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Patch for the Special Services Division

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
United States Army Trial Defense Service, American  Search this
Medium:
nylon
Dimensions:
2 5/16 × 2 5/16 × 1/8 in. (5.9 × 5.9 × 0.3 cm)
Type:
patches (costume accessories)
Date:
ca. 1942
Topic:
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.155.121.1.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Coins and Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd588e5c850-b62a-4f22-88e2-2cd46cd3b6db
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.155.121.1.2
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Rock from Normandy Beaches, D-Day 1944

Received by:
Hattye T. Yarbrough, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on rock
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 1 1/2 x 4 1/4 x 1/4 in. (3.8 x 10.8 x 0.6 cm)
Type:
souvenirs
Place collected:
France, Normandy, Europe
Date:
June 6, 1944
Topic:
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Hattye Thomas Yarbrough
Object number:
2012.8.2.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition:
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5a5092435-671f-4e47-8ec3-77802e6db7a0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.8.2.1
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Rock from Normandy Beaches, D-Day 1944

Received by:
Hattye T. Yarbrough, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on rock
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 1 1/2 × 1 3/4 × 1 1/2 in. (3.8 × 4.4 × 3.8 cm)
Type:
souvenirs
Place collected:
France, Normandy, Europe
Date:
June 6, 1944
Topic:
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Hattye Thomas Yarbrough
Object number:
2012.8.2.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition:
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd546f3b67b-71b4-4cb0-9081-58af1537104f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.8.2.2
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Rock from Normandy Beaches, D-Day 1944

Received by:
Hattye T. Yarbrough, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on rock
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 3 x 2 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. (7.6 x 5.7 x 3.2 cm)
Type:
souvenirs
Place collected:
France, Normandy, Europe
Date:
June 6, 1944
Topic:
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Hattye Thomas Yarbrough
Object number:
2012.8.2.3
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition:
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd558e5858a-04ff-4900-95a8-a01b75524836
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.8.2.3
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Shell casing from Normandy Beaches, D-Day 1944

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Master Sergeant Wallace B. "Jack" Jackson, American, born 1915  Search this
Received by:
Hattye T. Yarbrough, American  Search this
Medium:
brass (alloy) and cardboard
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 7 1/2 x 1 x 1 in. (19.1 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm)
Type:
souvenirs
Place collected:
France, Normandy, Europe
Date:
1944
Topic:
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Hattye Thomas Yarbrough
Object number:
2012.8.2.4ab
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Military
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd558efd2a3-07ca-4c8f-a795-9baf587f8ee2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.8.2.4ab
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Shell casing from Normandy Beaches, D-Day 1944

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Master Sergeant Wallace B. "Jack" Jackson, American, born 1915  Search this
Received by:
Hattye T. Yarbrough, American  Search this
Medium:
brass (alloy) and cardboard
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 8 × 1 1/4 × 1 1/4 in., 1 lb. (20.3 × 3.2 × 3.2 cm, 0.5 kg)
Type:
souvenirs
Place collected:
France, Normandy, Europe
Date:
1944
Topic:
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Hattye Thomas Yarbrough
Object number:
2012.8.2.5ab
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Military
Exhibition:
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd53662ab40-ec79-42c0-a05b-cb96ad5e090e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.8.2.5ab
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Photograph of World War II soldiers from Company D, 8th Battalion, Ft. Belvoir

Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
8th Engineer Battalion, American, founded 1916  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 10 x 34 in. (25.4 x 86.4 cm)
Type:
panoramas
portraits
Place depicted:
Fort Belvoir, Fairfax County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1941-1943
Topic:
African American  Search this
Men  Search this
Military  Search this
Photography  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Alphonso C. Coles, II
Object number:
2014.253.8
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e1d9af7d-fa90-40b6-97cd-c720eaf0884f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.253.8
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Recruitment poster featuring Navy Cross recipient Dorie Miller

Printed by:
United States Office of War Information, American, 1942 - 1945  Search this
Illustrated by:
David Stone Martin, American, 1913 - 1992  Search this
Subject of:
Dorie Miller, American, 1919 - 1943  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper on canvas
Dimensions:
H x W: 31 5/8 × 24 in. (80.3 × 61 cm)
Type:
posters
Place depicted:
Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1943
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Men  Search this
Military  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.320
Restrictions & Rights:
Public Domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Exhibition:
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 053A
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd55cc1db7b-a8f8-41f6-a64b-2779f8247e5c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.320

