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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
The author 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 naive 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. 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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnston, Carolyn
Dewey number
  • 940.54/1273092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D769.31 92nd
LC item number
J65 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Johnston, Eugene Edwin
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
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
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Buffalo soldiers at the World War II Memorial -- "This is your father" -- The road to war -- Training at Fort Huachuca -- Marriage and Bisbee -- Buffalo soldiers in the Jim Crow army -- Maneuvers in Louisiana -- "I'll be seeing you": the long wait -- Combat in Italy: September 1944-January 1945 -- From defeat to victory: February-November 1945 -- Coming home -- My search for my father's war -- Fort Huachuca -- Carlisle and the battle for memory -- Notes from Italy -- The Buffalo soldiers at the Capitol Rotunda
Control code
769430602
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 223 pages
Isbn
9780817386207
Lccn
2012005532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)769430602
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
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Buffalo soldiers at the World War II Memorial -- "This is your father" -- The road to war -- Training at Fort Huachuca -- Marriage and Bisbee -- Buffalo soldiers in the Jim Crow army -- Maneuvers in Louisiana -- "I'll be seeing you": the long wait -- Combat in Italy: September 1944-January 1945 -- From defeat to victory: February-November 1945 -- Coming home -- My search for my father's war -- Fort Huachuca -- Carlisle and the battle for memory -- Notes from Italy -- The Buffalo soldiers at the Capitol Rotunda
Control code
769430602
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 223 pages
Isbn
9780817386207
Lccn
2012005532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)769430602

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