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Interesting that the Fleet Admiral is shown with the arms of the stars pointing inwards. All others show a pentagon shaped inside. Wonder if this was a graphics mistake or if the Navy 5-star rank insignia was different than Army/AAC.

 

It's a mistake. There are photos of fleet admirals soon after Dec. 1944 wearing the conventional pentagon stars. In a biography of MacArthur it was related that Adm. Nimitz's navy metalsmiths made his new collar insignia so quickly that there was a small crisis about Mac getting similar insignia in time for a meeting with the admiral.

 

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Justin .

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