Lest We Forget - African American Military History by Researcher, 
				Author and Veteran Bennie McRae, Jr.

The Making of an Australian World War II Documentary

African American World War II Veterans who served in Australia and the South Pacific Interviewed for a Documentary to be Televised on SBS Television in Australia, and there will be Worldwide Distribution

Big Island Pictures PTY LTD

Executive Producer - Mark Chapman

Executive Producer - Ruth Berry

Producers - Mark Chapman and Veronica Fury

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Suzi Lucas - Sound Recording Engineer Craig Lucas - Cinematographer


Nicole McCuaig - Interviewer/Writer/Director Veronica Fury - Writer/Producer



Doubletree Hotel
Dayton, Ohio
March 7 and 8, 2005

Dayton Participants
Paul Harris - U. S. Army
Dayton, Ohio
Replacement Unit - 93rd Infantry Division (South Pacific)
George Ellis - U. S. Army
Centerville, Ohio
45th Quartermaster Laundry Company (Europe - late brother served in the 93rd Infantry Division - wounded in South Pacific and recuperated in Australia)
Jay Crosby - U. S. Army
Dayton, Ohio
93rd Infantry Division (South Pacific)
Otis Carter - U. S. Navy
Detroit, Michigan
USS Regal and USS Casablanca (Australia and South Pacific)
Jonas Bender - U. S. Marine Corps
Yellow Springs, Ohio
51st Defense Battalion (South Pacific)
Frederick J. Smith - U. S. Army
Dayton, Ohio
9th U. S. Cavalry Regiment - 92nd and 93rd Infantry Divisions
(South Pacific)
Bennie J. McRae, Jr.  - U. S. Air Force (Korea)
Trotwood, Ohio
Project Coordinator/Dayton (Air and Airways Communication Service)

Monday, March 7, 2005

Bennie and Nicole George Ellis and (L-R) Suzi, Nicole and Veronica Otis Carter (Detroit, Michigan) and Veronica Paul Harris Bennie, Suzi and Craig Bennie and Veronica

Tuesday, March 8, 2005

Nicole, Jay and Bennie Nicole and Otis Nicole and Jonas Nicole and Frederick L-R: Nicole, Otis, Veronica, Bennie, George, Jay and Frederick Sailor and Marine Otis and Jonas


Frederick Smith's Medals,  Dogtags and Unit Patch

Category: Events | Subcategory: Interviews | Tags: documentary
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