US Coast Guard in World War II cover

Description

Alex de Quesada reveals the full history of the US Coast Guard throughout World War II in this Elite title. In particular, the book draws attention to the little-known story of how the US Coast Guard ran a number of the landing craft throughout D-Day in 1944 as well as providing crucial anti-U-boat patrols throughout the war years. A number of Coast Guard servicemen were lost in these two campaigns, and their undeniable contribution to the US war effort deserves greater recognition. The Coast Guard also provided aviators and gunners to the Merchant Marine and manned Port Security Services. These roles are all fully explained and illustrated with rare photographs and specially commissioned artwork.

Product details

Published Mar 15 2011
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781849082716
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Series Elite
Short code ELI 180
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Stephen Walsh

Stephen Walsh studied art at the North East Wales…

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