Comments: Was just checking to see if there is anyone out there from MCB 9 56,57, Midway or MCB 10 Guam 58, Adak 59. Had another post before but had the wrong e-mail address. email@example.com Later SEABEES
Comments: Hey still Looking for guys from MCB74 Between 75-78. Hooked up with Keith Millett,John Galusha, Bobby Waterson,Art Demille. We Know theres more. Were the 70s That hard on us we cant remember. We will help we have the photos...
Comments: Hello Seabees, served 1985-2005. NMCB 62, CBU-402, NMCB 133, NSU State Dept., NMCB 7, NCHB 1. Love to hear from anyone who I served with, especially during the first ten years, when the Navy was fun. :-)
Comments: I was a Seabee from 1951 to 1955 trained at Hueneme and was stationed at davisville and deployed port lyautey, french morrocco to any seabee that was there I extend the invite to drop me a note. looking for my freinds, Bob Bowen/ Denny LaSota and many others I knew and enjoyed serving with.
Comments: i served with cbmu 302 from l970 thru 1971, while i was stationed with cbmu we moved from cam rahn bay to bien hoa. I was a personnelman in charge for reenlistments then in charge of transfers back to the usa. bouncing Billy Bass was our executive officer. Would like to hear from anyone who served with me. thanks.
Comments: This Day in Seabee History, February 12, 1944 121st Seabees 3/20 Marines, 4th Marine Division
On both Roi and Namur, much of the reconstruction of the islands was done by Seabees. the 121st had been trained and equipped as part of a regular Marine Corps landing force. With the Twentieth (Engineer) Regiment, they unloaded ammunition, brought in supplies, laid a portable plank road on the beach, recovered unexploded shells, cleared the airfield, and set up a water-distillation plant.
On February 12, the Japanese hit the jackpot. A small group of planes, flying high, dropped a few incendi-ary bombs on Roi Island. One of them struck our ammunition dump and a moment later the whole island was an exploding inferno. To elements of the Twentieth Engineers and Seabees, who were still on Roi, the holocaust was more terrible than anything they had gone through in capturing the island. Combat Corre-spondent Bernard Redmond, attached to the Engineers, described "solid sheets of flame" that resulted from the explosions of our own ammunition and TNT. The raid lasted only five minutes, but the bombardment from the ammunition dump continued for four hours.
"Tracer ammunition lit up the sky as far as we could see," Redmond wrote, "and for a full half hour red-hot fragments rained from the sky like so many hailstones, burning and piercing the flesh when they hit.... A jeep exploded in our faces a few yards away. Yet half an hour after the first bomb hit, several hospitals and first aid stations were functioning with all the efficiency of urban medical centers."
Casualties were numerous, and it was later estimated that damage to our supplies and equipment amounted to one million dollars. Many of the troops had previously embarked on the transports that were to take them back to the Fourth's base on Maui. Some of the ships were still in the lagoon, and the men came topside to watch the grim spectacle.