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German Flag signed by members of same company


GIKyle

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Got this from a friend a few years back. Belonged to Phil Morkwed of Wisconsin. As I researched the names, it's evident they were all part of D Company, 26th Infantry and most arrived to the company before the Sicily invasion. I think Morkwed wrote everyone's name on the flag since all the names seem to be in the same handwriting, and that it was done toward the end of the war.

 

Here's an overview of the group plus a photo of Morkwed (he's on the right)

 

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Awesome grouping, a captured Nazi flag is one of my wish list items. Very cool that you could identify most of the names on the flag and found out their enlistment dates. Is this from the Sicily campaign or during the invasion of France/ Afterwards.

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Thanks! I suspect this is from late in the war - the only reason I say this is their is an absence of KIAs. I have a short snorter that was filled out before D-Day and a few KIAs signed their name to it. I may be incorrect, but that's my theory on it.

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Interesting theory but I can see that for sure, it’s a really neat piece overall though Kyle ( you know where to find good 1st ID stuff for sure)

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Nice CIB with attached 1st Div insignia. I have never seen one before.

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Great item. Love the named stuff. Great also that you were able to find info on most or all of them. Wonder if any are still alive.

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