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Old 12-05-2021, 11:15 PM
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I posted this recently in the General segment but realized it should have been here too.

Discovered this scabbard in NE Florida. Turns out it’s a WWII German Luftwaffe Officer’s Dress Scabbard, type 2.

Either we were invaded or somebody’s war souvenir was lost. (ACTUALLY we were invaded. A German U Boat delivered 2 teams of German saboteurs to the East Coast. 6 were delivered to Long Beach NY and 4 to Ponte Vedra Beach Florida, about 25 miles from where I dug this. All were captured quickly and in ‘44 6 were executed in the electric chair. )
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Old 12-06-2021, 03:21 PM
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BOY, THAT'S A BEAUTIFUL, really nice

my aunt lived in Maine during WWII & worked in a restaurant near the ocean & always said a German U-boat captain ate a couple times there- she's gone now but don't ever - ever say they never did...
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Old 12-06-2021, 06:04 PM
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At least one time a U boat crew snuck in Mobile Bay, AL to visit family.
The family member who related this to me was a youngster at the time but remembers the family had to come up with a drum of diesel for them to make up for the extra fuel they burned for the visit.
I should have asked if that happened before or during the war.
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Old 12-06-2021, 06:23 PM
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At some point during WWII someone, probably a Nazi, broke into my grandfathers summer house went up to the attic and used a shaving mirror with a candle in front of it to signal a U-boat in the bay.

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Old 12-06-2021, 06:52 PM
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awesome find!
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Old 12-07-2021, 01:31 AM
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A very cool find!

EQX800, Dos Compadres : 2021 (Total (4/13 to date)) - Clad: $42.75($1123.19), Silver coins: 8 (50), Wheats: 22 (165), Gold: 0 (27), Plat: 0 (1), .925 10 (98), Rings: 13 (247), Oldest Coins: 1919,20 wheats, 1921 Ten Centavos Filipinas; Chinese cash coin

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Old 12-07-2021, 09:42 AM
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That is awesome. Was that a detecting find? In really nice shape.
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