U.S. Military Services

Coast Guard

Bennett, Michael [LCDR/USCG]. "The US Guard and OSS Maritime Operations during World War II." Studies in Intelligence 52, no. 4 (Dec. 2008): 13-22.

"Coast Guard men recruited for their swimming, diving, boat-handling, and signaling skills were at the heart of the OSS Martime Unit (MU) and Operational Swimmer Group (OSG) operations."

Bishop, Eleanor C. Prints in the Sand: The US Coast Guard Beach Patrol during World War II. Missoula, MT: Pictorial Histories Publishing, 1989. [Petersen]

Brown, Raymond J. "Coast Guard Codebreakers Inspire Those Who Serve." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 124.12 (Dec. 1998), 34-36.

From 1940 until 1945, the 20 members of U.S. Coast Guard Unit 387 "gathered, broke, and interpreted" clandestine radio intelligence in the Western Hemisphere.

Ostrom, Thomas P.

1. The United States Coast Guard in World War II: A History of Domestic and Overseas Actions. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2009.

Dolbow, Proceedings 136.2 (Feb. 2010), comments that the author "deserves praise for weaving" multiple "sources into a powerful war story." The reviewer says that he cannot "recommend this book highly enough."

2. The United States Coast Guard and National Defense: A History from World War I to the Present. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2011.

Dolbow, Proceedings 137.12 (Dec. 2011), finds that this work "documents the service's wartime partnership around the globe with its four sister services."

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