[Lederer, Street and Zeus, Printers; Berkeley, California; 1946]. Oblong Quarto. Item #026064
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.