Remembering Seabees in Normandy

Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Port Hueneme, Calif.


Before the Mulberry was installed in June 1944, the 111th NCB landed at Omaha Beach. Ships unloaded on the beach while barrage balloons hovered overhead. The Seabees constructed and operated camps for naval personnel behind the invasion beaches. On D-Day plus six, work began on a beach camp designed to accommodate 6,000 men.

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