Eleven of the above men were recently appointed to the temporary rank of Ens. D-V (S) and one to warrant officer, U.S. Naval Reserve, to rank from February 23, 1944. Group of recently appointed negro officer: L to R front row: Ensigns, George Clinton Copper, Graham Edward Martin, Jesse Walter Abbor, John Walter Reagan, Reginald Ernest Goodwin, back row: Dennis Denmark Nelson II, Philippis George Barnes, Samuel Edward Barnes, Dalton Louis Baugh, James Edward Hare, Frank Ellis Sublett, and Warrant officer Charles Byrd Lear (Boatswain D-V(S). All USNR.