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Object Name Print, Photographic
Catalog Number TRE2006.002.2672
Description Photograph of unidentified men of the 372 infantry. Developed on July 15, 1941.


The 372nd Infantry Regiment. was an African American regiment, nominally a part of the 93rd Infantry Division (Colored), that served with the French Army in World War I. The 372nd Infantry Regiment was composed of the First Separate Battalion of the District of Columbia; the 9th Ohio Separate Battalion; Company L of Massachusetts; the First Separate Company of Connecticut; the First Separate Company of Maryland---all these being National Guard troops, and 250 drafted men from Camp Custer, Michigan, recruited mainly from Michigan and Wisconsin.

The 372nd Regiment was seconded to the 157th French Army division called the Red Hand Division in need of reinforcement under the command of the General Mariano Goybet awarded by the Distinguished Service Medal (United States).

Search Terms WWII
black soldiers
Subjects African Americans
Soldiers
World War II