1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 11, 2020 10:28 AM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking USCG search & rescue cases


      I am looking for information for use with a VA claim.I was a Search & Rescue Helicopter crewman in the U.S.Coast Guard at Air Station Cape Cod.I was there from 1973-1976. I need the search and Rescue cases between 1974 and 1976.I was a helicopter crewman on an HH-52 helicopter. Can anyone help?

        • Re: Seeking USCG search & rescue cases
          Jason Atkinson Ranger

          Dear Mr. Kassick,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located Search and Rescue Case Files, 1/1965 - 12/1982 and Reports of Search and Rescue Actions, 1954 - 1992 in the Records of the U.S. Coast Guard (Record Group 26). Please email the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) at Archives1reference@nara.gov for more information about these records. There also may be records pertaining to the air station at the National Archives at Boston (RE-BO), which may be emailed at boston.archives@nara.gov.


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