A Project of the Coast Guard Aviation Association

1939: Grumman JRF-2/3 and 5G Purchased

JRF-3 Brooklyn

1939: Grumman JRF-2/3 and 5G Purchased Grumman developed the G-21 Goose as a civilian transport aircraft designed to meet the needs of wealthy business organizations. It was put on the market in 1937. The Goose was a high wing monoplane amphibian with a two step hull. It was powered by two Pratt & Whitney Wasp … Read more

1917: Coast Guard Aviation in World War I

Curtiss H 16 Flying Boat

Coast Guard Aviation in World War I 1917 The United States entered World War I during April of 1917.  There was a small group of aviation pioneers that had promoted and nurtured the early growth of Naval Aviation but the Naval Air establishment was too small and was not equipped for combat operations. There was … Read more

1916: The Beginnings of Coast Guard Aviation

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The Beginnings of Coast Guard Aviation 1916 Rendering assistance to vessels in distress was not a specific mission of the Revenue Cutter Service until 1832 when the Secretary of the Treasury Louis McLane directed several cutters to actively cruise solely for that purpose. Revenue Cutters were kept busy searching for and assisting vessels in distress, … Read more

1915: The United States Coast Guard Was Established

Ensign of the United States Revenue Marine 1867

1915: The United States Coast Guard Was Established In 1911 President William H. Taft established a Commission on Economy and Efficiency under the direction of Professor Frederick A. Cleveland to recommend ways to increase the economy and efficiency of the government. The Commission determined that government agencies were more efficient and economical when unifunctional as … Read more