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Jim Europe's Hellfighters Band?

Jim Europe's Hellfighters Band Maybe

An unidentified black American  Army band ready to play at a military cemetery in France or Belgium, c. 1918. Note the French officers on the rostrum. There is a strong possibility that this is the 15th US Infantry Regiment band under the direction of James Reese Europe; one clue is that the cornetist (third from left in the band) wears the stripes of a sergeant, and it is known that Europe's star cornet soloist was Sergeant Frank De Broit of Chicago. If there are any WW1 military experts who can help, please get in touch.