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OFFICE OF CIVILIAN DEFenSE
WASHINGTON ~ D.C.

C I V I L A I R PAT R O L

NATIONAL H~%D!jUT~2EFS
~SHINGTON, JCNE 22, 1942

Subject:

O p e r a t i o n s D i r e c t i v e N o . 2 3 " - Ta s k F o r c e s o n C o a s t a l
Petrol Duty
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To :

A l l Regional Commanders
A l l ~;ing Co,wanders
A l l Ta s k F o r c e C o m m a n d e r s

i.
Ta s k F o r c e s
supersedes
all of -Ynich
from files:

Enclosed is copy of Operations Directive No. 23 o n C o a s t a l P a t r o l D u t y. T h i s O p e r a t i o n s D i r e c t i v e
~ne following Confidential Letters of instruction,
are here~£ rescinded and *¢:bich will be removed

a. CLI-I - April 14, 19Z2 - Operation of
Coastal Patrol Bases
~ CLI-2-A - May 28~ 19Z2 - Organization of ,
Ta s k F o r c e s o n C o a s t a l P a t r o l D u t y
CLI-3 - A p r i l 2 3 , 1 9 ~ - A @ ~ i n i s t m a t i v e
Procedure for C~sta! Patrol Ba~es
CLi-5

- May ll, i-)~ -Organiz~tion ~md
Operation of Coastal Patrol Bases

CLI-8 - N a y 2 3 ~ 1 9 & 2 - A i r p i e n e s ~ t C o a s t a l
Patrol Bases
~. immediately upo~l receipt of thi~; directive, Regional
C o m m a n d e r s , Ta s k F o r c e C o m m a n d e r s a n d W i n g C o n ~ m a n d e r s w i l l r e a d
same and execute receipt thereof by indorsement hereon°
3. Additional copies of this directive will be forwarded
tc Wing Commanders for distribution to thc tmits under ~cir co.Tm~and.
It will be nohed that this is a restricted document and th%t its
d i s t r i b u t i o n ~ i l l b e l i m i t e d t c C i v i l A i r P a t r o l C o r, ~ m a n d ~ , m d
Staff Officers for use in the performance of official duties. It

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will not be quoted, published, posted or other~ise l~ado available
to anyone unauthorized to receive it or to the public.
~j direction of National Commander JOHNSON:

Operations Officer

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No. __,

._1942
(Location)

To:

O p e r a t i o n s O f fi c e r, N a t i o n a l H e a d q u a r s e r s , C i v i l A i r P a t r o l

i. Receipt is acknowledged of Operations Directivu
N o . 2 3 o f J u n e 2 2 , 1 9 4 2 c o v e r i n g t h e s u b j e c t o f Ta s k F o r c e s o n
C o a s t a l P a t r o l D u t y, w h i c h I h a v e r u a d a n d u n d e r s t o o d .

Commanding.

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OFFICE OF CIVILIAi~ D~SE
WAbiIINGTON, D.Co
CIVIL AIR PATROL

OPn aTIOHS DIRECTIVE)
NO,
23)

~ATIOI:AL HFADQJ;d~TF/qS
IJASHINGTO-N, IJNE 22, 19A2

TASK FORCES ON COASTAL PATROL DUTY
(NOTE: This Directive is hereby classified as ~!Rostricted". It~ distrib~ation will bc limited to Civil Air Patrol Co~ml~.nd and S~ff Officers for use
in the performance of official duties. It will not bc quoted, puOlished,
posted or othez~;ise made av~;ilablc to anyone unauthorized to rcc~ivc i~ or
to the public.)
1. General
A l l C i v i l A i r P a t r o l T, % s k F o r c e s o n C o a s t a l P a t r o l D u % y i v i ] . l
operate directly ~qder the co~land of National Headquarters and all
directives, orders, and instructions issuod to said T~sk Forces, except
instructions issued thereto ~# Theabrc Comnanders~ will bb issued by
N ~ i s H e a d q u a r t e r s . Ta s k F o r c e C o m m a n d e r s w i t - - 1 r e c e i v e i n s t r u c t i o n s f r o m
n o o t h e r s o u r c c s . C o m m a n d e r s o f a l l Ta s k ! " o r c ~ s w i l l b e a p p o i n t e d b y
t h e N a t i o n a l C o m m a n d e r.
2. Designation
C o a s t a l P a t r o l Ta s k F o r c e s w i l l b o d e s i g n a t e d b y n u m b o r s o n l y,
( E x a m p l e : F i r s t Ta s k F o r c e , C A P ) a n d n o t b y. t h e n a m e o f t h e b a s e s t o
which ~hey are assigned nor by the names of ~e states in which said
bas~s are located.

