1945 Cover YANK Normandy Omaha Beach D-Day French Kids Play World War II YYA2


Please note that this is a cover only.

This is an original July 6th, 1945 two-color cover for Yank: The Army Weekly Magazine, featuring French children enjoying a day at the coast, playing in the sands of Omaha Beach in Normandy, a year after American GIs had stormed it on D-Day.


This 68+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is an original address label.

  • Product Type: Original Cover; Two-Color
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10.25 x 14 inches; 26 x 36 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is thrilled to release this new collection of YANK: The Army Weekly Magazine which includes covers, pinups, and maps from 1945. This collection offers a unique look at the life of an average American GI on the front lines of World War II, from New Guinea to Monte Casino, as well as some of the things that kept them ticking, including numerous attractive pinup girls. Many a soldier probably dreamed of getting mail from one of these beauties! This collection is sure to fascinate anyone interested in the world's most devastating conflict, and the people who participated in it.

Photography by Corporal Pat Coffey.

Keywords specific to this image: WW2