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Cruise Books of the United States Navy in World War II
A Bibliography

NAVAL HISTORY BIBLIOGRAPHIES, NO. 2


Naval Construction Battalions, Maintenance Units

Battalions are numbered from 501 through 636.

Number 503

United States Naval Construction Battalion, Maintenance Unit 503. Cover: C.B.M.U. 503: Beach Combings, 1943-45. Anon. San Diego: Arts & Crafts Press, [1945?]. 56 leaves, heavy flexible blue cover with gold printing and decoration, 29.2 x 39.8 cm, photos, ports., roster. Dornbusch 1950: 1181, Smith: 10063. NYPL, SMPH.

Number 510

C*B*M*U* 510 (cover). EM3c Leroy D. Hall, ed. Lt. Charles T. Turner, CEC, USNR, publisher. N.p., [1945?]. 49 leaves, green hardcover with red printing, 27.4 x 20.6 cm, photos, ports., roster. SMPH.

Number 512

C.B.M.U. 512, June 1943-August 1945, Alaska & the Philippines (cover). Anon. Baton Rouge: Army & Navy Pictorial Publishers, [1946?]. 89 pp., embossed blue hardcover with gold printing, 30.9 x 23.3 cm, photos, ports., roster. Dornbusch 1950: 1182, Smith: 10064. SMPH.

Number 521

U.S. Naval Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit No. 521: Its Tour of Duty on Tulagi, British Solomon Islands, Okinawa, South Pacific, C.B.M.U. No. 521. Cover: CBMU 521: Arctics to Tropics. Anon. N.p., [1945?]. 40 leaves, green hardcover with gold printing, 31.4 x 23.5 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 1183, Smith: 10065. SMPH.

Number 535

Lens-Eye View: CBMU 535. Fred L. Williams, CCM manager. Baton Rouge: Army & Navy PNo. 59ictorial Publishers, [1946?]. 74 pp., blue hardcover with gold printing and camera emblem, 31 x 23.3 cm, photos, ports., roster. Dornbusch 1950: 1184, Smith: 10066, NDL, SMPH.

Number 536

U.S. Naval Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit 536, Commissioned September 23, 1943: 1943-1944-1945. Anon. N.p., [1945?]. 47 leaves, blue hardcover with gold printing, 26 x 17.9 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 1185, Smith: 10067. SMPH.

Number 537

Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit 537. Cover: CBMU 537, 1944. [Bruce Lester, ed.]. Auckland, New Zealand: Abel Dykes, [1944?]. 53 pp., blue hardcover with gold printing, 26 x 18 cm, photos, ports., roster. Dornbusch 1950: 1186, Smith: 10068. SMPH.

Number 540

CBMU 540. Cover: The Island X-quire: CBMU 540. Lt. Russell F. Hughes, CEC, USNR, ed. Lt. Comdr. John J. White, Jr., CEC, USNR, publisher. New York: F. Hubner & Co., [1946?]. 51 leaves, black hardcover with yellow printing, 31.2 x 23.4 cm, photos, ports., roster. SMPH.

Number 559

The X-Isle Anniversary Edition, Vol. 1, No. 17 (cover). GM1c R. F. Melton, ed. Lt. A. E. Hilliard, publisher. N.p., Guardian Commercial Printery, December 15, 1944. 38 pp., beige cover with photograph of palm-lined island and black and white printing, 30.8 x 22.8 cm, photos, ports., roster. SMPH.

Number 561

The 561st Log: A History in Picture and Story. Cover: The 561 Log, 1943-45. Y1c Harry Zunger, ed. Chicago: Rogers Printing Co., [1946?]. 87 pp., blue hardcover with gold printing and decoration, 27.4 x 20.3 cm, photos, ports., roster. Dornbusch 1950: 1187, Smith: 10069. NYPL, SMPH.

