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This is how it's done.

Image ID: 1260319

This is how it's done.  [[African American Captain Richard W. Williams, executive off...] (August 1946)

Image Details

Image Title

:  This is how it's done.

Alternate 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 to the right, Normandy Field, Alabama, August 1, 1946.]

Additional Name(s)

: United States. Army -- Sponsor

Created Date

: August 1946


: Gelatin silver prints

Specific Material Type

: Photographs

Item Physical Description

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


: 39191


: 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."


: 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

: 1260319

Record ID

: 612720

Digital Item Published

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

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