Item #19088 WW2 Black Soldier Who Fought at Iwo Jima - Photo Archive. Iwo Jima Black Troops.
WW2 Black Soldier Who Fought at Iwo Jima - Photo Archive
WW2 Black Soldier Who Fought at Iwo Jima - Photo Archive
WW2 Black Soldier Who Fought at Iwo Jima - Photo Archive

WW2 Black Soldier Who Fought at Iwo Jima - Photo Archive

Photo Archive

[African American] [World War II] Archive of 40 photos and several documents from a black soldier named Ted Carter in the all black 43rd Amphibian Truck Battalion, Transportation Corps, during the Iwo Jima campaign. Black and white silver gelatin photographs, mostly around 3.5" x 5". Includes a map of Iwo Jima with major features labeled, such as the 43rd Battalion's base, Japanese defensive positions, the "Jap last stand" and "Jap General's cave". Includes a 50 yen bill from Imperial Japan. One photo depicts the Iwo Jima landing, showing American troops seeking cover under a sand bank to avoid incoming Japanese fire. We can see patches of smoke and and fortifications on the beach, as well as landing crafts on the shore. In the background is Mt. Suribachi, where the Marines would later raise the American flag, a moment captured in the iconic photo by Joe Rosenthal, a reporter from the AP that was on the scene. Iwo Jima This album seems to have been put together by Ted's wife, Mrs. Bertha Carter of Howell, NJ, and also includes a commendation from the Department of the Army for a James E. Carter, likely Ted's brother, who served in 1960-61 and later became police chief in Howell. In very good condition overall.

Item #19088

Price: $1,100.00