Wednesday, February 27, 2013
YANK Pin Up girl for 25 Feb 1944 Down Under Edition. Patricia Dane. She was a young starlet in the 40's. She acted in about 16 movies. She was noted for telling off an MGM studio exec which probably tanked her career. She was married to Tommy Dorsey for about 4 years in the 1940's. Her birth name was Thelma Pippen. She was about 25 when this picture was taken. She died in Florida in 1995.
...The infantry, free from the claustrophobia of the Huertgen Forest, went on, but behind them they left their dead, and the forest will stink with deadness long after the last body is removed. The forest will bear the scars of our advance long after our own scars have healed, and the Infantry has scars that will never heal.
For Huertgen was agony, and there was no glory in it except the glory of courageous men--the MP whose testicles were hit by shrapnel and who said, "okay, Doc, I can take it"; the man who walked forward firing Tommy guns with both hands until his arm was blown off and then kept firing the other Tommy gun until he disappeared in a mortar burst...
--Sgt. Mack Morriss
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Sgt. Stanley V. Sowa, with an aircraft-warning outfit in Panama, saved his fellow GIs from almost starving when he took over the mess call for these honey bears (coatimundi). Before the Sergeant began feeding them each day at about 1100 and 1600, they were invading the kitchens any time they could for anything they could find. The honey bear gang is led by a lively monkey by the name of Jocko.
Monday, February 18, 2013
The weary tank commander catching fourty winks is Sgt. Westly E. Stewart of Los Angeles. With the rest of the First Armored Division, he had just taken Vergato in the power drive of the Fifth Army's "big push" on the Bologna front in Italy.
|The above precious little piece of YANK was no doubt a family treasure for the past 68 years of Stewart Family. Westly's son contacted us on the Twitter site to see if we could locate a copy. If anyone knows where he can get this edition let us know.|
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Friday, February 15, 2013
Thursday, February 14, 2013
YANK 18 Feb 1944 Down Under Edition