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Hi all, 

 

Just got this flag in as a part of a grouping to a member of the “D”Company 13th Mountain Medical Battalion. He was detached to Merrill’s Marauders and Chinese combat troops on several occasions, and in theater their unit was actually issued firearms. Anyhow I’ll let this flag speak for itself....

 

The vets son had the flag listed on eBay but eBay pulled the auction. When I saw the photo of him in his memoirs with his flag I new I had to get it.

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Looking for any WWII 104th "Timberwolf" Division items.

Including items from the 413th, 414th, and 415th Infantry Regiments 104th Recon Troop, 329th Engineer Battalion, 329th Medical Battalion

385th, 386th, 387th, and 929th Field Artillery Battalions 804th Ordnance Company 104th Quartermaster Company 104th Signal Company

555th Anti-Aircraft Battalion, 750th Tank Battalion 692nd Tank Destroyer Battalion 817th Tank Destroyer Battalion

 

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That is great to have the flag and the photo of it in WWII. Great piece, thanks for sharing. 

I am eagerly collecting Pre-WWII USMC material. Any Marine Corps Span Am era, WWI, Banana Wars, or China Marine related material is especially sought after. Let me know if you have something you want to part with. 

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47 minutes ago, Chrisusa1 said:

Beautiful flag! Are you planning on having it translated? 

I am actually having it done, so I can’t wait for it to come in. 

Looking for any WWII 104th "Timberwolf" Division items.

Including items from the 413th, 414th, and 415th Infantry Regiments 104th Recon Troop, 329th Engineer Battalion, 329th Medical Battalion

385th, 386th, 387th, and 929th Field Artillery Battalions 804th Ordnance Company 104th Quartermaster Company 104th Signal Company

555th Anti-Aircraft Battalion, 750th Tank Battalion 692nd Tank Destroyer Battalion 817th Tank Destroyer Battalion

 

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Simply fantastic example, rather unique in form. Typically names of well wishers and patriotic slogans, as I am sure you already know. For a free, reliable translation, go to this site: good-luck-flags-militaria.206

 

Not sure if this is letting me post the address, but it is called Japan Reference. Google Japan Reference, then scroll down to "Japanese culture, language, history, and travel | Japan Reference" and click on "Forum". Then scroll down to "Translations" - "Good luck flags & Militaria."

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Awesome grouping! Why did eBay pull the auction? Do they not slow symbols of imperial Japan?


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Thanks all for the comments! To answer the question in a nutshell about it getting pulled, ebay wants people to donate flags back to japan...

Looking for any WWII 104th "Timberwolf" Division items.

Including items from the 413th, 414th, and 415th Infantry Regiments 104th Recon Troop, 329th Engineer Battalion, 329th Medical Battalion

385th, 386th, 387th, and 929th Field Artillery Battalions 804th Ordnance Company 104th Quartermaster Company 104th Signal Company

555th Anti-Aircraft Battalion, 750th Tank Battalion 692nd Tank Destroyer Battalion 817th Tank Destroyer Battalion

 

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Kurt Barickman

The flag is great! So rare to have a flag and a photo of the veteran holding it and its a  vintage photo. 

Congrats!

 

Kurt

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1 hour ago, Kurt Barickman said:

The flag is great! So rare to have a flag and a photo of the veteran holding it and its a  vintage photo. 

Congrats!

 

Kurt

Thanks Kurt! Definitely all you could ask for from a bring back flag. 
 

Here’s the whole group:

 

 

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Looking for any WWII 104th "Timberwolf" Division items.

Including items from the 413th, 414th, and 415th Infantry Regiments 104th Recon Troop, 329th Engineer Battalion, 329th Medical Battalion

385th, 386th, 387th, and 929th Field Artillery Battalions 804th Ordnance Company 104th Quartermaster Company 104th Signal Company

555th Anti-Aircraft Battalion, 750th Tank Battalion 692nd Tank Destroyer Battalion 817th Tank Destroyer Battalion

 

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Great group.

 

Love the provenance.

 

Is the first ribbon Chinese?

 

Ebay is very particular about Japanese flags.

 

The Japanese can sell them on eBay but not it the US.

 

They got some heat from someone big enough to make it a rule.

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8 hours ago, manayunkman said:

Great group.

 

Love the provenance.

 

Is the first ribbon Chinese?

 

Ebay is very particular about Japanese flags.

 

The Japanese can sell them on eBay but not it the US.

 

They got some heat from someone big enough to make it a rule.

Thanks Pete! Getting the flag brought this group from good, to top notch. 
 

First ribbon is the Burma Star, a British Award but unofficially used by US forces quite often.

 

It’s interesting some flags are on there but others are pulled, really a shame but worked out for me in the long run.

Looking for any WWII 104th "Timberwolf" Division items.

Including items from the 413th, 414th, and 415th Infantry Regiments 104th Recon Troop, 329th Engineer Battalion, 329th Medical Battalion

385th, 386th, 387th, and 929th Field Artillery Battalions 804th Ordnance Company 104th Quartermaster Company 104th Signal Company

555th Anti-Aircraft Battalion, 750th Tank Battalion 692nd Tank Destroyer Battalion 817th Tank Destroyer Battalion

 

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The original owners name was 本川 = Motogawa (surname) 正喜 = Masaki or Masayoshi [same characters] (given name) 

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On 11/1/2020 at 11:40 AM, Eric Queen said:

 

The original owners name was 本川 = Motogawa (surname) 正喜 = Masaki or Masayoshi [same characters] (given name) 

Thanks Eric!!

I should have posted earlier I was able to get this translated, more than likely a work place flag as it had 57 separate people sign it, and the had “denki” for electric works but nothing specific as to city, shrine, school etc.

Looking for any WWII 104th "Timberwolf" Division items.

Including items from the 413th, 414th, and 415th Infantry Regiments 104th Recon Troop, 329th Engineer Battalion, 329th Medical Battalion

385th, 386th, 387th, and 929th Field Artillery Battalions 804th Ordnance Company 104th Quartermaster Company 104th Signal Company

555th Anti-Aircraft Battalion, 750th Tank Battalion 692nd Tank Destroyer Battalion 817th Tank Destroyer Battalion

 

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