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80-G-300215 First African-American U.S. Navy Officers

Photo #: 80-G-300215  First African-American U.S. Navy Officers
Description: 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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