Three black soldiers in Italy, 1944

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What it is:

Photo measuring approx. 2.5 x 3.5 inches.

What I know about it:

Click above to see the writing on the back.  It identifies the photo as being from Italy, 1944.  I believe the city is Naples, but I could be reading the handwriting incorrectly.  The rest is hard to read.  Are those names?  Nicknames?  Identification of their unit?  I’m happy for any input.

Comments:

I’m operating under the assumption that the soldiers are American and the boy is a local.  I note the soldiers’ race in the title, despite it being obvious from the image, because I can’t help but feel it must have been an extra factor in their experience of this time, this place, this war.  It’s a treat to see them so warmly received by their new friend.

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2 comments on “Three black soldiers in Italy, 1944”

  1. I wonder if these men were part of the 92nd Infantry. Otherwise known as Buffalo Soldiers.


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