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48 star storm flag with tag thoughts?


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Thoughts on this 48 star storm flag?  What is the tag stapled to the flag?  
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That is a cutters tag put on by the manufacturer. The numbers have a meaning to them. The job number likely ties the flag to a particular order. The other numbers could be several things, the person who sewed the flag, the inspector, etc. Search cutters tag here on the Forum, and you will find several threads with information about them.

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I may be stating the obvious but PQD is Philadelphia Quartermaster Depot. And 5 x 9's sized ones were often used as casket flags. (but they were also used as 'camp flags')

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Look at the substantial round "eyes" riveted to the border of the flag. I am sure this was not a casket flag, and it was intended to be flown.

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I have a flag just like this one and it was used as a casket flag.  This flag doesn't look like it was ever used for anything seeing how the cutter tags are still attached.

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dhcoleterracina

I understand that these flags don't look like an interment flag. They were originally used prior to WW1 as "Storm Flags". When WW1 came around they also were used for recruitment and as interment or burial flags. This multi use flag was used this way well into WW2 when interment flags were farmed out to private companies. Nice flag. 

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I have several in my collection that were sent home to the families after WWII as the "internment flag" for the soldiers buried overseas.

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manayunkman
1 hour ago, Mr.Jerry said:

I have several in my collection that were sent home to the families after WWII as the "internment flag" for the soldiers buried overseas.


Over the years I’ve found several of these flags and in each case they were sent to the families of KIA airmen.

 

I still have one in a KIA group I posted here on the forum 

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