Sunday, March 15, 2015

World War II - African American Troops

 Miss Josephine Baker, popular stage performer, sings the national anthem as the finale to the show held in the Municipal Theater, Oran, Algeria, N. Africa. The band is directed by T/Sgt. Frank W. Weiss. May 17, 1943
  [Here is a film about "Josephine Baker: The First Black Superstar"]
 Negro air cadet shown on a cot in his barracks studying as he 
gazes fondly at his collection of photos of his girl friends
 Negro soldiers draw rations at the camp cook house at their station in Northern Ireland, 1942
 Negro troops of the 24th Infantry wait to advance behind a tank assault on the Japanese, along Empress Augusta Bay on Bougainville, 1944
Pvts. George Cofield and Howard J. Davis guard a newly-constructed bridge site over the Rhine River, built by U.S. Ninth Army Engineers. March 30, 1945

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