US Coast Guard in World War II cover
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Alex de Quesada reveals the full history of the US Coast Guard throughout World War II (1939-1945) in this Elite title. In particular, the book draws attention to the little-known history 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. There was a diverse array of roles within the wartime Coast Guard, from the manning of landing craft, to Coast Guard aviators and gunners to the Merchant Marine and Port Security Services. These roles are all fully explained and illustrated with a number of rare photographs and specially commissioned artwork.

Table of Contents

Introduction /Pre-war Coast Guard /The Coast Guard Auxiliary /The Coast Guard at War /Home Front /The Aleutian Campaign /The Battle of the Atlantic /North Africa and Italy /Normandy invasion /Pacific Theatre: From Pearl Harbor to the Philippines /Victory /Uniforms /Bibliography

Product details

Published Apr 20 2010
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781846039195
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 40 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
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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