Army of occupation in Germany after the war. Be the first to hear about breaking news, as it happens. Winning the war would be only a partial victory if the United States did not also overturn racial discrimination at home. It examines the tension between race and nationality—specifically African American identity and American identity. But for the black soldiers, it was their first experience of a society without a formal Jim Crow color line. He says the early successes of the Tuskegee Airmen and other black units paved the way towards fully integrating the military. Thompson of Wichita, African american during world war two.