This Day in Coast Guard History – June 21
1944-Cutters 83415 and 83477 assigned to Rescue Flotilla One wrecked off coast of Normandy, France during a storm - no lives were lost. This is the storm that wrecked the artificial harbor constructed by the Allies off the coast of Normandy.
1979- On 21 June 1979, SN Ina J. Toavs was awarded the Coast Guard Medal, the first woman to receive the award.
(Source: USCG Historian’s Office)