African American engineer unit in the construction of the Alaska Alcan Highway
Prior to the alcan highway initiative, African American units did not work under white supervision. When it was for seen that the highway would not be built in time if more troops were not available, Congress allowed three colored regiments ( 93rd , 95th, and 97th) to work alongside the non colored units. Due in part to the hard work and dedication to these men, African Americans were integrated into all military units in 1947.
95th Engineer Regiment - Colored
World War II, 1942-1943, Canadian Wilderness.
10,607 U.S. soldiers built a road 1,522 miles long in 8 months.
3,695 of these soldiers were Black men.