Monthly Archives: February 2017

PUERTO RICAN SOLDIER Pvt. Fulano de Tal, the typical GI, is proud of his island, fights well and likes rice, beans and the rumba. By Sgt. Lou Stoumen YANK Staff Correspondent SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO—As Jerry […]

FIT FOR COMBAT, UNFIT FOR INSURANCE – LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Dear YANK: Before I came overseas I passed a physical for a $10,000 life insurance policy. Upon my arrival in the China theater I received […]

INCIDENT ON AN IRAN ROAD – AMERICAN MILITARY POLICE FIGHT BANDITS ON A MOUNTAIN ROAD By Sgt. BURTT EVANS YANK Staff Correspondent IRAN—There’s one big advantage in belonging to an MP company that patrols hundreds of […]

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Posted on February 4th, 2017 by:

THE US ARMY INDIVIDUAL PROTECTIVE GAS COVER From YANK Magazine Latest wrinkle in protection against gases is a cellophane wrapper guaranteed to make G.I.s feel like a package of cigarettes. For protection against burning gasses like […]

FACTS AND FIGURES – THE PRE-ARMY OCCUPATION FACTS OF DOGFACES IN THE WWII CITIZEN ARMY From YANK Magazine Out of every thousand dogfaces, 106 drove trucks or tractors in civilian life, and another 38 were mechanics, chauffeurs […]

SEND ME OFF TO WAR – A BOY DOES HIS PART FOR THE WAR EFFORT By Bill Rawlinson It was the summer of 1943 and war raged in Europe and the Pacific. Civilians were encouraged to […]

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Posted on February 1st, 2017 by:

SICK CALL – THE CURE FOR GI GOLDBRICKERS By Sgt. Allan Kleinwaks, Hawaii Sick call is something that soldiers go on. More soldiers go on sick call than civilians on busses. The only thing that a […]

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