Updated June 29, 2003
· Bernie’s Air Stories By Bernard A. Hoyland – [13,939 words] Get the pot ready, settle down with the author of the "Bernie Books" for an evening and read on ......
· Ted Morris's Coast Guard - Pre-War, Wartime and Post war Coast Guard stories by Ted Morris and J. R. Lee.
UFO by Jeff Lindstrom - [495 words] Is this Santa flying in from the North Pole?
· A Fishy Tale About A Fish Trail - by Gerald Wanek -[370 words] - The title is self-explanatory.
LCDR Jack McCormack crossed the bar on February 25, 1999. These are the stories he contributed to this site.
· Why I Became A Brown Shoe* by Jack McCormack - [282 words] - Now it can be told...
· Confessions of a Coast Guard Helicopter Pilot - Part I by Jack McCormack and edited by Don Gardner - [1565 words] - Part One of a Four part series.
· Confessions of a Coast Guard Helicopter Pilot - Part II by Jack McCormack and edited by Don Gardner - [1205 words] - Part Two of a Four part series.
· Confessions of a Coast Guard Helicopter Pilot - Part III by Jack McCormack and edited by Don Gardner - [1695 words] - Part Three of a Four part series.
· Confessions of a Coast Guard Helicopter Pilot - Part IV by Jack McCormack and edited by Don Gardner - [1737 words] - Part Four of a Four part series.
· PH-2 Flying Boat by Charles E. Spencer - [474 words] - Before the helicopter there was the "flying boat."
· Re-enlistment Blues by Don Gardner -[691 words] - The ball is dropped at the San Diego Air Station.
· Bermuda Air Station by Don Gardner - [4513 words] -The true life adventures of a junior Radioman living amongst the "Zoomies" on a faraway island paradise.
· When CGAS Brooklyn Played Santa by Jerold L. (Jerry Wanek) - [307 words] - A Bell Helicopter was made up to look like a reindeer.
· Gillam Plane by Jim Gill - [2053 words] - Air-Sea Rescue in Alaska before the days of the helicopters.
· SAR by ANON - [220 words] - Please note our disclaimer on the front page.
· Two Sea Stories About Our Brown Shoe Friends By Jerold L.(Jerry) Wanek - Coast Guard "Birdmen" also have fun.
· R. O. N by Jerold L. Wanek - [697 words] - So here we were, no clothes except our flight suits, and no money.
· Boys and Their Toys by K. C. Lilly - ©1999 - [1086 words] - A Christmas Coast Guard Christmas balloon rescue - From Fore and Aft Magazine Feb/Mar 1999.
· The Confused Swimmer by Don Gardner - [156 words] - AT3 Godwin had a well-developed sense of humor.
· Nineteen, Talk To Me! by Barrett T. "Tom" Beard ©1995 - [7414 words] -- Extracted from "Wonderful Flying Machines: A History of U.S. Coast Guard Helicopters" -- Naval Institute Press. Reprinted by permission of the author. The saga of Michael Odom, a REAL Coast Guard Hero.
· Aviation Radioman - by Seb Shahlamian - [1313 words] - During World War II people got around a bit more than in peacetime. These were the author's adventures .....
· Despair And Visions: Birth Of The Rescue Helicopter by Barrett T. (Tom) Beard © 1998 -[2029 words] - An expanded prologue to his book, "Wonderful Flying Machines" - Amidst the chaos of Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, a Coast Guard Officer had a vision.....
· Aviation 101 - Author Unknown - [702 words] - While generic in source it has it's applicability - Coast Guard Aviators please take notice.
· Paul Nusbaum is Suitably Impressed By Don Gardner - [1070 words] - Back in the days of CW the author tells how...l..