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Source:   U.S. Army - Training centers and military bases.

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Preparing to jump.

Image ID: 1260318

Preparing to jump.  [[African American Staff Sergeant James O. Snowden wearing a ...] (April 1946)

Image Details

Image Title

:  Preparing to jump.

Alternate Title

: [African American Staff Sergeant James O. Snowden wearing a parachute pack and waiting in line to jump out of a C-47 transport plane, April 11, 1946.]

Additional Name(s)

: United States. Army. Signal Corps -- Sponsor

Created Date

: April 1946


: Gelatin silver prints

Specific Material Type

: Photographs

Item Physical Description

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


: 40253


: Caption on back: "It's everybody out when the Jumpmaster gives the signal and with split-second timing members of the all-Negro 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion hit the clouds. Moving to the door of the C-47 Transport plane is Staff Sergeant James O. Snowden, New Orleans, Louisiana, who a moment after the picture was taken was drifting down to earth. The 555th is assigned to the 82nd (All American) Airborne Division and is stationed at For ....
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: 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

: 1260318

Record ID

: 612717

Digital Item Published

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

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