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On April 24, 1945 the U-546, Captained by Paul Just, sank the Destroyer Escort, USS Frederick C. Davis with heavy loss of life. In the ensuing battle with other Destroyer Escorts in that Task Force, the U-546 was sunk off of Cape Farewell, Greenland later that day. The USS Keith (DE-241) picked up five survivors of the German U boat, among them was Captain Paul Just. A member of the USS Keith cut off two sections of the life raft and wrote a record of what happened and the names of the U boat survivors. Really neat pieces.
Have two different canvas pouches, first is with a single snap, looks to be dated 1944 and has foot powder in it. The pouch with the lift dot fastener is dated 1945 by "Independent Awnings" and has a camo individual dressing inside. They are sold at $18 each, or take both for $32. The pouches are in near mint condition.