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United States of America - Rare HUGE USA KIA Burial 48 Star Flag - with heavy duty grommets - Philadelphia Quartermaster 1940-1945

United States of America - Rare HUGE USA KIA Burial 48 Star Flag - with heavy duty grommets - Philadelphia Quartermaster 1940-1945

A nice 100% original KIA burial 48 star flag flag with heavy duty grommets (5x9.5 feet) stitched (!) stars and stiched stripes made by the he Quartermaster Depot in Philadelphia. These were issued by The US Military for the burial ofsoldiers who had fallen in battle. This would have draped across the coffin before burial. The flag is large and is stamped 9'6" x 5'. The combination of steel hooks, not brass (war-saving) heavy duty grommets/reinforced corners as well as the cotton material of the flag are typical of WW2 issued samples. The stamp of the Quartermaster Depot is still faintly viisble in real life. Cotton flags were issued during WWII and a nylon flag was issued during the Korean War.

The history of the flag is also reflected by the fantastic patina on this particular example; the flag is used, clearly original flag! See attached original photo of a production of this type of flag.





The memorial flag (also called a burial flag) is a traditional military flag size. The storm or interment flag size is what fits in our typical memorial flag case. The interment flag is authorized for deceased military personnel and for deceased veterans. Upon application to the nearest postmaster, the Veterans Administration will provide flags for deceased veterans. When this size flag is made from a durable outdoor nylon or polyester, it's called a storm flag, and is displayed in place of the larger American flags, during inclement weather.

Great and rare 100% original item for your US collection!

Type Philadelphia Quartermaster 1940-1945
Country of Origin United States of America
Army Unit Rare HUGE USA KIA Burial 48 Star Flag - with heavy duty grommets
Original/ Replica Original
Condition Good condition
Comes with certificate of authenticity No
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