Early on D-Day, several U.S. destroyers exchanged fire with German artillery atop cliffs just east of Omaha Beach, a scene likely depicted in Coast Guard combat artist H.B. Vestals watercolor of the USS Doyle.
U.S. Navy Monitor with officers (top row) Albert B. Campbell, Mark Trueman Sunstrom, Wm. F. Keeler, L. Howard Newman, (middle row) Louis N. Stodder, George Frederickson, Wm. Flye, Daniel C. Logue, Samuel D. Greene, (bottom row) Robinson W. Hands, and E.V
The right door gunner of a Navy armed gunship prepared for a firing run over a Viet Cong ambush site in the Mekong Delta. The helicopter was answering a distress call from the burning river patrol boat (PBR) which had been hit by recoilless rifle fire m
USS California (BB-44), commissioned on 10 August 1921, was moored by itself at the southern end of Battleship Row on 7 December 1941. She was hit by two torpedoes and a bomb, which caused the ship to settle in the mud. Only her superstructure remained
VAdm. Marc A. Mitscher, an early naval aviator and commanding officer of the carrier Hornet during the Doolittle raid on Japan in April 1942 and the Battle of Midway in June 1942, was Commander Task Force 38 during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. See Cutler,
Coast Guard Signalman First Class Douglas A. Munro protects withdrawing Marines at Guadalcanal. During WWII the U.S. Coast Guard performed a wide variety of duties. One of the more important tasks was manning amphibious craft for the U.S. Navy. It was