The 923rd Engineer Regiment is the only colored unit in the IX Engineer Command, and the largest single Negro organization in ETOUSA. The Regiment arrived on the continent of Europe in September, 1944 and has since been employed on airdomes on the southern airdromes on the southern front in support of the 1st French Army and the U.S. 7th Army, and has completed construction and rehabilitation projects across the Continent and into Germany. The famous 200 voice United States Army Negro Chorus is comprised of members of this regiment.
Aviation Engineers in Mobile Warfare
The 923rd EAR was activated 2 September 1942 at Elgin Field, Florida and then staged out of Camp Kilmer, New Jersey.
- U.S. Army. 923rd Engineer Aviation Regt. Workin’ on Those Airdromes: An Overseas Report From the 923rd Engineer Aviation Regiment: 827th Engineer Battalion, 829th Engineer Battalion, 847th Engineer Battalion, 859th Engineer Battalion. n.p., 1945 41 p. #503-923.1945.