The U.S. Coast Guard in World War II - Beach Patrol

Historical Bibliography


"Coast Guard Dog Patrol." Coast Guard Magazine (Jan 1943), p. 61; 16 (Feb 1943), p. 47.

"Coast Patrol. Coast Guard Establishes Network of Surveillance." Coast Guard Magazine (Aug 1941), pp. 7-12.

"Dogs Now Being Trained for Use in Patrol of Nation’s Coastline." Coast Guard Bulletin II, 4 (Oct 1942), p. 39.

"Dogs on Patrol." Coast Guard Magazine (Sep 1943), p. 44.

"Great Lakes: Another Winter Passes Into History, Marked by New Coast Guard Facilities for Patrolling [Great] Lakes Area." Coast Guard Magazine (May 1942), pp. 13-15.

"Guarding America's Shores: Coast Guard Hurls Thousands of Men Into Anti-Sabotage Patrol of U.S. Coastlines as Young Jack Cullen's Battle of Wits Sends Six Saboteurs to Electric Chair." Coast Guard Magazine (Sep 1942), pp. 18-19.

"Heritage [John C. Cullen]." Proceedings of the Marine Safety Council   33 (Oct 1976), pp. 178-179.

Livingston, Robert. "Lum, A Four-Legged Sailor of the Mounted Beach Patrol." Commandant's Bulletin (Apr 26 1982), pp. 22-25.

Mayfield, David. "Alone Against the Enemy [John Cullen]." Coast Guard (Nov 1999), pp. 32-35.

McCain, John W. "The Beach Patrol and a Great Tradition: Coast Guardsmen Save Lives." Naval Institute Proceedings 70 (Sep 1944), pp. 1123-1127.

Miller, Joan. "Nazi Invasions." American History Illustrated 21 (Nov 1986), pp. 42-49.

"The Mounted Coast Guardsmen." The Bulletin (Jun 1943), pp. 47-48.

"[John C. Cullen] Outwits Nazis!" Coast Guard Magazine (Aug 1942), p. 45.

Noble, Dennis. "The World War II Beach Patrol." The Coast Guard Reservist (Jul 1997), pp. 4-11.

"Sailor on Horseback." Coast Guard Magazine (Mar 1943), p. 53.

"Sailors on Horseback." Coast Guard Magazine (Jun 1943), pp. 44-45.

Simpich, Frederick. "Your Dog Joins Up." National Geographic LXXXIII (Jan 1943), pp. 93-113.

Willoughby, Malcolm F. "The Beach Pounders." Naval Institute Proceedings 83 (Aug 1957), pp. 818-827.

Books and Government Publications

Behan, John M. Dogs of War. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1944.

Bishop, Eleanor C. Prints in the Sand: The U.S. Coast Guard Beach Patrol During World War II.  Missoula, MT: Pictorial Histories Publishing Company, 1989.

Dasch, George J. Eight Spies Against America. New York: Robert M. McBride Company 1959.

Downey, B. Fairfax. Dogs for Defense. New York: Dogs for Defense, Inc., 1955.

Going, Clayton G. Dogs at War. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1944.

Holbrook, Stewart H. None More Courageous: American War Heroes of Today. New York: Macmillan, 1942.

Noble, Dennis L. The Beach Patrol and Corsair Fleet. Washington: U.S. Coast Guard, 1992.

Rachlis, Eugene. They Came To Kill: The Story of Eight Nazi Saboteurs in America. New York: Random House 1961.

Taylor, Theodore. Fire on the Beaches. New York: Norton, 1958.

Wighton, Charles and Gunter Peis. Hitler's Spies and Saboteurs. New York: Henry Holt and Company 1958.

Willoughby, Malcolm F. The Coast Guard TRs. First Naval District. Boston: Charles E. Lauriat Co., 1945.

Windle, Spencer L. A History of the U.S. Coast Guard Mounted Beach Patrols. By the author, 1996.