WW2 - Capture Items

8 Items For Sale

U-546 Life Raft Souvenirs with Names

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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.

German Gas Mask Cover Bag

$12.00 ($3.00 S&H)

A little dirty, but in good shape and the snaps still work.

WW1 German Silver Wound Badge

$65.00 ($7.00 S&H)

Nice wound badge brought back by WW2 vet.

Stalag VII/A Dog Tag

$125.00 ($7.00 S&H)

Just a great looking prisoner's dog tag from Stalag VII/A, which was the largest Stalag in Germany and was located in Moosburg, Southern Germany. Approximately 80,000 troops were liberated from this camp on 29 April 1945. This was also a camp that classified POW's and then sent them to other camps. Fantastic condition.

German Rifle Cleaning Kit

$65.00 ($6.00 S&H)

Nice K98 Mauser rifle cleaning kit, may be missing one brass brush. It contains a brass brush, alum. chain and a handle that is marked "Gappel 1935".

Leather Bayonet Frog - Unknown Origin

$25.00 ($6.00 S&H)

A brown leather frog with a brass buckle on the strap. It has copper rivits and is in near mint condition. I don't know the country of origin. It measures 7 1/2" long and 2 1/2" wide.

Alum. Spoon - 1935

$30.00 ($7.00 S&H)

An alum. spoon that is dated 1935 and has what looks like the Prussian Eagle on it.

German Delay Timers for Booby Traps

$50.00 ($7.00 S&H)

These are German made timing devices developed in 1933 for camera's that did not have a built-in self timer. During the war, the German Armed Forces used these as a delayed triggering device for booby traps. I have two of the larger size left, by "Haka Autonips", with a photocopy of the instructions. They are sold at $50 each, or take both of them for $90.