This Day in Coast Guard History:
1942 – The Coast Guard-manned weather ship USS Muskeget disappeared without a trace while on weather patrol in the North Atlantic during World War II. Her entire crew of nine officers and 111 enlisted men were lost. After the war the U.S. Navy determined that she had been torpedoed and sunk with all hands by the German submarine U-755.
1943 – The invasion of Salerno, Italy began on this date in 1943. Coast Guard units, including LCI(L) Flotilla 4, participated. LCI(L) Flotilla 4 was a fleet of ocean-going landing vessels manned entirely by Coast Guardsmen and commanded by Captain Miles Imlay, USCG. They went on to participate on the landings at Normandy, France the following year.
2005 – VADM Thad Allen, the Coast Guard Chief of Staff, was tapped to lead the Hurricane Katrina federal response and recovery efforts in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama as the Principle Federal Official or PFO.