C o a s t a l P a t r o l Ta s k F o r c e s ~ l l l ~ ; o b a s e d a t s u c h p o i n t s a s J m y
bu assigned ~# National Headquarters and may be roa~signe& from point to
point at any timc as the situation mayrequir~.
4. Organization
A l l C i v i l A i r P a t r o l Ta s k F o r c e s o n C o a s t a l P a t r o l D u t y w i l l b e
organized in accordance with the instructions herein~ set forthf The followi n g Ta b l e o f O r g a n i z a t i o n r e p r c s c n t s t h e m a x i m u m a u t h o r i z e d s t r e n g t h f o r
s u c h Ta s k F o r c e s ' a n d i s b a s e d o n t h ~ a s s i g n m e n t t o e a c h F o r c e o f fi f t e e n
(15) airplanes wi~% one Pilot and one Observer for each plan~. The number
of airplanes and the number ofpersonnel of ~ach categozy assigned to each
Ta s k F o r c e w i ] - l b e d e t e r m i h o d b y o p e r a t i n g r e q u i r e m e n t , b u t w i l l i n n o c a s e
~xceed the authorized maximum shown in ~le table, except upon written authorization from National Headq~%rterso

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Oporatinns Directive No. 23

5.

Ta b l ~ o f O r g a n i z a t i o n ( M a x i m u m S t r o n g ~ )
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Bas~ Commander ....................................
Operations Officer ................................
EnginEering Officer ...............................
Intelligence Officcr ..............................
Pilots ............................................
Observers (Including pilot-observers) .............
Assistant Operations Officer ......................
Assistant Engineering Officer .....................
Assistant Intcllig~nc~ Officer ....................
Airdrome Officer ..................................
Radio Operators ...................................
Mechanics .........................................
Radio M~chanics ...................................
Administrative Section Hu~d .......................
Plotting Board Operators ..........................
Clerk~pists .....................................
Apprentice Mechanics..~ ...........................

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15
15
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G u a r d s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1___9_6
Aggrugat~ ................... 7 6

6.

Succession of Command

~ . D u r i n g t h ~ a b s e n c e o f t h G ' Ta s k F o r c e C o m m a n d e r, t h e n e x t
ranking staff offioer will succeed to command of the Force. Succession
of command will operate according to the ~ollo, lng relative rank of staff
officers:
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(5)
(7)

Operations Officer
Engineering Officer
Intelligencc Officcr
Assistant Operations Officer
Assistant Engineering Officer
Assistant Intelligence Officer
Ail~rome Officer

~. If the Commander is away from his Bas~ for a short period
of time on an informal l~ave of absence, or for other reasons, the assumption
of command ~y the n~xt r~uking staff officer will be armounced to all pvrsonncl of the base by th~ officer assuming command. Such notification may
b~ oral or in th~ form of a Special Order°
c. If th~ Comm~ndur is authoriz(~d by i~ational H~adquartcrs to
be away from his Bas~ for an cxtcndud p~riod of time, ~%~,~ assumption of command by t~]c n~xt r:~nking staff officer will be ar~o~ucod to all personn~! of
the Base, to National Ho~dquart6rs, and to appropriase Army authorities, "~z
the officer ,~ss-~ing co,mahdi Such notification ~ill be by tocsins of a Special
0 r d u r.

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Operations Directive No. 25

7.

Ndabership Requirement

A s s i g n m e n t s t o C o a s ~ a l p a t r o l Ta s k F o r c e s w i l l b c l i m i t e d t o
pi-oporly qualified members of the Civil Air P~.trol holding official Nembership Identification Cards No applicants for cnrol]x~,ent ~,ho do not hold
o f fi c i a l i d e n t i fi c a t i o n c a r d s ~ - i i l ! b u a s s i g n e d t o d u t y w i t h s a i d T. i ~ k F o r c e s ,
i n c l u d i n g t e m p o r a r ~ j d u t y, e x c e F t u p o n w r i t t e n a u t h o r i z a t i o n f r o m N . t t i o n a l
Headq'~urters. Non-members of the CivJ ! Air Patrol v~ill not be pc~aittcd
to ~ngago in &ny Coastal Pc.trol activities.
8. Active Duty Oath
E a c h p e r s o n s e r v i n g i n a n y c . ' q ~ a c i t y u i t h C o ; i s t a l P a t r o l Ta s k
I, lorcos will be requi-~cd to execute t; c iol~o ~ng Active Du ~ Oc.th, which u'ill
b e fi l ~ d w i t h ~ - e Ta s k F o r c e C o ~ a n d e r i m m e d i a t h l y u p o n r e p o r t i n g f o r d u t y.
C o p i e s o f s a i d A c t i v e D u t y O a t h ~ i l l b c s u p p l i e d b y Ta s k F o r c e C o m m ? ~ i d c r s .
"i, a member of' the Civil Air Patrol,.~, agency of th~ United
S t a t e s o f A m e r i c a , h a v i n g b e e n a s s i g n e d t o & c t i v, ~ d u t y. ' w i t h
C i v i l A i r P a t r o l h e r e b y, v o l u n t a r i l y e n l i s t s u b j e c t t o a n y a n d
all orders of the Nationll Comm;inder of ~_vil Air Patrol to a
term of continuou~ active servicu for the, terra,of
months, commencing 19A__, and I h .~by agree
to b~ aeazl~b~ for duty continuously ~,s~d at all tim
~uring
said t~rm°
~'ing said tox~ and any extension thereof, i do solemnly s~ear
that I will bear true f~i%~ and ~llugianc~' to the United S~tcs
of America; that I will serve them honestly ~d f~it~fully
against all ~leir enemies ~.,homso~v~r~ that I v;il! fully and
faithfully perform all duties assigned to me and obey the orders
of the President of' th~ United States and th~ orders of the
officers appointed over me subject to th~ rul~s and Articles of

In the evont that I shall not report or be aw~i]m.ble for active
duty at any tim~ auring said term or any extension thereof ~diich
I sh~ll voluntari]$: und~rt~.ke, or if I ~.al]. not faithfully and
fully p~rfo~ all duties assigned to me, I heronry consent to the
revocation and c~llceilation of my licensd to o~m, operate and
service any avi~tlon and radio equipment."
9.

