Group portrait of African Americans, Seabee Band members, from the 30th Special U.S. Naval Construction Battalion, playing on a stage
@ Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division. The New York Public Library
Naval Photographic Center (U.S.)
DescriptionCaption on back: "One of the hottest bands in the ETO is that of the 30th Special U.S. Naval Construction Battalion; These follows play for U.S. Navy dances in villages, towns and cities of England wherever a Navy "hop" schedule them to make with some music; Picture shows left to right : Walter L. Wheller, Coxswain [sax]; Charles C. Cheesman, SK3c [piano]; Percy O. Branch, Coxswain [trumpet]; Thomas J. Lindsey, coxswain [trumpet]; Edward A. Grant, Slc [drums]; Paul H. Vaughn, EM3c [Trumpet],; Arthur R. Tinsley, Slc, [trombone].
Photographs Gelatin Silver Prints