In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Pritzker Military Museum & Library posted a video about the Six Triple Eight Central Postal Directory Battalion, the only all-African American Women’s Army Corps unit deployed overseas during World War II. Of the more than 6,500 African American women who served during World War II, this was the only all-female, all-African American battalion sent overseas during the war. Their fame stems largely from their successful mission of boosting troop morale. More than 800 women of the 6888th deployed to England, then on to France to work through the tremendous backlog of accumulated mail. The Battalion was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal on March 14, 2022.
To view the video, click here.