This salty and heavily theater flown landing craft World War II U. Navy flag shows extreme theater use and wear. While the original marker mark stamps Mare Island, Valley Forge, etc.
Of this landing craft NO. 9 ENSIGN flag are completely worn and faded due to the salty ocean and sun, this flag is the exact NO. 9 flag type that amphibious all WWII landing crafts, LCI, LCTs, etc. Stormed the beaches of Normandy with as well as other beachheads in both the ETO and PTO. It is believed this flag is an early war 1942, 1943 or 1944 production year and comes from either the Valley Forge war production line or Mare Island war production line.Both were some of the most famous and notable flag makers for the military during WWII. The Mare Island Naval Station in San Francisco Bay was home to what was known as the Pacific Fleet, however, their flags were used throughout all theaters war during WWII. Mare Islands is highly recognized for providing flags for all of the amphibious assault craft and ships in 1944 for the Normandy landings which were the landing operations and associated airborne operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II.
Codenamed Operation Neptune and often referred to as D-Day, it was the largest seaborne invasion in history. The operation began the liberation of France (and later western Europe) and laid the foundations of the Allied victory on the Western Front. This WWII landing craft flag is in heavily used and worn condition. Used landing craft flags from WWII were a very sought after war prizes as talked about by many WWII veterans.The size of the No. 9 landing craft flags look amazing framed and matted! Small handfuls of heavily used NO. 9 marked flag is one of the most sought after number No. Mare Island Naval Shipyard was the first naval base on the west coast of the United States.
It is 25 miles northeast of San Francisco, near Vallejo, California. There were 46,000 workers employed there during the war. It comprised over 900 buildings, and the base closed in 1996. The flag loft employed 500 workers, 400 women doing their part by working 8 hours a day 6 days a week. 9 was designated on the U.
Chart to be hoist at 80 fly height. WWII Landing Craft 48 Star Flag Ensign No. 9 Salty Theater Flown LCI LCT" is in sale since Monday, April 12, 2021.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Field Gear, Equipment". The seller is "premierrelics" and is located in Bloomington, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.