Lot-741-2: U.S. Coast Guard, WWII. Coast Guardsmen Learn to Swim For Lives. Coast Guardsmen Walter W. Gawtry keeps his chin-up on his trousers. Member of a Coast Guard class in functional swimming. He is taught how to keep afloat if forced to abandon ship without a life jacket. The Coast Guardsman has turned his trousers into a pair of water wings. The legs are secured and the trousers inflated by air forced through the waist when swung over head. U.S. Coast Guard Photograph. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. Photographed through Mylar sleeve. (2016/06/03).
Large WWII photograph collection made with aid of image recognition.
1940 - 1945
National Museum of the U.S. Navy