U.S. Navy African American enlisted members placing six-inches-shells in magazines at the Naval Ammunition base
@ Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division. The New York Public Library
Naval Photographic Center (U.S.)
DescriptionCaption on back: "Members of a Navy base company of enlisted negroes keep the wheels humming at a Navy base on Espiritu Santo in New Hebrides; Putting their varied talents to use, they include within their ranks motor mechanist's mates, boatswain mates, signalmen and storekeepers; Though far from home, their combined energies have made of the tropic base a palm-decorated "home away from home" as they serve on the far-flung Pacific front; The group shown above are placing 6" shells in magazines at the Naval Ammunition Depot; They are [left to right] : Dodson B. Samples, S1c, Chicago, Ill.; Raymond Wynn, S1c, Sulpur Springs, Va.; Edward L. Clavo, S1c, New Orleans, La.; and Jesse Davis, S1c, Pensacola, Fla.
Photographs Gelatin Silver Prints