"83-Footers of Coast Guard World War II 'Match Box Fleet'" [proably June 6, 1944]
EUROPE, English Channel
8 x 10 in.
Silver print; port view of two 83-foot USCG rescue boats of the World War II Coast Guard Rescue Flotilla No. 1 (later nicknamed "Match Box Fleet",) USCG 20 (CG 83401) and USCG 21 (CG 83402) searching the English Channel for victims of D-Day invasion of France begun June 6, 1944; photograph from Public Information Division, USCG Headquarters, Washington, DC, for release 25 May 1967; typed caption on back; typed title on back "83-FOOTERS OF COAST GUARD WORLD WAR II 'MATCH BOX FLEET'"; typed credit on back "OFFICIAL U.S. COAST GUARD PHOTOGRAPH NO. --3743".