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80-G-43078 Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, Illinois

Photo #: 80-G-43078  Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, Illinois
Title: Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, Illinois
Caption:
Description: Company 833, made up of African-American recruits, in formation on 20 August 1943. The company was entered in the station's Hall of Fame, established by the Great Lakes weekly newspaper to honor crack recruits. Company Honor Man was Robert F. Gervin, Company Clerk. William H. Walker was Apprentice Chief Petty Officer. Simon Fouse was Master-at-Arms. Note flags. Left one features a rooster. Right flag is the Navy Battalion Flag, with N.T.S. Great Lakes written across its top. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-43078
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  • People--African Americans
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  • Photograph
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  • World War II 1939-1945
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