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07-19-2009, 10:00 AM
82 CNB 1942 1945

Am currently looking for information about
the 82nd CNB
also where my G. grandfather fought where he was at. He was a chief carpenter

any help would be nice
thank you

08-04-2009, 05:54 AM
History of the 82nd Seabees.

Commissioned at Camp Endicott Jan. 28, 1943, the 82nd Battalion spent two months at
Endicott and three weeks at Gulfport before arriving at Port Hueneme April 28, 1943.
Sailing from Hueneme on July 10, 1943, the outfit arrived at Guadalcanal, via Noumea,
New Caledonia, on Aug. 19, 1943. On Aug. 29, a detachment was sent to Vella Lavella, and
on Sept. 5 a small detachment was moved to Munda, New Georgia. Moving in five
echelons, the outfit transferred to Ondonga, New Georgia, between Sept. 10 and 14.
Moving in three echelons, the outfit arrived at Sterling in the Treasury Islands on Dec. 10,
11, 21, 1943. Meanwhile the group detached to Vella Lavella rejoined the outfit at Sterling
Dec. 23. The outfit was transferred to Nepoui, New Caledonia August 1944, with two
echelons arriving at Nepoui Sept. 1 and Sept. 30, 1944. During the winter several small
detachments were detailed to the Russell Islands on temporary duty. On May 2, 1945, the
outfit sailed from Nepoui and arrived at Eniwetok on May 11. The next stop was Ulithi,
where the Battalion arrived on May 25. Sailing again on June 12, the outfit landed on
Okinawa June 18. War's end found them still there.