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African-American members of the US Army 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion parading in honor of Joan d'Arc at the marketplace where she was burned at the stake, Rouen, France, 27 May 1945

Caption     African-American members of the US Army 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion parading in honor of Joan d'Arc at the marketplace where she was burned at the stake, Rouen, France, 27 May 1945 ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   111-SC-42644
Photos on Same Day 27 May 1945
Added By C. Peter Chen

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Joan Denman says:
4 Feb 2010 09:29:04 AM

The correct name is 6888th Central Postal Battalion. There is NO "Directory" in the title. Do not go by what others have on the Web. See the official history of the Women's Army Corps, by Mattie Treadwell.

Joan Denman, with the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience
2. Anonymous says:
25 Jan 2012 07:15:42 PM

I am seeking active 6888th Central Postal Battalion Chapters in the Southeast Georgia, area. Please reply email: reverend_logan@yahoo.ocm
3. Donald Logan says:
27 Jun 2012 03:19:29 PM

Greetings, I am seeking the help of everyone interested in helping me to celebrate the history and salute the descendants of all original members of the 6888th Postal Battalion along with every African American unit that served during wwII. in one great PASS IN REVIEW. If you are a member of a local chapter of any all colored World War 2 African, Pacific, or European Theater, please respond to this invitation ASAP.
4. Anonymous says:
27 Jun 2012 06:51:11 PM

Gosh how time flies, I did not recognize that I was replying to myself, from six months ago {anonymous 25 Jan 2012 :)} Are you still out there Joan Denman?
5. Janice Martin says:
6 May 2013 08:36:11 PM

My mother is a 6888. She is 91 and sharp as a tack.

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