United States. Navy. Seabees
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
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 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.
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.
- Subject: World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Japan--Okinawa Island X
- Okinawa Island (Japan) 3
- New Caledonia 2
- Admiralty Islands (Papua New Guinea) 1
- Guam--History--20th century 1
- Military Hospitals, American 1
- Okinawa--Pictorial works 1
- Oran (Algeria) 1
- Solomon Islands 1
- Terre Haute (Ind.) 1
- United States. Navy. Seabees--Handbooks, manuals, etc. 1
- United States. Navy. Seabees--Periodicals 1
- World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Africa, North 1
- World War, 1939-1945--Solomon Islands 1
- World War, 1939-1945--Veterans 1 ∧ less