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      Formal photo                             On the bridge in WW II
    at the rank of
  Kapitänleutnant

PAUL JUST began his career in the Wehrmacht as a flier, but when Hermann Göring took total command of everything that flew, JUST, like so many others, was transferred to duty with the U-Boats.  As Skipper of U-546, he had several patrols but sank only one ship - the 1,200 ton American destroyer escort USS FREDERICK C. DAVIS.  The victory was short-lived as U-546 was immediately counter-attacked by the destroyer escorts USS VARIAN, USS HUBBARD, USS JANSEN, USS KEITH, USS NUENZER, USS PILLSBURY, USS CHATELAIN and USS FLAHERTY - these last three being veterans of the U-505 capture.  Twenty-four of the crew were lost, but JUST and the remainder of the crew were picked up by the American ships and they spent the balance of the war plus a couple more years, in PoW camps.

Years after the war ended, JUST became friends with ART HUNTLEY #2283-1992, the radioman from the ship he sank - USS DAVIS.  JUST kept a travel trailer at the California home of HUNTLEY where he and his wife would spend winters - the true meaning of:
          
"Yesterday's Enemies are Today's Friends"

Captain JUST was always friendly and helpful to Sharkhunters, and a good man.

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