YANK Magazine - All Editions Persian Gulf Edition
Persian Gulf EditionThe 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.

YANK PG 1943 09 22
YANK PG 1943 09 22
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
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
YANK PG 1943 10 13
Vol. 1 No. 9 ....... Normandie: The Navy's Biggest Salvage Job ....... Cover: Laundry - Old Style ..... 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 1943 11 10
YANK PG 1943 11 10
Vol. 1 No. 13 ....... Runaway Train in Persia ....... Cover: Proud as a peacock and twice as cocky, this Iranian truck driver, newly graduated from the PGSC's school for native drivers, poses with dignity and aplomb in his Motor Transport Service cap. From now on he will take his place in the long convoys that carry U.S. supplies to Russia.

YANK PG 1943 11 17
YANK PG 1943 11 17
Vol. 1 No. 14 ....... A Nine-Month Detail on the Greenland Icecap ....... Cover: Indian troops guard the United Nations supply line to Russia through the Persian Gulf Service Command.. The cover photograph shows an encampment on a mountain pass where the boys are going through a dry run. From the looks of them, they'll be ready to give a warm welcome just in case any Axis-minded characters try to pull a fastie in their neighborhood. They live in British-style pyramidal tents even in the cold of the mountain and keep fit with calesthenics, drill and soccer. Their parade ground manner is a sight to see as they go through the older British version of ''To the Rear, March" with clocklike precision. The Indians are; tough soldiers, strictly obedient to their Indian and British officers and fearless in a scrap.

YANK PG 1943 11 24
YANK PG 1943 11 24
Vol. 1 No. 15 ....... A Liberator Looks For Trouble Near Rabaul ....... Cover: Mountain meet. Two trains on the Persian Gulf Service Command's supply route to Russia pause briefly at an Iranian whistle-stop. After they check clearances with the block operator here, they'll roll on - the south-bound empties to the Gulf to pick up a new load of supplies for Uncle Joe, the loaded freight on to the north where the Russians will take over.

YANK PG 1943 12 08
YANK PG 1943 12 08
Vol. 1 No. 17 ....... Report on the Australians Who Captured Lae ....... Cover: Some of the T. S. boys at work at an outlying station along the railroad in the PGSC. Sgt. H. J. Slayton, section chief of the signal crew, throws a rope to Cpl. Harry Cottrell, while the rest of the crew prepare to install a new telephone pole along the line. In the background a little native lass does some kibitzing. Through these remote whistle - stops pass the bulk of U. S. supplies for Russia, and the men here are vital cogs in the machinery that keeps it rolling.

YANK PG 1943 12 15
YANK PG 1943 12 15
Vol. 1 No. 18 ....... The PGSC - One Year in Iran ....... Cover: A Gl's first glimpse of Iran as drawn by Cpl. Earl Hansen, a Chicago lad, formerly with the 19th Field Hospital, now an artist on the United States Army Dispatch.

YANK PG 1943 12 22
YANK PG 1943 12 22
Vol. 1 No. 19 ....... How Men Feel Before Battle ....... Cover: T/5 Santa (NMN) Claus who by a strange coincidence has a twin brother named McDuffie in the PGC, distributes Christmas cheer t buckshee boys and girls. Brother McDuffie dispenses canned cheer to GIs, not only on Christmas, but every beer ration night at his PX tavern somewhere in the Mountain District.

YANK PG 1943 12 29
YANK PG 1943 12 29
Vol. 1 No. 20 ....... Enlisted Men From Overseas at West Point ....... Cover: A blind man taps his way aiong a cobbled path in the town of Dizful. Behind and below the blind inan arc the remnants of stone buildings constructed during the Sassanian period in Persian history. These buildings were built somewhere around 500 A. D.

YANK PG 1944 02 02
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 caught 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
YANK PG 1944 03 22
Vol. 1 No. 32 ... Modern Living on a Beachhead in Bougainville with Sketches ....... 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
YANK PG 1944 03 29
Vol. 1 No. 33 ....... Beachhead Action Stories: Italy and the Marshalls ....... Cover: A Jeep for a King ..... 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
YANK PG 1944 04 05
Vol. 1 No. 34 ....... The Chinese-American Air Wing Bombs the Japs ....... Cover: Nightmare ..... 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. ( The flat top can displayed is Propeller Beer )

YANK PG 1944 04 12
YANK PG 1944 04 12
Vol. 1 No. 35 ....... Report from Russia ....... Cover: "Light, Tovarich?" ...... T/4 Robert N. Martin, head checker at a railroad yard, lights a cigarette for Pvt. Gregor Igorovitch Meronenko, a Russian guard on a train going north. If, three years ago you had told Robert, who hails from Gasden, Ala. and Gregor, who used to farm in a small village in the Ukraine, that one day they would meet in a railroad yard in Persia - they both would have called you screwy. But war does screwy things.

