CGC Bertholf on the ways during the
early morning hours of 11 September 2006.
Courtesy of Gordon Pierce, Northrop Grumman.
Electronics Technician First Class Keith Williams; another
oral history conducted by Dr. Douglas Kroll, USCG AUX.
Born in rural Hugo, Colorado on 22 November 1927, Keith
Williams grew up in Arlington, Washington, graduating from
Arlington High School in 1945. He enlisted in the Coast
Guard in Seattle a few months later, attending recruit
training in Alameda, California. He later attended and
graduated from Electronics Technician School at the Coast
Guard Training Center in Groton, Connecticut. He spent the
next three years of his enlistment assigned to Coast Guard
Operating Base, New London, Connecticut.Auxiliarist Dr. Doug Kroll interviewed Captain
Donald Taub, USCG (Ret.).
Captain Taub graduated from the Coast Guard Academy with
the Class of 1956 and saw service aboard CGCs Bibb,
Duane, Castle Rock and Spencer,
including service in Vietnam aboard the latter. He
commanded LORAN Station Cape Atholl and also served in a
number of Marine Inspection billets in New York and Los
Angeles-Long Beach. He is also a noted expert on the Coast
Guard's role in Greenland during World War II and after.
Interview by Dr. Douglas Kroll, USCG AUX.
Ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Coast Guard
Headquarters at St. Elizabeths, 29 July 2013.
- Hurricane Katrina Archive addition:
Aviation "Blue Sheet"; a spreadsheet listing all Coast
Guard aircraft involved in the response to Hurricane Katrina
including flight description and duration (by tail number).
An oral history with Commander Mitchell "Art" Perry. Commander Perry was a
member of the Coast Guard Academy Class of 1944 that
graduated one year early and saw service on board the
Assault Transport USS Arthur Middleton (APA-25). While
aboard he saw action at Tarawa as a Boat Division
commander. After the invistion of Kwajalein, Eniwetok,
Saipan, Leyte Gulf and Luzon he transferred to Navy
Transport Division 33. After the war he attended flight
training and was designated as Coast Guard Aviator #500. He
served at various air stations during his career, including
at Sangley Point, Philippines, where he participated in the
famous SAR case off Swatow, China during the Korean War. Interview
by Dr. Douglas Kroll, USCG AUX.
Officers of the U.S. Coast Guard: A portrait photo album
(with most photos dating from 1915 -- this formal portrait album, now in the care
of the Still Picture Branch of the National Archives, includes portraits of many officers of the Coast
Guard beginning in 1915, including some who became well-known in the
service, such as Charles
Shoemaker, Edward "Iceberg" Smith, Joseph Farley, Quentin Walsh, J. E. Stika, Elmer Stone, Eugene Coffin, Coit Henley, Jr., E. Reed-Hill, Frank
Gorman, E. M. Webster, and Willard Smith).
Alex Haley wrote to Mr. Walter White, the Executive
Secretary of the NAACP while Haley was in service on the USS
Murzim in the Pacific Theatre discussing Haley's
experiences as an African-American in the Coast Guard; dated
26 November 1943.
Coast Guard 1934 Appropriation Hearings before the
Subcommittee of House Committee on Appropriations
"relevant to the 1934 fiscal year appropriations of the
Coast Guard." Includes testimony by Rear Admiral H. G.
Hamlet, Commander R. R. Waesche, Commander L. T. Chalker,
Commander T. A. Shanely, Commander James Pine, Commander F.
J. Gorman, Constructor F. A. Hunnewell, among others.
See how the Service's leadership dealt with the difficult
budget years of the mid-1930s, including staff furloughs,
forced personnel reductions, laying up patrol boats, and
closing small boat stations.
CG-260-1: Organization and Regulations Manual for
WAVP (311') WPG (327') WPB (255'); 31 July 1961.
"SRR Replacement Project", a narrative discussion of the
replacement of the HH-52 by the HH-65, by Captain Sperry
Storm, USCG (Ret).
- We've scanned a number of important official reports on the post-World War
II SPAR program including reports from
- Ever wonder what Coast Guard SPARS sang during World War II? Here's a
copy of their official
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