1945 Cover YANK World War II Sniper Hunting Aachen Germany Ralph De Franco YYA2

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Please note that this is a cover only.

This is an original February 2nd, 1945 two-color cover for Yank: The Army Weekly Magazine, featuring Private Ralph J. De Franco of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, about to take a shot at a German sniper, who was taking shots at American GIs in the streets of Aachen, Germany.

CONDITION

This 68+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Moderate foxing and aging. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Cover; Two-Color
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10.5 x 14 inches; 27 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 the Signal Corps.

Keywords specific to this image: WW2

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