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African American Soldiers Carry a Japanese Prisoner

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African American soldiers carry a Japanese prisoner from stockade to be evacuated and treated for malnutrition. At Iwo Jima, the segregated Eighth Marine Ammunition Company and the 33d, 34th, and 36th Marine Depot Companies served as part of the shore party of the V Amphibious Corps. Elements of the ammunition company and the 36th Depot Company landed on D-Day, February 19, 1945, and within three days all the units were ashore, braving Japanese fire as they struggled in the volcanic sand to unload and stockpile ammunition and other supplies, and move the car go inland. Eleven black enlisted Marines and one of the white officers were wounded, two of the enlisted men fatally. The African American companies that fought at Iwo Jima shared in the Navy Unit Citation awarded the support units of V Amphibious Corps.
Image Filename wwii1172.jpg
Image Size 1.30 MB
Image Dimensions 2832 x 2319
Photographer Fox, Don
Photographer Title
Caption Author Jason McDonald
Date Photographed February 23, 1945
Location Iwo Jima Beach
City Iwo Jima
State or Province Bonins
Country Japan
Archive National Archives and Records Administration
Record Number
Status Caption ©2007, ©2024 MFA Productions LLC
Image in the Public Domain

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