A collection of photographs, documents and clippings from an African American member of the 93rd Segregated Infantry Division. Includes three folders of material: 100s of personal photographs, newspaper clippings, Japanese surrender documents, all housed in three folders. Photographs include the Japanese surrender to US Forces, Japanese surrender to Field Marshall Thomas Blamey at Australian Headquarters in Morotai, Japanese hospital ships under United States military control, life of locals in Morotai – Dutch New Guinea, Carol Landis and Bob Hope entertaining troops and a variety of newspaper clippings related to the negro war effort. A unique collection of photographs and ephemera from the Pacific Theater of World War II.
Comments: I do not differentiate among soldiers. I have seen Negro soldiers in this war and I have many reports on their work where they have rendered very valuable contributions…Negros have done the job given them. – General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower. The 93rd Infantry Division was a “colored” segregated military unit formed in World War I. They were reactivated for World War II and shipped to the Pacific Theater in 1944. They were used primarily in construction and defensive operations. The division occupied Morotai of Dutch New Guinea from April – October 1945.