Hispanic and Latino Americans in World War II

Pictured: Members of the Mexican Expeditionary Air Force on Luzon Island, Philippines, July 1945. The National WWII Museum, Gift of Dylan Utley, 2012.019.234.

Student Virtual Field Trip

Los Veteranos: Latinos in World War II

An important part of US history long before World War II, the war gave Latinos new opportunities and presented them with new challenges. Because Latinos did not serve in segregated units, as African Americans did, their WWII history is sometimes overlooked. Was that history unique, and if so, how? Students learn about Latino WWII heroes and average soldiers, as well as issues of ethnicity and acculturation on the Home Front.This program is offered free of charge during National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15- October 15) through generous support from Pan American Life Insurance Group.

Available to K-12 classrooms, library patrons, lifelong learning groups. 


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