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Preparing for the jump.

Image ID: 1260316

Preparing for the jump.  [[African American Sergeant James C. Snowden of the 555th Par...] (March 1946)

Image Details

Image Title

:  Preparing for the jump.

Alternate Title

: [African American Sergeant James C. Snowden of the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion standing in the doorframe of a C-47 transport plane, preparing to jump, March 20, 1946.]


: United States. Army Air Forces -- Sponsor

Created Date

: March 1946


: Gelatin silver prints

Specific Material Type

: Photographs

Item Physical Description

: 1 photographic print: gelatin silver, 10 x 8 in.


: 40278


: Caption on back: "Staff Sergeant James C. Snowden, "stands in the door" of a C-47, preparing to jump. The men of the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion practice the take-off technique until they are letter perfect. The unit is the only all-Negro Parachute Infantry group in the Regular Army. 3-20-46."


: Military. / Post World War II activity. / U.S. Army - Training centers and military bases.

Source Description

: 3531 items (9.9 lin. ft., 39 boxes)


: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture / Photographs and Prints Division

Catalog Call Number

: Sc Photo Military

Digital ID

: 1260316

Record ID

: 612715

Digital Item Published

: 4-29-2005; updated 1-20-2012

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