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Bowman, W. G. et al. Bulldozers Come First. New York: McGraw - Hill, 1944.
This book was written by the war-correspondent editors of the Engineering News Record, a civil engineering journal.

Castillo, CDR Edmund L., USN. The Seabees of World War II. New York: Random House,1963.
An introduction to this subject, written for adolescent boys.

Furer, RADM Julius A., USN (ret.). Administration of the Navy Department in World War II. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1959.
A general administrative history of the Navy during World War II,
containing a brief section on the Seabees.

Huie, William Bradford. Can Do! The Story of the Seabees. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1944.
Subjective, anecdotal account of the Seabees' exploits during World War II; author is professional journalist who was a Reserve CEC officer during the war.

From Omaha to Okinawa. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1945.
Recounting of Seabee adventures in 1944 & 1945 by same journalist.

Skordiles, Kimon. The Seabees in War and Peace. Vol. I. California: Argus Communications, 1973.

United States Navy. Bureau of Yards and Docks. Building the Navy's
Bases in World War II: History of the Bureau of Yards and Docks and the Civil Engineer Corps, 1940- 1946
. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1947, 2 volumes.
The definitive history of Navy public works during World War II. Chapter 6, Volume I, deals with the organization, training, and functions of the Seabees. Volume II describes the construction of advanced bases in war zones, a task performed mainly by the Seabees.

Larson, Lt. Col. George Allen. The Road To Tinian
This book give a chronicle of the activities of the 135th Battalion during WWII.

To order the book make checks payable to:
  The Road To Tinian
  P.O. Box 2523
  Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52406-2523
  (Cost in 1988 - $34.95 plus $1.40 for Iowa residents)

Huie, William Bradford. The Seabees, Our Toughest Outfit.American Mercury, February 1944.
Describes establishment of the Seabees, discusses their functions, and recounts their exploits in Alaska during the first 2 years of the war.

Manning, RADM J.J., CEC, USN. The Saga of the Seabees. Think, May 1947.

Moreell ADM Ben, CEC, USN (ret.). The SeaBees in World War II.
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, LXXXVIII (March 1962), 84-101.
A good introduction to the subject by the Civil Engineer Corps' most distinguished officer.


Fairbanks, LCDR Helen R. The Civil Engineer Corps: The Men who Build the Naval Shore Establishment, U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps Bulletin. Vol. 11, Nos. 3, 4 and 5. Washington, D.C.: Bureau of Yards and Dock, Department of the Navy, March, April and May 1957.

Transano, Dr. Vincent A. The Long Historical Struggle to Gain Professional Recognition, Navy Civil Engineer. Vol. XXI, No. 3. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, Summer 1981.

Wakeman, Philip F. (ed). Shipmate: Civil Engineer Corps Issue. Vol. 22, No. 1. Maryland: United States Naval Academy Alumni Association, Inc., January 1959.


Skordiles, Kimon. The Seabees in War and Peace. Argus Communications, Inc., 1973.

Castillo, CDR. Edmund L., USN. The Seabees of World War II. Random House, N.Y., 1963.

Huie, William Bradford. Can Do! E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc. 1945.

Lent, Henry B. Seabee. The Macmillan Co., 1944.

Cave, Hugh B. We Build, We Fight!. Harper & Brothers N.Y., 1944.

DeLaurentis, Rocky. Laughing & Griping With the 97th Seabees. Bay Port Press, National City, Ca., 1983.

Sill, Van Rensselaer. American Miracle. The Odyssey Press N.Y., 1947.

Dougherty, John E. & Pascoe, Theodore I. Seabees Can Do!. Walsworth Publishing Co. Inc., 1967.

Tregaskis, Richard. Southeast Asia: Building the Bases. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1975.

Bureau of Yards and Docks. Building The Navy's Bases In World War II, Vol. One & Two. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1947.

The Navy Seabee Veterans of America and Turner Publishing Company. Navy Seabee Veterans of America, Inc. Turner Publishing Company, 2001

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