A Project of the Coast Guard Aviation Association

Time Period: 1930s

JF-2 Grumman “Duck”

Grumman JF-2, J2F-4, 5, 6 “Duck” (1934)

The Coast Guard obtained fourteen JF-2’s. The first was acquired in October of 1934. They were designed specifically for the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard numbers were V-135 through V148 The JF-2’s played an instrumental role during the Coast Guard’s testing of air operations on board its cutters.

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Douglas RD “Dolphins” (1932)

The Coast Guard acquired 13 total of four different variants of the famous Douglas Dolphin. They began acquiring Dolphins soon after the prototype model, named Sinbad, was introduced in 1930. It had an all-metal hull with room for 8 passengers and two flight crewmen.

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Douglas O-38C (1931)

Douglas O-38C (1931)

Douglas O-38C One Douglas O-38C aircraft was ordered by the War Department for the Coast Guard in 1931. This single Douglas O-38C, tail number 32-394,

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