ISO 48 star flag

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ISO 48 star flag

Post by D_Conrad » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:04 am

Hello, I have been interviewing WWII veterans and documenting their personal stories to combine them all into a book. I have been trying to think of what I could have them all sign and have decided on a 48 star flag. Preferably not a full size one as that would no be practical but I'm looking for a small to medium one. Thank you.
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Re: ISO 48 star flag

Post by slatgrille » Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:39 am

If you don't need an original one and a repro will do, I ordered several smaller ones (larger available too) from a flag company online. I attach them to the front bumper of my '41 MB slatgrille. I did a google search for flags and several compaies came up. All sorts of options available.

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Re: ISO 48 star flag

Post by W. Winget » Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:24 pm

Not to put a kabash on your effort, but many Veterans may not take kindly to writing on the flag...
It's just one of those things one does not do...(defacing) and that generation in particular really holds to those standards unlike some others.

Alternate thoughts: A NAZI flag (seen plenty written on them) or Japanese battle flag depending on the group your having sign. Poster board with photos attached?

Not that I would want anyone to deface any historical item, it's just better to write upon the defeated enemy than your own flag.
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Re: ISO 48 star flag

Post by GPW1263 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:40 pm

Another thought...Get your flag, to be sure. Then, get a pennant, or guidon and have them sign that. We defeated more than one enemy so the matter of a signing a single enemy flag might be difficult.

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Re: ISO 48 star flag

Post by D_Conrad » Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:53 pm

Thank you all for your responses. I had thought about the flag defacing being an issue. As for the enemy flag, I am about 50/50 on the veterans I've spoken with being in Europe and the pacific. They are also various branches which makes it difficult too.
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Re: ISO 48 star flag

Post by Pat Gray » Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:27 pm

Daniel,
Would you consider a M1 helmet? It would cover all branches of the service.
I think it would be something they all can relate to.
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Re: ISO 48 star flag

Post by D_Conrad » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:13 am

My only thought with that is two of them so far have been pilots. It's tough to find something everyone would relate completely to.
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Re: ISO 48 star flag

Post by Pat Gray » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:52 am

What about a restored Jeep hood with the invasion star marking? Just a thought. It would be a pain to drag around but would be neat to display.
What I have done in the past was ask if they have a favorite picture of them self in uniform and had a enlarged copy 8x10 and had them autograph it. It sure brings a big smile.
just a thought, Pat

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Re: ISO 48 star flag

Post by D_Conrad » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:00 pm

Thank you for your help Pat. I have been colorizing photos for them, and printing them a copy as a thank you for allowing me interview them. I make a second copy and gave them sign it for me, it's just been very time consuming colorizing them. I wanted something portable I could have them all sign, that's why I thought a flag. Maybe I could buy a WWII victory flag? I also thought about using a part of my jeep.
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Re: ISO 48 star flag

Post by Tim Shanteler » Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:02 am

I recently visited the Connecticut Air and Space Museum and they have a WWII Jeep displayed. As I was checking it out I lifted up the seat cushions and the seat pans had lots WWII vets signatures. Thought it was a great idea (cushion protects it) and it's easily accessible. Another person used a maintenance chart holder for signatures that he carried with him.
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