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By Thomas P. Ostrom
At domestic and out of the country, the U.S. Coast shield served various important capabilities in global struggle II, supplying carrier that has been too little well-known in histories of the struggle. Teaming up with different overseas forces, the Coast shield supplied crewmembers for army and armed forces vessels in addition to its personal, carried troops, nutrients, and armed forces provides in another country, and landed Marine and military devices on far away and unsafe shores.
This thorough historical past info these and different very important missions, which integrated wrestle engagement with submarines and kamikaze planes, and typhoons. at the domestic entrance, port protection missions concerning seek and rescue, fireplace combating, explosives, espionage and sabotage awarded their very own targeted risks and demanding situations.
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All squadron aircraft were subsequently grounded until engine replacements could be completed. The squadron was back on operational status by 31 August 1948. 1 Dec 1949: The squadron’s primary mission was changed from ASW to mining. The P2V-3 was evaluated for combat radius with full mine load and operational characteristics as a minecarrier. 1 Jan 1950: VP-4 began a tour in Alaska with overnight stops at Adak, Attu, Fairbanks, Anchorage, Nome, Point Barrow, Juneau, Gustavus and the Bering Sea Islands.