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Battalion-a large body of troops ready for battleIt was a large battalion of German plane flying towards us

 

Squadron- an operational unit in an air force consisting of two or more flights of aircraft and the personnel required to fly them.When you get in the air stay with your squadron. Don’t fly off playing hero.Major General-an officer in the U.S. army, Air Force, and Marine Corps ranking above brigadier general and below lieutenant general.When major Gen. tells you to do something don’t ask any questions got it?Patriotism- a person who shows much glory to their country and is ready to defend it against enemies or dictators.That was some real patriotism you showed out there son, I’m proud of you and proud to call you a U.S. soldier.Artillery – large –caliber guns used in warfare: tanks and heavy artillery.Ok son were going to assign you to a heavy artillery unit, can you handle that?Conscription- compulsory enlistment for state service, typically into the armed forces.Back when our great grandpa was young they had conscription and you had to go fight in the wars.Buffalo soldiers- an African-American cavalry soldier.When I was in middle school an old buffalo soldier came and spoke to us about what he did and how it was only a few of them left.Infantry- soldiers marching of fighting on foot.My uncle was in the 345th infantry of 1942.Glorified-represented in such a way as to appear more elevated or special.When our team won the.

10. Valor-great courage in the face of danger, esp. in battle.

Johnson received a medal for his acts of valor.

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African Americans in World War II: Legacy of Patriotism and Valor - YouTube

Department of the Army African Americans in World War II: Legacy of Patriotism and Valor AVA20001VNB1, 1997 This documentary contains extensive film footage ...
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This video cansists of African American war vets telling about their memories and stories they have from the war. others speak on how proud they were to be able to serve in the war and recieve a medal of honor. blacks also spoke about how they wanted their war bravery to her with the civil rights going on outside the war. it is great patriotism being shown from these men. in the war these vets were tuskegee airmen, u.s. army soldiers, vice admiral, and they all glorified what they did in the war.

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African Americans in the Military (Buffalo Soldiers, Tuskegee Airmen, 54th Massachusetts Infantry) | Infoplease.com

African Americans in the Military (Buffalo Soldiers, Tuskegee Airmen, 54th Massachusetts Infantry) | Infoplease.com | 452nd anti-aircraft battalion + african americans in ww2 | Scoop.it
Significant African-American regiments serving in the military before the integration of the armed forces.
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this web page tells about blacks in the military like the 54th Massachusetts infantry, the Buffalo soldiers and the tuskegee airmen. the tuskege airmen is the topic the had caught my eye and drew my attention. durring wwii african americans were letting it be know to the Government that they were being treated un equal. also durring that time the army was still segregated. but in 1941 the first black army pilot program was made in tuskegee Alabama. i know they were still mad because they are still not in the same army as the whites. but at the tuskegee base the soldiers were taught and trained to fly planes. they flew to north africa and meet up with captain Ben Davis. this relates to my topic because this was the gateway to the black pilots we have today.

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Patriotism Crosses the Color Line: African Americans in World War II | The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Patriotism Crosses the Color Line: African Americans in World War II | The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History | 452nd anti-aircraft battalion + african americans in ww2 | Scoop.it
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African Americans have been the targets for racial violence throughout a lot of the history of the united states. But the blacks have always been supportive of the United States, even more during the times of war. 2.5 million African Americans signed up to be in the army. 1 million got to serve as draftees and other volunteers. They were put in to all parts of the army during conflict.

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Website #1: At least 2 Black combat units came ashore on D-Day

This story bears repeating: The 320th may have been the first Black unit to land on D-Day at Omaha but they were NOT the only Black unit.
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A man buy the name of Bruce Kimzey interviewed two men who served together in the 452nd anti-aircraft artillery battalion. The two men haven’t had any contact since their service. Kimzey spoke to the first man in person on his 90th birthday in 2007. Kimzey had spoken to the other man after finding him in a nursing home in Florida.  The both of them spoke of how their squads were unexpectedly combined and how they arrived in Omaha. 

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African Americans in the army essay.

 

Back during the 1700s when blacks and whites were in segregation, the military was too. The white soldiers in the army didn’t want to be in the same unit as a black. So blacks and white were in different squads/units. According to wiki search it hasn’t been one war that blacks haven’t participated in. the first listed war of many more  was is the revolutionary war. In Britain during the 1700s free black men could enlist or be drafted because of his violations. Blacks were also the Tuskegee airmen of WWII. Men from all over would go to Tuskegee and be trained to fly planes. Others were taught to work as ground support   it was said to only be a test because some people in the military weren’t very fond of the idea. The airmen would go on missions of escorting bomber planes and protecting them from enemy fire.  They only failed to protect 7 out of the 27 missions. Was that an accomplishment? I think yes.  But one downer to the accomplishments of blacks in the war was that the black pilots weren’t able to fly commercially after the war.

 

Black people haven’t always been in the army. They had the chance to help out when the army was running short of soldiers and since the arrival on d-day of the 452nd and the unit they were paired with . But they have always been loyal to the army during  war. Even when they couldn’t fight yet they had volunteer jobs doing other thing. From the readings I’ve done they have also been the gateway to us having blacks in the army according to the stories Bruce Kimzey was told. The blacks have come a very long way in serving this country. From not being able to join, to getting to volunteer, fight, then getting to fight with whites in 1948 when truman signed the executive order, and now getting high army ranks. If it wasn’t for them before us, making it possible for going through the things they did, our military service wouldn’t be what it is today. if it was for the valiant service of blacks that made truman decide to desegregate the army it would still be the same way. 

 

 

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Wings For This Man - YouTube

Department of the Army Army Air Forces Special Film Project Number 151 Wings for This Man AVA08663VNB1, 1945 Wings for this Man is a propaganda film produced...
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wings for this man is a youtube video explaining the tuskegee airmen. the tuskegee airmen  are normal men who used to be everyday people. now they get up every morning doing a regular patrol that can turn in to a dog fight ending with nazi planes going down in blood and flames. all the things they know they dont just show up knowing it. the airmen first have to be students, at a famous school called the tuskegee institute it. the school was founded by booker t. washington  independence day 1881 (july 4th). there airmen can learn to fix, navigate, and fly a fighter plane. men had quit there job to come be pilots. the men there arent judged from how they look but from how they fly there plane. 

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Major General Marcia M. Anderson was the First African American female major general in the U.S. Army

Major General Marcia M. Anderson was the First African American female major general in the U.S. Army | 452nd anti-aircraft battalion + african americans in ww2 | Scoop.it
Major General Marcia M. Anderson was the First African American female major general in the U.S. Army, The United States Army pays tribute to African American Soldiers who have served honorably from the Revolutionary War to today's Overseas Operations.
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the african americans have came a very long way in serving in the army. blacks have been serving honorbly to our country for 200 years. they have worked there ways up from the lowest rank of just having to be volunters to getting into the army. i believe its a very big accomplishment for black to be able to serve and get high ranks. its also a even bigger accomplishment for a african americam women to be able to be in the army. its a greater thing for  Marcia M. Anderson to be the first black women to be ranked Major General.

 
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Website #2: African Americans in WW2

Website #2: African Americans in WW2 | 452nd anti-aircraft battalion + african americans in ww2 | Scoop.it
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While in the years before 1948 the u.s. army was segregated. The army had fewer then 4,000 African Americans serving in 1941. All the serving blacks were assigned to non-combat jobs. After 1948 the need for soldier was high and they started putting blacks on the front lines. before they had jobs as medics, truck drivers, etc. they were on a come up.

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