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What were the duties contributions activities and conditions of the African-American units that fought in the World War 2 Southern France and Rheinland Campaigns?

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January 08, 2005 2:06PM

Some of the duties of African Americans Troops during WWII

consisted of providing cover from German Aircraft on D-Day. In the

famous picture of D-Day where you see Ballons being flown over Utah

Beach, that was in fact a Negro Ballon Unit operating the ballons.

They also drove many dangerous missions transporting supplies and

men on the Red Ball Express. It was the colored soldiers driving to

the front at the, delivering 101 Airborne Division, Battle of the

Bulge. Pictures of the heroic deeds can be found at Ft. Eustis

Transportation Museum and also at the Army War College at Carlise


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