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Guide to the Corporal Raymond Marshall Collection, 1942-1945
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Description
Raymond Marshall was an African-American US Army Air Corps Corporal who served in World War II, before military service branches in the US were desegregated. Marshall was assigned to an Air Base Security Battalion unit comprised of black enlisted men under the command of a white officer. He served in the Pacific Theater, spending time in Hawaii and on other islands, including Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa, among others. The Corporal Raymond Marshall Collection documents Marshall's experiences in the war, and consists of a single diary Marshall used from 1942-1945, including several pieces of ephemera and clippings he tucked between the pages.
Background
Raymond Marshall was a US Army Air Corps Corporal who served in World War II. As an African-American man serving in the US military before it was desegregated, Marshall was assigned to an Air Base Security Battalion unit comprised of black enlisted men under the command of a white officer. Marshall was originally from Gilmer, Texas, and entered the Army in September of 1942 aged 21 years. He served in the Pacific Theater, and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal in February 1945.
Extent
0.21 linear feet
Restrictions
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
The collection is open for research use.