Requisitions for Personnel and Airplanes

R~quisitions for assignment and rop!acument of p~rsonncl and
a i r p l a n e s f o r C o ~ . s t a l P a t r o l Ta s k F o r ~ o s % ' i l i b e m ~ { d e t o N a t i o n a l H e a d q t m . r t c r s
b y Ta s k F o r c e C o m m a n d e r s o n q n ~ . S a i d r ~ q u i s i t i o n s ~ i l ! b e s u b m i t t e d i n w r i t i n g .
i0.

Assignment cf P~rsonncl

_ a . A l l a s s i g n m o n t s o f p e r s o n n ~ l t o C o a s t a l P a t r o l Ta s k F o r c e s
will be made by National Headq~%rters and %~ill bc ooverad by Special Orders

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Operations Directive No. 23

issued b?z this H~.dquart~rs. No Per Diem pm}~ents or ~r~zu! Allouances will
b E n ~ a d e t o a n y p e r s o n n e l u s ~ i @ ~ e d t o C o a s t a l P ~ t r o l T: ~ s k F o r c e s u n l e s s ~ a i d
assignments have~ been made by National Hcodquarters. Orders t~.~inating
a s s i g n m e n t s t o C o a s t a l P a t r o l Ta s k F o r c e s w i l l b e i s s u e d b y N u t i o n a l H e a d quarters.
b. The assignment ~d reassignment of individuals within said
Ta s k F o r c L s w i l l b ~ a f f e c t e d h ~ S p e c i a l O r d e r s i s s u e d b ~ r Ta s k F o r c e C o m ~ n a n d e r s .
Said assignments ~¢ill he made only to such positions as ~,ru herein sot forth
i n p a r a g r a p h 5 , Ta b l ~ o f O r g a n i z m t i o n , ( ~ a x i m u m S t r e n g t h ) . F o r m s f o r s u c h
ord~rs will bu substantially as follous:
C I V I L A I R PAT R D L
Ta s k F o r c e
Special Orders)

we,

Location)
(O~to)

)

I. (First Name) (Middl~ Initial) (Last Name) (Serial No.
) ,
Squadron No., Wing No., having reported to this Headquarters
pursuant to paragraph No. __, Sp~ci~l Orders No. __, Ration~l Headquarters%
Civil Air Patrol, dated, is hereby ~ssigned to duty as (designation
of position - paragraph 5, T~blu of Organization), effective ~t__~°
(Name Signed)

Dist:
2 - Nat'l. Hq.
1 - (Individual(s) Named in Order)
1 - File

(NA~E TYPED)
Commanding

Ta s k F o r c e

c . O r d e r s i s s u e d b y O o a s t ~ l P a t r o l Ta s k F o r c c s c f f c c t i n g c h a n g e s
in duties and assignments of personnel, ~Till b~ markud for distribution so as
to include the follo~thg, ~s indicated in the model Special Orders given in
par:~g~.,ph 9 b above: 2 copies, N~tional H,~adquartors; 1 copy to each individ u a l n ~ : m e d i n o r d e r ; 1 c o p y, T ~ . s k F o r c e fi l e .
ii. Command and S~uff Officers
T h e Ta s k F o r c e C o m m a n d e r i s r e q u i r e d t o b e a p i l o t o r f o r m e r p i l e % .
The Operations Officer ~d the Assistr~nt Opcrntions Officer :~ro required to
be pilots meeting ~ii th(; requircmenth heru~n~fter set forth in pc.ragraph 12,
T h e F n g i n c c r i n g O f fi c e r, t h ~ I n t e l l i z ~ n c u O f fi c e r, t h e ' ff ~ s i s t a n t E n g i n e e r i n g
Officer," th~ Assis~ant int@lligenceOfficer, o~ld the Airdrome Officer are not
required to be pilots, but pilots are preferred for these assigm~enhs.
12. Pilots
' _at All-pilots assigned to duty as Pilots or Pilot-Obser~eh~s %~ith
C o a s t a l P a t r o l Ta s k F o r c ~ : s w i l l b e r e q u i r e d t o h o l d a n e f f e c t i v e C i v i l A e r o -

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Operations Directive No. 23

nauties Administration Airman Certificate of the gr~.de of Private pilot, or
higher~ omd to possess tho follo~.:ing qualifications:
(1)

Shall h,~ve officiaZly loggc~ a minimtlm of 200 hours
as a pilot.

