Coast Guard Photography Page
Coast Guard Photography Page – http://www.uscg.mil/history/CG_Photo_Index.asp
Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:
- What did Coast Guard rescue ships look like in World War II?
- What role did horses play in beach patrols?
- Where can I find pictures of antisubmarine actions in World War II?
A set of albums covering a number of eras. The albums related to World War II are:
- Combat Cutters of World War II
- Rescue Flotilla One at Normandy
- Beach Patrol in World War II
- CGC Spencer versus U-175 on 17 April 1943: The Spencer attacked and sank the German submarine U-175 on 17 April 1943 while escorting a convoy across the North Atlantic to Great Britain. Combat photographers captured the entire action on film, including the dramatic rescue of 41 of the U-boat’s survivors.
- CGC Argo accepted the surrender of three U-boats: U-234, U805, & U-873 in May, 1945.
- The Coast Guard at Pearl Harbor
- D-Day: The Coast Guard at Normandy, 6 June 1944
- The Coast Guard & the World War II Pacific Campaign
Photos will usually include captions. Some albums will come with an introduction up to a few paragraphs.