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The Resource My Father's War : fighting with the Buffalo Soldiers in World War II, Carolyn Ross Johnston

My Father's War : fighting with the Buffalo Soldiers in World War II, Carolyn Ross Johnston

Label
My Father's War : fighting with the Buffalo Soldiers in World War II
Title
My Father's War
Title remainder
fighting with the Buffalo Soldiers in World War II
Statement of responsibility
Carolyn Ross Johnston
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
My Father's War tells the compelling story of a unit of black Buffalo Soldiers and their white commander fighting on the Italian front during World War II. The 92nd Division of the Fifth Army was the only African American infantry division to see combat in Europe during 1944 and 1945, suffering more than 3,200 casualties. Members of this unit, known as Buffalo Soldiers, endured racial violence on the home front and experienced racism abroad. Engaged in combat for nine months, they were under the command of southern white infantry officers like their captain, Eugene E. Johnston. Carolyn Ross Johnston draws on her father's account of the war and her extensive interviews with other veterans of the 92nd Division to describe the experiences of a naïve southern white officer and his segregated unit on an intimate level. During the war, the protocol that required the assignment of southern white officers to command black units, both in Europe and in the Pacific theater, was often problematic, but Johnston seemed more successful than most, earning the trust and respect of his men at the same time that he learned to trust and respect them. Gene Johnston and the African American soldiers were transformed by the war and upon their return helped transform the nation
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
MHW
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1948-
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Johnston, Carolyn
Dewey number
  • 940.54/1273092
  • 940.541273092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D769.31 92nd
LC item number
J65 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • United States
  • Johnston, Eugene Edwin
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Johnston, Eugene Edwin
  • United States
  • United States
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • HISTORY
  • Armed Forces
  • Military campaigns
  • Military participation
  • Regimental histories
  • Italy
  • United States
Label
My Father's War : fighting with the Buffalo Soldiers in World War II, Carolyn Ross Johnston
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Part I. War and Memory; 1. The Buffalo Soldiers at the World War II Memorial; 2. "This Is Your Father"; Part II. Becoming a Buffalo Soldier; 3. The Road to War; 4. Training at Fort Huachuca; 5. Marriage and Bisbee; Part III. The Fight to Fight; 6. Buffalo Soldiers in the Jim Crow Army; 7. Maneuvers in Louisiana; Part IV. Women Waiting; 8. "I'll Be Seeing You": The Long Wait; Part V. Facing the Gothic Line: War Stories in Black and White; 9. Combat in Italy: September 1944-January 1945; 10. From Defeat to Victory: February-November 1945
  • Part VI. Life after World War II11. Coming Home; Part VII. Afterword; 12. My Search for My Father's War; 13. Fort Huachuca; 14. Carlisle and the Battle for Memory; 15. Notes from Italy; 16. The Buffalo Soldiers at the Capitol Rotunda; Appendix I; Appendix II; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
809774624
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 223 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780817386207
Lccn
2012005532
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)809774624
Label
My Father's War : fighting with the Buffalo Soldiers in World War II, Carolyn Ross Johnston
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Part I. War and Memory; 1. The Buffalo Soldiers at the World War II Memorial; 2. "This Is Your Father"; Part II. Becoming a Buffalo Soldier; 3. The Road to War; 4. Training at Fort Huachuca; 5. Marriage and Bisbee; Part III. The Fight to Fight; 6. Buffalo Soldiers in the Jim Crow Army; 7. Maneuvers in Louisiana; Part IV. Women Waiting; 8. "I'll Be Seeing You": The Long Wait; Part V. Facing the Gothic Line: War Stories in Black and White; 9. Combat in Italy: September 1944-January 1945; 10. From Defeat to Victory: February-November 1945
  • Part VI. Life after World War II11. Coming Home; Part VII. Afterword; 12. My Search for My Father's War; 13. Fort Huachuca; 14. Carlisle and the Battle for Memory; 15. Notes from Italy; 16. The Buffalo Soldiers at the Capitol Rotunda; Appendix I; Appendix II; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
809774624
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 223 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780817386207
Lccn
2012005532
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)809774624

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