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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
Mounted Beach Patrol: foul weather gear.  
Note the radio on the back of the Coast Guardsman in the foreground.
Elmer Stone climbing into the cockpit of Coast Guard Grumman JF-2 V167
The crew of the NC-4, in Lisbon (Left to Right): Chief Machinist's Mate Eugene S. Rhoads, USN; LT James L. Breese, USN; LTJG Walter Hinton, USN; LT Elmer Stone, USCG; LCDR A.C. Read, Commanding Officer, NC-4.  Missing from photo is ENS Herbert C. Rodd, USN.
CDR Stone at his desk as the commanding officer of Air Station Cape May, circa 1933.  
U.S. Coast Guard Photo No. G-APA-10-15-73 (17).
SPARs Service dress blue
WWII
SPAR Service dress white uniform, close up
WWII
SPAR, assorted uniform types, 1944
WWII
LCDR (later CAPT) Dorothy Stratton; service dress white, 1943
WWII
SPAR Service dress white uniform
WWII
SPAR Officer: service dress blue
WWII
Officers: standard Navy-issue tropical khakis; Coast Guard devices on shoulder boards & hats.
SPAR uniform details: enlisted blues
WWII
SPAR uniform details: service dress blue, 1942
WWII
SPAR uniform details, close-up: service dress blue
WWII
The chief petty officers of the Coast Guard-manned USS Centauraus (AKA-17), somewhere in the South Pacific, circa 1944.  "Tropical" khaki uniforms. 
Photograph donated by CGM Michael K. Opsitnik, US Coast Guard Archives
SN Larry M. McBreen (left) in a friendly discussion with QMC John Smith (right) regarding seamanship and knot tying.  Smith was a 33-year veteran of the Coast Guard.   
Both are in Class A Blues; photo dated 25 February 1959; photo number 13CGD-022059-02.
Coast Guard aviator Edward Burke, WWII
Coast Guard aviator Edward Burke, WWII
Uniform: Aviator, officer: winter working uniform.  The aviators wore standard Navy-issue forestry green Kersey coat, trousers and cap with Coast Guard distinguishing devices. 
The officer is noted Coast Guard aviator Edward Burke.
Corsair Fleet: standard Navy-issue chambray shirt and dungaree trousers, WWII
Resources
Douglas Munro, Portrait
U.S. Coast Guard
MUNRODOUGPORTRAIT1_PIC.PDF
Mrs. Edith Munro Accepting Award
Douglas Munro's mother
U.S. Coast Guard
MUNRO_MRS. EDITH MUNRO, A...
Douglas Munro, civilian portrait
U.S. Coast Guard
MUNRO CIVILIAN PORTRAIT_I...
Douglas Munro, wrestling photograph
U.S. Coast Guard
MUNRODOUGWRESTLE2_PIC.PDF
Douglas Munro, wrestling photograph
U.S. Coast Guard
MUNRO_WRESTLING2_PIC.PDF
Douglas Munro, wrestling photograph
U.S. Coast Guard
MUNRODOUGWRESTLE1_PIC.PDF
Mrs. Edith Munro
Douglas Munro's mother
U.S. Coast Guard
MUNROEDITHPORTRAIT1_PIC.PDF
Douglas Munro, sidearm photograph
U.S. Coast Guard
MUNRODOUGSIDEARM_PIC.PDF
Douglas Munro Medal of Honor
U.S. Coast Guard
MUNRODOUGMOHFRONT_PIC.PDF
Douglas Munro Medal of Honor
U.S. Coast Guard
MUNRODOUGMOHR_PIC.PDF
Douglas Munro, newspaper clipping, scan
U.S. Coast Guard
NEWSPAPER CLIPPING_INITIA...
Douglas Munro Memorial Point Cruz
U.S. Coast Guard
MUNROMEMORIALPOINTCRUZ_PI...
Douglas Munro, bugle photograph
U.S. Coast Guard
MUNRO_BUGLE_HIGH RES_PIC.PDF
Douglas Munro, wrestling photograph
U.S. Coast Guard
MUNRO_WRESTLING1_HIGH RES...
Douglas Munro, portrait
U.S. Coast Guard
MUNRO_PORTRAIT, HIGH RES_...
Douglas Munro, Map, Action at Point Cruz
U.S. Coast Guard
MUNRO_MAP, ACTION AT POIN...
Douglas Munro, sidearm photograph
U.S. Coast Guard
MUNRO_IN UNIFORM_HIGH RES...
Douglas Munro, baby photograph
U.S. Coast Guard
MUNRO_BABY_PIC.PDF
Douglas Munro, climbing ladder photograph
U.S. Coast Guard
DOUGLAS MUNRO_CLIMBING LA...
Douglas Munro, recruitment photograph
U.S. Coast Guard
MUNRO_RECRUITMENT PHOTO_H...