Historic Documents & Official Publications (Database)

Documents, including PDF photo collections, reproductions and scans of drawings, illustrations, and images, from the archives of the U.S. Coast Guard and its five predecessor agencies: the Revenue Cutter Service, the Life-Saving Service, the Lighthouse Service, the Bureau of Navigation, and the Steamboat Inspection Service from the Coast Guard Archives and Special Collections, Coast Guard, and National Archives.

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Washington, DC 20593-7031

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New London, CT 06320-8100

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Images & Photographs

1944 Normandy, D-Day Diary, MoMM1c Clifford Lewis, USCG

EXCERPTS FROM WWII DIARY OF CLIFFORD W. LEWIS, MoMM 1/C, UNITED STATES COAST GUARD Editor's note: The following are excerpts of a diary kept by Motor Machinist's Mate, First Class, Clifford W. Lewis, USCG, a crewman on board the Coast Guard-manned LCI(L)-94 of Flotilla 10, a Coast Guard amphibious assault unit that landed Allied troops during the invasions of Sicily, Salerno and Normandy and then in the Pacific Theatre. Here are excerpts of his diary describing what it was like before, during, and after the bloody assault at Normandy, France on 6 June, 1944.

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