The U.S. Coast Guard in World War II - The Auxiliary, Reserve, Women's Reserve, and Temporary Reserve Programs
"The Auxiliary Goes To War!" Coast Guard Magazine (Aug 1943), pp. 2-4, 6.
"Auxiliary Patrol." Proceedings of the Marine Safety Council 1 (Jun 1944), pp. 120-121.
Carson, Ruth. "When the Girls Come Home." Collier’s 115, No. 6 (Apr 21, 1945), pp. 20-21.
Clothier, Anita. "Women Bolster Volunteer Port Security Force." Coast Guard Magazine (Mar 1944), pp. 62-63.
"The Coast Guard Auxiliary." Yachting LXXIII (May 1943), p. 24.
"The Coast Guard Auxiliary: Division Three, Flotilla Two, Shows Way to Other Auxiliary Units by Efficient Operation at St. Louis, Mo."
Coast Guard Magazine (Aug, 1942), pp. 28-29.
"Coast Guard Auxiliary." Coast Guard Magazine (Jun 1943), p. 12.
"Congress Authorizes the Establishment of a Women’s Reserve." Coast Guard Bulletin II, 6 (Dec 1942), p. 61.
Dixon, Dorothy. "Women's Place in the War?" Coast Guard Magazine (Nov 1942), pp. 42-44.
"Educational Level of Enlisted Personnel of the Coast Guard Women’s Reserve." Coast Guard Bulletin III, 1 (Jul 1945), pp. 5-6.
"Get Acquainted with the Volunteer Port Security Force." Coast Guard Magazine (Dec 1943), pp. 24-27.
Hollis, John. "SPAR's Duty Was All Song & Dance." The Quarterdeck Log 17, No. 4 (Winter, 2002), pp. 24-26.
MacLaughlin, E.L. "The Corsair Fleet."T he Bulletin (Nov-Dec 1970), pp. 23-29.
"Many Auxiliarists Concluding Service as Members of Temporary Reserve." Coast Guard Bulletin III, 2 (Aug 1945), pp. 31-35.
"New Opportunities for Women as Temporary Reserve Members." Coast Guard Bulletin II, 15 (Sep 1943), pp. 179-180.
"A Nifty Name [SPAR]." Coast Guard Magazine (Jan 1943), pp. 37-38.
Pickering, William T. "The Auxiliary Comes of Age." Yachting LXXII (Nov 1942), pp. 24-25, 62-63.
"They Pull Together. The Story of the Auxiliary..." Coast Guard Magazine (Oct 1943), pp. 42-43.
Rider, Alan. "Angels of the Swamp." The Retired Officer Magazine (Aug 1993), pp. 34-38.
"A Salute to the Auxiliary." Coast Guard Magazine (Jul 1943), pp. 8-9.
Schmitz, Anges R. "A SPAR in Alaska." Coast Guard Magazine (Nov 1945), pp. 34-35.
Seideman, Tony. "U-boat Patrol: A Ragtag Pleasure Boat Fleet Chases Nazi Subs Off Long Island's South Shore." Offshore (Dec 1990), pp. 23-26.
"The Shoestring Fleet." Coast Guard Magazine (Mar 1945), p. 55.
"Small Boats Sought for Antisubmarine Duties on Navy Sea Frontiers." Coast Guard Bulletin II, 2 (Aug 1942), pp. 13-14.
Smith, Everett M. "Uncle Sam's Minute Men of the Sea." Christian Science Monitor Magazine (Aug 14, 1943), p. 6.
Smith, Rufus G. "Sheets and Halliards Gone to War." Yachting (Mar 1944), pp. 27-29, 88.
"SPAR [Margie B. Victors] Wins Congressional Life Saving Medal." Coast Guard Magazine (Feb 1945), p. 14.
"SPARs Ahoy! The Story of a Great Experiment Which Has Become a Major Factor in America's Fight for Survival Against Its Enemies." Coast Guard Magazine (Apr 1943), pp. 16-17.
"SPARs Move Into Alaska." Coast Guard Magazine (Jun 1945), pp. 52-53.
"SPARS: Women’s Reserve of the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve." Occupations: The Vocational Guidance Magazine 21 (Mar, 1943), pp. 539-541.
"These SPARs do a Real Job of Taking Over Tasks of Men." Coast Guard Magazine (Jul 1945), p. 32.
"Training of Coast Guard SPARs Fully Separated From Navy WAVEs." Coast Guard Bulletin II, 12 (Jun 1943), p. 146.
"Volunteer Port Security Force." Coast Guard Magazine (Dec 1943), p. 24.
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"Volunteer Port Security Force to be Augmented by Women Enrollees." Coast Guard Bulletin II, 10 (Apr 1943), pp. 122-123.
"Wartime Work of Temporary Reserve Slowly Winning Public Recognition." Coast Guard Magazine (Mar 1946), pp. 14-17.
Wiggins, Melanie. "Almost Warships: Short of Men and Ships in the Early Days of World War II, the United States Turned to Civilians and Their Watercraft as the First Line of Defense Against German Submarines [Corsair Fleet's Grey Mist, CG-46034]." Naval History (Dec 2006), pp. 60-64.
"Winter Patrol." Yachting (Mar 1943), p. 38.
"Women Called to Colors. LCDR Dorothy C. Stratton Takes Command..." Coast Guard Magazine (Jan 1943), pp. 14-16.
Books and Government Publications
Fenton, John B. The Battle of Boston Harbor: A Wartime History of Flotilla 1-412, Winthrop, Massachusetts. Boston: privately printed by John H. Fenton, 1946.
Gummere, John F. The History of the Philadelphia Regiment, Volunteer Port Security Force. Philadelphia: Press of International Printing Company, 1946.
Holm, Jeanne, ed. In Defense of a Nation: Servicewomen in World War II. Washington: Military Women’s Press, 1998.
King, Spencer Bidwell, Jr. Selective Service in North Carolina in World War II. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 1949.
Larson, C. Kay. ‘Til I Come Marching Home: A Brief History of Women in World War II. Pasadena, MD: The Minerva Center, 1995.
Mellor, William B., Jr. Sank Same. New York: Howell, Soskin, 1944.
Miller, Basil. Patty Lou in the Coast Guard. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1944.
Smith, Rufus G. The Canvas Hangers: United States Coast Guard Reserve, 1942-1945. Glen Ridge, N.J.: Canvas Hangers, 1948.
Thompson, Lawrence. The Navy Hunts the CGR 3070. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1944.
Thompson, Robin J. The Coast Guard & The Women's Reserve in World War II. Washington: U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office, 1992.
United States Congress. Senate. Issuance of Honorable Service Certificates for World War II Temporary Reservists of Coast Guard. S. Rp. 1977, 87th Cong., 2d sess, 1962, Serial 12419.
United States Coast Guard Temporary Reserve. Reminiscences of Your "Hitch" in the United States Coast Guard during World War II: A Pictorial Record of U.S.C.G. Temporary Reserve Activities in DIVISION 5A First Naval District 1941-1945. Boston: Division 5A Committee, 1946.
Willoughby, Malcolm F. The Coast Guard's TRs: First Naval District. Boston: Charles E. Lauriat Company, 1945.