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    The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, the African American women who served overseas during WWII

  • Fredrica Foster

    African American WACs (U.S. Army), World War II by Black History Album, via Flickr

  • Glenna Gourley

    May 27,1945 -- The 6888th Central Postal Battalion was an all female, all black unit responsible for sorting every piece of mail sent to US troops in the European theater. Sorting the 90 billion pieces of mail sent to American troops in Europe required the women to keep track of the location of every US solider in Europe, including all 7,500 Robert Smiths. Yet thanks to their round the clock sorting, 65,000 letters went out three times a day to soldiers throughout Europe."

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