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U.S. Coast Guard Oral History Program


 

A Coast Guard Career

BMC-L Ira Lewis's Scrapbook, First Section:
Personnel, Stations and Search and Rescue Cases

Coast Guard Surf Stations & Personnel

Crew of the Atlantic Beach Station (NY), 1941-43 (approx.). [Petty] Officers seated in front -- left to right -- Charles Bernard, _____ Kipibide (not sure of spelling), Ira Lewis.  (On first row standing, third man standing is Phil Graziano -- cousin of boxer Rocky Graziano.)

Coast Guard Surf Stations & Personnel

Smith's Point Station (NY).  1945-46. Crew of the "Small Boat" training school.  Ira Lewis, center; Manus Austin - far right.

Coast Guard Surf Stations & Personnel

Pistol Firing Drill Team, at the Oak Island Station, 1956.

Left to right: first two men (unknown), David Dayton, Ira Lewis, Earl Gray, Melvin Midgette, last officer (unknown).

Coast Guard Surf Stations & Personnel

Possibly the Tiana Station (NY). 1940s.
In the Hampton Bays area (Long Island, NY).

Coast Guard Surf Stations & Personnel

Bellport Station, Long Island, NY, 1938

Coast Guard Surf Stations & Personnel

Atlantic Beach Station (NY). 1940s.  Twelve miles east of Rockaway Point.  Hurricane had damaged the docks.

Coast Guard Surf Stations & Personnel

Atlantic Beach Station (NY). 1940s.  Twelve miles east of Rockaway Point.  Hurricane had damaged the docks.

Coast Guard Surf Stations & Personnel

Smiths Point Station (tower), 1945.

Coast Guard Surf Stations & Personnel

Rockaway Station (NY), 1940s.

[Note the LCVP on the right and the 36-foot MLB on the left.]

 

Coast Guard Surf Stations & Personnel

Moriches Life Boat Station
East Moriches, L.I., NY, 1951

Coast Guard Surf Stations & Personnel

Forge River Station
Long Island, NY, 1940s

Coast Guard Surf Stations & Personnel

Bellport Beach (NY) (estimated date).
The washing ashore of the "RUSSELL B".

Coast Guard Surf Stations & Personnel

Rescue crew on beach at Fire Island, 1950s.

A cargo ship had run ashore.

Coast Guard Surf Stations & Personnel

East Moriches Life Boat Station (Long Island, NY), 1940s.

Officers arriving by [HNS] helicopters.

Coast Guard Surf Stations & Personnel

Jones Beach, 1943.  Windbreak for crew involved in the rescue of a ship that had run ashore. Officer Ketchum (center with cap) in charge of operation.

Coast Guard Surf Stations & Personnel

1939. Ira Lewis (left - back view), Manus Austin - standing to right of center - facing camera). Smiths Point.

Coast Guard Surf Stations & Personnel

Smiths Point (NY) - Ira Lewis (left) and Manus Austin right), 1945.

Coast Guard Surf Stations & Personnel

Floods in Norwalk, CT, 1955.

Coast Guard assisted.

Coast Guard Surf Stations & Personnel

Floods in Norwalk, CT, 1955.

Coast Guard assisted.  Ira Lewis (left) pointing at car.

 

Coast Guard Surf Stations & Personnel

Floods in Norwalk, CT, 1955.

Coast Guard assisted.


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