African American's In World War Two Action Pack : Reading List Suggestion.

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This is a follow up based on the previous threads. On this one please write out suggestions for reading materials primary/secondary sources dealing with African Americans in the Great WW2.
After a few days I will type up all the suggestions on a google doc and start obtaining some of the books for research.

Thanks

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As always, there's a green book for it: The U.S. Army in World War II: Special Studies: The Employment of Negro Troops, by Ulysses Lee. Sections that might be of particular interest include:

XV. OVERSEAS DEPLOYMENT AND THE NATURE OF UNITS
XVII. CONVERSIONS AND COMMITMENTS
XVIII. GROUND, AIR, AND THE ASSET SIDE
XIX. MOUNTAIN AND PLAIN

Units it definitely discusses:

The 24th Infantry
The 93d Division
The 25th Regimental Combat Team
The 370th Regimental Combat Team
 
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Great Project! Here's a list to work from, with links to Amazon or full downloads in rare occasions. I tried to break it down by subject, and as I've been powering through, I haven't really vetted anything here, so use at your own risk.

General

African American Troops in World War II (Elite) Paperback – November 20, 2007
by Alexander Bielakowski (Author), Raffaele Ruggeri (Illustrator)

Liberators : fighting on two fronts in World War II
by Potter, Lou; Miles, William, 1931-; Rosenblum, Nina

The invisible soldier : the experience of the Black soldier, World War II
by Motley, Mary Penick, 1920-

Buckley, Gail. American Patriots: The Story of Blacks in the Military from the Revolution to Desert Storm. New York, NY: Random House, 2001.

Blacks in the Army Air Forces During World War II By Alan M. Osur - (Full Download)

From Segregation to Desegregation: Blacks in the U.S. Army 1703 - 1954
by Colonel Raymond B. Ansel - (Full Download)

761st Tank Battalion

Brothers in Arms: The Epic Story of the 761st Tank Battalion, WWII's Forgotten Heroes Paperback – May 10, 2005
by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Author), Anthony Walton (Author)

The Black Panthers: A Story of Race, War, and Courage―the 761st Tank Battalion in World War II Hardcover – August 8, 2014
by Gina M. DiNicolo (Author)

The Black Panthers at War: The 761st Tank Battalion and General Patton's Drive on Germany Paperback – January 16, 2016
by Gina M. DiNicolo (Author)

The Men that Served with Distinction - The 761st Tank Battalion - Maj Craig A. Trice (Full Download)

Patton's Panthers: The African-American 761st Tank Battalion In World War II Paperback – February 1, 2005
by Charles W. Sasser (Author)

92nd Infantry Division

Buffalo Soldiers: The 92nd Infantry Division and Reinforcements in World War II, 1942-1945 Paperback – February 1, 1991
by Thomas Saint John Arnold (Author)

The 92nd Infantry Division and the Italian Campaign in World War II Paperback – April 9, 2001
by Daniel K. Gibran (Author)

A Fragment of Victory in Italy: The 92nd Infantry Division in WWII (Divisional Series) Hardcover – January 1, 1993
by Col. Paul. Goodman (Author)

October 1942-June 1945 with the 92d Infantry Division - The regimental history.

The Buffalo Saga Paperback – February 18, 2009
by James Harden Daugherty (Author)

Black Warriors: The Buffalo Soldiers of World War II Memories of the Only Negro Infantry Division to Fight in Europe During World War Paperback – March 8, 2011

Buffalo soldiers in Italy : Black Americans in World War II
by Hargrove, Hondon B., 1916-

93rd Infantry Division

Fighting for Hope: African American Troops of the 93rd Infantry Division in World War II and Postwar America (War/Society/Culture) Hardcover – Illustrated, November 24, 2008
by Robert F. Jefferson (Author)

The Fight Near Hill 250 - Warfare History Article - (Full Download)

784th Tank Battalion

The 784th Tank Battalion in World War II: History of an African American Armored Unit in Europe Paperback – August 25, 2015
by Joe Wilson Jr. (Author)

After Action Report, 784th Tank Battalion: January thru May 1945 -
by 784th Tank Battalion

758th Tank Battalion

The 758th Tank Battalion in World War II: The U.S. Army's First All African American Tank Unit Paperback – Illustrated, April 10, 2018
By Joe Wilson Jr. (Author)

320th Barrage Balloon Battalion

Forgotten: The Untold Story of D-Day's Black Heroes, at Home and at War Paperback – November 1, 2016
by Linda Hervieux (Author)
 

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Great Project! Here's a list to work from, with links to Amazon or full downloads in rare occasions. I tried to break it down by subject, and as I've been powering through, I haven't really vetted anything here, so use at your own risk.

