U.S. Navy African American Seabees covering a steel tank, South Pacific bases
@ Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division. The New York Public Library
Naval Photographic Center (U.S.)
DescriptionCaption on back: "Constructing shore installations and seaplane bases in the Solomons, Guadal Canal, Florida, Tulagiand other islands, Negro Seabees are making an important contribution to the growing offensive against the Japanese in the South Pacific; Members of a Seabee Battalion are shown erecting a steel tank at a "tank farm" constructed deep in the jungles of one of the South Pacific bases.
Photographs Gelatin Silver Prints