African Americans and the U.S. Navy
World War II Service at Pacific Bases (Part II: Guam and the Marianas)



This page presents images of African-Americans serving at bases on Guam and in the Mariana Islands during World War II.

For other pictorial coverage of African-Americans during World War II, African Americans and the U.S. Navy - World War II

African Americans and the U.S. Navy cover page.

The following pictures feature African-Americans serving at facilities on Guam and in the Mariana Islands during World War II.
For additional views of service ashore in the Pacific war zone, see World War II Service at Pacific Bases (Part I: South Pacific, Manus and Okinawa)

 

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Photo #: 80-G-330221

Naval Supply Depot on Guam


Seaman First Class M.D. McShore operating a fork lift at the supply depot, 8 June 1945.
Note "Quonset" hut warehouse buildings.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

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Photo #: 80-G-330229

Naval Supply Depot on Guam


Electrician's Mate First Class C.C. Potts (left) and Fireman First Class A.B. Stephens stringing electrical wires at the supply depot, 8 June 1945.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

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Photo #: 80-G-330224

Naval Supply Depot on Guam


Quartermaster Second Class J.H. Crooks (left) and Quartermaster Second Class H.E. Fitts serving as Junior Officers of the Day, during leadership training at the supply depot, 8 June 1945.
Note "Newcomb Sound System" equipment behind them.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

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Photo #: 80-G-330214

Mariana Islands Ammunition Depot


Security watch personnel are inspected by the Petty Officer in Charge, Boatswain's Mate Second Class Vernon Juan Martinez, 8 June 1945. The men are armed with M-1 Carbines and M1911 type pistols.
Men present are (left to right):
Fireman First Class Earlie Perry, Petty Officer of the Guard;
Seaman First Class Charles L. King;
Seaman First Class Leonard Beason;
Seaman Second Class Joseph E. Railey;
Seaman First Class Willie R. Horns;
Seaman First Class Edgar L. Carter
Note "Quonset" huts behind them.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

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Photo #: 80-G-330213

Mariana Islands Ammunition Depot


Master at Arms security watch pose in front of their "Quonset" hut headquarters, with M1911 type pistols and a pair of .30 caliber machine guns, 8 June 1945.
Men present are (left to right, kneeling):
Seaman First Class William T. Harris;
Boatswain's Mate First Class Edward J. Wall, Chief Master at Arms;
Seaman First Class Antonio Bennett
(standing, left to right): Seaman First Class Russell L. Coley;
Seaman First Class Joseph Rucker;
Seaman First Class John Smyre;
Seaman First Class Charles Plummer

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

Online Image: 64KB; 590 x 765

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Photo #: 80-G-330220

Naval Supply Depot on Guam


Camp Security Force personnel pose in front of the Master at Arms building, 8 June 1945. They are armed with M1911 type pistols and are wearing police badges.
Men present are (kneeling in front):
Gunner's Mate Third Class G.E. Douglas;
(Standing, first row, left to right):
Seaman First Class G.H. Gethers;
Fireman First Class N. Stovall;
Seaman First Class M.M. Merrill;
C.H. Little, COP;
Seaman First Class E.J. Chapman;
(Standing, back row, left to right):
Seaman First Class W. Andrews;
Coxwain W.H. West;
Seaman First Class R.H. White;
Seaman First Class F.W. Taylor;
Seaman First Class F. Gibson

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

Online Image: 114KB; 740 x 605

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Photo #: 80-G-330212

Mariana Islands Ammunition Depot


Galley racks made by depot sailors, photographed 8 June 1945.
Rack supports appear to be converted from 5" cartridge cases.
Men present are (left to right):
Seaman First Class Rueben Jackson, Cook and Captain of the Galley Watch;
Machinist's Mate Third Class Haskiel Moseley;
Seaman First Class James Brown;
Seaman First Class Phillip Pratt

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

Online Image: 84KB; 590 x 765

Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 


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