Title: Norwester1945: The story of the Men and Achievements of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, and the Temporary Reservists from The Auxiliary, in the Pacific Northwest during the Second World War
Description: Boards show some rubbing and color fading. Previous owner's name on ffep, else pages clean. 139 pp. 10.75 x 8.25 inches.
Documenting the wartime (WW II) activity of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary (USCGA) stationed in the Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington, and Idaho). Nearly eighty pages cover the activities of thirty different Flotillas. Some feature group photos with identification of those pictured; a few have a member roster.
These Flotillas were stationed at Bellingham, Everett, Seattle, Port Angeles, Bremerton, Tacoma, Greys Harbor, Shelton, Olympia, Lake Chelan, Pasco-Kennewick, Astoria, Coos Bay, Depoe Bay, Hood River, Portland, Bayview (Lake Pend Oreille), and Coeur d'Alene.
There are also articles on the wartime activities of the Auxiliaries of the various national Naval Districts (Districts 1, 3-7, 9, 11 and 12), the Portland Volunteer Port Security Force, Longview Flotilla 71, and Coast Guard education and training.
This copy belonged to De Forest Bixby, a Portland resident whose obituary states that he was a 40-year honorary member of the USCGA, and that he continued to go on patrols of the Columbia and Willamette rivers even after his 92nd birthday.
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: Coast Guard Auxiliary, 13th Naval District
Place: Seattle, Washington
Keywords: USCGA, USCG, Coast Guard, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, WW II, World War Two, Second World War, Pacific Northwest, PNW, Northwest, Columbia River, Pacific Coast, Portland, Seattle, history,
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