1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 28, 2020 11:13 AM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking WWll photos of USS El Paso (PF-41)


      I am looking for 1943-44 photos of Coast Guard Patrol Ship USS El Paso (PF-41) and crew if possible.  I have only been able to find one taken in 1946 with the crew on the dock.  I also have a few muster rolls. The El Paso was laid down in Wilmington, CA, 1943 and launched in December 1943.  El Paso served in the Pacific operations, one being the invasion of the Philippines in October 1944.  The El Paso was decommissioned in 1946 at Seattle, WA. Any help in finding 1944-1945 photos of ship and crew would be appreciated. Thank You.


        • Re: Seeking WWll photos of USS El Paso (PF-41)
          Jason Atkinson Ranger

          Dear Mr. Williams,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          Photographs of various U.S. Navy, and U.S. Coast Guard activities dating from 1940 to 2007 are in the custody of the National Archives at College Park - Still Picture (RDSS). Please contact RDSS via email at stillpix@nara.gov to request a search for photographs of specific ships.


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDSS. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          You also may wish to contact the Naval History and Heritage Command and the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Historian's Office.


          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!