97: The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion

97: The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion

 
 
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On Feb 3rd, 1945, The all women of color, Six-Triple-Eight, was sent overseas to clear a two year backlog of mail. They were told it would take six months to a year to get every letter and package sorted and delivered. The Six-Triple-Eight did the entire job in three months. We salute you, women of the 6888th. This episode is a small part of their story.

SHOW NOTES:

Link to a great film footage of the 6888th. https://www.womenofthe6888th.org/

image: Wikimedia Commons
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/legalcodee

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