AfriGeneas Military Research Forum
Re: WORLD WAR II -Massacre of Black Soldiers
I have in my possession, a Diary Of TRAVELS of (unknown black soildiers (I guess you would say diary). It was found in a box of books at a Garage Sale. It is the travels of a young black soildier as he leaves Texas on his way to War. The train is filled with only black soildiers and he tell's about his travel's through each state, what he encounters and the friend'd he makes, has them all to sign their autographs and address. The unusual thing about this book is that his name is not in the book. It has leather binding that is in bad shape but the pages and writing is in very good condition. It starts outon Monday, June12,1944. It is fascinating to read, the person who it belonged to could write very well. He tells about going through each state and finally boarding a ship he tell's about getting bombbarded while a board the ship and all the different places they docked. He writes about the beauty and the ugly of the war. I am disabled and home-bound, but my sister took me to the Antique Road Show in Houston, Tx. The person there appraised the book to be between $500 to $800 and if it researched, it would be worth more. I am not really interested in the value but instead the history and the person who wrote it. The book comes to an end on October 1, and leaves no knowledge of this person getting killed or what. Next to the last page he states that they were part of the first "colored" flying crew. There is no way anyone could not find this diary one of the best book to read.
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