African-American Women’s Army Corps Unit in WW2, 1945

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Major Charity Adams, 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion of the Women’s Army Corps commander, and Captain Abbie Noel Campbell, 6888th CPD executive officer, inspect the first soldiers from the unit to arrive in England. February 15th, 1945.

The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion was the only all African-American Women’s Army Corps unit sent to Europe during World War II, and was mainly responsible for clearing mail which has been stuck for years in both England and France.

Book suggestion ⤵️

📖 Standing Up Against Hate: How Black Women in the Army Helped Change the Course of WWII (Mary Cronk Farrell, 2019)

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