Number 563

CBMU 563: Courage, Teamwork, Leadership (cover). Anon. N.p., [1945?]. 24 leaves, white paper cover with white printing on blue shield, 30.3 x 23 cm, photos, ports., roster. Private collection.

Number 571

Can Do; Did: United States Naval Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit 571. Cover: Can Do; Did: CBMU 571. Carl E. Johnson, ed. Chester J. Held, advisor. Duluth: Blewett Printing Co., [1946?]. 33 leaves, embossed blue hardcover with silver and gold printing and tractor, 31.2 x 23.4 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 1188, Smith: 10062. SMPH.

Numbers 572 and 573

Bitter Bellies. Cover: Bitter Bellies: CBMU 572, CBMU 573, 1944-1945. Robert E. Stansfield, ed. Portland, Oreg.: Beattie and Hoffmann Printers, 1946. 145 pp., blue hardcover with gold printing, 20.9 x 15.2 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. SMPH.

Number 591

Photo Log, C.B.M.U. No. 591. Cover: Photo Log, C.B.M.U. No. 591, 1944-1945. BM2c L. G. Frankau, ed. N.p., [1945?]. 58 leaves, blue hardcover with silver printing, 24 x 31.5 cm, photos, ports., roster. Dornbusch 1950: 1189, Smith: 10070. SMPH.

Number 597

First Anniversary, U.S. Naval Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit No. 597, First March 1945. [W. F. Jackson, ed.]. Anon. Estes Park, Colo.: Estes Park Trail, 1945. 23 leaves, blue softcover with gold shield, 21.5 x 28 cm, photos, ports., roster. Dornbusch 1950: 1190, Smith: 10071. SMPH.

Number 599

CB Annual 599 (cover). D. A. Alworth, ChC, ed. N.p., [1945?]. 166 pp., orange softcover with black printing and view of tractor working under palm trees, 28 x 22 cm, photos, ports., roster. Dornbusch 1950: 1191, Smith: 10072. SMPH.

Number 606

C.B.M.U. 606: Build, Maintain, Defend Camp Parks, California; Camp Rousseau, California; Gamadodo, New Guinea; Lingayen Gulf; Luzon, P.I.; Clark Field, Luzon, P.I., 11 June 1944-2 Sept. 1945. Cover: CBMU 606. SK1c Sherwood R. Hughs, ed. St. Louis, Mo.: Von Hoffman Printing Co., [1946?]. 40 leaves, embossed blue hardcover with gold printing, 31 x 23.2 cm, photos, ports., roster. Dornbusch 1950: 1192, Smith: 10073. NYPL, SMPH.

Number 610

C.B.M.U. 610 (cover). Anon. Chicago: [1945?]. 111 pp., black hardcover with gold printing and Seabee logo, 28.8 x 22.4 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 1193, Smith: 10074. SMPH.

Number 611

611 * CBMU. Cover: 611 * CBMU: A Brief History. Anon. N.p., [1945?]. 23 leaves, blue softcover with silver printing, 26.5 x 19 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. SMPH.

Number 621

The Manus-Script. Cover: The CBMU, No. 621: Manus-Script, 1944-1945. SKD1c L. G. Fitzpatrick. Baton Rouge: Army & Navy Pictorial Publishers, [1946?]. 95 pp., blue hardcover with gold printing, 30.8 x 23.3 cm, photos, ports., roster. Dornbusch 1950: 1194. SMPH.

Number 633

C.B.M.U. 633 Okinawa (cover). Anon. N.p., [1946?]. 25 leaves, printed on one side of sheet only, cover shows view of quonset hut under trees, 27.5 x 20.5 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. SMPH (photocopy).

Number 635

CBMU 635: Seabees (cover). Ralph G. Hewlett, ChC, ed. Baton Rouge: Army & Navy Pictorial Publishers, [1946?]. 143 pp., embossed blue hardcover with gold printing, 22.9 x 30.4 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. Dornbusch 1950: 1195, Smith: 10075, Zeigler: 1449. SMPH.