LEST WE FORGET ....

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN WORLD WAR II


Compiled by Bennie J. McRae, Jr.

Photo: U.S. Army Military History Institute

Tankers of the 761st Medium Tank Battalion - European Theater of Operations, August, 1944

Photo: Department of Defense (USMC)

Members of the 3rd Marine Ammunition Company on Saipan in 1944


"Fourteen millions of loyal Americans have the right to expect that in a war for the advancement of the 'Four Freedoms' their sons be given the same right as any other American to train, to serve, and to fight in combat units in defense of the United States in this greatest war in its history," U.S. Representative Hamilton Fish (R-New York). - (The Four Freedoms, offered as goals by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, were freedom of speech and religion and freedom from want and fear.) Source: "Colored Troops in Combat," Congressional Record: House, February 23, 1944. pp. 2007-2008. From the book, "STRENGTH FOR THE FIGHT: A History of Black Americans in the Military," by Bernard C. Nalty.

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN WORLD WAR II

http://www.world-war-2-history.com/books/1/1/

AFRICAN AMERICAN MARINES IN WORLD WAR II

http://www.nps.gov/wapa/indepth/extContent/usmc/pcn-190-003132-00/sec1.htm

WORLD WAR II VETERANS THE ARMY WOULD RATHER FORGET: .....

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PHOTOS
D-DAY - 60th Anniversary Ceremony, St. Lo, France

www.bjmjr.com/ww2/d-day_anniversary.htm

AFRICAN AMERICANS AND THE LEDO/STILLWELL ROAD

www.LedoRoad.com

ONLINE WORLD WAR II INDEXES AND RECORDS


A Genealogy Guide

www.militaryindexes.com/worldwartwo/

MILITARY RECORDS AND VETERANS REFERENCE DESK

www.bjmjr.com/military/index.htm

ASSOCIATION OF THE "2221" NEGRO VOLUNTEERS

www.bjmjr.com/2221/home.htm

THE MAKING OF THE TUSKEGEE AIRMEN

www.bjmjr.com/tuskegee/making_airmen.htm

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THE TUSKEGEE ARMY AIRFIELD
(How it looks today)

www.bjmjr.com/ww2/taaf.htm

DOCUMENTING AFRICAN AMERICAN D-DAY VETERANS

“A Tribute to Those Who Also Served”

http://www.bjmjr.com/ww2/dday_vets.htm

WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL

World War II Oral History Project

http://www.bjmjr.com/ww2/wchhs_ww2history.htm

PHOTOS OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN DURING WORLD WAR II

SPECIAL REPORTS

SPECIAL REQUESTS/CURRENT EVENTS

RECORDS/READING LIST

HOMEFRONT

EUROPEAN THEATER

PACIFIC THEATER

FAR NORTH

ORGANIZATIONS

CENTER OF MILITARY HISTORY - DEFENSE STUDY SERIES


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