Battle storied outfit is reborn.Additional title: [Color guard consisting of African Americans Corporal Gilbert Henderson, Staff Sergeant Edward W. Malone, and Sergeant John Pierce, Antiaircraft Artillery and Guided Missiles Center, Fort Bliss, Texas, July 25, 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: 1946-07
Library locationsSchomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints DivisionShelf locator: Sc Photo Military
TopicsFlags -- AmericanAfrican American menUnited States -- Armed Forces -- African American officersFort Bliss (Tex.)Color guards
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: "Corporal Gilbert Henderson, Montgomery, Alabama; Staff Sergeant Edward W. Malone, Greenville, South Carolina, and Sergeant John Pierce, New York City, form the color guard which received the colors of the 450th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion, recently activated at the Antiaircraft Artillery and Guided Missiles Center, Fort Bliss, Texas. The newly formed battalion, which knocked down enemy planes in Italy during World War II, is composed of approximately 600 colored troops, the majority of whom are re-enlistees in the Regular Army. 7-25-46."
Physical DescriptionExtent: 1 photographic print: gelatin silver, 10 x 8 in.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13049857Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b6bff210-c645-012f-70c4-58d385a7bc34
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