World War II Commemoration: 75 Year Anniversary

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 II

The U. S. Coast Guard in World War II

    As with all wars, World War II had a transformative effect on America's military services. In the years immediately preceding U.S. entry into the conflict and over the subsequent four years, eight months of fighting, the Coast Guard's responsibilities grew exponentially. To support the cause, the Coast Guard expanded to a record high of more than 170,000 men and women serving in uniform at one time, with nearly 250,000 personnel serving over the course of the war. The Coast Guard supported both combat and traditional service missions, including search and rescue, marine safety, convoy escort duty, troop transport and amphibious operations, port security, and beach patrol. By doing so, the U.S. Coast Guard proved itself Semper Paratus-"Always Ready"-to perform any maritime missions required by the war effort.

 

World War II Image Gallery
BMC Ted Cooley, PSU 311 on patrol in Persian Gulf
Coast Guard Archives
Appendix E, Personnel on US Merchant vessels (1000 gross tons or over) engaged in deep sea trades
Statistical Division, US Coast Guard
Appendix G, equipment inspections
Statistical Division, US Coast Guard
Appendix H2, original documents issued to Merchant seaman
Statistical Division, US Coast Guard
Appendix D, Correlation chart ratio of vessels sunk since Pearl Harbor to vessels engaged in deep sea trade, 1:65
Statistical Division, US Coast Guard
Appendix H1, licenses issues to engineer officers and deck officers, certificates suspended and revoked, licenses suspended and revoked
Statistical Division, US Coast Guard
Appendix H, correlation chart showing monthly vessel inspections with total number of merchant vessels (1000 gross tons or over)
Statistical Division, US Coast Guard
Appendix C, US Merchant vessels engaged in deep sea trades (1000 gross tons or over), US Merchant vessels sunk since Pearl Harbor
Statistical Division, US Coast Guard
Appendix F, US Merchant vessels sunk since Pearl Harbor
Statistical Division, US Coast Guard
Appendix H1
Number of Licenses and Certificates Suspended and Revoked
Appendix H2
Number of Merchant Seamen Issued Original Documents
Coast Guard at War - Marine Inspection XIII Appendix G
Monthly Vessel Inspections
Coast Guard at War - Marine Inspection XIII Appendix H
Officer's Licenses Issued, Suspended and Revoked
Appendix B
US Merchant Ship Losses
World War II Resources
The Bulletin
Pioneers of Ethnic Diversity in the American Sea Services Trained at the Academy; they broke barriers while serving their country by
William Thiesen, Ph.D. Atlantic Area Historian, U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office
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U.S.S. Sea Cloud, Carlton Skinner Photograph
USCGC Sea Cloud
U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office
SEA_CLOUD_SKINNER_2_PIC.PDF
U.S.S. Sea Cloud, Carlton Skinner Photograph
USCGC Sea Cloud
U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office
SEA_CLOUD_SKINNER_1_PIC.PDF
The Lost Wartime Paintings of Jacob Lawrence by Carlton Skinner 
USCGC Sea Cloud
U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office
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U.S.S. Sea Cloud IX-99 Racial Integration for Naval Efficiency by Carlton Skinner 
U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office
CARLTON_SKINNER.PDF
Seizing Opportunities: The Story of Olivia Hooker 
Overcoming Adversity, SPAR devotes her life to developing others' potential
U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office
HOOKEROLIVIA1996.PDF
Olivia Hooker Biography
U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office
HOOKEROLIVIABIO.PDF
Florench Finch wriiten history
Biography
U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office
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Florench Finch 
Biography
U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office
FLORENCEFINCHHISTORY_WRIT...
Ray Evans Scrapbook scan
Special friends made in the service here and there
Douglas Albert Munro
Dwight H. Dexter
Martin Clemens, British
U.S Coast Guard Historian's Office
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Ray Evans Scrapbook scan
Seattle Times Newsclipping
U.S Coast Guard Historian's Office
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Ray Evans 29 May 1943
U.S Coast Guard Historian's Office
EVANS-29MAY43-3_PIC.PDF
Raymond Evans
Navy Cross Documents, scanned
U.S Coast Guard Historian's Office
EVANSRAY_NAVYCROSSDOCS.PDF
Ray Evans Official Photograph
U.S Coast Guard Historian's Office
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Station Evanston, Illinois Also referred to as Grosse Point; later-Wilmette Harbor
USLSS Station #12, Eleventh District Coast Guard Station # 12
EVANSTON.PDF
Raymond Evans, USCG (Ret.)
Oral History Transcribed
U.S Coast Guard Historian's Office
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Ray Evans 29 May 1943
U.S Coast Guard Historian's Office
EVANS-29MAY43-4_PIC.PDF
Raymond Evans
Official Record
U.S Coast Guard Historian's Office
EVANSRAYOFFICIALRECORD.PDF
Raymond Evans, USCG (Ret.)
Biography, scanned
U.S Coast Guard Historian's Office
EVANSSBIO_SCAN.PDF
Raymond Evans
Biography, scanned
U.S Coast Guard Historian's Office
EVANSRAYUSCG-BIO.PDF