African Americans and the U.S. Navy
World War II Activities in the United States
Naval Air Station, Seattle, Washington



This page, and the next two links below, feature African American Navy personnel at the Seattle Naval Air Station during World War II. Included are barracks scenes, physical education and recreation, aircraft maintenance and activities at the Steward's Mates School.

For additional images of African-Americans at N.A.S. Seattle during World War II, see

For other pictorial 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

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Photo #: 80-G-233273

Naval Air Station, Seattle, Washington


Master at Arms, Coxwain Third Class LeRoy Young (right) receiving new men at his barracks, 26 April 1944.
Men are (left to right):
Steward's Mate Second Class Avery Dowell;
Steward's Mate Second Class Charles Parker;
Steward's Mate Second Class George Robertson
Note seabags, lashed hammocks and Young's Master at Arms' shield.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

Online Image: 84KB; 590 x 765

Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 
Photo #: 80-G-233270

Naval Air Station, Seattle, Washington


Lashing a hammock for duty, in Barracks 184, 26 April 1944.
Men are (left to right):
Coxwain Third Class William Howard Trice;
Seaman Second Class James Armstrong;
Coxwain Third Class LeRoy Young, Master at Arms;
Seaman First Class Clifford Summers.
Note Young's rating badge and Master at Arms shield.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

Online Image: 84KB; 580 x 765

Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 
Photo #: 80-G-233282

Naval Air Station, Seattle, Washington


The "Jive Bombers" band, under the direction of Chief Petty Officer Brabenic, outside the base theater, 2 May 1944.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

Online Image: 92KB; 740 x 595

Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 
Photo #: 80-G-233284

Naval Air Station, Seattle, Washington


Sailors doing calisthenics as part of their physical fitness program, 2 May 1944.
Note "N.A.S." athletic jacket worn by the group leader, at right.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

Online Image: 96KB; 740 x 600

Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 
Photo #: 80-G-233283

Naval Air Station, Seattle, Washington


Sailors exercising in the station swimming pool as part of their physical fitness program, 2 May 1944.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

Online Image: 117KB; 600 x 765

Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 
Photo #: 80-G-233272

Naval Air Station, Seattle, Washington


Sailors play soccer as part of their physical fitness program, 2 May 1944.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

Online Image: 119KB; 590 x 765

Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 


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