Construction workers in World War II in the Pacific are needed to build military sites, but the work is dangerous and they doubt the ability of the Navy to protect them. After a series of attacks by the Japanese, something new is tried, Construction Battalions (CBs=Seabees). The new CBs have to both build and be ready to fight. Written by
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The thrilling story of America's supermen! (original poster)
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An edition of "The Hollywood Reporter" in July 1943 announced that Republic Pictures was "writing the character of Captain [Henry P.] Needham, commanding officer of the Construction Battalions at Camp Hueneme, into the script . . . and [Associate Producer] Albert J. Cohen
has wired for permission to have the captain play himself in the picture". From December 1942-August 1944, as the officer in charge of the Advance Base Receiving Barracks / Advance Base Depot Needham at Port Hueneme. He was also the CBC Commanding OFficer at Port Hueneme from 1947-1951. However, as it turned out, no character named "Needham" appeared in the film, nor did Needham himself. See more
When the Seabees are first deployed to the island, they embark in Higgins boats (no bow ramps). When they reach the shore, the Higgins boats are now LCVPs. See more
I'm Eddie Powers, Donovan's factotum, meaning, "Man Friday". That's Latin.
Lt. Cmdr. Robert Yarrow
Well, I'm glad to know you Friday even if it's only Thursday.
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Song of the Seabees
Music by Peter De Rose
(as Peter DeRose)
Lyrics by Sam Lewis
(as Sam M. Lewis) See more