Excerpts and pictures from the soldier's "Yank" Magazine as well as other references of the life and times of the World War II era.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
YANK Cover 11 Aug 1944
During the campaign on Wakde, Netherlands New Guinea, YANK'sSgt. Dick Hanley made this unusual close-up. One look at the soldier's face, the way he hugs his hole and grips his tommy gun, tells you the picture was made up front. To make things tougher, he carries heavy radio equipment.