The U.S. Coast Guard in World War II - Aviation

Historical Bibliography


"Air-Sea Rescue Agency Assigned to Coast Guard." The Bulletin (Oct 1944), pp. 148-149.

Barrow, Jess C. "Arctic Patrol [VP-6]." Naval Aviation Museum Foundation Magazine 14, No. 1 (Spring 1993), pp. 76-81.

Browning, Robert M., Jr. "The Eyes and Ears of the Convoy: The Development of the Helicopter as an Anti-Submarine Weapon." Air Power History 40, No. 2 (Summer 1993), pp. 30-37.

Capelotti, P.J. "Anti-Sub Patrols: Enlisted Aviator Brought Down the Only German U-boat Sunk by Coast Guard Aircraft." Commandant's Bulletin (Jul 1992), pp. 20-21.

________. "The CG's Fleet of 'Flying Boats.'" Commandant's Bulletin (Jul 1992), p. 21.

"Coast Guard Aircraft Active on War Assignments." Coast Guard Bulletin II, 4 (Oct 1942), pp. 39-40.

"Coast Guard Aviation and the Present War." Coast Guard Bulletin I, 33 (Mar 1942), pp. 262-264; I, 34 (Apr 1942), pp. 271-273.

"Coast Guard Aviation and the War." The Bulletin (Feb 1943), pp. 129-34.

"Coast Guard Aviation is Maintaining its Tradition of Life Saving." Flying XXXII (Feb 1943), pp. 114-116.

"Coast Guard Aviation Has Played a Leading Role in Anti-Submarine Warfare." Coast Guard Magazine (Oct 1943), p. 55.

"Coast Guard Aviation Pays Off." Coast Guard Magazine (Apr 1945), pp. 18-19.

"Coast Guard Pilots Do Rescue Service, Patrol Harbor Approaches, & Escort Coastal and Transocean Convoys." Flying XXV (Oct 1944), p. 122.

English, Richard. "Seagoing Taxi No. 1: The Coast Guard's Ace Transport from Casablanca to Kwajalein." Saturday Evening Post (Jun 24, 1944), pp. 22-23.

Erickson, Frank. "David and Goliath."The Bulletin (Jan-Feb 1975), pp. 35-36.

Graham, Stewart R. "Helicopters and Sonar Detection of Submarines: The Early Years." Silver Eagles Association The Scuttlebutt 24 (July 1992), pp. 18-19.

"'Greater Love Hath No Man [John A. Pritchard, Jr.]'" The Bulletin (Mar 1943), pp. 146-150.

"Harbor Patrol." Coast Guard Magazine (Mar 1942), pp. 35-37.

McCullough, Trudi. "Jeeps of the Air [J2F-6]." Coast Guard Magazine (Oct 1944), p. 14.

"Officer [John A. Pritchard, Jr.] and Enlisted Man [Benjamin A. Bottoms] of U.S. Coast Guard Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross." The Bulletin (May 1943), p. 27.

O’Leary, R.J. "Wooden Props and Iron Crosses." Foundation (Spring 1991), pp. 52-59.

Raithel, Albert L, Jr. "Patrol Aviation in the Atlantic in World War II." Naval Aviation News (Nov-Dec 1994), pp. 28-33.

"Rescue and Assistance Work Continues to Play Major Part in C.G. Aviation." Coast Guard Bulletin II, 20 (Feb 1944), pp. 256-257.

Scheina, Robert L. "Patron of the Helicopter During World War II." Wings of Gold II (Winter 1977), pp. 26-29.

Shea, John M.  "U.S. Coast Guard Aviation and LORAN." The Quarterdeck Log 15, No. 2 (Summer 2000), pp. 26-29.

Woods, Rex. "The U.S. Coast Guard Flies to the Rescue." Coast Guard Magazine (Nov 1944), pp. 18-19.

Books and Government Publications

Browning, Robert M., Jr. The Eyes and Ears of the Convoy: Development of the Helicopter as an Anti-submarine Weapon. Washington: U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office, 1993.

Cook, Graeme. None But the Valiant: Exciting True War Stories in the Air and at Sea. New York: Taplinger, 1973.

Lent, H.B. Air Patrol-Jim Brewster Flies for the U.S. Coast Guard. New York: MacMillan, 1942.

Shea, John M. History of the United States Coast Guard Catalina Flying Boat PBY-5A V-189 1941-1945. Othello, WA: published by the author, n.d.