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BLACK US troops mutinied in Townsville in 1942 and turned machineguns on their officers, in a secret chapter of the war in the Pacific that has come to light through the papers of the late US president Lyndon B. Johnson.
The scandal was hushed up for nearly 70 years after being described in a report given to and apparently kept by Johnson as "one of the biggest stories of the war which can't be written, shouldn't be written".
"The 96th Engineers, a negro battalion, had a mutiny a few months back and expended 30,000 rounds of machine gun ammo. Luckily no one was hurt but they were after the white officers."
Whilst in Townsville on 6 June 1942, Lyndon Johnson had dinner with Robert Sherrod, a US Reporter for Time Magazine at the Queens Hotel US Officers Club. Sherrod handed a report to Johnson on a riot at Kelso near Townsville by the Negro soldiers of the 96th Engineers General Services Regiment and asked him to take the report back to the States as the story had been censored in Townsville.
Originally posted by DYepes
STOP BEING RACIST PIGS!!!
Moral of the story though, STOP BEING RACIST PIGS!!! at least 19 men would have still been alive if a couple of officers had simply not been raised to be ignorant fu(ktards.
Who on here has said anything, even remotely racist?