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Photograph of African-American military band, circa 1943

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Photograph of unidentified African-American military band during World War II, probably taken at or near Karachi Air Base in India (now in Pakistan). Photograph probably taken by Morris Levine. Morris Levine was born on Dec. 8, 1917 in Nashville, Tennessee, the son of Hyman and Mary Levine, who were Jewish immigrants from Russia. He graduated from Hume-Fogg High School in 1934. He attended the YMCA Night Law School, took the bar exam in 1938, and was still under 21 years old when he received his license to practice law. He was engaged to Virginia Hiken before World War II, but they postponed their marriage due to the war. He served in the Army Air Corps and as a Judge Advocate in Karachi, India, part of the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater of operations during World War II. He served in the 54th Material Squadron as part of the 51st Air Base Group. Forms part of the Veterans History Project. 1 black and white photographic print (snapshot).
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