450-106 State Road 13N

Saint Johns, Florida 32259


(727) 4-USNBJA

 

Fax: 888-249-1769

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This website is dedicated to all who proudly served as a Beach Jumper...


 

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WELCOME ABOARD NEW MEMBERS:

 

SFM3 JAMES PERKINS, BJU2
CWO4 JOE B. WALKER, FCG2
ENCS THURMAN LEE, BJU2
RD2 STEVEN BRINCEFIELD, BJU1
ETN3 JOSEPH BRUNO, BJU2
ETN3 W.DALE HARRIS, BJU1
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2019-2020 active member roster, click here
 


 


 

Logins were disabled,on February 1st, for any member who failed to pay their 2020 dues by January 31st. Your login will be reactivated once we receive your dues payment.

If you are one or more years in arrears you must pay the current year plus one previous year dues to be reinstated as an active member, per association by-laws.

Pay your 2020 dues
online now

 

 

KEEP YOUR CONTACT INFO UP TO DATE

CLICK THE ICON ABOVE TO UPDATE

 

2020 DUES IS DUE NOW!

2020 Membership ID card

Logo bottom right -
courtesy of
RM2 Tom Chason, BJU1


 


 

 

 

Death notices are posted for 30 days from the date the association is notified.

Visit the BJA Memorial page, click here to view.
If you have information on a deceased member who does not have a personal memorial page,
 send it to admin@beachjumpers.com and one will be created.

 

 


 

 

Active members, associate members, life members, friends:

Our 2019 reunion was held on Ocracoke Island, NC, the site where Beach Jumpers trained during WWII. We held a re-dedication ceremony and wreath placement at the Memorial on Loop Shack Hill. Our memorial marker is in need of some refurbishing, ie faded logo colors and lettering need attention and the base could use some type of additional bordering and gravel. The memorial marker has experienced this weather beaten wear as it is within a couple hundred yards off the ocean and experiences hurricane force winds etc. annually.

 

February 20, 2020, Memorial refurbish account

currently stands at $1,870.00.

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATIONS

Please help with our Memorial upkeep
 
MEMORIAL REFURBISHING DONORS LIST
and project update

 

 

To view more reunion photos visit us on our Facebook group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/beachjumpers/

 

just click on the above link.


Hurricane Dorian 2019 on Ocracoke Island
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

APPLICATION/DUES FYI:  

1. The Admin Office has rec'd many applications during the past year, however many of the applicants have not sent in the required $25.00 initial process fee (which is applied to the first year or portion of first year dues) and therefore the application is sitting dormant. If you have applied and not heard anything back, this may be the reason. Applications will not be processed without the application fee, this includes new members age 80 or older. 

 

2. Regarding dues, a member is listed as not in good standing (inactive) after a dues lapse of one year. Members not in good standing must pay two years dues to be reinstated to good standing (active) status. Some members have sent in a new application thinking that this step can be by-passed. If you have a member number on file (since our inception) you cannot become a new member, you just need to pay up the two years dues. This rule was voted in by the membership in October 2009.


3.Regular members 80 years of age or older, are dues exempt members, at their discretion. To those members who are 80+ and continue to pay annually, we appreciate your contribution. If you make a donation you will receive a membership card for the year of your donation.

First time applicants 80 years or older, must pay the initial $25.00 application fee.  ( email your DOB for this dues exemption to admin@beachjumpers.com )

 


 

 

 

Beach Jumpers

were U.S. Navy tactical cover and deception units which were organized under Admiral H.K. Hewitt, then Commander of Amphibious Forces and all U.S. Naval Forces in Northwest African waters and the Western Mediterranean.

The concept for Beach Jumpers came about as a result of then Lieutenant Douglas Fairbanks Jr., the Hollywood actor turned naval officer during World War II and having been detached from "Blue Water" duty on the high seas and assigned to duty with British Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten and the Combined Operations Commandos in England.

 

 

Tribute, click here

 

The Operation Dragoon drama of
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.


 

The Blast, 1st Qtr. 2001

Beach Jumpers Issue


BJU - 1940s


BJU - 1950s

 

BJU - 1960s