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On February 10, 1941, the 46th Field Artillery Brigade (G.H.Q.) came into being as a military unit under the command of Colonel George H. Paine. This apparently simple statement covers much, as this was the first time in the Military History of the United States that a unit as large as a Brigade was formed completely of Colored Troops.
United States Army, World War 1939-1945, Regimental histories, 46th Field Artillery Battalion, African-American Troops
United States Army, "Pictorial history, Forty-sixth Field Artillery Brigade, Army of the United States, 1942" (1942). World War Regimental Histories. 61.
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