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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, Normandy Field, Alabama

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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, Normandy Field, Alabama

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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, Normandy Field, Alabama
Names
United States. Army (Sponsor)
Collection

Military

Post-World War II Activity

U.S. Army training centers and military bases

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1946-08-01
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Shelf locator: Sc Photo Military
Topics
African Americans
African-American soldiers
Armed Forces -- United States
Military bases -- United States
Paratroopers
Military training
Alabama
African American men
United States -- Armed Forces -- African American officers
United States. Army -- African American troops
Genres
Photographs
Notes
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 Description
Gelatin silver prints
Extent: 1 photographic print: gelatin silver, 8 x 10 in.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13049857
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b55da4c0-c645-012f-79ef-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1946: Created
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "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, Normandy Field, Alabama" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1946. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9e7-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "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, Normandy Field, Alabama" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 16, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9e7-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. (1946). 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, Normandy Field, Alabama Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9e7-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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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, Normandy Field, Alabama