Virginia Fights: World War Two
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Coast Guard men stand on and around truck float during a stamp drive in Boston
"Negro sailors of the U.S.S. Mason commissioned at Boston Navy Yard on 20 March 1944 proudly look over their ship which is the first to have a predominately Negro crew."
"Lt.(jg) Harriet Ida Pickens and Ens. Frances Wills, first Negro Waves to be commissioned. They were members of the final graduating class at Naval Reserve Midshipmen's School (WR) Northampton, MA."

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