MAGAZINE BEGAN PUBLICATION ON THIS DATE IN 1942

YANK magazine issue 1
First issue of Yank 

Yank, the Army Weekly was a magazine published by the U.S. military during 
World War ll. The idea for the magazine came from Egbert White, who worked
on the Star sand Stripes during World War l. He proposed the idea to the Army
in 1942, and accepted a commission as Lieutenant Colonel. He was the overall commander, Major Franklin S. Forsberg was the business manager and Major
Hartzell Spence was the first editor of the magazine. The publication was written
by enlisted men only and was made available to the soldiers, sailors, and airmen
serving overseas. It was published at facilities around the world for a total of 21
editions in 17  countries. Yank was the most widely read magazine in the history
of the U.S. Military, achieving a worldwide circulation of more than 2.6 million. It
featured the G.I. Joe cartoons by Dave Breger and the Sad Sack cartoons by
Sgt. George Baker. The paper’s motto was “written by the men…for the men
in the service”

Yank-sad-sack-1945-23-Nov-72dpi

Yank pin-up grl

Marie McDonald was the Yank Pin-up Girl for Aug 25, 1944.

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