Black soldiers

The Unsung Heroes of D-Day

Written by on 6 June 2024

During World War II, thousands of Allied troops landed in Normandy on June 6, 1944 for the historic D-Day invasion, including roughly 2,000 African American soldiers. Despite facing discrimination in a segregated military, they fought alongside their comrades with courage. The 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion, the only African American combat unit that day, set up […]

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