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Photo #: 80-G-300215
First African-American U.S. Navy Officers
Photographed in February 1944, soon after attaining officer rank in the Naval Reserve.
They are (seated in front row, left-to-right):
Ensign George C. Cooper, USNR;
Ensign Graham E. Martin, USNR;
Ensign Jesse W. Arbor, USNR;
Ensign John W. Reagan, USNR;
Ensign Reginald E. Goodwin, USNR;
(standing in back row, left-to-right):
Ensign Dennis D. Nelson, USNR;
Ensign Phillip G. Barnes, USNR;
Ensign Samuel E. Barnes, USNR;
Ensign Dalton L. Baugh, USNR;
Ensign James E. Hare, USNR;
Ensign Frank E. Sublett, USNR;
Warrant Boatswain Charles B. Lear, USNR.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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29 November 1998