Title: Nancy Serra-Spencer Photo Collection
Description: Collection of approximately 100 photographs during the naval service of John J. Serra. The majority of the images from the collection were taken by Bill Colvin, battalion photographer of the 79th Naval Construction Battalion (Seabees) during WWII in Kodiak, AK, Saipan, and Okinawa.
Donor: Nancy Serra-Spencer
Copyright Owner: Naval History & Heritage Command
Format: Black & white photograph
Images taken in Kodiak consist of personal snapshots (taken by Serra) including groups of friends, fishing with a dog, scenic views of the mountains, large groups of sailors in chow line, and playing baseball. The photographs taken at Okinawa and Saipan are more of a documentary style (taken by Colvin) and include captions on each image. Subject matter includes: LST 736 loaded with machinery en-route to Okinawa; construction and equipment; facilities and buildings; general scenic views; typhoon damage; aerial views; villagers; general camp views; church services; and weapons training. Overall, this collection is an excellent example of work performed by the 79th Naval Construction Battalion between 1943 and 1945.
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