(2) Shall hold an cffcctlve Federal Communications
Commission Restricted Radiotelephone Operator permit.
(3)

Shall have ~ practical ~orking knowlLdgc of Air Navigation and be skilled in thu use of th~ Air Navigation
Computer in the solution of ground-speed _~nd radius-ofaction problems ~d in the calcu~tions involved in the
preparation cf complete flight plums,

b . B o f o r e m a k i n g fi n a l a s s i g n m e n t s , Ta s k F o r c e C o m m a n d e r s w i l l
verify the qualifications of each pilot and make torte, in that such pilot has
the necessary ability to perform the auties to be ass~gnedo
13. Observers
_ a . O b s e r v e r s a s s i g n e d t e C o a s ~ l P a t r o l T: ~ s k F o r c e s a r c n o t r e quired to b~ pilots, but pilot-observers ar~ preferred. All. observers will
bc required to possess the follo~ing qttqlifications:
(1)

~ha~l ~ve officially logged a minimt~ of 30 hours
of solo flying as a student pilot or ~ minimt~m of 30
hours ~s ~ observer on ~ir missiTns. .

(2)

S h a l l h o l d a n c ff ~ c t i v e F o d e r a Z C o z m ~ u n i c a t i e h s C o m m i s sion Restricted E, Adiotelephon~ Operator permit.

(3)

Shall have a practical working kno~lcdge of Air Navigation ~m~d be skilled in the use of th~ Air N~.vig~tion
Computer in th,,~ solution of ground-speed and r~.dius-ofaction problems and in the calculatin~ ~invol~ed in the
pr~parr~tion of complete flight plans~

b ~ B e f o r e m ~ k i n g fi n a l a s s l g ~ m e n t s ~ Ta s k F o r c e C o m m a n d e r s ' w i l l
verify the qualifications of each observer and me.he certain that such observer
has the necessary ability to perform the duties to be assigned.
c. Observers w~ll be giw~n no as~arance of any kind that they will
be afforded opportunity to serve as pilots.
li. Mochsa~ics
On account of ~e limited number of certificated A & E Mechanics
a v a i l a b l e f o r a s s i g n m e n t t o C o a s t a l ? a t r o l Ta s k F o r c e s , i t l ~ y b e i m p o s s i b l e
t o a s s i g n m o r e t h a n o n e s u c h m e c h a n i c t o a Ta s k . . ~ o r c e ,
the remaining mechanics
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the direction of ~le certificated mechanic. The Engineering Officer or the
Assistant Eagineering Officer may be the certificated A & E Mechanic.
15. Guards
a. An armed guard will be organized at each Coastal Patrol Base
to provide for the safety and security of property and buildings within the
j u r i s d i c t i o n o f t h e Ta s k F o r c e e s t a b l i s h e d a t t h e B a s ~ . S a i d a r m e d g u a r d
w i l l b e o n d u t y t w e n t y. - f o u r ( 2 4 ) h o u r s p u t d a y, s e v e n ( 7 ) d ~ y s p e r w e e k a n d
will function on three 8-hour shifts or other equivalent s~edulo. The
number of men assigned to the guard will in all cases be held to the minim u m c o n s i s t e n t w i t h s a f e t y a h d s e c u r i t y. E x c e p t o n s p e c i a l a u t h o 1 " i s a t i o n
from National Headquarters, the ntumber of men so ~ssigned will in no case
exceed a total of sixteen .(16~, In most cases, this number should not
exceed a total of t~':elve (12).
b. Guards will be a1~ed with No. 12-gauge .shotguns, either pump
g u n s o r d o u b l e - b a r r e l e d g u n s , p r e f e r a b l y t h e f o r m e r, a n d ~ , i l l b e e q u i p p e d
w i t h p o l i c e w h i s t l e s a n d ~ o c u"s l n o f ! a s h l"l @ i t s . G i ~ r d s w i l l f ~ n ~ n i s h t h e i r
~
~
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own guns, Whistles and fl~s[~li~ts. ~n~tmiLion will bc suppled by the Ar~.
c. At all times during their tours of duty (shifts), guards ~';ill
be armed and on the alert and will maintain a leering patrol over assigned
a r e a s i n s u c h m a n n e r a s m a y b e p r e s c r i b c ~ b y t h ~ B a s e C o m m a n d e r.
16.

Assignment of Women

T h e A s s i g n m e n t o f w o m e n t o C o a s t a l P a t r o l Ta ~ k F o r c e s w i l l b e
restricted to ~he following categories: Rndio Operators, Administrative
S e c t i o n H e a d , P l o t t i n g B o ~ r d O p e r a t o r s , a n d C l e r k - Ty p i s t s . I n n o c a s e w i l l
women be used as Pilo~s or Observers or assi~nod to any positions with the
ground element other tha~ those h~rein specifically authorized.
17.

Minimum Period of Assignment

Assignments of personnel and airplanes to Coastal Patrol Duty will
be limited to personnel and airplanes available for such dut~ for p~riods of
not less than thirty (30) consecutive days. Personnel ~J~d airplanes available
for less thrum said prescribed minimum period will ~a1¢!er no circumstances be
a s s i g n e d t o s u c h d u t y. ( P e r s o n ~ c l e n d a i r p l a n e ~ a v a i l a b l e f o r a t l e a s t n i n e t y
(90) ~onsecutive days are p~'efcrr~d.)
18. Reassignments
P e r s o n n e l a n d a i r p l a n e s a s s i g n e d t o C o a s t a l P a t r o l Ta s k F o r c e s a r e
s u b j e c t t o r e a s s i g n m e n t f r o m o n e Ta s k F o r c e t o a n o t h e r b y N a t i o n a l H e a d q u a r t e r s
at any time, as the situation may require.
19.

