DE 798 (Buckley Class)
You may be interested to know that Leonard Myhre, my father, who was the LT. Cmrd of the USS Varian died in Seattle, Wa. USA on June 8, 2006. He became good friends of the Captain of the U-546, Paul Just, years after the war and traveled with he and his wife and my mother in Germany and the US. The USS Varian was instumental in the sinking of the U-546 and transported the survivors back to port. Paul Just and my Dad also attended a reunion of the survivors of the Frederick C Davis which was sunk by the U-546.
My name is Steve Siculan and I live in Chicago. During WWII my grandfather, Earle D. Stevenson, was serving in the navy on the USS Varian. I know he was on board when the German U 805 was captured, but I know little else about the type of missions in which the Varian was involved. My grandfather passed away in 1988 and the records of his naval career are somewhat non-existant. My grandmother is incapacitated in a nursing home and is unable to remember anything with any clarity. My family knows the name of his ship, but little else. Any help in this matter would be very generous of you and will help solve a little family mystery.