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Old 06-05-2016, 12:19 PM   #1
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Default D-Day Flag article of interest.

If in fact the real deal, this flag should be enshrined with national heritage on the parallel with the Fort McHenry and Francis Scott Key's inspired "Star Spangled Banner!"

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Old 06-05-2016, 12:22 PM   #2
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Especially as they say "It measures 30 feet by 57 feet."
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Old 06-05-2016, 02:44 PM   #3
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Someone with lots of money will probably drop a lot of money on it.

For my money (which I don't have enough to be competitive, even if I was interested in it, which I'm not) I'd want to see some sort of ironclad provenance that it was there. Like a photo of it, where it's identifiable, during the landings. Sure, we have the veteran's word, and I fully respect the guy (I believe he's now passed on) but stories can get mixed up over six and seven decades and what might have been that flag "that was flown around the time of the landings" or "one of the flags that might have been flown during the invasion" became "THE flag flown during the landings..."

Of course, Heritage Auctions has the responsibility to flog it to the best of their ability, but for my money...I'm not convinced enough to blow my retirement 401K on buying it...
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Old 06-05-2016, 03:17 PM   #4
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Especially as they say "It measures 30 feet by 57 feet."
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Hi,
How big is a landing craft? how would it have been flown.
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Old 06-05-2016, 03:59 PM   #5
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Old 06-05-2016, 07:08 PM   #6
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Hi,
How big is a landing craft? how would it have been flown.
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More like a TYPO in feet rather than inches.

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Old 06-06-2016, 07:23 AM   #7
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That's a big typo if they're hoping to get $10,000 for it.
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The last "D-Day" flag that was sold brought around $250k IIRC, so I think they're aiming for much more than $10K for it...
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I have one that came off of an LST that was at D-day along with the ships compass and some photos of the ship.
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Old 06-09-2016, 08:52 PM   #10
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Glenn Beck bought a D-Day flag for $350K.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...JM2lGj_XKWySIA
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Old 06-10-2016, 09:47 AM   #11
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Hard to believe the shape they are in. No interest here.
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WW2 U.S. flag size ???
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WW2 U.S. flag size ???

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... they say "It measures 30 feet by 57 feet."
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See official WW2 U.S. flag sizes below.
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More like a TYPO in feet rather than inches.
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Flag shown in post #1 seems to have a No. 11 marking.
There were 12 U.S. National Ensign (flag) sizes in WW2:

1. 20x38 feet ---> Army fort parade ground use (Largest size).
2. 19x36.10 feet ---> battleship at anchor stern flown size
3. 14.35x27.27 feet ---> cruiser size "
4. 12.19x23.16 feet ---> really big sizes 1,2,3,4 are rare
5. 10x19 feet ---> Army size
6. 8.94x16.99 feet ---> cruiser size at sea
7. 5.14x9.77 feet ----> larger ship stern size
8. 5x9.50 feet ---> Army size
9. 3.52x6.69 feet ----> destroyer size
10. 2.90x5.51 feet ---> standard top mast ship size
11. 2.37x4.50 feet ---> smaller ship in port size (~28"x54")
12. 1.31x2.49 feet ---> PT & Sub size at sea
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Glenn Beck bought a D-Day flag for $350K.
Said D-Day flown flag sold today for $514K USD.
"The seller acquired it last year when Vander Beek’s
family sold the historic item at an estate auction."

http://www.theolympian.com/news/nati...e83325772.html
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Old 06-12-2016, 07:07 PM   #14
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wow, might be time to dig mine out...
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Ditto ...
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wow, might be time to dig mine out...
Ditto. Among my own ship flown flag collection
is one from the
U.S.S. Bayfield (APA-33), the
HQ and lead troop transport for the
D-Day Utah
Beach landings. One of several flags I obtained
from the estate of the ship's commanding officer.
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