YANK PG 1944 04 19
YANK PG 1944 04 19
Vol. 1 No. 36 ....... The Routine at an Air Force Redistribution Station ....... Cover: The Guard ...... Here are pictured part of the crack, mounted regiment known as the "King's Guard". They represent the pick of the Iranian army and from the look on the Major in the foreground you can see that they realize the importance of their job. The Cover and the series of Majlis pictures on pages 12 & 13 were taken by Pfc. Monty Oettinger.

YANK PG 1944 04 26
YANK PG 1944 04 26
Vol. 1 No. 37 ....... They Walked Into a Surprise Party at Eniwetok ....... Cover: The bored gentleman shaving on the front of the magazine is not a GI in some god-forsaken place in Italy - he's a PGC dogface, unceremoniously dumped out of his nice barracks into the good old pup tent for a few days of brushing up on his basic training. This bewhiskered soldier is a member of a port battalion in the Gulf district.

YANK PG 1944 05 03
YANK PG 1944 05 03
Vol. 1 No. 38 ....... How Fast Can You Recognize an Enemy Plane? Pictures of Allied and Axis Aircraft, Pages 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 ....... Cover: Truck Doctor. ...... As a medic listens to your chest for murmurs, an Ordnance electrician checks the voltage of a newly-overhauled truck on the sensitive indicator of his voltometer. The Ordnance GI in this case is T/4 Aubrey Heers from an MTS post in northern Iran. The truck is one of the familiar OD jallopies that carry vital war cargo north from the gulf for the Red Army.

YANK PG 1944 05 10
YANK PG 1944 05 10
Vol. 1 No. 39 ....... 1st Cavalry Division's Invasion of the Admiralties ....... Cover: At the Anzio front in Italy, Pvt. Bob Ballard of Huntington, West Virginia, moves his field glasses over the horizon searching for enemy air or ground movement. His perch is the turret of a Sherman tank, camouflaged into the side of a haystack, and his companion is a .50-caliber machine gun.

YANK PG 1944 05 17
YANK PG 1944 05 17
Vol. 1 No. 40 ....... The New Zealanders Move Into Green Island ....... Cover: GI Tourists ..... Pvt. Norman Moore of Philadelphia, Pa., snaps two friends who pose an the rock-carved throne of an ancient Persian monarch in the ancient city of Rhages or Ray. Ray was a flourishing city long before Tehran even existed, but the hordes of Genghis Khan roughed it up pretty thoroughly in 1221 A.D. It stands now simply as a rubble of ruins and a point of interest to the PGC sight-seer.

YANK PG 1944 05 24
YANK PG 1944 05 24
Vol. 1 No. 41 ....... Rosie's Riveters and Their Missions Over Europe ....... Cover: G.I. Chapel in P.G.C. ...... The sketch on the cover shows the doorway of the GI Chapel at APO 535. Cpl. Richard Gaige, YANK Staff Artist, who is responsible both for the cover and for the center spread on APO 535, plans to do similar sketches on most other camps in the command in future issues. Watch for your camp, then tear out the illustrations and send them home.

YANK PG 1944 05 31
YANK PG 1944 05 31
Vol. 1 No. 42 ....... Landing in Burma with Cochran's Air Commandos ....... Cover: Comrades ..... Drama on a muddy trail leading from Hill 260 to Papitalai Point in the Admiralty Islands: an American soldier helps a GI who has been wounded in the left leg to get back to a medical station, for more of Cpl. Bill Alcine's photographs of the successful Admiralty Islands' campaign, see pages 12-13.

YANK PG 1944 06 07
YANK PG 1944 06 07
Vol. 1 No. 43 ....... A Yank Photographer in the Ruins of Cassino ....... Cover: Amid the ruins of Cassino, YANK photographer Sgt. George Aarons turned his camera on this New Zealander on patrol. For more excellent pictures of the ruins of Cassino and Sgt. Aarons' story of his experiences there with a party of Kiwi troops attached to the Fifth Army, see pages 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

YANK PG 1944 06 21
YANK PG 1944 06 21
Vol. 1 No. 45 ....... Noncoms Tell Replacements How To Stay Alive ....... Cover: Combat-Wise Sergeant ..... This beautiful mustachio, photographed by YANK's Sgt. John Frano, belongs to T/Sgt. Ed M. Taylor, platoon sergeant in an 81-mm mortar outfit with the 36th Division in Italy. Taylor, who hails from El Paso, Tex., is one of the battle-wise platoon sergeants whose advice on how to remain a live infantryman is contained in Sgt. Burtt Evans' story on page 2.

