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US Coast Guard in World War II.

Author: Alejandro de Quesada
Publisher: Oxford : Osprey Publishing Ltd, 2011.
Series: Elite; EBL-Schweitzer
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Online-ausgView all editions and formats
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Cover; Title; Contents; Introduction; The Coast Guard Goes to War; The Home Front; The Battle of the Atlantic; The Mediterranean and European Theaters; The Pacific Theater; Aftermath & Summary; Select Bibliography; Imprint.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alejandro de Quesada
ISBN: 9781780962153 1780962150
OCLC Number: 882954838
Description: Online-Ressource (1 online resource (153 Seiten)).
Series Title: Elite; EBL-Schweitzer

Abstract:

Cover; Title; Contents; Introduction; The Coast Guard Goes to War; The Home Front; The Battle of the Atlantic; The Mediterranean and European Theaters; The Pacific Theater; Aftermath & Summary; Select Bibliography; Imprint.

Alex de Quesada reveals the full history of the US Coast Guard throughout World War II in this Elite title. In particular, the book draws attention to the little-known story 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. The Coast Guard also provided aviators and gunners to the Merchant Marine and manned Port Security Services. Th.

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