African American 92 Infantry Division

Events

The 92nd, which had fought in France during World War I, was once again activated in 1942.

1942

The 92nd, which had fought in France during World War I, was once again activated in 1942.

1942

After landing on the Italian mainland at Salerno on September 9, 1943

1943

Gen. Edward M. Almond, the 92nd began combat training in October 1942 and went into action in Italy in the summer of 1944.

1944

In the spring of 1944, after years of pressure from the black community, the government grudgingly rescinded its policy .

1944

On July 30, 1944, the first wave of Buffalo Soldiers–the 370th Regimental Combat Team–disembarked.

1944

By the early morning hours of September 2, the 370th Engineers and 1st Armored Engineers had cleared minefields.

1944

The main attack started on September 10.

1944

Now they once again hoped to make significant advances .

1944

The Allies had unsuccessfully attempted to destroy Kesselring

1946

Both medals were not awarded until 1997

1997