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United States. Naval Construction Battalion, 121st


Historical Note

121st Naval Construction Battalion was one of the Naval Construction Battalions (NCB) of the United States Marine Corps (USMC), also known as the "Seabees." NCBs did not exist prior to World War II and were enacted to handle the logistics of building new bases and other military construction projects. Seabees were active both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters of World War II and post-war. They are still active today in the field of militarized construction.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Thomas Cooper World War II Photograph Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 2009-08-13-A
Contents of the Collection The Thomas Cooper World War II Photograph Collection is comprised of 42 photographs mostly taken by Paul A. Payne, with whom Thomas Cooper served in United States Marine Corps in the Pacific theater of World War II. The photographs were taken on Saipan and Tinian in the Mariana Islands between 1944 and 1945. They feature several American aircraft, such as a Northrop P-61, a Douglas C-47, a Consolidated B-24 Liberator, and several Boeing B-29s. Many of the B-29 photographs were taken on Tinian...

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