African Americans and the U.S. Navy
World War II Activities in the United States
Great Lakes Naval Training Station,
Field & Military Training



African-Americans and the U.S. Navy
World War II Activities in the United States
Great Lakes Naval Training Station,
Field & Military Training

This page features views of African-Americans engaged in chemical warfare training, signalling practice, boat drills and other field training at Great Lakes during World War II.

The following pictures feature African-Americans taking part in chemical warfare training, signalling practice, boat drills and other field training at Great Lakes during World War II.
For additional views of Wartime training and other activities at Great Lakes, see:
General Views;
Graduation Ceremonies;
Shore Patrol Training;
Recreation and Sports;
Visiting Entertainers, Political Figures and Celebrities.

Additioanal coverage of African-Americans during World War II, see African Americans and the U.S. Navy - World War II

For pictorial coverage of other eras, see African Americans and the U.S. Navy

Click photograph for a larger image.

Photo #: 80-G-294851

Camp Robert Smalls, Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, Illinois


Sailors in the Chemical Warfare Division present a demonstration, including use of gas masks, 9 September 1943.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

Online Image: 121KB; 740 x 610

Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 
Photo #: 80-G-294728

Camp Robert Smalls, Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, Illinois


Semaphore practice at the Service School for Signalmen, 2 April 1943.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

Online Image: 63KB; 740 x 605

Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 
Photo #: 80-G-294907

Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, Illinois


African-American recruits hoisting in pulling boats, during boat drill on the station waterfront, 14 September 1943.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

Online Image: 111KB; 740 x 610

Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 
Photo #: 80-G-294933

Camp Robert Smalls, Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, Illinois


Sailors working their way through an obstacle course, during their training at Camp Robert Smalls, 24 August 1943.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

Online Image: 154KB; 600 x 765

Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 

For higher resolution images see: Obtaining Photographic Reproductions





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