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BULLET.GIF (1053 bytes)World War II Memorial Registry:  The World War II Registry of Remembrances is a listing of Americans who served in the war effort, both in the Service or at home, and will be forever linked to the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC. 

BULLET.GIF (1053 bytes)Veterans Service Records:  Veteran Service members' records may be requested by writing to the following address:

The National Personnel Records Center,
9700 Page Boulevard
St. Louis, Missouri 63132-5100

    The following web page provides information on obtaining your veteran's Service Record as well as providing a link to the order form to print out, fill in and mail to the above address:   Navy Service and Medical Records

BULLET.GIF (1053 bytes)79th Battalion Cruise Book on CD:  The 79th Seabees Cruise Book was started while the 79th was in the Aleutians and sent out to just the original 79th group about 3 or 4 years after they were discharged.  Many World War II era Cruise Books are now on CDs, including the 79th NCB, and can be ordered from the Seabee Museum in Port Hueneme, CA.  The cost for the CD is $30.00 + shipping.  All CDs include information on the unit history and the history of the Seabees.   All software to view the CD is included and is compatible with any PC or Macintosh computer.
Order 79th NCB Cruise Book on CD 

BULLET.GIF (1053 bytes)The Mesothelioma Center:  The Mesothelioma Center is an organization devoted to assisting veterans through their application processes for VA benefits, and helping them obtain the maximum benefits for which they are entitled. The Mesothelioma Cancer Center provides thousands of articles regarding asbestos and mesothelioma in order to help inform our nation's veterans about the dangers of asbestos exposure.  The Mesothelioma Center

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u51.gif (895 bytes)Timeline of Action Around Kokiak Island 1943-1944 (79th Battalion is named):  A very detailed Timeline of action taking place in 1943 and 1944 around Kodiak Island in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska, where and while the 79th Battalion Seabees did their first tour of duty, and the Kurile Islands of Japan during World War II.
u51.gif (895 bytes)The Advance Bases in Alaska and the Aleutians  Kodiak Sector (79th Battalion is named):  Excerpt from Building the Navy's Bases in World War II History of the Bureau of Yards and Docks and the Civil Engineer Corps 1940-1946 Volume II United States Government Printing Office Washington 1947,  Pages 168-174
u51.gif (895 bytes)The Aleutians Campaign June 1942--August 1943:  United States Navy Combat Narrative history of the Aleutians Campaign
u51.gif (895 bytes)CEC/Seabee Historical Foundation:  On-line ordering of Seabee momentos
u51.gif (895 bytes)The Fighting Seabees of World War II:  A delightful historical perspective of the typical WWII Seabee
u51.gif (895 bytes)Seabee History:  The Formation of the Seabees and World War II
u51.gif (895 bytes)Stones Point Press   Mr. Hugh Aaron, who is a WWII veteran, has authored the following two books on the Seabees. Both of Mr. Aaron's books are available for purchase on-line at Stones Point Press:

  • WHEN WARS WERE WONAn epic, richly crafted coming of age story during World War II in the Southwest Pacific.

  • LETTERS from the GOOD WAR, A Young Man's Discovery of the World:
    Almost 1,000 WWII letters written home by a young Seabee, taking the reader from the first day at boot camp to the day he returns from the Southwest Pacific.

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