6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion

Cpl. Alyce Dixon (right) poses with other members of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion during World War II. The only African-American WomenÕs Army Corps unit to serve in Europe during World War II, the battalion was responsible for clearing a massive backlog of mail in first England and then France. Viewing their jobs as crucial to morale at the front, Soldiers processed some 65,000 pieces of mail per shift and worked three shifts a day. At the same time, they faced constant prejudice and broke gender and racial barriers. (Photo: the late Alyce Dixon)

Cpl. Alyce Dixon (right) poses with other members of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion during World War II. The only African-American WomenÕs Army Corps unit to serve in Europe during World War II, the battalion was responsible for clearing a massive backlog of mail in first England and then France. Viewing their jobs as crucial to morale at the front, Soldiers processed some 65,000 pieces of mail per shift and worked three shifts a day. At the same time, they faced constant prejudice and broke gender and racial barriers. (Photo: the late Alyce Dixon)

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6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion

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