A Netflix Movie About WWII’s Legendary 6888th Postal Battalion Starts Filming
The 6888th Central Directory Postal Battalion was World War II’s only all-female, all-Black battalion. The unit has been getting some long overdue attention after a 2019 article by Kevin M. Hymel published in WWII History magazine inspired a movement that led to the unit being awarded a Congressional Gold Medal in 2022.
The 855 women in the 6888th were sent to England in 1945 and given a seemingly impossible task, sorting through a three-year backlog of mail sent to troops. The unit eventually delivered 17 million pieces of mail to its rightful recipients.