U.S. At War: Report on the Negro Soldier

From a sympathetic observer last week came a report on an infantry division which the U.S. Army has watched with keenest interest: the Negro 92nd. The man who made the report was Truman K. Gibson, Negro civilian aide to War Secretary Stimson. The essence of what he had to say: the 92nd's battle performance had been something less than good.

Censors have never permitted correspondents to tell the whole story of the 92nd. It is recorded that the division was activated in October 1942 and, under its white commander, Major General Edward Mallory Almond, and key white officers, packed off to Italy...

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