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.
Comments: I am attempting to contact someone that would be able to direct me to how I could find "related links" for my Grandfather, Joseph R. Chilcher... who was in the Seabees from Dec. 1944 - May 1946. He is 85 years old and has mentioned the Seabees MANY times in his lifetime, however he doesn't brag or anything about his experience.
He wants to find out if there is somehow he can find out if anyone that he served with is still alive... people that he would remember serving with and would also remember him. I can provide various photos of him and some of his buddies from back then to help in this process. Additionally, I am his Grandson... and, I served in the US Marine Corps. I also served on the island of Okinawa from 1986-1987.
Joseph R. Chilcher 27092 Sprague Rd. Olmsted Twp., OH 44138 440.235.3714
USNCB 3rd Special - D Company December 1944 - May 1946 Boot Camp - Sampson, NY - 1944 Okinawa - May 1945 Fort Huemanue, CA - 1945