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Title:Above and beyond the call of duty
Date:1942 May 27

This poster features a large image of Doris "Dorie" Miller, an African American sailor who is celebrated as a hero of the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941. He led his fellow sailors, many of whom were injured, to safety, and he used a machine gun to shoot down Japanese planes. He was the first African American sailor to receive the Navy Cross. Miller died in battle in 1944.

Exhibited: African-American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship, Library of Congress, 1998.

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Local identification number: Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-2328 (8-10) (b&w film neg.); (digital file from original negative)

Types:Posters | StillImage
Subjects:Miller, Doris, 1919-1944 | United States. Navy--African Americans | African American sailors | African American men | Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941 | Navy Cross (Medal) | West Virginia (Armored cruiser) | World War, 1939-1945--Participation, African American | United States, 37.09024, -95.712891
Collection:African American Odyssey
Institution:Library of Congress
Contributors:Library of Congress. Prints and Photographs Division
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Persistent Link to Item:http://crdl.usg.edu/id:loc_afamodyssey_0810001r
Persistent Link to Item:http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/odyssey/archive/08/0810001r.jpg