Jump for Joy Jazz Band

Submitted by:

Dominique Taddei

Location:

Corsica, France

About:

In my village in Corsica France, we had the 41st Engineer Regiment, they were all African Americans, rebuilding the bridges destroyed by the Germans and building the new airfields on Corsica. They had a jazz band  nicknamed “Jump for Joy” or “Heap Cat”.

Source: NARA via Dominique Taddei USS Corsica, France