Of all the minority groups, the African-Americans contributed the most manpower. There were more than nine hundred thousand African- American men enlisted in the military, they served in different military branches- Army, Navy, Marine Corps and the Coast Guard. FDR also gave them the permission to join the Air Corps, and to attend officer training schools. The “Tuskegee Airmen” included pilots, navigators, bombardiers, maintenance and support staff, instructors, and all the personnel who kept the planes in the air.They proved conclusively that African Americans could fly and maintain sophisticated combat aircraft.The Tuskegee Airmen overcame segregation and prejudice to become one of the most highly respected fighter groups of World War 2.
Hispanics have always participated in wars america fought, they fought in every major battle in Europe Theatre in World War 2, around 53,000 Puerto Ricans served in the Army. The New Mexico National Guard based in the Philippines was the largest American unit in that archipelago. Puerto Ricans were assigned as replacements to units in the Panama Canal zone, more than nine thousand Latinos died in World War 2. Hispanics demonstrated their patriotism by either carrying arms or supporting the war effort with their labor. Despite the resentment grew towards Americans with Japanese ancestry after the Pearl Harbor incident, some Japanese Americans still wanted to join the Army and contribute to the country. In 1943, the government gave the Japanese Americans the chance to enlist in the Army. Thus, the 442nd Regiment Combat Team was born, composed of Nisei volunteers from Hawaii and the mainland,it was also the most decorated unit for its size and length of service, in the entire history of the U.S. Military. More than 33,000 Niseis joined the Army and fought in many European campaigns.
The last group that also helped contribute to the U.S. War effort is Native Americans- the Navajo Code Talkers. Over 400 Navajo...
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