General

African American Troops in World War II (Elite) Paperback – November 20, 2007
by Alexander Bielakowski (Author), Raffaele Ruggeri (Illustrator)

Liberators : fighting on two fronts in World War II
by Potter, Lou; Miles, William, 1931-; Rosenblum, Nina

The invisible soldier : the experience of the Black soldier, World War II
by Motley, Mary Penick, 1920-

Buckley, Gail. American Patriots: The Story of Blacks in the Military from the Revolution to Desert Storm. New York, NY: Random House, 2001.

Blacks in the Army Air Forces During World War II By Alan M. Osur - (Full Download)

From Segregation to Desegregation: Blacks in the U.S. Army 1703 - 1954
by Colonel Raymond B. Ansel - (Full Download)

761st Tank Battalion

Brothers in Arms: The Epic Story of the 761st Tank Battalion, WWII's Forgotten Heroes Paperback – May 10, 2005
by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Author), Anthony Walton (Author)

The Black Panthers: A Story of Race, War, and Courage―the 761st Tank Battalion in World War II Hardcover – August 8, 2014
by Gina M. DiNicolo (Author)

The Black Panthers at War: The 761st Tank Battalion and General Patton's Drive on Germany Paperback – January 16, 2016
by Gina M. DiNicolo (Author)

The Men that Served with Distinction - The 761st Tank Battalion - Maj Craig A. Trice (Full Download)

Patton's Panthers: The African-American 761st Tank Battalion In World War II Paperback – February 1, 2005
by Charles W. Sasser (Author)

92nd Infantry Division

Buffalo Soldiers: The 92nd Infantry Division and Reinforcements in World War II, 1942-1945 Paperback – February 1, 1991
by Thomas Saint John Arnold (Author)

The 92nd Infantry Division and the Italian Campaign in World War II Paperback – April 9, 2001
by Daniel K. Gibran (Author)

A Fragment of Victory in Italy: The 92nd Infantry Division in WWII (Divisional Series) Hardcover – January 1, 1993
by Col. Paul. Goodman (Author)

October 1942-June 1945 with the 92d Infantry Division - The regimental history.

The Buffalo Saga Paperback – February 18, 2009
by James Harden Daugherty (Author)

Black Warriors: The Buffalo Soldiers of World War II Memories of the Only Negro Infantry Division to Fight in Europe During World War Paperback – March 8, 2011

Buffalo soldiers in Italy : Black Americans in World War II
by Hargrove, Hondon B., 1916-

93rd Infantry Division

Fighting for Hope: African American Troops of the 93rd Infantry Division in World War II and Postwar America (War/Society/Culture) Hardcover – Illustrated, November 24, 2008
by Robert F. Jefferson (Author)

The Fight Near Hill 250 - Warfare History Article - (Full Download)

784th Tank Battalion

The 784th Tank Battalion in World War II: History of an African American Armored Unit in Europe Paperback – August 25, 2015
by Joe Wilson Jr. (Author)

After Action Report, 784th Tank Battalion: January thru May 1945 -
by 784th Tank Battalion

758th Tank Battalion

The 758th Tank Battalion in World War II: The U.S. Army's First All African American Tank Unit Paperback – Illustrated, April 10, 2018
By Joe Wilson Jr. (Author)

320th Barrage Balloon Battalion

Forgotten: The Untold Story of D-Day's Black Heroes, at Home and at War Paperback – November 1, 2016
by Linda Hervieux (Author)
This is an outstanding list! Thank you so much. I'll be getting these from the library over Christmas Break!
 

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Fantastic thread and I’d love to see this pack in print some day.
 

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John C. McManus does cover this in several of his books. Currently reading “Island Infernos”, the second volume in his coverage of the US Army in the Pacific. It does mention this too.
 
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