January 20, 2003


Members of a U.S. 5th Army port battalion, which usually consisted
of all Negro troops, unload supplies at beach at Salerno, Italy. Note
the DUKW amphibious vehicles being driven off of landing craft and
onto the beach. The jerry cans in the foreground are labeled "W"
and contain fresh water. Photo dated September 18, 1943,
from the Webmaster's collection.