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Normandy: #10 – The African American Soldiers of D-Day – History Traveler Episode 184


December 23, 2021

This episode was produced in partnership with The Gettysburg Museum of History. See how you can support history education & artifact preservation by visiting their website & store at https://www.gettysburgmuseumofhistory…

Part 10 of the “Normandy 1944” Series Were there any African American troops who landed at Omaha or Utah Beach on D-Day? You never see them depicted in any movies on the subject. It turns out that there was in the form of the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion. These men provided a valuable service on D-Day that did much to secure the beachhead for the Allies. We also touch on the story of one African American medic whose actions on June 6th very well should have earned him the Medal of Honor. Much to learn in this one!

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