Assignment of Airplanes

A l l a s s i g n m e n t s o f a i r p l a n e s t o C o a s t a l P a t r o l Ta s k F o r c e s w i l l b e
made by National Heaaqu~rt~rs. No payments will be made for the use of any air-6--

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0potations Directive No. 23

p l a n e s % s s i g n ~ d t o s a i d Ta s k F o r e , s u n l e s s s a i d a s s i ~ u m c n t s h c v c b e e n m o d u '
by N~tional H~adq~art~rs,
20. A.i~lanos
T h e n u m b e r o f a i r p l s n c s a s s i g n e d t o C o a s t , ~ l P a t r o l Ta z k F o r c e s
will ~i'no case uxcced a maxim~n of fifteen (15), ?xccpt upon ~ritgcn hut~ioriz [ L t i o n ~ 'r o m N-~ " l o n ~ l . { e a d q u a r t e r s . A l l a i r p ! a n ~ s a s s i g n e d t o s a i d T a s k F o r c e s
t
~Till be of no5 los~ thar~ ei~ity horsepower (S0 h.p.), will h~..v<; two-w:'~ rad~oteluphon~, ~.ill be equipped for instrument flying, and will h::vi~ a c~isimg
range of not less than i~]rec hclucs and fifteen minutus.
(A cruising ru~lgo
of not less d~an four hours is preferred.) In addihion to the usual temperapure, pressure, and quantity g'-'uges~ the instrumental equipment of said airp l a n e s w i l l i n c l u d % b u t n e e d n o t b e l i m i t e d ~ o , ~ e f o i l o LTi n g ; - ( a ) m ~ g n c t i c
c o m ~ I s s ( c o m p e n s a t e d ) , ( b ) a i r - s p e e d i ~ d i c a t o r, ( c ) s e n s i t i v e a l t i m e t c ~ r,
( d ) t a e h o m s t c r ~ ( e ) t u r n - h n d - b a n k i n d i c a t o r ~ ( f ) r a t e - o f - c l i m b i n C i c ~ X t o r, a n d
(g) clock t:ith a sweep-second h;md. All instruments will be maint&inod in
p r o p e r a d j u s t m e n t ~ m . d i n g o o d w o r k i n g o r d e r.
21. lO0-Hour Inspection Rec.uire~
E a c h a i r p L _ ~ , n e o r d e r e d t o r e p o r t f o r d u t y w i t h C o a s t a l P a t r o l Ta s k
Forces will undergo a regulation 100-Hour Inspection covering ~e entire
airplane, including ~he po~~erpLnt, immediately before departure from its
home base and such inspection will be properly certified in ~o Airplane
Log Books. Any airplanes r~porting for duty at Co~.stsl Patrol Bas~s without
such certified 100-Hour Inspections ;~ill not be accepted fo~- assignment to
duty nor permitted to remain at said Easos,----~til such c~rtified inspections
have been accomplished,
22, Armamunt
A l l a i r p l a n u s a s s i g n e d t o Ta s k F o r c e s o n - C o s s t a l P a t r o l D u t y w i l l
be subject to use in operations involving th~ dropping of bombs and depth
charges, Bomb racks and release equipment for such armc.ment ~vill bo inI stalled by the 2~y Air Forces ~'~ithout expuns~ to airplane o~ners. Airplanes ~~hich ,~re not available for such service will not be accepted for
a s s i g n m e n t t o S ~ d Ta s k F o r c e s .
23. P~dio
~. E~ch ~irplanc ~iil be equipped ~;ith a radlophonc tcanSmitter
of at least 7,5 w%~tts power on 3105 Kc, and a r~dio receiver to receive in
the airways band of 200-40G Kc, Said radio~h~ae transmitter should hc installed with a one-qu~rtcr-~iavc H,rt~ trailing type :'m~cnna, which (for
3105 Ks,) ~ould b~ exactly sovcnty-fiv~ (75) feet long mc~:sured fromthe
transmitter antenna bindinZ post to the extreme cad of the ant~rn~a, The
a D t ~ n u a w i r ~ s h o u l d b e N o . i 0 o r N o . 1 2 g a u g e s t r a n d e d p h o s p h o r c o p p e r,
b~ There will b~ one low-power radio ground transmitt<~r set up
at each Coastal Patrol Base to transmit in thc~ 200-400 Kc. airways band.
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R E S T R I C T E D
Operations Directive No.

23

6/22/

There will be at least one~ and preferably t~o, radio ground receivers to
receive radiophone signals on 3105 Kc. Said receiverswill be equipped
with loud-speakers. Special instructions will be issued by Natio~li Headquarters covering ground radio installations.
24. Priorities
In cases where suitable airplanes h~ve definitely been ~J~de av~ilable for Coastal Patrol Duty and arr~algemenZs h~e been completed for them
to be c~ssigned to such duty for periods of not less th~n ninety (90) consecu-tive days, Nation8l Headquarters will assist the o;~ners of said airplanes in
obtaining Priorities (Preference _Rating Certificates) Prom the War Production
Board for the purchase of circraft instruments, radio, and other equipment
and accesso~'ies necessary to m~et the foregoing requirements. N~tional Hcadquarters cannot undertake -co assist in obtaining priorities for such equipment for aircraft available for periods of less ~mm ninety (90) days.
25.

