Preparing to jump.Additional title: [African American Staff Sergeant James O. Snowden wearing a parachute pack and waiting in line to jump out of a C-47 transport plane, April 11, 1946.]
NamesUnited States. Army. Signal Corps (Sponsor)
Post World War II activity.
U.S. Army - Training centers and military bases.
Dates / OriginDate Created: late 1945-1949Date Created: 1946-04
Library locationsSchomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints DivisionShelf locator: Sc Photo Military
TopicsParatroopersMilitary trainingAfrican American menUnited States -- Armed Forces -- African American officersUnited States. Army -- African American troops
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: "It's everybody out when the Jumpmaster gives the signal and with split-second timing members of the all-Negro 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion hit the clouds. Moving to the door of the C-47 Transport plane is Staff Sergeant James O. Snowden, New Orleans, Louisiana, who a moment after the picture was taken was drifting down to earth. The 555th is assigned to the 82nd (All American) Airborne Division and is stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. 4/11/46."
Physical DescriptionExtent: 1 photographic print: gelatin silver, 10 x 8 in.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13049857Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b4e7e0b0-c645-012f-352f-58d385a7bc34
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