Yank Magazine


Yank Magazine


Chili Williams, Yank pin-up girl and GI inspiration.

I’ve got a stack of Yank Magazines from World War Two in the Local history room.  I just digitized one of them from November 1944.  Yank Magazine started in June, 1942 and ended in December, 1945.  It had 21 edition on in 17 countries (the editions we have are British). They were made for GI’s and the magazine looks like it was modeled on Life Magazine with it’s large photo’s and even the cover design.  Inside the one that I digitized you will find an article on the liberated concentration camp called Vittel, an account of the battle for the German city of Aachen (I visited the rebuilt version of Aachen 10 years ago), the Japanese threat to China, news from home, sports, letters and the most popular feature of the magazine the pin-up girl.


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