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Battle storied outfit is reborn.

Image ID: 1260323

Battle storied outfit is reborn.  [[Color guard consisting of African Americans Corporal Gilber...] (July 1946)

Image Details

Image Title

:  Battle storied outfit is reborn.

Alternate 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.]

Additional Name(s)

: United States. Army -- Sponsor

Created Date

: July 1946

Medium

: Gelatin silver prints

Specific Material Type

: Photographs

Item Physical Description

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

Item/Page/Plate

: 40364

Notes

: 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."

Source

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

Source Description

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

Location

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

Catalog Call Number

: Sc Photo Military

Digital ID

: 1260323

Record ID

: 612730

Digital Item Published

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

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