1943 CGC Duane Escorts A Convoy
"THE COAST GUARD IS THE CONVOY'S BODY GUARD -- Its guns manned and its decks laden with depth charges, a Coast Guard Combat Cutter helps to safeguard a long line of merchant ships (on the horizon) carrying supplies for the Battle of Germany. These Coast Guard fighters played a major role in breaking the Nazi submarine menace in 1942 and 1943. Now they continue to keep the ship lanes to Europe free of enemy intruders." USCG Historian's Office Special Collections Archive & Library; World War II Subject File; "North Atlantic Campaign" box. 2nd floor archives room, Atkins Hall.

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