Reimbursement Sche~ul~s and Insuranc~

Rcimb~rsemcnt Schedules s~tting for+~h ~e Per Diem Allowances for
p e r s o n n e l o n d u t y w i t h g o a s t a l P a t r o l Ta s k F o r c e s , t h e R a t e s i m i d f o r t h e u s e
o f a i r c r a f t a s s i g n e d t o s a i d Ta s k F o r c e s , a n d t h e i n s u r a n c e R e q u i r e m e n t s f o r
Coastal Patrol Operations are presented in Operations Directive No. 13-A. No
vouchers calling for payments in excess of these scheduled rates will be
approved, nor will pa~nts be approved for personnel or airplanes exceeding
t h e a u t h o r i z e d s t r e n g t h . A l l P e r D i e m a n d A i r p l a n e Vo u c h e r s w i ] . l b e s u b m i t t e d
to National Headquarters as of the fifteenth and last day of each month. Said
Per Diem allo~;ances for p~rsonnel and said Rates paid for ~qe use of aircraft
are the only allowances made by ~e Government to cover living expenses and
personal service of personnel and expenses, both tangibl~ and intangible, inc i d e n t t o t h e o p e r a t i o n , ~ % i n t e n a n c e , o v e r h a u l , r e p a i r, d e p r e c i a t i o n , r e p l a c e m e n t a n d i n s u r a n c ~ o f a i r c r s f t o n d u t y w i t h s a i d Ta s k F o r c e s .
26.

Travel Allommmces

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The Travel Allowances for personnel and air#lanes ordered to duty
w i t h C o a s t a l p a t r o l Ta s k F o r c e s a n d t h e p r o c c d u r ~ t o b o f o l l o ~ o d i n s u b m i t ting vouchers hhercfor will bu set forth in Operations Directive No. 19, to
be issued ~# National Hcadq~rters.
27. Official Titl~s
In the preparation of vouchers, reports ~nd other documents and in
correspond~anco, th~ only titles used in referrh~g be pcrsormel cssigncd to
d u t y w i t h C o a s t a l P a t r o l Ta s h F o r c e s % , ; i l l b e t h e t i t l e s l i s t e d i n t h e Ta b l e
of Organization heroin presented in paragra~0h 528.

Requests for Spccio.l Services

All requests for special services, supplics~ information and other
i t e m s r e q u i r e d b y C o a s t a l P a t r o l Ta ~ k F o r c e s ' ~ , i l l h e a g d r b s s o d t o N a t i o n a l
Headquarters.
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Operp, tions Directive No. 29

29. AuxiliazTF Service Fligh%~_
Any ~,tu<iliarg Service Flights, such = s ferrying supl lies, ~quipm~nt
and pursonuul~ noccssaz% for th~ proper conduct of official business of Coast~l
P a t r o l Ta s k F o r c e s w i l l , s o f a r a s i ~ o s s i b l o , b e l i m i t e d t o a i r p l a n u ~ o f t h e
80-120 h.p. tango. Except for said necoss:.~# Auxiliur£ Service Flights and
uxcupt in cases of real ~murgoncy~ special authorization ~;ill b~ ob%~.inud irom
Nc~tion~l Headquarters v;h~novcr occasion ~ris~ to use ~r~y airpluncs ~ssigncd
t o C o c . s t a l P a t r o l Ta s k F o r c e s f o r f e r r y , c o u r i e r , o r o t h e r s p e c i a l s c r v i c c s .
30.

Pilot~bservur Crewg

All airplanes on Coastal pc~trol ~Jissions ~¢ii~ carz"J~ t~o-man crcu's
consisting of pilot ,~nd observer regularly assigned to ~nd activuiy ~ngaged
in th~sc operations. There ~ill bo no dcp.~E,turo from N~is procedure. This
r~quirum~nt do~s nod apply to Alaxili&~v Survicu Flights covered by the foregoing paragraph 29.
31.

Operations Orders

A l l m i s s i o n s o f 7 ~ h a t s c u v c r n a t u r e p e r f o r m e d ~ - C o a s t h l P a t r o l Ta ~ k
Forces -:;ill in c:tch case be covered by official 0pcr~%inns Orders in accordcncu ~¢ith the provisions of Op~rations Directive i~o. 15-A, Administrative
P r o c e d u r e f o r C i v i l A i r P ~ t r o l Ta s k F o r c e s , t o b c i s s u e d - b y N a t i o n a l H e ~ d quarters.
32.

Civil Air Patrol Uniforms

A l l p e r s o n n e l a s s i g n e d t o d u t y w i t h C o ~ . s t . ~ l P a t r o l Ta s k F o r c e s
; ; i l l ~ w a r r ~ g u l a t i o n C i v i l A i r P a t r o l u n i f o r m s ~ a ~ d i n s i g n i a w h i l e o n d u t y.
Said t~iforms will, in each case hav~ s~curcly se~.~,cd to the outer half of
the left sleeve hhorcof, one-half inch bolou thc shoulder seam, the official
Civil Air Patrol shoulder patch. No other uniforms or insignia uill bc ~:orn
b y s a i d p c ~ r s o n n c . 1 ~ h i l ~ o n d u t y.
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~omburship Identification Cards

