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Publication | Accession Number: 2004.697.4

5 non-sequential issues of Yank published from Oct. 6, 1944 to Sept. 14, 1945. Yank was published by the US Army for four years beginning June 6, 1942. It became the most widely read publication in U.S. military history, circulating more than two million copies in 21 weekly editions. Its 127 staff members were all enlisted active duty soldiers and the publication was designed and dedicated to the ordinary, low ranking soldiers of WW II. Yank featured stories about the war, pin-up girls, and cartoons poking fun at service life, including the series with the put-upon private named "The Sad Sack."

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Yank, the Army weekly
publication/distribution:  1944 October 06-1945 September 14
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, The Abraham and Ruth Goldfarb Family Acquisition Fund
Record last modified: 2020-06-30 09:28:18
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