United States. Navy. Seabees
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Arthur G. Johnson papers
Arthur G. Johnson served in a U.S. Navy Construction Battalion (Seabee) from December 1942 through the end of World War II. This collection consists of an oral history interview transcript.
In the transcript, Johnson recounts his experiences from basic training to North Africa, then on to Banica River in the South Pacific, Okinawa and back to Guam where he broke his neck, taking him out of the war. The interview also talks generally about the Seabees, family life after the war, camaraderie with the Marines, and censorship.
Kenneth F. Cameron papers
William I. Criste collection
This collection relates to U.S. Navy Electrician's Mate First Class William I. Criste who served during World War II with GROPAC 11, Section E-9. The materials relate to the battle, work, and life on Iwo Jima, including more than 100 photographs, military documents, and Japanese military artifacts.
John W. Rockwood papers
Kenneth D. Kelly papers
Kenneth D. Kelly served in the 78th US Naval Construction Battalion during World War II on New Caledonia, the Admiralty Islands, and on Okinawa. Included in his collection are a number of news articles related to the Seabees, his typed memoir, and a copy of the unit's battalion log.
Melvin James Kelly papers
This collection contains World War II locally published U.S. Navy Seabees news bulletins. which contain articles about the recruitment, expansion and war time activities of the Navy Construction Battalions, the CBs or Seabees.
Joseph G. Moretti collection
This collection relates to Joseph G. Moretti who joined the U.S. Navy in Jacksonville, Florida in September 1942. He served in the Navy's Construction Battalion (Seabees) and the 8th Underwater Demolition Team (UDT8) until his discharge on August 14, 1945. He was stationed in Fort Peirce, Florida until he transferred to the Aleutian Islands and, later, the South Pacific. His collection includes an oral history recorded in 2000, Moretti's naval logbook, miscellaneous government documents from 1941 to 1957, news clippings from the 1990s, and photographs.
Leonard Sinke papers
This collection relates to Leonard Sinke who served as a United States Navy Carpenter's Mate, 3rd Class, in the Pacific Theater with the 109th Naval Construction Battalion (Seabees) during World War II in Hawaii, Roi-Namur, Kwajalein Atoll, and Guam. The collection includes an oral history tape, oral history transcript, photographs, silk pillow cases, and documents.
James Rice Spinks collection
This collection consists of 278 photographs taken by an American Seabee in the Pacific during World War II. Many of the photographs document native life on the islands of New Caledonia, the Russell Islands, and Okinawa. There are images of native communities and homes, religious items, burial sites, workers, and other aspects of native life. They also document the operations of the 20th Naval Construction Battalion and various other US military units and operations. This includes photographs of construction, stevedoring, camp life, and American servicemen.
- World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Japan--Okinawa Island 4
- Okinawa Island (Japan) 3
- Iwo Jima, Battle of, 1945 2
- Leyte (Philippines) 2
- Leyte Gulf, Battle of, Philippines, 1944 2
- New Caledonia 2
- United States. Navy--History--20th century 2
- United States. Navy. Seabees--Handbooks, manuals, etc. 2
- United States. Navy. Seabees--Periodicals 2
- World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Area 2
- World War, 1939-1945--Solomon Islands 2
- Admiralty Islands (Papua New Guinea) 1
- Aleutian Islands (Alaska) 1
- Cargo ships--United States 1
- Chester (Heavy cruiser)--History. 1
- Enewetak Atoll 1
- Guam--History--20th century 1
- Guam--Military history 1
- Iwo Jima, Battle of, Japan, 1945 1
- Landing craft--American--Japan--Iwo Jima (Volcano Islands)--1940-1950. 1 + ∧ less