History and story of the Seabees. Admiral Moreell, chief of the U.S. Navy's Bureau of Yards and Docks speaks in his office in Washington, DC. A view of the U.S. Capitol building through his window. He gives a brief history of the Seabees and introduces the film. A formation of Japanese warplanes. Views of Honolulu, Hawaii, Midway, Taviti, and Wake Islands.U.S. civilian construction workers. Hickam and Wheeler fields, in Hawaii, being bombed by Japanese airplanes. Pearl Harbor burning. U.S. casualties on stretchers. American soldiers raising the flag with fire and smoke behind them. Seebee recruitment poster. Volunteers going to enlist. Navy Seabee trainees learning military and construction skills. Practicing methods of rapid construction for combat zones. Trainees negotiating obstacle courses. Amphibious assault training. Seabee units parading in dress whites, followed by Seabees in some of their combat vehicles: DUKWs, construction graders, and bulldozers. A newly trained battalion of Seabees leaving training camp on a train. A band plays seeing them off. Seabees loading up at a port of embarkation. A troop ship seen. The troop ship moving away from the wharf, with help from tugboat.
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