Join the Genealogy Revolution.
Search for your surname in the largest DNA database of its kind!

My Surname


Footnote.com

Banner - Family Tree Maker 2008

Domain Name Registration at GoDaddy.com 120x60


AfriGeneas Military Research Forum Archive

WWII Black Engineers

Hello,

Was looking at the History Channel, Saturday, and was amazed to find out that in WWII 40% of the Army Corps of Engineers were black. They built a 1500 mile road in Alaska, because the US were afraid the Japanese would attack the mainland via Alaska. It was also noted that the Black engineers were more than a little upset by the way they were treated. One soldier, a Mr. Conley said that the morale was very low, but they performed admirably anyway. In Burma, more than 60% of the Army Corps of Engineers were black and built roads through the mountains from India to China to ensure that supplies were able to get to China. Amazing, Amazing, Amazing! I had never heard about this.

Ginger


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
Copyright © 2002-2008 by AfriGeneas. All rights reserved.
AfriGeneas ~ African Ancestored Genealogy