Comments: Legionnaires from Post 16 here in Lynchburg, VA had a birthday party for 100 year old Thomas Webb, Sr yesterday. Thomas was a Seabee during WWII stationed at Pearl Harbor. From what I understand he was one of the first Seabees. I have a picture of us with Thomas yesterday I'd be glad to share with anyone interested. Also, I can give Thomas cards or anything else you'd like to give to him. Thank you.
Comments: I see so many folks looking for information about their relatives or long-lost shipmates. NMCB 62 has a website with several hundred website addresses of use to all Seabees and those looking for seabee info. We have over 57 Seabee Battalion Websites and dozens of WWII seabee websites. Also several dozen resources for those searching for long-lost seabees. Dozens of vietnam and military subject. Go to google and type in NMCB 62 and you will be taken to our website.
Comments: My grandfather served as a US Navy Seabee on Samoa in World War Two. I am trying to find out any information I can on what exactly they did during their time at Samoa. (What they built, if there was any fighting, I'm looking for any pictures, etc).
His name was Hugh Robertson, he was a Chief Boatswains Mate with CBMU 506.
I have already been in contact with the Seabee Historical Foundation. They provided me with some info...but I was really hoping to find a Veteran who was actually there or soemone who might now about this.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
This was the info from my Grandfather's service record:
Service: 8 Dec. 1942- 13 January 1945
NRS, New York, NY, Const. Batl., Williamsburg, Va. USNABD Pt. Hueneme, Ca. Base Main. Unit 506; USN Sta., Tuttila, Samoa USNH Chelsea, Ma. USNH St. Albans, L.I., N.Y. Rec. Bks., NTC, Lido Beach, L.I., N.y.