MacArthur was one of the few theater commanders who welcomed black troops into his command. However, “colored” units in the Pacific were almost never employed in a combat role. One exception was 93rd Division. Despite the skepticism of many senior commanders, the division had performed satisfactorily in training and in the Texas-Louisiana maneuvers of 1943. The 93 Division was ordered to Hawaii in December 1943 […]

via African-American Soldiers of the Pacific War – Intermission Story (16) — Pacific Paratrooper

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