Title: THE 135TH U.S. NAVAL CONSTRUCTION BATTALION ...
Publisher: A. Carlisle & Co., San Francisco
Publication Date: 1945
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
The 135th US Naval Construction Battalion Review. Published by [A. Carlisle & Co., San Francisco] [1945 or 1946]. First and only edition, printed in a very limited run expressly for the Officers and Enlisted Men of the 135th Battalion and their families. A Scarce book, the OCLC shows only 10 copies in collections worldwide. Official 135th U.S. Naval Construction Battalion (Seabees) Military History with detailed Narratives, Photographs and Rosters of the Companies, Platoons, and Officers. Hardbound in Original textured dark brown cloth with embossed gilt printing on the front cover, 12.25" x 10", pictorial endpapers, 196 pages. Fully Illustrated throughout with historic black & white photographs. This Rare World War Two Pictorial outlines the history of the 135th USNCB. Covering all phases of Battalion life and activities from the time of formation at Camp Peary, Virginia in August 1943, until the Allied victory over the Japanese Empire in September, 1945 on Okinawa. While on Tinian Island in the Pacific Theater the 135th built one of the greatest military aerodromes in the world, the airfields where Captain Paul Tibbets flew the Enola Gay B-29 Bomber that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. VERY GOOD CONDITION: Complete and as issued with Commander Paul C. Gillette's corrected Foreword page pasted over uncorrected foreword. The 69 year old covers have some scratches/scrapes; edge, corner and spine-end wear; but overall remain solid and bright. Internally, waviness to the foreword leaf; light wear from age and use; and a hairline crack or two to the gutter hinge; otherwise the inner pages are tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 000425
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