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United States. Navy. Seabees

 Organization

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Arthur G. Johnson papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2002 Box, Folder: 02.0401 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-02.0401
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: Created: 1942-2001; Other: Majority of material found in 1942-1945; Other: Date acquired: 10/02/2002

Kenneth F. Cameron papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2008 Box, Folder: 08.0042 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-08.0042
Scope and Contents This collection relates to Kenneth F. Cameron of Portland, Maine who provided a telephone interview on February 8, 2001, concerning his experiences in the U.S. Navy during World War II. The collection contains an oral history interview transcript. The transcript consists of an 8-page oral history interview. In the interview he discusses working in a shipyard, joining the Seabees, and the places he served in the Pacific. He talks about building for the war relief program, and Bundles for Britain. Some other topics Cameron discusses are working on LSTs while under fire from the Japanese, the climate in the South Pacific, catching malaria, weight loss, and returning home to a war...
Dates: 1941-1946; Other: Majority of material found within 1943-1946; Other: Date acquired: 02/14/2008

William I. Criste collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-14.0017
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: Created: 1886-2003; Other: Date acquired: 04/25/2014

John W. Rockwood papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 1999 Box, Folder: 99.0321 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-99.0321
Scope and Contents This collection relates to John W. Rockwood who served with the U.S. Navy during the Second World War in the 145th Construction Battalion Seabees. He served in the Solomon Islands and Okinawa. This collection contains ten letters from Rockwood to his cousin, Jane Brunkow, and her father in Pelham Manor, New York and a photograph of Rockwood with his children during a duck hunt in 1950. His letters reference his time in the Solomon Islands. He mentions sending mementos, such as a whiskey shot glass and bracelet made from Japanese planes and shells, some crafts from the local natives, as well as some dirt from his foxhole. He also spends some time describing the environment of...
Dates: Created: 1944-1950; Other: Majority of material found in 1944-1945; Other: Date acquired: 06/01/1999

Kenneth D. Kelly papers

 Collection — Container: Manuscripts/Newspapers/Documents
Identifier: 02-00.0366
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: Created: 1943-1999; Other: Majority of material found in 1943-1945; Other: Date acquired: 06/13/2000

Melvin James Kelly papers

 Collection — Container: Newsletters/Newspapers
Identifier: 02-15.0029
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: Created: 1943-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1943; Other: Date acquired: 07/15/2015

Joseph G. Moretti collection

 Collection — Box: 00.0291-Box 1
Identifier: 02-00.0291
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1941-2000

Leonard Sinke papers

 Collection — oversize: 03.0141-Box 1
Identifier: 02-03.0141
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: Created: 1943-2003; Other: Majority of material found in 1943-1945; Event: Date acquired: 07/15/2003

James Rice Spinks collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-16.0021
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: Created: 1942-1945; Other: Date acquired: 08/10/2016

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Subject
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