WWII vet recounts one of the ‘bloodiest days’ in USCG history to TRACEN recruits and staff

WWII vet recounts one of the 'bloodiest days' in USCG history to TRACEN recruits and staff
CAPE MAY, N.J. – A World War II veteran who participated in the invasion of Normandy during D-Day recounted his experiences with recruits and staff aboard Coast Guard Training Center Cape May Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Mr. Peter Fantacone, 86, of Mays Landing, N.J., was a U.S. Navy sailor serving in Coast Guard Flotilla 4/10 aboard one of 18 landing craft infantry ships, or LCIs. Twelve of the 18 LCIs...

Abandoned Coast Guard Relic Salvaged from Sacramento Delta

SACRAMENTO — Its place in history far greater than its final location would suggest, a decaying former Coast Guard cutter was removed from a muddy bank on the Sacramento Delta today. Scuttled and left to ruin by its civilian owner more than a decade ago, Cutter 83525 was the only Coast Guard vessel to host a Japanese surrender at the end of World War II. The surrender of the Japanese garrison on...

Coast Guard attempting to determine oil presence in sunken WWII ship

SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Coast Guard awarded a contract to Global Diving and Salvage Inc. to determine if oil is present aboard the sunken ship S.S. Montebello, which sits 900 feet below the ocean surface approximately 6.5 miles off the coast of Cambria, Calif. The S.S. Montebello sank after a Japanese submarine torpedoed the large oil tanker on December 23, 1941. The Montebello broke apart and sank...

Coast Guard promotes World War II veteran 69 years after his military discharge

MUNCIE, Ind. – A U.S. Coast Guard officer promoted William D. Barber, Sr. to honorary motor machinist’s mate first class at Barber’s home in Muncie July 7, 2011, more than 69 years after he was honorably discharged from the service following an injury on a Coast Guard patrol boat during World War II. Barber was in the engine room of the patrol boat, Stephen McKeever, which was used...

Coast Guard veteran of World War II recognized for daring mission

SANTA MARIA, Calif. – Jack Sutherlin, a Coast Guard veteran of World War II, was officially recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Congress for his role in a significant aerial mission 68 years ago, during a ceremony held in Santa Maria, Calif., May 19, 2011. As an aircrew member on Dec. 25, 1943, Sutherlin was charged with protecting a formation of U.S. Navy ships entering San Diego Bay....

Kauai resident, female World War II veteran, recounts service

Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Angela HendersonHONOLULU – Coast Guard Capt. Joanna Nunan, the Captain of the Port, Honolulu, hosted a panel discussion with World War II veteran Lt. j.g. Genni Anderson at Base Support Unit Honolulu, Tuesday. The gathering provided a unique opportunity to hear firsthand the experiences of women serving in the Coast Guard during World War II. The SPARs were...

video – World War II veteran Harry Daube receives Purple Heart

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard presented Harry Milton Daube, 88, the Purple Heart, Friday, June 4, 2010, at his home in New Smyrna Beach. Daube is a survivor of a World War II torpedo attack on the Coast Guard-manned ship, USS Leopold.

Coast Guard assisting in search for pilot of plane crash near Fire Island

NEW YORK – Coast Guard rescue crews are searching for the pilot of a World War II-era plane that crashed near Mastic Beach south of Fire Island, N.Y. around 2 p.m. today.

Coast Guard WWII Photographer Passes Away

Los Angeles – Delmar Watson, a child actor who appeared in hundreds of movies and later, along with three of his brothers was a Coast Guard photographer in World War II, has died at the age of 82.  After the war, Watson and his six brothers all worked as photographers for newspapers, television or newsreels. “He was what I call an old-fashioned news photographer. He was a reporter with...