WWII Red Ball Express Truck
February 29, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum in Carrabelle, FL is hosting a rare opportunity to see a famed WWII Red Ball Express Truck up-close and personal as part of the last day of its African-American Servicemen special exhibit. This piece of hard working history will be on display at the museum on Saturday, February 29, from 11 am – 4 pm. The museum will also be screening a movie on the Red Ball Express at 1 pm.
After D-Day, the Allied military forces made a critical push from Normandy across France. Supply lines were soon stretched to their breaking point. Without ammunition, fuel and food, the US Army would have soon been at a standstill. A huge trucking effort called the “Red Ball Express” was created and played a key role in the defeat of the Nazis. Nearly 75 percent of all Red Ball Express drivers were African American.
This unique event will close out Camp Gordon Johnston Museum’s month-long exhibit honoring the service of African American soldiers during WWII. There is no charge for this event and admission to the museum is free.