Actor, BMC Victor Mature US Coast Guard (Served 1942-1945) Short Bio: He enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was assigned to the icebreaker Storis (WMEC-38), in Boston Harbor, which was doing Greenland patrol work (28 Nov 1942). After 14 months aboard the Storis, Mature was promoted to the rate of Chief Boatswain's Mate. http://coastguard.togetherweserved.com/profile/9597
Lloyd Bridges - During World War II he left Columbia Studios to enlist in the Coast Guard and returned to acting after the war. He was a member of Coast Guard Auxiliary in the 11th District and did a number of public service announcements for the Coast Guard. He was latter appointed an honorary commodore.
Buddy Ebsen (actor). Joined the US Coast Guard in 1941, and was given the rank of Lieutenant, Junior Grade. This wartime rank was one step up from the rank of Ensign, the usual rank given newly appointed naval officers in peacetime. Ebsen served as damage control officer and later as executive officer on the Coast Guard-manned Navy frigate USS Pocatello, which recorded weather at its “weather station” These patrols consisted of 30 days at sea, followed by 10 days in port in Seattle.
Apparently, these are screencaps from some Russian action movie, one in which the US Coast Guard was a way more aggressive fighting force than their actual mission requires. Still, the Hind looks quite dapper in its Coastie clothes don't you think?
Movie star Victor Mature enlisted in the Coast Guard Reserve (Temporary Class) in 1942. Honorably discharged, he re-enlisted in the regular Coast Guard the next day. He did 11 months of convoy duty in the North Atlantic, rose to the rating of Chief Boatswain's mate, then toured America in the Spar's recruiting show, Tars and Spars.