The Triple Nickles and Operation Firefly

This blog was composed by Todd Crumley and Aaron Arthur This series of color transparencies documents the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, the U.S. Army’s first African-American paratrooper unit, and their participation in Operation Firefly. Firefly was initiated in response to the threat of potential wildfires caused by Japanese balloon bombs arriving on the west coast  beginning in … Continue reading The Triple Nickles and Operation Firefly

How to Research: Photographs Relating to WWII Air Force Units

Previously the Still Pictures Branch introduced the initial blog in a four part series on various methods of researching World War II unit records. The first part of the series discussed methods of researching photographs of U.S. Army units during the war. This installment of the series will cover helpful techniques in U.S. Air Force … Continue reading How to Research: Photographs Relating to WWII Air Force Units

How to Research: Photographs Relating to World War II Army Units

This post was co-authored with Kaitlyn Crain Enriquez. In this four part series, the Still Picture Branch will be introducing various methods that can be used while researching photographs of military units during World War II. The first part will focus specifically on Army photographs, but we will also cover Air Force, Navy, and Marine research in … Continue reading How to Research: Photographs Relating to World War II Army Units