Monday, May 30, 2016

Flag of the USS Tennessee on E-Bay

From e-Bay.

USS Tennessee (BB-43) Flag flown at Battle of Okinawa in 1945.  48-star, 9 X 5 foot flag made of wool.  In great shape.

According to the seller, this is what his uncle told him:  "During the bombardment and battle, the Tennessee was hit by a kamikaze and 20 sailors were killed.  This was on the same day that FDR died.  To honor FDR and the dead sailors, a new flag was hoisted the following day and was flown for one day only and then replaced with another one.  His uncles says this is that one-day flag."

The seller wants $500 for it.  This would sure be a great addition for the museum in Scott County, Tennessee.

A Lot of History in That Flag.  --GreGen

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