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1944 Cover YANK Mechanic Italy World War II 12th Air Force Thomas Madison YYA1

1944 Cover YANK Mechanic Italy World War II 12th Air Force Thomas Madison YYA1

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Please note that this is a cover only.

This is an original April 28th, 1944 two-color cover for Yank: The Army Weekly Magazine featuring Sergeant Thomas F. Madison of Kilgore, Texas, greasing a landing gear strut at the service squadron camp of the Twelfth Air Force on the Italian Front.


This 69+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Moderate aging throughout. 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 1943-1944. 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.