93rd Naval Construction Battalion
June 10, 1944: (Green Islands) 5 die in dynamite blast
Mancel William Simmons
Joseph Henry Sowa
John Dalton (David John) Walters 1*
Andrew Zorn *
Nov. 26, 1944: (San Antonio, Samar)
Charles Lawrence Curtis: struck by stray enemy shell
April 11, 1945: (Guiuan, Philippines)
Donald Edward Shackelford: killed in Himy crew blasting in Philippines
Many of those who were buried on the remote
Pacific Islands were later transferred to Punchbowl National Cemetery in
Hawaii. A Seabee Memorial is currently being planned for the cemetery.
1. The Roster in the 93rd's cruise book, Pacific Duty.
lists John Dalton Walters. However the Memorial page has David John
2. Andrew Zorn is listed on the Memorial page. The photo
of his grave from Sam Lindberg clearly shows 10-6-44. A geneology
website for his family gives the Philippines as his place of death, however
the 93rd was still on Nissan in late November.