Japan - Japanese World War II Airplane Pilot Floating Military Flag

Description
Japan - Japanese World War II Airplane Pilot Floating Military Flag
Original - Good condition

Beautiful and very rare silk flag of a pilot of the Imperial Japanese Air Force, World War II period. The peculiarity of this flag is that it is made silk and once folded it the size of a pack of cigarettes, and the edges feature a sewn horsehair padding that allows the flag to float. It was used by Japanese pilots shot down at sea to signal aircraft above them that they belonged to the Imperial Japanese Air Force, thus to avoid being shot and killed in the water.
Original and sought-after relic, approximate size 100 x 80 cm.

Lot details
Type
Japanese World War II Airplane Pilot Floating Military Flag
Country of Origin
Japan
Original/ Replica
Original
Condition
Good condition
Comes with certificate of authenticity
No
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