GI WOLVES – ANGER OVER YANK MAGAZINE’S STORIES OF GI’S AND GIRLS IN THE OCCUPATION OF GERMANY AND JAPAN



Dear YANK:

I am indignant!

No woman will want to marry a GI that returns from occupying either Germany or Japan if you keep writing the tripe that you do about fraternization of our troops with women of those countries.

The “cute” way that you present the goings-on of our men infers that all of them are merely interested in the sexual pleasure of occupation —not in the seeing that the machines of war are destroyed and that Japanese or Germans conform to our rules and regulations. You make all American men appear as a personification of Sansone’s clever but repulsive and unscrupulous “Wolf.”

I believe the American doughboy is quite the “lady killer,” but why encourage him to be immoral with stories of how to conduct himself around Geisha girls and frauleins to obtain the desired results?

What decent American woman will want to marry a GI who—just because the “big boys” do, and think it is smart—thinks so little of himself that he enters into “romances” with women he would be ashamed to walk down Main Street with if he were home?

Why not soft-pedal such conduct and interest our men in more worth and important things?

—T/5 Ruth Beal – Camp Robinson, Ark.

occupation GI fraternization

An American GI takes advantage of the perks of liberating an occupied country.



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