PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 393-AUG. 4, 1949 Ante, p. 548. 47U.S.C.§ scg.; Supp. II, note. Ante, p. 108. § 828. Aircraft deemed public aircraft Any aircraft, while assigned to authorized Coast Guard duty shall be deemed to be a vessel of the Coast Guard within the meaning of section 646 of this title. § 829. Radio station deemed government station Any radio station, while assigned to authorized Coast Guard duty shall be deemed to be a radio station of the Coast Guard and a "gov- 151 et ernment station" within the meaning of chapter 5 of Title 47. § 151 § 830. Availability of appropriations Appropriations of the Coast Guard shall be available for the pay- ment of actual necessary traveling expense and subsistence, or com- mutation of ration allowance in lieu of subsistence, of members of the Auxiliary assigned to authorized specific duties and for actual neces- sary expenses of operation of any motorboat, yacht, aircraft, or radio station when assigned to Coast Guard duty, but shall not be available for the payment of compensation for personal services, incident to such operation, other than to personnel of the Coast Guard or the - ary Reserve. The term "actual necessary expenses of operation," as used in this section, shall include payment for fuel, oil, power, water, sup- plies, provisions, replacement or repair of equipment, repair of any amaged motorboat, yacht, aircraft, or radio station and for the con- structive or actual loss of any motorboat, yacht, aircraft, or radio station where it is determined, under applicable regulations, that responsibility for the loss or damage necessitating such replacement or repair of equipment, or for the damage or loss, constructive or actual, of such motorboat, yacht, aircraft, or radio station rests with the Coast Guard. § 831. Assignment and performance of duties No member of the Auxiliary, solely by reason of such membership, shall be vested with, or exercise, any right, privilege, power, or duty vested in or imposed upon the personnel of the Coast Guard or the Reserve, except that any such member may, under applicable regula- tions, be assigned specific duties, which, after appropriate training and examination, he has been found competent to perform, to effectuate the purposes of the Auxiliary. No member of the Auxiliary shall be placed in charge of a motorboat, yacht, aircraft, or radio station assigned to Coast Guard duty unless he has been specifically designated by authority of the Commandant to perform such duty. Members of the Auxiliary, when assigned to specific duties as herein authorized shall, unless otherwise limited by the Commandant, be vested with the same power and authority, in the execution of such duties, as members of the regular Coast Guard assigned to similar duty. When any member of the Auxiliary is assigned to such duty he may, pursuant to regulations issued by the Secretary, be paid actual necessary travel- ing expenses, including a per diem allowance in conformity with stand- ardized Government travel regulations in lieu of subsistence, while traveling and while on duty away from his home. No per diem shall be paid for any period during which quarters and subsistence in kind are furnished by the Government, and no per diem shall be paid for any period while such member is performing duty on a vessel § 832. Injury or death in line of duty When any member of the Auxiliary is physically injured or dies as a result of physical injury incurred while performing any specific duty to which he has been assigned by competent Coast Guard au- thority, such member or his beneficiary shall be entitled to the same "Actual nece expenses otoperat 556 [63 STAT.