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U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office
2703 Martin Luther King, Jr., Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20593-7031


U.S. Coast Guard Museum
Coast Guard Academy - Waesche Hall
15 Mohegan Ave
New London, CT 06320-8100

Contacting us:  U.S.C.G. Historian's Office

Commemorations

Please search the image and resource galleries at the bottom of the page for images, articles, documents and publications detailing the Coast Guard's involvement in World War I, World War II, and Vietnam

Click on each sub-page for updated commemorative event information.

Commemorations:

- The U. S. Coast Guard & U.S. Lighthouse Service in World War I: 100th Year Anniversary

- The U. S. Coast Guard in World War II: 75th Year Anniversary

- The U. S. Coast Guard in Vietnam: 50th Year Anniversary

 

Image Gallery
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Unknown Tampa Crewman, Lamphey Churchyard, Wales, United Kingdom, ca. 2014

"In loving memory of our unknown shipmate from the USS Coast Guard Cutter Tampa torpedoed in the Bristol Channel September 26th 1918 Erected by the USS Tampa Coast Guard Post 719 American Legion New York"
North Atlantic: foul weather gear, WWII
Mounted Beach Patrol, WWII
Coast Guard Archives
Uniform: Dungarees 
The Coast Guard signalman operating the blinker lamp is SM 3/c Theodore Cholewinski, USCGR, WWII
Coast Guard Archives
Mounted Beach Patrol, WWII
Coast Guard Archives
Helmsman and talker on the bridge of a cutter at sea in the North Atlantic, WWII
Coast Guardsman Marvin Perret, USCGR, in dress blues: this uniform was the same as worn by Navy sailors except for the shield device, in white, on the lower right sleeve which denoted Coast Guard personnel and the cap ribbon which had "U.S. Coast Guard" stitched on it instead of "U.S. Navy", WWII.
Cold weather gear, Atlantic, WWII
Winter clothing, kapok life vests.  Coast Guardsman on right is wearing the standard Navy issue watch cap.   
They are preparing to fire a "K" gun depth charge projector.
Mounted Beach Patrol: pea coat, knit cap, dungarees & leggings, all standard Navy-issue, WWII
Resources
Elmer Stone Biography
STONE, ELMER_BIOGRAPHY.PDF
World War I (WWI) overview PowerPoint
WORLD WAR I PPT (THIESEN)...
US Coast Guard Historian's Office
WWI Fact Sheet
WWI INFO - FINAL AUG 8.PDF
US Coast Guard Historian's Office
List of US Coast Guard manned LCI(L)s (Landing Craft Infantry Large) during WWII.
LCIS.PDF
US Coast Guard Historian's Office
World War II Coast Guard-Manned U.S. Army Freight and Supply Ship Histories
FS VESSELS_WORLD WAR II C...
U.S.C.G. Historian's Office
Historical Bibliography
HISTORICAL BIBLIOGRPAHY.PDF
United States Coast Guard Roll of Honor April 6, 1917 - November 30, 1918

Government Printing Office, 1919
USCG_ROLLOFHONOR1918.PDF
The Navy Book of Distinguished Service
An official compendium of the names and citations of the men of the United States Navy, Marine Corps, Army and foreign governments who were decorated by the Navy Department for extraordinary gallantry and conspicuous service beyond the call of duty in the World War. With a forward by JOSEPHUS DANIELS Harry R. Stringer Editor FASSETT PUBLISHING COMPANY WASHINGTON, D. C.1921

Coast Guard Heroes - Coast Guardsmen Decorated for Heroism during WWI
COAST GUARD HEROES - COAS...
The Last Full Measure of Devotion

Captain Charles Satterlee, Class of 1898, Last commanding officer of
the USCGC Tampa sunk over 94 years ago this September

By Robert M. Pendleton

The Bulletin, Foundation for Coast Guard History
SATTERLEE_PENDLETONARTICL...
U.S. Coast Guard History Program
U.S. Coast Guard in World War I
Historical Chronology
USCG-WWI-CHRONOLOGY.PDF
U.S. Coast Guard History Program
U.S. Coast Guard in World War I
Narrative
USCG-WWI-NARRATIVE.PDF
1917 Executive Order Transferring the Coast Guard to the Navy, signed by Woodrow Wilson
1917-EO-2588-ULSHS-TRANSF...
1917 Mobilization Plan
The Coast Guard when required to operate as part of the Navy.
1917-MOBILIZATION-PLAN-NO...
Handling of High Explosives in War Time
by Captain Godfrey L. Carden, US Coast Guard
Engineering and Mining Journal
January 3, 1920
1920-CARDEN-HANDLINGHIGHE...
Lighthouses in World War I: Transition into War
by Ellen Henry, Curator, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse Preservation Association
American Lighthouse, US Lighthouse Society
2017-HENRYELLENUSLHS-WWI-...
Hunting the Hun with the Coast Guard
by Hamilton Cochran
1919_WW1_COCHRAN-HUNTINGH...
U.S. Coast Guard Activities on City Island, NY during World War II
By Commander Timothy Dring, USNR (Retired)
April 2011
CGCITYISLANDNYWWIIA.PDF
RG 107 - Office of the Secretary of War Entry 118 Box 7 Summarization of Loran Program up to VJ Day
1945_LORAN_SUMMARY.PDF
THE COAST GUARD AT WAR IV LORAN VOLUME II Prepared in the Historical Section Public Information Division U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters Aug. 1, 1946
LORAN_VOLUME_2.PDF
U.S. Coast Guard History Program
The Saga of Samantha By Bill Verge, USCG (Ret.)
VERGEBILLSAGAOFSAMANTHA.PDF