African-American US Army soldiers of 4185th Quartermaster Service Company unloading rations from a truck, Liege, Belgium, 1944

Caption   African-American US Army soldiers of 4185th Quartermaster Service Company unloading rations from a truck, Liege, Belgium, 1944 ww2dbase
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Photos at Same Place Liège, Belgium
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 26 Mar 2008
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1. Commenter identity confirmed C. Peter Chen says:
26 Mar 2008 09:51:18 PM

The men are, from left to right: Private Harold Hendricks, Staff Sergeant Carl Haines, Sergeant Theodore Cutright, Private Lawrence Buckhalter, Private 1st Class Hrace Deahl, and Private David N. Hatcher.
2. Anonymous says:
17 Mar 2010 07:24:40 AM

I hoping that anyone with more info on the Redball express would post this info. my father was a member of this unit and the 915th heavy trucking company. The White officers were given the credit for their partipation in world war II of which i have no problem but it was the black soldiers who drove these trucks into danger and got the vital supplies to the front lines. I have a picture of my fathers unit (with the one white commander) in my possession. I'm just trying to find out more about them. My father passed away recently at 91. He was able to tell me some interesting things. I just want to know more
3. Kathaleen Wright says:
12 Jul 2010 06:54:31 PM

My name is Kathaleen Wright, my grandfather was also apart of the Red Ball Express. I don't know much about his unit or how to obtain information about it, but if anyone has any information please forward it to my email address and I will do the same. His name was James Eddie Walton. I'm not sure of his rank, but I know that he was there.

Thank you,
Kathaleen Wright
4. Anonymous says:
8 Sep 2012 07:34:42 AM

I just saw a movie on you-tube, with a really young Sidney Poitier, called red ball express. It's all about this.
5. Anonymous says:
27 Aug 2016 03:54:43 PM

My Mother was taken by the Nazis from Southern Poland as forced labour to work on a horse farm in Belgium and then rescued by the Americans when they came through Belgium and she was taken to Paris where she joined the Polish army. I am trying to retrace her steps and if anyone has any information, I should be most grateful.

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