Five Pieces of History
From the OSS to the CIA

Robert Coffin was an instructor of fine art at Ohio State University when the United States entered World War II. He was drafted into Wild Bill Donovan's Office of Strategic Services along with a diverse crew of other men and women with special talents and expertise. He remained in the service after the war when the OSS evolved into the Central Intelligence Agency by Act of Congress.

These are his experiences, photographs, and observations of the operations in which he participated from the Quebec Conference to the war in Vietnam.

Mr. Coffin died on June 27, 2000 at the age of 87, but he was able to complete this book and see it in its present form.

The complete work is available in PDF format (Acrobat Reader) for $17 and may be ordered online.

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