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United States. Navy. Seabees

 Organization

Found in 4 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

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

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 X

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Okinawa Island (Japan) 3
New Caledonia 2
Admiralty Islands (Papua New Guinea) 1
Guam--History--20th century 1
Military Hospitals, American 1