Training at Fort Benning.Additional title: [African American officer candidate Perry Johnson (left) and Corporal George Bethel (center) standing and reading papers while African American officer candidate Travis L. Banks (right) looks on, Fort Benning, Georgia, May 2, 1946.]
NamesUnited States. Army (Sponsor)
Post World War II activity.
U.S. Army - Training centers and military bases.
Dates / OriginDate Created: late 1945-1949Date Created: 1946-05
Library locationsSchomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints DivisionShelf locator: Sc Photo Military
TopicsGeorgiaAfrican American menUnited States -- Armed Forces -- African AmericansFort Benning (Ga.)
GenresPhotographsGelatin silver prints
NotesContent: The majority of images from the post World War II period (late 1945-1949) depict the activities of the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy including individual and group portraits of enlisted personnel and officers; American troops stationed in the former Axis territories (Germany, Italy, and Japan); and views of Army and Navy training centers and military bases in the U.S., with an emphasis on presenting the military's attempts to integrate its troops and the co-operation between white and African American personnel. Also included are some views of troops returning home to the United States; families being reunited at overseas bases; and medal presentations to war heroes. Activities of the U.S. Marine Corps are limited; the Air Force, Coast Guard and National Guard are not represented.Content: Caption on back: "Officer Candidate Perry Johnson (left), 2604 Indiana Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, has completed his 7th week in the 17-week cycle at the Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia. Candidate Johnson is 19 years old and had a year's service with the Army Air Corps prior to coming to Infantry OCS. Corporal George Bethel (center), 1208 7th Avenue, Akron, Ohio, is on detached service from his unit, the 364th Infantry Regiment, stationed in the Aleutian Islands, to attend the Non-Commissioned Officer school at Benning. Candidate Travis L. Banks (right), 718 Ferry Avenue, Camden, New Jersey, is also on the roster of men at Benning aspiring to become second lieutenants. 5/2/46."
Physical DescriptionExtent: 1 photographic print: gelatin silver, 8 x 10 in.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13049857Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b1a84050-c645-012f-7186-58d385a7bc34
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