Lot of 21 Forties (1940's) World War II Yank magazine

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  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 25, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

YANK - The Army Weekly

Yank was published as a weekly magazine for a mere 3-1/2 years. It's audience was the soldiers of the Allied Forces of World War II. It's mission was to keep them informed and boost their morale. The latter was accomplished with a myriad of comics plus a pin-up in each issue. With the war ending in 1945, Yank's final issue was December 28, 1945.

The magazines in this auction are all from 1945 towards the end of its run. Each issue is 10-1/2" by 14" (similar to the old Life magazine size) with 24 pages and has an address label on the front cover. Their condition would be considered to be good to fair. Yank was published on newspaper grade paper, so it's no surprise that they have become yellow and brittle. As a result, they are prone to tears. Additionally, many of these issues will display wear on their spine and wear and chips around their edges. Despite these defects, all 21 issues in this lot are complete and have no cutouts. They have been stored flat in a dry, smoke-free environment. The articles listed under each issue are only a small sample of what it contains. 's what's included in this auction:

March 23, 1945 (Vol. 3, No. 40) Carrier Off Japan Truck Convoy to China Mud and Flood on the Western Front Pin-up: Lucille Ball
April 20, 1945 (Vol. 3, No. 44) Allies Govern Germany Camera on Iwo A Tour of Manila with T-S Jerome Greenstone Pin-up: Ramsay Ames
April 27, 1945 (Vol. 3, No. 45) Navy on the Rhine Behind the Japanese Lines on Luzon Seeing Paris Pin-up: Jinx Falkenburg
May 4, 1945 (Vol.3, No. 46) GI Racketeers in the Paris Black Market V-2 in Antwerp Road to China Pin-up: Barbara Bates
May 11, 1945 (Vol. 3, No. 47) Harry S. Truman Roosevelt's Funeral GI Radio Station Jap Hunt on Saipan Pin-up: Martha Vickers
May 18, 1945 (Vol. 3, No. 48) German Atrocities (graphic photos of concentration camps) Rockets in Italy Mop-up on Milinta Battlewagon Off Iwo (USS Tennessee) Pin-up: Lina Romay
June 29, 1945 (Vol. 4, No. 2) Ordeal at Okinawa Manila Myrtle Pvt. McQuire, E Co., Nazi Slave Pin-up: Ann Miller
July 20, 1945 (Vol. 4, No. 5) Re-education of Germany Eisenhower Discusses the War Ike in Abilene Pin-up: Adele Jergens
July 27, 1945 (Vol. 4, No. 6) War for Oil Overland to Davao Pin-up: Sheila Ryan
August 3, 1945 (Vol. 4, No. 7) The Blasting of Ft. Drum Jap-Catcher Tinian Experiment Pin-ups: Lee and Lyn Wilde
August 10, 1945 (Vol. 4, No. 8) That Pacific War Berlin Today They Thought He Was A Kraut Manila Railroad Pin-up: Andrea King
August 17, 1945 (Vol. 4, No. 9) Germany's Steep Road Rescue from Shangri-La Flexible Ack-Ack Pin-up: Ella Raines
August 24, 1945 (Vol. 4, No. 10) The Bushmasters Enlisted Pilot - Ace Johnny Andre The Marianas Pin-up: Audrey Totter
September 14, 1945 (Vol. 4, No. 13) The GI's War Against Japan Japan Nazi Secret Weapons Pin-up: Eileen Coughlin
September 21, 1945 (Vol. 4, No. 14) The Heavyweight - 37th Division Civilian Jeep Battle of Ommonia Square Maedchen in Uniform The Czech New Deal Pin-up: Jane Russell
September 28, 1945 (Vol. 4, No. 15) Prelude to Occupation This Is Vienna Attlee Pin-up: Joan Leslie
October 5, 1945 (Vol. 4, No. 16) Surrender and Occupation of Japan Reception at Atsugi Three Beaten Cities Radar Pin-up: Esther Williams
October 26, 1945 (Vol. 4, No. 19) GI Atom Detail Kuruso So Sorry Mayor of Cossato Pin-up: Susan Hayward
November 2, 1945 (Vol. 4, No. 20) Rackets and Veterans Silver Hunt Welcome to Korea Report on the VA Pin-up: Donna Reed
November 9, 1945 (Vol. 4, No. 21) Occupation Notes Omar H. Bradley Reconversion City: Detroit GI Reform School Pin-up: Vivian Austin
November 16, 1945 (Vol. 4, No. 22) Prisoner's War Overseas Brides Ranger Reconversion Paddlefoot Commandos Frank Loesser, GI Tunesmith Pin-up: Pat Clark

Magazines are carefully and conservatively graded using the following guidelines:...