Episode 105 The Six Triple Eight
The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, nicknamed the "Six Triple Eight", was the only all-black, all-female battalion overseas during World War II. They were dedicated to the mission to boost morale for service members but it would take decades for their country to acknowledge them for their service.
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Episode Resources Double V Campaign. Newspapers.com
LTC Charity Adams Early. Women of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion
6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion. National Museum United States Army
Lena King, 6888 Central Postal Directory Battalion U.S. Army, World War II. Veterans Chronicles. Dec 5, 2019
These Black Female Heroes Made Sure U.S. WWII Forces Got Their Mail. History. February 21, 2019.
Procession, funeral for Bertha Dupre set for Friday morning. The Salisbury Post. March 20, 2019
The SixTripleEight: No Mail, Low Morale. National World War II Museum New Orleans. February 10, 2021
Sen. Moran Introduces Bill to Award the Congressional Gold Medal to the WWII “Six-Triple-Eight” Battalion. Jerry Moran United States Senator for Kansas. February 2021
Black female WWII unit hoping to get congressional honor. Associated Press. July 13, 2021
Honoring Veterans of WWII: Women of the 6888th. Burns and McConnell. November 18, 2021
And Still, They Served: Black Servicewomen in World War II. Military Women’s Memorial.
Invisible Warriors: African American Women in World War II. Charlie Horse Productions
Sugar Pines by Wes Hutchison Licensed under Creative Commons
Alone With My Thoughts by Esther Abrami Licensed under Creative Commons
Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Pantherburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use