African Americans In the U. S. Army - Early WWII
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Selectees being called for permanent station
    SC123965 - Selectees being called for permanent station (Reception Area). 
    Ft. Benning, Georgia (July 21, 1941) 
    Photo #161-SC-41-1067 by the 161st Sig. Photo. Co.
 
Selectees boarding train
    SC123964 - Selectees boarding train and enroute to permanent camp 
    Ft. Benning, Georgia (July 21, 1941) 
    Photo #161-SC-41-1066 by the 161st Sig. Photo. Co.
 
Working on telephone connection box
    SC120202 - Corporal John Ferrari, 4th Signal Service Co. working on telephone connection box. 
    Ft. Jay, New York (March 1941) 
    Signal Corps Photo #1448
 
Radio men
    SC120206 - Negro [African American] radio men at Ft. Benning, GA 
    Ft. Benning, Georgia (June 1941) 
    Infantry School Photo #41598-3
 
Walkie-talkie demonstration
    SC120205 - A member of the Negro [African American] troops at Ft. Benning, Georgia, demonstrating walkie-talkie radio set. 
    Ft. Benning, Georgia (June 1941) 
    Infantry School Photo #41598-2
 
810th Engineer Battalion
    SC123899 - The 810th Engineer Battalion, stationed at MacDill Field, Fla., moving to the new bombing range in the Gulf of Mexico, known as Mullet Key. 
    MacDill Field, Florida (October 1941) 
    (G75-D)
 
810th Engineer Battalion
    SC123900 - The 810th Engineer Battalion, stationed at MacDill Field, Fla., moving to the new bombing range in the Gulf of Mexico, known as Mullet Key. 
    MacDill Field, Florida (October 1941) 
    (G75-F)
 
810th Engineer Battalion
    SC123896 - The 810th Engineer Battalion, stationed at MacDill Field, Fla., moving to the new bombing range in the Gulf of Mexico, known as Mullet Key. 
    MacDill Field, Florida (October 1941) 
    #075-A-7771 BP
 
810th Engineer Battalion
    SC123897 - The 810th Engineer Battalion, stationed at MacDill Field, Fla., moving to the new bombing range in the Gulf of Mexico, known as Mullet Key. 
    MacDill Field, Florida (October 1941) 
    (G75-B)
 
810th Engineer Battalion
    SC123898 - The 810th Engineer Battalion, stationed at MacDill Field, Fla., moving to the new bombing range in the Gulf of Mexico, known as Mullet Key. 
    MacDill Field, Florida (October 1941) 
    (G75-E)
 
A convoy of Army trucks
    SC120258 - A convoy of Army trucks from the 184th Field Artillery at Ft. Custer, Michigan, lined up to take visiting friends and relatives from Chicago from a nearby railroad junction to the Army Post. 
    Ft. Custer, Michigan (June 1941) 
    Signal Corps Photo #616-8-13
 
Visitors' Day for the 184th FA
    SC120259 - Visitors' Day for the 184th Field Artillery at Ft. Custer, Michigan, brings thousands of Chicagoans to the Army post to inspect the equipment and meet their friends and relatives. 
    Ft. Custer, Michigan (June 1941) 
    Signal Corps Photo #616-8-15
 
Staff of 184th leading troops
    SC120263 - Staff of the 184th Field Artillery leading the troops on the parade ground at Ft. Custer, Michigan, during the review for the recent Visitors' Day held there. 
    Ft. Custer, Michigan (June 1941) 
    Signal Corps Photo #616-8-25
 
184th Field Artillery in review
    SC120264 - Staff of the 184th Field Artillery reviewing the organization on Visitors' Day held recently at Ft. Custer, Michigan, for members of the 184th's Women's Club and friends. 
    Ft. Custer, Michigan (June 1941) 
    Signal Corps Photo #616-8-26
 
Drum and Bugle corps
    SC123914 - Men of the Negro drum and bugle corps of the 810th  Negro [African American] Engineer Battalion at MacDill Field, Tampa, Florida. Members are Corporal Huell Worley, Privates Willie Moore, Maxie Separmen, Bernard Williams, Albert parker, James Tate, Herbert Vaughn, Guy Allen, Russell Tribble, Robert Dudley, Emmet Rucker, Thomas Weldon, William Spruill, Elmer Armstrong, and Frank Simmons. 
    MacDill Field, Tampa, Florida (October 1941)
 
The Band
    SC123950 - Private Alton Davenport, Band Leader. 
    Ft. Benning, Georgia (July 26, 1941) 
    Photo #161-SC-41-1308 by the 161st Signal Photographic Company
 
An informal jam session
    SC123963 - Reception Center Band at informal "jam" session.  Most of the men played in well-known bands.  Members are L to R: Leader- Alton Davenport, Albert Greenfee, Julius Prykor, Willis Brown, Walter Boles, Rudolf Vines, Noah Philpot, Royal Flagg, James Biliker, Wendel Page, William H. Stover, William Jemison, James Sanders, Ernest Paulin, Assistant Leader- Lawrence E. Isgard, and Harry Edwards. 
    Ft. Benning, Georgia (July 21, 1941) 
    Photo #161-SC-41-1062 by the 161st Sig. Photo. Co.

 

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