Overseas activities of U.S. Coast Guard in World War 2. View from ship bow in heavy North Atlantic seas. A map shows Greenland. U.S. Coast Guard Coast Guard Cutter in Greenland waters with mountains and snow behind. U.S. Coast Guard officers conferring with Danish Naval officer. James K. Penfield, first United States consul in Greenland, being brought ashore by U.S. Coast Guard officers. Coast Guardsmen supplying food and supplies to natives of Greenland. Views of Greenland's Cryolite mine with men rappelling down its sides. Coast Guardsmen, released from U.S. service, and employed as armed guards, by the Government of Greenland, are seen protecting the Cryolite mine. Topographic survey of Greenland being conducted by Coast Guard personnel. Coast Guard two-place Bi-wing float plane is seen at rest in harbor and then later taking off.. U.S. Coast Guardsmen install, and test fire,a 3 inch gun, to protect a Greenland harbor. Coast guardsmen capture and occupy radio stations planted by Germans in Greenland. Newspaper from December 14,1944 describes how three German Arctic expeditions were broken up by the U.S. Coast Guard. A ship is torpedoed and burns in convoy of ships in North Atlantic Captain of another ship observes through binoculars. Several crew members are rescued from a raft. Coast Guard Cutter fires depth charges. Ships fire deck guns and antiaircraft guns against enemy. Destroyer Escort Savage (DE-386) at sea, manned by U.S. Coast Guard crew.. Admiral Russell R. Waesche decorates Coast Guardsmen. Coast Guard Cutter "Hamilton", the first American warship torpedoed in the Atlantic in WWII. Commandant Russell Waesche gives a statement in Washington D.C.
Role of the United States Coast Guard. A map shows United States Coast Guard stations along the Atlantic coast near New Orleans. A map indicates the stations and the houses of refuge along the coast. A hurricane leads to destruction and the Coast Guard provides food to the homeless. The injured being treated in a dispensary. Coast Guard stations along the Pacific coast near San Francisco, Seattle and Los Angeles. Stations along Chicago and Cleveland coast. A special station at Louisville, Kentucky.
The 1st Cavalry Division moving along the Atlantic Coast in the United States. An armored car parked on a field. Soldiers standing near the car and discussing a document. A soldier looks at the document. Other soldiers standing in the background. A group of soldiers discussing a map. The soldiers board the armored car. The car moving on the street. Trees along the sides of the street. Motorcycles and scouts move over a highway along the coast. Soldiers get off from motorcycles and advance along the coast. Artillery pulled by a trailer. The soldiers take the artillery to position. Other soldiers firing rifles and machine guns, lying in prone position on the beach. Two soldiers watching the target. 37 mm guns loaded and fired.
Role of United States Coast Guards. A map shows the location of Coast Guards stations along the Long Island coast and New York sands. Aeriel view of a beach. A ship approaches the coast. A crowded ocean resort as people bathe in the sea. Coast Guard rescues people during accidents on the ocean resort. Yacht and other pleasure crafts at the sea.
United States Coast Guards with sentry dogs in the United States. The coast guards in white uniforms as they march with the sentry dogs. They march on the Atlantic coast. Coast guard horsemen patrol the coast.
Off the coast of New Jersey in the United States, a commercial ship sinks slowly into the ocean. The ship suffered a German submarine torpedo, and has broken from the middle into two pieces. It gives off a vast cloud of black smoke.