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Two 1945 Yank The Army Weekly Magazines, May & June
Today I'm offering two great WWII Era Yank Magazines from 1945. The Yank Magazine was made available only to members of the Armed Forces throughout WWII and by far was the most read publication during WWII. The Yank gave a weekly form of current information on how the war was progressing and plenty of great stories about what was happening back home. Listed below is each Yank Magazine, it's condition, and articles of interest:
1.)May 25th, 1945 Yank The Army Weekly: 23 pages; Measures 10½" x 14"; The front cover features a thirsty Pfc. Grant Crawford of Moline, IL, a member of the 26th Infantry Division, having a drink of cold beer out of a German Beer Stein. Some interesting stories inside are: The Red One--Battle of Mandalay--Sergeant un Paris--A Bad Night--The Bridgeport Connecticut Plan--The Variety Show Cameras of The World—also Camp and PX News--Secretary of State Edward R. Stettinius, Jr.--Mail Call--Navy Notes--Cockfight in The Philippines-- and Pin-Up Girl Gene Tierney.
**Condition: The front and back covers are in good condition, very clean and bright; The inside pages are in very good condition, very clean and bright. *Covers: There is wear and tiny tears along the spine, tiny crease marks at each of the corners, and a small crease mark at the bottom corner of the front cover.
2.)June 29th, 1945 Yank The Army Weekly, Volume 4, No. 2: 23 pages; Measures 10½" x 14"; The front cover features Red the Bugler and Pvt. Myron Hart detailed to run a U.S. Army chicken farm in New Caledonia. Some interesting stories inside are: Ordeal at Okinawa--New Caledonian Chicken Farm--Ex GIs in College--Manila Myrtle--Pvt. McQuire, E. Co. , Nazi Slave--A Look at Main Street America--Camp and PX News--Stetch Book by Cpl. Ralph E. Carlson of the 8th Armored Division--Yank Mail Call--Baseball's New Czar--Sgt. Bill Mauldin's Drawings--and Pin-Up Girl Ann Miller.
**Condition: The front and back covers are in good- condition. The inside pages are in very good condition, very clean and bright; *Covers: There is wear and tiny tears along the spine, minor wear along the edges of the front cover, chipping along the edges of the back cover, and three tears, about 1" long, along the left edge of the back cover.
Two neat Yank Magazines to give a friend or relative that is currently serving in the Military or may have served in the Armed Forces during WWII. God Bless Our Vets!!!
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