Coast Guard Aviation Association

Reading List

A list of Coast Guard Aviation reference publications.

1. Grumman Aircraft Since 1929, Rene’ J. Francillon, (1989) Naval Institute Press

2. United Staters Naval Aircraft; since 1911, Swanborough & Bowers, (1968) Funk & Wagnalls

3. The Aircraft Collection, National Museum of Naval Aviation (various editions)

4. U.S. coast Guard Aircraft Since 1916, Arthur Pearch, (1991) Naval Institute Press

5. Flying Fortress in U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard Service, Scott Thompson, (1993) Aero Vintage Books

6. The U.S. Navy in Pensacola, from Sailing Ships to Naval Aviation George f. Pearce, (1825-1930) (1980) University Press of Florida

7. National Register Bulletin: Guidelines for evaluating and documenting historic aviation properties, Anne Milbrooke, et. al., (1998) U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service

8. I Never Liked Those C-130’s Anyway…, Malcom Smith (2003) Trafford Publishing, Victoria B.C. Canada

9. The Igor I. Sikorsky Aircraft Legacy, Joseph Keogan (2003) Sikorsky Historical Archives, Inc.

10. The Aviation Careers of Igor Sikorsky, Dorothy Cochrane, et. al., (1989) National Air & Space Museum, University Press Seattle & London

11. Grumman Albatross, Wayne Mutza (1996) Schiffer Publishing

12. Sikorsky HH-52A: an illustrated history, Lennart Lundh (2003) Schiffer Publishing

13. Grease Pencils and Fluorescent Bananas: The History of Airborne Early Warning Aircraft, Edwin Leigh Armistead (1998) (self-published) (Ref: CG E-2C crash 20 August 1990)

14. Anything a Horse Can Do, H.F. Gregory (1944) Cornwall Press, N.Y.

15. Pioneering the Helicopter, C.L. “Less” Morris (1941) McGraw-Hill

16. The Pocket Encyclopedia of World Aircraft in Color: Helicopters and Other Rotorcraft since 1907, Kenneth Muson (1968) Blandford Press, London

17. Jane’s Pocket Book of Helicopters, comp. by Michael J.H. Taylor (1978) Collier Books

18. The Open Sea, (technical paper on open sea landings), Joe O. Bell (1957) USAF Palm Beach Air Force Base, Florida

19. Coming Back Alive. By Spike Walker (2001) St. Martin’s Press

20. On the Edge of Survival: A Shipwreck, a Raging Storm, and the Harrowing Alaskan Rescue That Became a Legend. By Spike Walker (2011) St. Martin’s Griffin

21. The Rescue of the Gale Runner: Death, Heroism, and the U.S. Coast Guard (New Perspectives on Maritime History and Nautical Archaeology) By Dennis L. Noble (2008) University Press of Florida

22. A Miracle at ATTU: The Rescue of CG-1600 by CAPT’s Bill Peterson and Mike Wallace (2016) First Edition Design Publishing

23. So Others May Live: Coast Guard’s Rescue Swimmers: Saving Lives, Defying Death. By Martha Laguardia-Kotite and Tom Ridge (2008) Lyons Press

24. Brotherhood of the Fin: A Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer’s Story. By Gerald R. Hoover (2007)

25. D-Days in the Pacific With the US Coastguard: The Story of Lucky Thirteen. By Ken Wiley (2010) Casemate

26. The Coast Guard Rescue of the Sea Breeze. By RADM Carlton Moore USCGR (Ret). (2021) History PR