WW2 - Capture Items
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.
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.
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.