Aircraft observer badge owned by Fenton B. Sands

Manufactured by:
American Emblem Company, American  Search this
Issued by:
United States Air Force, American, founded 1947  Search this
Owned by:
Dr. Fenton B. Sands, American, 1918 - 1998  Search this
Subject of:
Tuskegee Airmen, 1941 - 1946  Search this
Medium:
sterling silver
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 7/8 × 3 3/16 × 1/2 in. (2.2 × 8.1 × 1.3 cm)
Type:
insignias
Place made:
Utica, Oneida County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1942-1945
Topic:
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
Tuskegee Airmen  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Sands Family
Object number:
2014.7.14
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Awards and Medals
Exhibition:
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd58f78df0c-6b05-4bb2-a215-c525f896d445
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.7.14
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Bombadier wings owned by Fenton B. Sands

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Issued by:
United States Air Force, American, founded 1947  Search this
Owned by:
Dr. Fenton B. Sands, American, 1918 - 1998  Search this
Subject of:
Tuskegee Airmen, 1941 - 1946  Search this
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 1 × 3 1/16 × 5/16 in. (2.5 × 7.8 × 0.8 cm)
Type:
insignias
Date:
1942-1945
Topic:
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
Tuskegee Airmen  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Sands Family
Object number:
2014.7.15
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Awards and Medals
Exhibition:
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd58fcd242a-53b2-4395-85e4-e8313de3332b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.7.15
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Navigator wings owned by Fenton B. Sands

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Issued by:
United States Air Force, American, founded 1947  Search this
Owned by:
Dr. Fenton B. Sands, American, 1918 - 1998  Search this
Subject of:
Tuskegee Airmen, 1941 - 1946  Search this
Medium:
sterling silver
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 13/16 × 3 1/16 × 5/16 in. (2.1 × 7.8 × 0.8 cm)
Type:
insignias
Date:
1942-1945
Topic:
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
Tuskegee Airmen  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Sands Family
Object number:
2014.7.16
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Awards and Medals
Exhibition:
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd57628b11a-4e76-40c6-8a0a-b7972b56d344
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.7.16
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Type AN 5835-1 dead reckoning computer owned by Fenton B. Sands

Manufactured by:
J. B. Carroll Company, American  Search this
Owned by:
Dr. Fenton B. Sands, American, 1918 - 1998  Search this
Subject of:
Tuskegee Airmen, 1941 - 1946  Search this
Medium:
plastic and metal
Dimensions:
9 3/8 × 5 1/4 × 1/2 in. (23.8 × 13.3 × 1.3 cm)
Type:
navigational instruments
computers
Date:
1944-1948
Topic:
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
Tuskegee Airmen  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Sands Family
Object number:
2014.7.8.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Military
Exhibition:
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd54f5cf86b-24ba-4be1-b273-edaa04d9266a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.7.8.2
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Page 18 of album belonging to Lewis C. Smith

Compiled by:
Lewis Curtis Smith, American, 1921 - 1997  Search this
Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Tuskegee Airmen, 1941 - 1946  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Medium:
paper, adhesive, silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (2015.272.17a image): 9 9/16 × 9 3/4 in. (24.3 × 24.7 cm)
H x W (2015.272.17a sheet): 11 1/4 × 9 13/16 in. (28.6 × 24.9 cm)
H x W (page 17): 8 7/16 × 10 13/16 in. (21.5 × 27.5 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
photograph albums
Place captured:
Macon County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1943
Topic:
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
Tuskegee Airmen  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Victoria L.Thornton and Family
Object number:
2015.272.18a
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5fe42b142-927d-4cf8-b502-0065409f35bc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.272.18a