A l l p e r s o n n e l a s s i g n e d t o d u t y w i t h C o . ~ s ~ t l P a t r o l Ta s k F o r c e s w i l l
c a r ~ # w i t h ~ c m a t a l l t i m e s ~ ; h i l e o n d u t y ~ ; i t h s : . ~ i d Ta s k F o r c e s , t h e i r o f fi cial ~,~cmbershi~ Identification Cards.
34. Infantry Drill
In order to develop precision of action~ general cfficiune# and
e s p r i t d e c o r p s ~ l l p e r s o n n e l o n d u t y " : ¢ i t h C o a s ~ % l P. ~ t r o l Ta s k F a r c e s , e x c e p t
technicians and a~ministrativu porso~mol, will devot~ at l~ast one (1) hour
per week to inf~tnt~# Drill, including Roll C~ll, Inspections, ~.nd Rcvicn's.
~/ direction of Natzonal Co~mander JO?~SON~ / .

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C A ~ 1 , A _ ' A ' o' ,
R o l c n/~B 'L ~ r m y ~ 'i r" Fk r c ~
0porations Officer

R E S T R I C T E D

OFFICE OF CIVILIAN D~E~SE
WAS H~CTON, D.Co
CIVIL AIR PATRCL

NATI0~L HEADQUARTERS
WASHINGTON, JULY 22, 19~2

OPI~IAT I 0i~5 DIRECTIVE)

23)

CHA~IG~ N01

i)
TASE FORC~ ON COASTAL pATROL DUTY

Effective Augest I, 1942, the second sentence of
p ~ a g r a p h 2 0 , A i r p l a n e s , O p e r a t i o n s D i r e c t i v e N o . 2 3 , - Ta s k
Forces on Ces~tal Patrol D~y - June 22, 1942, ~,Jill be
c~ngnd te read as follows:

. . . . . A l l a i r p l a n e s a s s i g n e d t o s a i d Ta s k F o r c e ~
will be of the three-place t~e or larger ~nd of
not loss than n~ist~.~ horsepo~:er (90 h.p°), will
have two-way radiotclcphc~na, will be equipped
for instrument flying, and "~ill have a cruising
range of not loss than throe hours and fifteen
minutes. (A cruising range of not loss than
fe1~r hours is preferrcdo) o...o

By direction of National Co~,~ndor JOHE~ON:

; ,ir oroes

Operations officer

R E S T R I C T E D
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R E S T R I C T E D
OFFICE 0F CIVILIAN DEFENSE
WASHINGTON, D.C.
CIVIL AIR PATROL
NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS
DASRING, JULY 31, 19A2

OPERATIONS DIRECTIVE)
NO.
23)
CHANGES NO.
2)

TASK FORCES ON COASTAL PATROL DUTY
Effective August l, .1942, the following paragraph will be
a d d e d t o O p e r a t i o n s D i r e c t i v e N o . 2 3 - Ta s k F o r c e s o n C o a s t a l P a t r o l
Duty - Sune 22, 1942.
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Airplane Markings

a. All airplanes on duty with Civil Air Patrol Coa,~tal Patrols
will display on wings and fuselage distinctive markings to distinguish
them from other airplanes, including other Civil Air Patrol airplanes,
n o t a s s i g n e d t o t h i s d u t y. T h e s e m a r k i n g s , w h i c h ~ i l l i ~ . ~ e a c h c a s e c o n sist of a blue disk with super~nposed white triangle without the red threeblade propeller of the bssic CiviI Air Patrol insignia, will be displaFed
only on airplanes on duty with Civil Air Patrol Coastal Patrols. Airplanes displaying this marking will be flown exclusively by Civil Air
Fatrol pilots on active du~y uith Coastal Patrols.
b. Insignia disks placed on wings will be centered on ~:e top
side of the left wing and on the bottom side of t~e right wing s.t a point
one-t2~ird of the distance from ~Js wing tip to the fusDlage. %1-~e dism'etcr
of said disks will not exceed two-thirds of the ~,ing chord at the point of
application.
_c. Insignia disks placed on the fuselage will be cente~'ed on
both sides of the fuselag~ at a point one-thi~' of the distance from the
leading edge of the horizontaI stabilizer to the trailing edge of the wing.
Th~ diameter of said disks will not exceed two-thirds of the depth of the
fuselage at the point of application.
d. Commanding Officers of Coastal Patrols will see that all
airplanes on duty with their units are properly marked in accordance with
the foregoing and that when airplanes arc r~liev~d from Coastal Patrol
duty said markings are either removed ~/~erefrom or haw th~ standard red
three-blade propeller of the basic Civil Air Patrol insignia superimposed
on th~ white triangle thereof,
e. The red three-blade propeller appearing on the basic Civil
Air Patrol insignia will not bc displayed on !narkin~used on airplanes
on duty with Civil Air Patrol Coastal Patrols.
By direction of National Commander

