RARE USCG TRAINING MANUAL WW II MEMORABILIA

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  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 28, 2006
  • Channel: Auction House

This one of a kind personalized United States Coast Guard Reserve Training Manual, issued to Leon Haskell Lt.(jg) in March of 1944 at Div.7, 13th, Naval District, Portland, Oregon, was from my late father's collection of WWII memorabilia. My father said he never knew Leon Haskell, and wasn't sure how he acquired these documents. The manually typed and mimeographed document includes topics such as Confidential Orders from the CO, Operational Procedures, Vessel Operations and Inspections, Navigational Instructions, and even details for on-board Cooking and Food Preparation. The half century old pages are in excellent condition.

Also included is a package of provenance items including ten 8X10 glossy black and whites (fair condition), including photographs of Leon Haskell and Commodore Joseph E. Stika (also served as Vice-Admiral USCG, commanding officer of Coast Guard Training Station Alameda), a rare photo of boat CRG2461, seven newspaper articles concerning the USCGR 1944-1945, extracted from The Oregonian and Oregon Journal (yellowed and weatd, but interesting nonetheless), a signed letter to Leon Haskell from Stanly Donogh, Commodore, Coast Guard Auxiliary Seattle, 13th Naval District, dated 31 Jan 1944, relating to the development of the USCG Auxiliary, and last, but not least, an original menu from the USCG Thanksgiving
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