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WWII - THEY LANDED ON D-DAY

THEY LANDED ON D-DAY

The All Black 320th Anti-Aircraft Barrage Balloon Battalion, VLA

Bill Davison's Letter to the HistoryNet

The 320th was a part of the D-Day landings, June 6, 1944. The 320th was the first Black Unit to see combat in World War II. They landed on Omaha and Utah Beaches, D-Day, June 6, 1944. The 761st Tank Battalion landed in October of 1944, 4 months after the 320th brought their barrage balloons ashore on D-Day. All African American Units deserve recognition. The 761st deserves recognition but so does the 320th AA BBB, VLA, for they were among the first troops to set foot on the Normandy Beachhead.

Along with the following "bio", I have documents and Stars and Stripes articles. I can send copies of these if you would need them in order to give the 320th the honor they deserve.

Kindly let me know.

Sincerely,

Bill A. Davison, son of George A. Davison, one of the "39er's Invasion Group"

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WWII - THEY LANDED ON D-DAY

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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