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



This page features views of African Americans training at Great Lakes for World War II Shore Patrol service.

The following pictures feature African Americans participating in sports and other recreational activities at Great Lakes during World War II.
For additional views of Wartime training and other activities at Great Lakes, see:
General Views;
Graduation Ceremonies;
Field & Military Training;
Recreation and Sports;
Visiting Entertainers, Political Figures and Celebrities.

Additional pictorial coverage of African Americans during World War II African Americans and the U.S. Navy - World War II

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Photo #: 80-G-294879

Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, Illinois


Inspecting Shore Patrol trainees at the Negro Service School, November 1943.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

Online Image: 76KB; 740 x 605

Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 
Photo #: 80-G-294876

Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, Illinois


Baton practice for Shore Patrol trainees at the Negro Service School, November 1943.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

Online Image: 119KB; 740 x 605

Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 
Photo #: 80-G-294878

Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, Illinois


Revolver training for Shore Patrol trainees at the Negro Service School, November 1943.
Weapons in use all appear to be Smith & Wesson types.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

Online Image: 83KB; 740 x 580

Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 
Photo #: 80-G-294877

Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, Illinois


Disarming technique practice for Shore Patrol trainees at the Negro Service School, November 1943.
The man on the left is holding a revolver.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

Online Image: 90KB; 740 x 595

Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 
Photo #: 80-G-294880

Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, Illinois


Hand-to-hand combat practice for Shore Patrol trainees at the Negro Service School, November 1943.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

Online Image: 73KB; 740 x 585

Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 


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