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R E S T R I C T E D

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Effecfii~e September ].~ i%2, Co io~-io:,il~.g pcrs.~'u ;h ~i71 ::
added to Operations L'irecbivc i;o. 23 - TL.~k levees cu Co-.st i ~b ~i
Duty - june 22, i942,
56. ~-lrht SL.af.Leoh9
a. The Co:~nding Officer 0£ c~.ch Co:~st:~l i'~brol ~<iJi :n:P>:,cr
to enlist ~he interest of a recut~b]e i.c~l /;l$,zician : u,d surgco~ in
!:*]~ing ~ppllcation foz membership in Cfzil ~ Patrol incic~nt to ~ssi~n-.
ment as Fl~ght S~wgeon ~t th~ [,o~.~t,.l [t~trol Base. o~ ...... ,> .....
m a d e b y [ k = t i o n ~ l H e a d q u ; ~ r fi e r s o n t h e r. ~ ; o < ~ : ~ o ~ d a t i o r i s o f t h o C o a s t u l i < t r o l
Co~nanders.
b. Flisht Su~seons wi~ be c./aiD~-b!e on call for c; :~<>m-cy
s e r v i c e i n - c a s e o f a c c i d e n t s a n d v. i l i ) J ! ~ k e r e ; ~ ] c r s e m i - : = o n b h ! y i n s p e c t i o n s
of sanitary and living conditions ~nd fir~-t-:~id f,~cilities a~:d of th(; ge~ sra!
health and physical fitness of the i,ei'se~u~l on duty at tb~ ihmcs, S{i6
inspections will ~] each case be covered by ~ ~:riLten rei~'o~t ,4J.ch w_'.;~J, be
submitted to the Da~e Gor~nde~' ~u duplicutc; on:~ cof,y to bc retrained in the
~ase file and one copy to be for~'!~de'.l ho E~tio:~p-1 lleu<l _u;-~bcrs.

~ith all n~terlal pr~se!.ted In ~,ar M=~;~..~.,:~rt ,.~c*_m.<,-J. ~.,...[..1 ,,. .... ,,.,
P h y s i o l o g i c a l A s p e c t s o f F ~ ¢ i n g a n d h ~ a i ! ~ b e l ! ~ . q c @ o f l ' h y, ] J . ¢ & l ! ' i t ! ~ : ; ' . ' ~ . - ' - u o g . J . e s
of which may be obtained from !ati)na! [[e~d u~rte~'so
" d. Fl~jht Surgeons m.~y receJ.¢e ar~ al!o,;¢~ce of <,~,(][] (::' $;:ch
such send-~onthl.y inspectior~ and fo~ etch dcj they are c~.l].ed to the" L'~ses
for said emergency see'vice J]~ c:ase of 2c(;J.dc~ts.
e. In cases where ~4 rel,utab].e physician and su!'~eOll i~: uT~ CUB/
~ith a CoaStal Patrol Ln one of the staff or flight acsiJu~nt~ ic rely
b e a s s i z n e d t o a c t a s F l l t - h t 3 u r g e o r. i n a d d i t i o . ~ i t c h i s r e s u ! u ~ ~ s ~ i t T ~ : ~ e D t .
Ln ~ch cvent, his per diem allo~t~a;~ce ~,J.ll be at the rat~ of ~SoO0 cv~'-t
though the per die;;~ al!o~:a~ce co~-respondh~g to his rogui4r ,:;.si!]~ i s is ct
a lo;'.er r~te,

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Colonel, if%~ A~-r l,'o.>'ces
Ope~:'at'~ons Of£iccr

AIRCRAFT INSIGNIA - COASTAL pATROL
Operations Directive No. 23-A, August 26, 19A2. CAP Coastal Patrols.
(This Operations Directive No. 23-A super~ede~ Operations Directive No. 23
of June 22, 19~2, which is hereby rescinded as of midnight August 31, 19A2
and which will be removed from file~.)
39. Airplane Markings.
a. All airplanes on duty with civil Air Patrol Coastal Patrols will display on winks and fuselage distinctive m~rkings to distinguish them from
other airplanes, including other Civil Air Patrol airplanes, not assigned
t o t h i s d u t y. ~ e s e m a r k i n g s , w h i c h w i l l i n e a c h c a s e c o n s i s t o f a b l u e
disk with superimposed white triangle without the red three-blade propeller
of the basic Civil Air Patrol insignia, will be displayed only on airplanes
on duty with Civil Air Patrol Coastal Patrols. Airplanes displaying this
marking will be flown exclusively by Civil Air Patrol pilots on active duty
with Coastal Patrols.
b. Insignia disks placed on wings will be cen£ered on the top side of
the left wing and on the bottom side of the right wing at a polnt one-third
of the distance from the wing tip to the fuselage. The diameter of said
disks will not exceed two-thirds of the wing chord at the point of application.
c. Insignia disks placed on the fuselage will be centered on both
sides of the fuselage at a point one-third of the distance from the leading
edge of the horizontal stabilizer to the traillnK edge of the wing. The diameter of said disks will not exceed two-thirds of the depth of the fuselage
at the point of application.
d. Commanding Officers of Coastal Patrols will see that all airplanes
on duty with their units are properly marked in accordance with the foregoing and that when airplanes are relieved from Coastal Patrol duty said markings are either removed therefrom or have the standard red three-blade propeller of the basic Civil Air Patrol insignia superimposed on the white triangle thereof.
e. The red three-blade propeller appearing on the basic Civil Air Patrol
insignia will not be displayed on ~rkings used on airplanes on duty with Civil Air Patrol Coastal Patrols,

(Note: Since a copy of Operations Directive No. 23 of June 22, 19A2 has not
been located, it is not kmown whether or not that directive also prescribed
the basic insignia without the propeller for ~ircraft marklngs.)