Sergeant John Clark and Staff Sergeant Ford Shaw clean small arms

John Clark, Ford Shaw

Sgt. John C. Clark&S/Sgt. Ford M. Shaw from Company E, 25th Combat Group, 93rd Division of the United States are cleaning their M1 Garand rifles near the East-West trail to Bougainville Island.

The 93rd Infantry Division of the US Army existed in 1917-1919 and was re-established in May 1942 (disbanded in 1946). This division was called “colored” because of the large number of black soldiers in its composition.

 

 

Location: Bougainville Island
Date: 04 April 1944
By Schuman

 

 

Source: National Archives of the United States.

In : 1944

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