Coast Guardsmen dragging a landing craft to shore in the South Pacific

Gift of the Scanlan Family

Photograph. Five Coast Guardsmen pulling a rope to drag a landing craft to shore. Caption on reverse: "3037. From: Public Relations Division / U.S. Coast Guard / Washington, D.C. 'SWING IT, MATES, WITH A HEARTY HEAVE HO.' Coast Guardsmen bring in the landing barges over a sea burnished golden in the setting sun during invasion maneuvers in the Pacific. Engines can't do the job alone; brawn is called upon to swing her stern about." Location unknown. No date

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Items from the service of John J. Scanlan Jr., who served in the United States Coast Guard. Born in Quincy, Massachusetts, Scanlan worked for a newspaper prior to joining the Coast Guard. During the war, he acquired photographs published by the Public Relations Division of the United States Coast Guard. The collection consists of photographs from most of the theaters of operations and depict life in the field and aboard a ship for Coast Guardsmen and Marines. Also included is a satirical piece of military correspondence. See collection 2012.321 for more items from the collection subject.
Pacific Islands
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Landing craft--American--Pacific Islands
Landing craft--American--Pacific Islands