76th Naval Construction Battalion Yearbook

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Title

76th Naval Construction Battalion Yearbook

Description

This excerpt features content specifically related to Palmyra, from the larger yearbook of activities and personnel in the 76th CBMU. These few photos and anecdotes offer a great view into life before the larger conflict in the Pacific entered full public attention. These construction crews paved the way for the Pacific Theatre, especially on Palmyra where very little accessible or usable area was pre-existing.

There's a fun mention of a seaman who was crowned "King of the shell hunters" while on Palmyra, and a very unique image of the "Transient Hotel" lobby, where airmen would stay over on their way further forward in the Pacific Theatre.

Creator

76th Navy CMBU

Date

1945

Rights

Public Domain

Language

English

Files

Collection

Citation

76th Navy CMBU, “76th Naval Construction Battalion Yearbook,” Palmyra Archive, accessed October 17, 2017, http://palmyraarchive.org/items/show/145.

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