Five Pieces of History
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
From the OSS to the CIA©
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
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