Dear Mr. Rosemond,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located a series titled Records of Ground Combat Units, Support Units and Other Commands, 1939 - 1950 in the Records of the U.S. Marine Corps (Record Group 127) that contains 59 file units for the 5th Marine Amphibious Corps for the 1940s. We were unable to locate specific files of the 8th Marine Ammunition and 36th Marine Depot Companies during WWII. We also located the Records of Amphibious Corps, 1940-1946 in Record Group 127 that may include records of the V Amphibious Corps during World War II. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at email@example.com.
We also located the Motion Picture Film of Marine Corps Activities in Guam in Record Group 127 that may pertain to the African American Marine Corps units of interest to you. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Motion Pictures (RDSM) at firstname.lastname@example.org and request other available films in their holdings.
Photographs of various U.S. Marine Corps activities dating from 1940 to 2007 are in the custody of the National Archives at College Park - Still Picture (RDSS). Please contact RDSS via email at email@example.com and their web site is https://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/college-park/photographs-dc.html and inquire about those African American Marine units of interest with them.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT2, RDSM, and RDSS. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.
You may wish to review the Library of Congress’ Gladstone Collection of African American Photographs for any relevant photographs that they have in their custody; and see The Right to Fight: African-American Marines in World War II (Pride Mixed with Bitterness) for additional information.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!
Here is some information follow the links and click on images to enlarge, the 8th Ammunition Company, and 36th Depot Company was awarded the (NUC) Naval Unit Citation.
Black Marines pose with one of the Army DUKW amphibious trucks used to bring cargo ashore and carry away the wounded for medical treatment to ships offshore. National Archives Photo 127-GW-334-114329