A Moment of Peace

US Coast Guard personnel swim in the shadow of the beached Japanese freighter Kinugawa Maru, November, 1943. Associated Press photo.

Location: Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
Year
1943
AD/BC
AD
History

Besides search and rescue duty, and weather, ice, and anti-submarine patrols, the US Coast Guard provided many of the coxswains that crewed American landing craft during World War II. These included the invasions of Guadalcanal, North Africa, Sicily, and Normandy.