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1008 Construction Battalion Detachment; tour of Duty, Solomon Islands, July, 1943-May 1945 by United States. Navy. Construction Battalion Detachment. 1008th - Hardcover - from Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB and Biblio.co.uk

1008 Construction Battalion Detachment; tour of Duty, Solomon Islands, July, 1943-May 1945

by United States. Navy. Construction Battalion Detachment. 1008th

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[Lederer, Street and Zeus, Printers; Berkeley, California; 1946]. Oblong Quarto. Construction battalion detachment was the one assigned to the Solomon Islands where they performed major tasks to create a major docking facility while fighting malaria and insects. This remarkable volume has hundreds of photographs that document the 1008th which was one of the larger battalions (some on smaller islands had as few as sixty men). Laid in are papers of how the Association funds were spent on the printing, engravings, editing, and other task in producing one of the most thorough Seabee volumes (at the cost of $9,480.50 in 1946). Only two copies are found on OCLC. Also laid in is a mimeographed list of the men and where they were located in the photographs of the entire battalion. A handsome copy, near fine bound in brown and blue cloth lettered in brown and blue, Owner's (subscriber) name stamped in gilt to upper board.


  • Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 026064
  • Title: 1008 Construction Battalion Detachment; tour of Duty, Solomon Islands, July, 1943-May 1945
  • Author: United States. Navy. Construction Battalion Detachment. 1008th
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: [Lederer, Street and Zeus, Printers; Berkeley, California; 1946]
  • Keywords: World War II, Regimental Histories, U.S.; Seabees, Pacific Theatre; Solomon Islands, Seabees
  • Bookseller catalogs: World War II; Military History;


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