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A group of African American soldiers who were stationed in North Yarmouth during World War II posed in a truck in front of the box cars where they lived at Route 9 and North Road.
The soldiers were guarding a Grand Trunk Railroad bridge in Dunn's Corner, North Yarmouth, to preserve access to Canada by rail in case the ports were bombed.
Soldiers are, from left, Pvt. Harding Moore of North Carolina (obscured by steering wheel), Sgt. McArthur Stafford of New York, Pvt. Howard Stringfellow of Louisiana, Pvt. Florentino Lopez of New York, Henry G. Roberts of New York, Robert A. Stephens of New York, and Charles E. Rountree of Baltimore.
The photo was taken in July 1942.
About This Item
- Title: Soldiers in truck, North Yarmouth, 1942
- Creation Date: 1942
- Subject Date: 1942
- Town: North Yarmouth
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Local Code: Coll. S-5695, Misc. Box 137/1
- Collection: Black soldiers in North Yarmouth photographs
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- African Americans--Maine--North Yarmouth
- Soldiers--Maine--North Yarmouth
- United States. Army--African American troops
- World War, 1942-1945
- Stafford, McArthur
- Moore, Harding
- Stringfellow, Howard
- Lopez, Florentino
- Roberts, Henry G.
- Stephens, Robert A.
- Rountree, Charles E.
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