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Author Hervieux, Linda, author.

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

Publication Info. New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015]
©2015

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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    940.5412 HER    Available
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    940.5412 HER    Available
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Edition First edition.
Description xiii, 353 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-336) and index.
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.
Subject United States. Army. Anti-Aircraft Barrage Balloon Battalion, 320th -- History.
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.
Added Title Untold story of D-Day's Black heroes, at home and at war
ISBN 9780062313799 (hardcover)
0062313797 (hardcover)

 
    
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