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#1 trenchbuff

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 07:34 AM

This is probably a long shot but does anyone know what this pennant is?  It has about 8 soldier's signatures but I've no idea what it was used for or the nationality.

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 07:36 AM

Signatures on front.

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 07:36 AM

Looks like a paddler in a canoe. College pennant for sport?

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 07:36 AM

Signatures on back.

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 07:37 AM

Looks like a paddler in a canoe. College pennant for sport?

 

Could be.  Just wondering why its signed by soldiers.



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Posted 08 November 2019 - 07:40 AM

ROTC signatures?

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 08:18 AM

Poiger is an unusual name.

It seams that it would be a location.

The pennant looks WW2 German made.

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 08:54 AM

Poiger is an unusual name.

It seams that it would be a location.

The pennant looks WW2 German made.

 

I agree.  Does look German or at least European made.  Since I didn't get any info with it I appreciate the inputs.  Could very well have been a rowing club pennant that was snagged as a souvenir and signed by the troops.  Thanks all!
 



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Posted 08 November 2019 - 11:55 AM

Source:  Find-A-Grave

 

https://www.findagra...6/ernst-h_-gras

 

https://www.findagra...69/odis-mcbroom

 

https://www.findagra...frank-g-buehler

 

https://www.findagra...0/morris-g-ford



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Posted 08 November 2019 - 12:39 PM

Wow!  Thanks aznation!  Seems these guys did serve in Europe in WW2.  Now I just have to figure out what it's suppose to represent.



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Posted 08 November 2019 - 12:44 PM

You're welcome.  Yes, so far I've not been able to figure out the flag/pennant or it's meaning yet either. 



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Posted 08 November 2019 - 12:55 PM

Poiger is a German name.

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 01:54 PM

Sailing clubs refer to these as burgees.

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 01:58 PM

Poiger is a German name.

 

Yes, everything does point to German.  They had a lot of different clubs based around athletic activities.  I'm looking in that direction.  An interesting souvenir to bring home.
 



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Posted 08 November 2019 - 02:41 PM

Actually Poiger is an Austrian family name.

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 07:51 PM

Post VE Day individual units formed sports teams and clubs to occupy the idle Troops.  I wonder if this is from one of those?

 

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