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SEABEES Construction Battalions and related patches


Bearmon
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Brian, Lets see some of your patches.

Regards, Mitch

Ask and you shall receive!

 

Here is what I have.. I only collect WW2 Seabee. (as far as Seabee stuff goes)

 

Of the "Seabee" patches the top one is German made. The "bee" is a little more green and just is a little weird.

The rates (CB 1st class Petty Officer) are from a guy near Keokuk I believe.. named on the back.

Those who say there were no fully embroidered rates in WW2.. take a look at those. Obviously fairly early too.. in that they have the CB on the rate.

 

Hope you enjoy them.. I like the small variations between the patches.

The pocket (PX) patch is on a very dark navy that seems to match a P-coat. All the other ones I have ever seen were on a lighter navy blue.

If you click the links.. then the magnifying glass in the bottom corner (twice) you can see the fullsize pics.

It won't let me post the fullsize pics.

 

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Thanks for looking!

-Brian

 

On a sidenote.. here is a Seabee display I made in honor of my Grandfather:

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/200578-display-i-made-today-in-honor-of-my-grandfather-ww2-seabee/

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I got this in this week nice Orange bordered cut edge patch, no glow and it is bigger than the "normal" Seabees patches, this one is almost 4 inches around

Enjoy

 

 

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It's not aluminum.....I don't know what type of metal it is.....it's hard and has a chromed finish (mostly worn away on the front).

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RP that is an awesome MAA badge.Is it Philippine made?

 

I'm not sure where it was made....all I know is the original owner served in Vietnam.

 

Good CB stuff in this thread!!

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This is similar to Mitch's post in #18. Different color, and the stake is curved on the Danger sign too. The back of it appears to be 1960s make.

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CB Contruction Unit Master At Arms

 

I was looking through this thread again and came across your CMAA badge.Thinking about I bet it was made in one of their machine shops.

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From a large Seabee uniform group of greens, dungarees, sweaters, etc.

 

NMCB 2 - Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Two

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