YANK PG 1944 06 28
YANK PG 1944 06 28
Vol. 1 No. 46 ....... The Sinking of the Baby Flat-top Liscome Bay ....... Cover: Signal Corps in Newfoundland ..... 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 07 09
YANK PG 1944 07 09
Vol. 1 No. 47 ....... Behind Jap Lines in Burma With Merrill's Marauders ....... Cover: The Army Could Use More Like Her ..... She is Pvt. Grace Glocke, a clerk at the Army Air Base, Rapid City, South Dakota, with a bid in for overseas duty. When this picture was made by T/Sgt. Vincent Kaminski, she had put on the new WAC summer uniform for the first time. The charming Pvt. Glocke is 21 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs 110, used to be a ballet dance instructor to children in Milwaukee and while obviously prettier than most, is typical of the girls in the service today. That those girls have done their job well both in America and abroad is proved by the eagerness of the Army to recruit thousands more in the WAC. See page 17 for story on the Wacs' new summer clothes.

YANK PG 1944 07 16
YANK PG 1944 07 16
Vol. 1 No. 48 ....... Cover: General Ike and His Invaders ...... These men are American paratroopers who dropped on France on D-Day. At an English port, just before their take-off for "Hitler's Fortress," they are getting a few last, strong words from the Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, also known as General Ike ....... Articles Inside: ...

YANK PG 1944 07 23
YANK PG 1944 07 23
Vol. 1 No. 49 ....... GIs Take Over Rome, Their First Captured Capital ....... Cover : When In Rome... ...... When in Rome, hold a Roman baby and be popular with the populace, says Pvt. Ben Pollack who was among the first American soldiers to enter the former Axis capital. YANK's Sgt. George Aarons photographed Pvt. Pollack standing on a motorcycle surrounded by a happy, well-dressed crowd.

YANK PG 1944 07 30
YANK PG 1944 07 30
Vol. 1 No. 50 ....... First Interview with Marshal Tito in Yugoslavia ....... Cover : Start of an Invasion ..... Through a frame formed by two wire men, YANK's Sgt. Dick Hanley photographed this group of GIs carrying rations aboard one of the LCIs that participated in the invasion of Hollandia, New Guinea. On pages 2, 3, 4 and 5 of this issue, YANK prints a complete picture story of this operation as recorded by cameramen Cpl. Bill Alcine and Sgt. Hanley.

YANK PG 1944 08 06
YANK PG 1944 08 06
Vol. 1 No. 51 ....... GI Gangbusters Break Italian Black-Market Ring ....... 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.

YANK PG 1944 08 13
YANK PG 1944 08 13
Vol. 1 No. 52 ....... A YANK Reporter Sees B-29 Bombs Fall on Japan ....... 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 PG 1944 08 20
YANK PG 1944 08 20
Vol. 2 No. 1 ....... An Eyewitness Report on the Fighting at Saipan ....... Cover: Hello, France ..... 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
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 03
YANK PG 1944 09 03
Vol. 2 No. 3 ....... Sketches and Stories From the Normandy Front ....... Cover: Front Line, Pacific ..... During the campaign on Wakde, Netherlands New Guinea, YANK's Sgt. Dick Hanley made this unusual close-up. One look at the soldier's face, the way he hugs his hole and grips - his tommy gun, tells you the picture was made up front. To make things tougher, he carries heavy radio equipment.

YANK PG 1944 09 10
YANK PG 1944 09 10
Vol. 2 No. 4 ....... Flying The Shuttle Run to Our Bases in Russia ....... Cover: A Yank In Russia ..... 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
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
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
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
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 10 29
YANK PG 1944 10 29
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YANK PG 1944 11 05
YANK PG 1944 11 05
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YANK PG 1944 11 12
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 11 26
YANK PG 1944 11 26
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YANK PG 1944 12 03
YANK PG 1944 12 03
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YANK PG 1944 12 17
YANK PG 1944 12 17
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YANK PG 1944 12 24
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

YANK PG 1945 06 17
YANK PG 1945 06 17
Detailed updates coming




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