I'm presenting for sale Two WWII Era Yank The Army Weekly Magazines from 1945. Both are American based issues, July and August. The Yank was made available to those that served in the Armed Forces during WWII and were packed with information from the on-going war and plenty of hometown news, sports and everything in between. Listed below is each magazine, its condition, and some articles of interest:
1.)July 13th, 1945 Yank The Army Weekly, Volume 4, Number 4; 23 pages; Measures 10½" x 14"; The front cover features a picture of T-4 Norman Skala, a blacksmith from Elgin, Illinois, as he shoes a horse--a horse from China and made in China; Some interesting stories inside are: Kamikaze—Hammer and Sickle in Graz--New Mayor for Ettingen Germany--GI Horse Traders--Plane Ride Home--Mortarmen on Okinawa--What's Your Problem and PX News--Basic Training Today--Yank Mail Call--Them pre-war Dodgers--The NISEI Problem--and Pin-Up Star Evelyn Ankers.
**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 to the spine, chipping to all the outer edges of the front and back covers, and a crease mark at the bottom right front corner. *Inside pages: There is a small tear along the right edge of the last two pages.
2.)August 17th, 1945 Yank The Army Weekly, Volume 4, No. 9; 23 pages; Measures 10½" x 14"; The front cover features shell-scarred Rizal Stadium, Manila. We see American troops enjoying a Saturday afternoon baseball game. Some interesting stories inside are: Germany's Steep Road--Rescue from Shangri-La--Aviation Jobs--Sultan of Sulu--Recoilless Rifles—Flexible Ack-Ack---Main Street America--PX News--War Memorial--Mail Call--Navy Notes--Baseball in Manila--Davis Cup Prospects--and Pin-Up Star Ella Raines.
**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 chipping, tiny to small tears, and wear to the spine; minor chipping along the top and bottom edge of the front cover, tiny crease mark at the top and bottom right front corners; chipping and tiny tears along the top edge of the back cover, and crease mark at the top left back corner.
You can see why servicemen and women loved and couldn't wait to read each weekly issue that came out. A great gift to give a youngster that would love to learn about why these young men and women are called The Greatest Generation. God Bless Our Vets!!!
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