This is how it's done.Additional title: [African American Captain Richard W. Williams, executive officer of the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, walking in an open field with the ropes of a deflated parachute hanging from his parachute pack to the right, Normandy Field, Alabama, August 1, 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: 1946-08
Library locationsSchomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints DivisionShelf locator: Sc Photo Military
TopicsParatroopersMilitary trainingAlabamaAfrican 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: "Captain Richard W. Williams, Waycross, Georgia, executive officer of the 555th 'Winged Panthers' Parachute Infantry Battalion, demonstrates the proper way of collapsing and rolling up a chute following a successful jump at Normandy Field, Alabama. The 555th is attached to the 82nd 'All American' Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. 8-1-46."
Physical DescriptionExtent: 1 photographic print: gelatin silver, 8 x 10 in.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13049857Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b55da4c0-c645-012f-79ef-58d385a7bc34
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