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United States Coast Guard collection

United States Coast Guard collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: United States Coast Guard collection
Creator: United States. Coast Guard
Inclusive Dates: 1944
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet 1 box
Collection Number: ms3387
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Scope and Content

The collection consists of photographs and two notices, from the Public Relations Division of the United States Coast Guard, Washington D.C. Photographs depict Coast Guardsmen engaging in combat operations in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans during World War II. One notice regards oil paintings displayed by Coast Guard Combat Artist Russell S. Dickerson. The other notice regards an exhibit in Washington, D.C. listing judges and winners of the show.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Gift of Edda Agee.

Preferred Citation

United States Coast Guard collection, ms3387, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2019.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

United States. Navy
World War, 1939-1945 -- Photography.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

12Photographs #0401441, #0617442
#0401441. "Gretzer Drawing is Second Choice in Coast Guard Show" - carbon pencil drawing of invasion craft striking at an enemy beach #0617442. "Knocked Out LCI High and Dry on Invasion Beach" - Coast Guard infantry landing craft perches abandoned at high water line at French invasion beach
13Photographs #441, #630, #1532, #2145, #2173, #2217, #2329, #2330, #2342, #2343
#441. "Under Old Glory" - Guardsmen shooting at suspected sub #630. "Last 'Man' Rescued" - An abandoned puppy on a sinking ship, saved by the Coast Guard #1532. "Torpedo Junction" - Three survivors of a U-boat torpedo attack rescued by Coast Guard #2145. "Direct Hit Explodes Allied Freighter" - War pryotechnics as Nazis bombed Allied freighter #2173. "Copter to the Rescue" - Air-sea rescue practice #2217. "Jap Captured At Hollandia" - Coast Guard captured Japanese prisoner #2329. "Admiral Stark Visits" - Commander of all American naval forces gives final instructions #2330. "But You Don't Have to Come Back" - Coast Guardsmen killed at his battle station #2342. "Taxis to Hell and Back" - Coast Guard-manned invasion barge on fire at Normandy on D-Day #2343. "Into the Jaws of Death" - To the beach of Normandy, Coast Guard driver pushing their taxis through the off-beach hell
14Photographs #2420, #2428, #2434, #2435, #2437, #2444, #2556 (two prints), #2556 (different shot), #2565
#2420. "Nazi Doodlebug No Can Do" - Pilotless Nazi beetle tank (operated by remote control, stuffed with explosives) #2428. "Mongolians Among First Normandy Prisoners" - Mongolians captured with the Nazis at Normandy #2434. "Chow Down for Nazi Prisoners" - Mongolians and Germans eating togheter on a Coast Guard troop transport #2435. "Cheer up, Fritz" - "This ex-Nazi 'superman' is among the first shipment of hundreds of German prisoners taken in France" #2437. "Two Nazi 'Supermen' Bumped Out of Wonderland" - "Far from fearsome beside the tall, grinning six-foot Marine guard who is watching over them..." #2444. "Nazi Prisoner is just a kid of 13" - Young Nazi solider drinking coffee aboard transport ship #2556. (two prints) "Nazis Abandon Sub" - Nazis atop sinking submarine blasted by Coast Guard #2556. "Nazis Abandon Sub" - Nazis atop sinking submarine blasted by Coast Guard (different shot) #2565. "Off Cherbourg" - Allied guns shooting at Nazis attemping to bomb ships
15Photographs #2575, #2600, #2603, #2634, #2654, #2895, #2968, #2974, #2988, #2993
#2575. "German Prisoners on Return Trip" - USS Wakefield shipping Nazi prisoners for internment, at chowline #2600. "Orderly Confusion" - Coast Guard combat photographer with American salvage detail on Noemfoor Island #2603. "Japanese Junk" - American salvage detail dismantling Japanese airplane motor on Noemfoor Island #2634. "Minesweeper Before Its Final Plunge" - USS Tide sinking beside two other ships #2654. "Press Club Judges Review Coast Guard Photo and Art Show" - several men judging photographs on a wall #2895. "Coast Guard's New Heavy Duty Ice Breakers Carry Planes" - Rugged ships going through the sea, aerial shot #2968. "Coast Guard Seizes Nazi Prisoners in Greenland" - Five German POWs watch an American movie aboard a Coast Guard combat cutter off Greenland #2974. "Coast Guard Planes Help Smash German Weather Bases in Greenland" - Coast Guard planes making recon flights that helped liquidate German weather stations there #2988. "Coast Guard Combat Cutter Captures 28 Nazis in Greenland" - Ships in ice, both Allied and Nazi #2993. "Coast Guardsmen Surprise and capture 12 Nazis on last Greenland Weather Base" - The last enemy radio-weather outpost
16Photographs #2997, #3059, #3098, #3126, #3196, #3198, #3487, #3504, #3538, #3675
#2997. "American rations taste good to Nazis captured in surprise Greenland attack" - Nazis eating aboard Coast Guard ship #3059. "Coast Guard Gun Crew Battles" - Coast Guard fighting off attacking Japanese planes #3098. "Captured Jap Becomes Coast Guard Broom Jockey" - Japanese prisoner assigned to pushing a broom aboard Coast Guard invasion transport #3126. "Taxis to Hell - and Back" - Coast Guard taxi invansion transport ships going to Japanese beach in South Pacific #3196. "Captured in Makin Invasion" - Prisoners talking and smoking amiably with Marine and Coast Guardsmen #3198. "No Smiles on These Faces" - Japanese prisoners aboard Coast Guard ship taken in Makin invasion #3487. "North Atlantic Battler Stalks Its Prey" - Coast Guard combat cutter hunts for Nazi submarines #3504. "Coast Guard captures 12 Nazis at weather base in remote Greenland" - standing on beach #3538. "Mac Arthur Keeps His Pledge" - General Mac Arthur smoking a pipe on Leyte Island #3675. "Coast Guardsmen Bring Captured Nazi Trawler From Greenland to Boston" - the Externsteine
17Photographs #3902, #4594, #4622, #4626, #4665, #4718
#3902. "German Prisoner Buried at Sea from Coast Guard-Manned Transport" - Nazi bearers, solemn procession to ship's rail, soldier having died in passage #4594. "Coast Guard Transport in Pacific Puts About to Save Soldier's Life" - Miguel E. Rodriguez (Pueto Rican) flown off ship to hospital #4622. "Doomed Coast Guard-Manned De Back in Action After Surgical Mircale Makes One Ship from Two" #4626. "Doomed Coast Guard-Manned De Back in Action After Surgical Mircale Makes One Ship from Two" #4665. "Those Who Won't Die for the Emperor" - Three Japanese prisoners waiting interrogation and internment #4718. "Coast Guardsmen Land Aussies in Balikpapan Invasion" - Australian troops storming Balikpapan
18Unnumbered photographs
"...And Return He Did" -- General Douglas A. MacArthur in Phillippines on Leyte Island "Asplund Painting Acclaimed Best in Coast Guard Exhibit" - Historic Hour, an oil painting of American invaders hitting the Normandy beach on D-Day "Riley Sketch of Pacific Invaders is Third Choice in Coast Guard Show" - Beach Party, a pencil sketch by Coast Guard combat artist Ken Riley, invaders on South Pacific beach "Leyte Invaders Nab No. 1 Souvenir in a Hurry" - After invasion of Leyte Island "Pacific Army and Navy Chiefs Plan Strategy" - Commander-in-Chief of the Pacifc Fleet talks strategic moves with General MacArthur