Marcus H. Ray tours Wright Field.Additional title: [A white P-80 pilot standing next to a plane and speaking to African American Marcus H. Ray, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of War, as four other African American men look on and listen, Army Air Forces Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio, 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
TopicsDayton (Ohio)African American menWright-Patterson Air Force Base (Ohio)Shooting Star (Jet fighter plane)
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: "On a recent tour of the Army Air Force's Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio, Marcus H. Ray, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of War, found that integration of white and Negro civilian workers at the field had been accomplished without fanfare. Above a P-80 pilot tells Mr. Ray about the Air Force's newest plane. Left to right: Al Dunmore, Ohio editor of the Pittsburgh Courier; Chauncey Spencer, Racial Relations Advisor at Wright Field; the P-80 pilot and Mr. Ray; Leon Taylor, Ohio representative of the Associated Negro Press and Jake Gaitor, instructor at Wilberforce University. 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): b5b2ab60-c645-012f-67d1-58d385a7bc34
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