Knife, Combat, US Navy, WESTERN Shark, Paul Mihlovich, Normandy
Genuine WWII US Navy combat knife, Western Shark with bright 6" blade in its original USN bakelite scabbard type MK 1. One of the cocobola grip plates has been stamped with the veteran's information: Paul Mihlovich - USS Frament APD 77 - US Navy. Sheath fits the knife perfectly with functional closure strap.
USS Frament, a destroyer escort, began the tasks of Atlantic convoy escort on October 19, 1943, when she sailed from New York to escort tankers to Northern Ireland. Sailing out of New York, and occasionally Boston, Massachusetts, she escorted six convoys to Northern Ireland, one to Cherbourg, France, and one to Gibraltar, in the period from December 15, 1943 to December 3, 1944.
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