First aid kit

Created by:
United States Army, American, founded 1775  Search this
Davis Emergency Equipment Co., Inc., American  Search this
Medium:
paint on metal with ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 3 × 9 1/2 × 5 1/2 in. (7.6 × 24.1 × 14 cm)
Type:
first aid kits
Place made:
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1943-1945
Topic:
African American  Search this
Medicine  Search this
Military  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Alan Laird
Object number:
2017.111.23
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Medical
Tools and Equipment-Military
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd567ec0cfc-6d79-450c-8659-863bd91bfc18
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.111.23
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Crate sent by Lt. Garwood Hardiman to Mrs. Ora Mae Hardiman

Issued by:
United States Army, American, founded 1775  Search this
Used by:
Garwood Von Hardiman, American, 1916 - 2002  Search this
Received by:
Ora Mae Hardiman, American, born 1896  Search this
Medium:
wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 13 1/2 × 25 15/16 × 14 1/2 in. (34.3 × 65.9 × 36.8 cm)
Type:
crates
Place used:
Lyles Station, Gibson County, Indiana, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1944
Topic:
African American  Search this
Communities  Search this
Families  Search this
Military  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Lyles Station Historic Preservation Corporation
Object number:
2012.155.5
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Military
Exhibition:
Power of Place
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 051
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd51266f608-1d5d-406b-b614-85bb5a98f473
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.155.5
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Pack of bandages from D-Day 1944

Manufactured by:
Paul Hartmann AG, German, founded 1818  Search this
Owned by:
Master Sergeant Wallace B. "Jack" Jackson, American, born 1915  Search this
Received by:
Hattye T. Yarbrough, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on gauze and butcher paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 3 x 6 1/4 x 1 1/2 in. (7.6 x 15.9 x 3.8 cm)
Type:
souvenirs
Place collected:
France, Normandy, Europe
Date:
1944
Topic:
African American  Search this
Medicine  Search this
Military  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Hattye Thomas Yarbrough
Object number:
2012.8.2.6
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Military
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5d1699e81-2fde-4a97-b5af-2e01ded69948
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.8.2.6
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American Campaign service medal awarded to Lorenzo DuFau

Manufactured by:
United States Navy, American, founded 1775  Search this
Owned by:
Lorenzo A. DuFau, American, 1920 - 2015  Search this
Medium:
metal and ribbon
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 3 × 2 3/16 × 3/16 in. (7.6 × 5.5 × 0.5 cm)
Type:
medals
Date:
1985
Topic:
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
Race relations  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Lorenzo A. DuFau
Object number:
2009.5.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Awards and Medals
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd59d17c393-77fc-48bc-9258-e04ae39e1f98
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2009.5.2
Online Media:

World War II Victory service medal awarded to Lorenzo DuFau

Manufactured by:
United States Navy, American, founded 1775  Search this
Owned by:
Lorenzo A. DuFau, American, 1920 - 2015  Search this
Medium:
metal and ribbon
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 3 × 1 7/16 × 3/16 in. (7.6 × 3.7 × 0.5 cm)
Type:
medals
Date:
1989
Topic:
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
Race relations  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Lorenzo A. DuFau
Object number:
2009.5.3
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Awards and Medals
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5188a4a9d-759b-4d33-a26e-41f1b976ea86
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2009.5.3
Online Media:

European African Middle Eastern Campaign service medal awarded to Lorenzo DuFau

Manufactured by:
United States Navy, American, founded 1775  Search this
Owned by:
Lorenzo A. DuFau, American, 1920 - 2015  Search this
Medium:
metal and ribbon
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 3 × 1 7/16 × 1/4 in. (7.6 × 3.7 × 0.6 cm)
Type:
medals
Date:
1985
Topic:
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
Race relations  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Lorenzo A. DuFau
Object number:
2009.5.4
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Awards and Medals
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5c4663ad1-1abe-4fb3-a4f5-23ef011f845f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2009.5.4
Online Media:

No. 432 Colored Troops Receive Training on the 50 Cal. Anti-Aircraft Machine-Gun, Fort Bragg, N. C.

Published by:
W. R. Thompson & Co., American, 1888 - 1941  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W: 3 1/2 x 5 3/8 in. (8.9 x 13.7 cm)
Type:
picture postcards
Place depicted:
Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1941 - 1944
Topic:
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
Photography  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2010.36.5.16
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd523369ac3-0982-4452-9fc4-bb7324d01fcf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.36.5.16
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