Forgotten : the untold story of D-Day's Black heroes, at home and at war
Title
Forgotten : the untold story of D-Day's Black heroes, at home and at war

Author
Hervieux, Linda author.

ISBN
9780062313799

Edition
First edition.

Physical Description
xiii, 353 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Contents
Author's note -- War brewing -- Too dumb to fight -- "This is a white man's country" -- Sentinels of the sky -- "We were like little dogs" -- Last stop, U.S.A. -- A taste of freedom -- The greatest hour -- Forgotten -- Epilogue.

Corporate Subject
United States. Army. Antiaircraft Barrage Balloon Battalion, 320th -- History.

Subject Term
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy.
 
World War, 1939-1945 -- Balloons -- United States.
 
African American soldiers -- Biography.
 
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, African American.
 
World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental histories -- United States.

Summary
In the early hours of June 6, 1944, the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion, a unit of African-American soldiers, landed on the beaches of France. Their orders were to man a curtain of armed balloons meant to deter enemy aircraft. One member of the 320th would be nominated for the Medal of Honor, an award he would never receive. Drawing on newly uncovered military records and dozens of original interviews with surviving members of the 320th and their families, Linda Hervieux tells the story of these heroic men charged with an extraordinary mission, whose contributions to one of the most celebrated events in modern history have been overlooked.


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