World War II Commemoration: 75 Year Anniversary

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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.

 

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World War II Resources
Ray Evans May 1943
U.S Coast Guard Historian's Office
EVANS-MAY43_PIC.PDF
Ray Evans 29 May 1943
U.S Coast Guard Historian's Office
EVANS-29MAY43-2_PIC.PDF
Raymond Evans
Navy Cross Citation
U.S Coast Guard Historian's Office
EVANSRAYNAVYCROSSCITATION...
Ray Evans 29 May 1943
U.S Coast Guard Historian's Office
EVANS-29MAY43-5_PIC.PDF
USS Evansville, PF-70
PF70_EVANSVILLE.PDF
Raymond Evans
ALCOAST 250-13
June 2013
U.S Coast Guard Historian's Office
EVANSRAY_ALCOAST-250-13.PDF
Raymond Evans
Documents, scanned
U.S Coast Guard Historian's Office
EVANSRAYDOCS2.PDF
Raymond Evans, USCG (Ret.)
Biography
U.S Coast Guard Historian's Office
EVANSRAY_BIO.PDF
Ray Evans Scrapbook scan
Navy Cross award, RADM Jones
U.S Coast Guard Historian's Office
RAY EVANS_SCRAPBOOK1008_S...
The Gold Dust Twins 
Commander Raymond Evans, USCG (Ret.) remembers his friend and shipmate Douglas Munro
U.S Coast Guard Historian's Office
EVANSORALHISTORY_GOLDDUST...
Ray Evans RADM Jones 29 May 1943
Photograph
EVANS-29MAY43-1_PIC.PDF
Uniform Regulations United States Navy 1941 
United States Government Printing Office Washington 1941
World War II
1941-USN-UNIFORMREGS.PDF
Elmer Stone Biography
Elmer Stone Biography
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. 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
Tars and Spars the Coast Guard Show a Tabloid Musical Revue by Howard Dietz and Lieut. Vernon Duke
TARS&SPARS-300-01.PDF
U.S. Coast Guard History Program
U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Flotilla One
USCGRESCUEFLOTILLAONEHIST...