World War II
A Mine in the Yangtze River

On October 9th, 1945, the WALLER struck a mine in the Yangtze River while returning to Shanghai. Twenty-two men were injured and the ship received structural damage which necessitated drydocking in Shanghai. After another minesweeping assignment and duty as Yangtze River entrance control vessel and mail courier, the WALLER hoisted her "homeward bound" pennant December 12, 1945, and left Shanghai in company with Destroyer Division 43 for the United States.

The pictures below were sent to me by Paul Birk
they were taken by his dad Robert W. Birk.

Even in the worst of times we cut-up a little.
(Pun intended)

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