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.


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.

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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