NYC Honorary Street Names

369th Infantry

369th Infantry Regiment “Harlem Hellfighters” Lane (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the north corner of Tuskegee Airmen Way and 159th Street
Honoree: New York's 369th Infantry Regiment, also known as the Harlem Hellfighters, was the first African-American regiment to serve with the American Expeditionary Force during WWI. The nickname Hellfighters was given to them by the Germans for their toughness. They never lost a man through capture; lost a trench; or lost a foot of ground to the enemy. The regiment was demobilized on February 28, 1919, at Camp Upton at Yaphank, New York. (Wills) [This is one of 18 namings along Tuskegee Airmen Way honoring outstanding units and individuals in African-American military history.]

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