Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Black Troops at Iwo Jima

Black Troops at Iwo JimaHigh Resolution Image Seeking to rescue a Marine who was drowning in the surf at Iwo Jima, this sextet of Negro soldiers narrowly missed death themselves when their amphibian truck was swamped by heavy seas.
From left to right, back row, they are T/5 L. C. Carter, Jr., Private John Bonner, Jr., Staff Sergeant Charles R. Johnson. Standing, from left to right, are T/5 A. B. Randle, T/5 Homer H. Gaines, and Private Willie Tellie." March 11, 1945. S/Sgt. W. H. Feen. 127-N-114329

Pictures chosen from the records of the Army Signal Corps in Record Group (RG) 111, the Department of the Navy in RG 80, the Coast Guard in RG 26, the Marine Corps in RG 127, and the Office of War Information in RG 208.

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Cat Up North said...


I was wondering about the Iwo Jima picture you posted of the Black troops. Is it from the Library of Congress OWI collection, or a different collection? I'd love to use it. Do you have a TIFF file?


sookietex said...

hi Catherine, you'll find this photo, it's number 13, and many others like it at the National Archives Pictures of African Americans During World War II culled by them from many sources.

no tiffs are available online as far as i can tell but i see provisions for ordering slides and such there.

we highlighted a few more with an article here Black Troops at Iwo Jimagood luck with your project, your friend sookietex

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