Seeking information on African American GIs who attended Army University Centers in Europe in 1945-46.

U.S. Army University Centers were established in Europe in 1945 in Biarritz France, Florence Italy, and Shrivenham England, for GI's to attend while awaiting redeployment home. Attendance was through unit nominations, and each active army unit could send a quota of soldiers to attend meaning that all-Black units could send the same number as their all-white counterparts. It resulted in a unique integrated campus environment where Black and White (and Japanese-American) soldier lived, ate, and attended classes together. I am interested in identifying records of African American soldiers who attended these center and understand more of their experience.

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