Category: Photography

Pictures of AFRICAN AMERICANS During World War II – Arming a Mustang

Pictures of AFRICAN AMERICANS During World War II – Arming a Mustang

“An armorer of the 15th U.S. Air Force checks ammunition belts of the .50 caliber machine guns in the wings of a P-51 Mustang fighter plane before it leaves an Italian base for a...

Pictures of AFRICAN AMERICANS During World War II – Bomber Escort

Pictures of AFRICAN AMERICANS During World War II – Bomber Escort

“[Capt. Andrew D. Turner], who in a few minutes will be escorting heavy bombers en route to enemy targets, signals to the chief of his ground crew before taking off from a base in...

Pictures of AFRICAN AMERICANS During World War II – The P-51 Mustang group of the 15th Air Force

Pictures of AFRICAN AMERICANS During World War II – The P-51 Mustang group of the 15th Air Force

“Fliers of a P-51 Mustang Group of the 15th Air Force in Italy `shoot the breeze’ in the shadow of one of the Mustangs they fly.” Left to right: Lt. Dempsey W. Morgan, Jr.;...

Pictures of AFRICAN AMERICANS During World War II – Negro troops of the 24th Infantry

Pictures of AFRICAN AMERICANS During World War II – Negro troops of the 24th Infantry

“Negro troops of the 24th Infantry, attached to the Americal Division, wait to advance behind a tank assault on the Jap[anese], along Empress Augusta Bay on Bougainville.” 1944. 111-SC-202491 (african_americans_wwii_014.jpg) Taken from: Archives.com

Pictures of AFRICAN AMERICANS During World War II – U.S. Soldier and Chinese Soldier working together

Pictures of AFRICAN AMERICANS During World War II – U.S. Soldier and Chinese Soldier working together

“A U.S. Army soldier and a Chinese soldier place the flag of their ally on the front of their jeep just before the first truck convoy in almost three years crossed the China border...

Pictures of AFRICAN AMERICANS During World War II – On the road in Burma

Pictures of AFRICAN AMERICANS During World War II – On the road in Burma

“U.S.-built Army trucks wind along the side of the mountain over the Ledo supply road now open from India into Burma…” n.d. 208-AA-45L-1 (african_americans_wwii_009.jpg) Taken from: Archives.gov

Pictures of AFRICAN AMERICANS During World War II – Members of the 477th Antiaircraft Artillery

Pictures of AFRICAN AMERICANS During World War II – Members of the 477th Antiaircraft Artillery

“Negro members of the 477th Antiaircraft Artillery, Air Warning Battalion, study maps in the operations section at Oro Bay, New Guinea.” November 15, 1944. Pvt. Edward Grefe. 111-SC-305909 (african_americans_wwii_008.jpg) Taken from: Archives.gov

Pictures of AFRICAN AMERICANS During World War II – Army Engineer in Liberia

Pictures of AFRICAN AMERICANS During World War II – Army Engineer in Liberia

“… American Army Engineer task force in Liberia find themselves in a land from which their ancestors came. Wash day and Pvt. Jack David scrubs out his things on top of a table made...

Pictures of AFRICAN AMERICANS During World War II – Drawing rations in Northern Ireland

Pictures of AFRICAN AMERICANS During World War II – Drawing rations in Northern Ireland

“Negro soldiers draw rations at the camp cook house at their station in Northern Ireland. Detachments of Negro troops were among the latest arrivals with the American forces in Northern Ireland.” Ca. August 1942....

Pictures of AFRICAN AMERICANS During World War II – CHOW ON THE BEACH

Pictures of AFRICAN AMERICANS During World War II – CHOW ON THE BEACH

“A kitchen was set up along the beach for the…labor battalion unloading the boats. This picture shows a couple of the men enjoying a hot meal for a change. Massacre Bay, Attu, Aleutian Islands.”...

Pictures of AFRICAN AMERICANS During World War II – Radar station in Morocco

Pictures of AFRICAN AMERICANS During World War II – Radar station in Morocco

“Three soldiers of the United States Army sit in place at a radar used by the 90th Coast Artillery in Casablanca, French Morocco.” June 19, 1943. 111-SC-223413 (african_americans_wwii_004.jpg) Taken from: Archives.gov

Pictures of AFRICAN AMERICANS During World War II – SETTING UP OFFICE IN GREECE

Pictures of AFRICAN AMERICANS During World War II – SETTING UP OFFICE IN GREECE

“A company of men has set up its office between the columns (Doric) of an ancient Greek temple of Neptune, built about 700 B.C.” At desk, front to rear: Sgts. James Shellman, Gilbert A....