin is carried on a caisson drawn by six white horses. The picture is by YANK photographer Sgt. John Frano.
|Yank PG 1945 06 03|
Vol. 2 No. 42 ... Next! ... Souvenir Issue - Phase 1 - Victory in Europe ........... Most Jap soldiers look pretty much like the one on the cover. He is a prototype. Millions like him are ready to fight, or have been fighting, from caves, trees, foxholes, pillboxes and cockpits. With Allied victory in Europe achieved, the snarl on the face of this Jap is symbolic of the job yet to be done.