48 star flags dating
Guys, I have seen two types of QM stamps on the 48 star burial flags. The black stamp is attributed to a WWII DNB sailor in 1943.Are both considered to be the same time period, i.e. I read the gold star flags may have been "enhanced" in France. This has the three smooth rivets like the blue stamped flag and Pacific KIA flag. I have also seen a Pacific KIA flag that has NO hallmarks. To be complete, I believe the blue marked flag was for a WWII KIA soldier in 1944.Sean I have a Non stamped flag with the smooth rivets(like the blue stamped flag) to a KIA in the Pacific 1945. *As a side note, you can see the different in the three rivets they used from the black to the blue flag. What is interesting is the difference in the stamping. Here is a description of the history of these flags.
It was used in the Korean War as an installation flag for use during bad weather.
The condition of the flag suggests its use was infrequent.
It was donated to the Star Spangled Banner Flag House by an unspecified source in 1981.
This suggests a veteran or the family of a veteran gifted the flag upon the death of the veteran, which is a common practice by families in honor of the soldier who served.
The Philadelphia Quartermaster Depot was the designation used between 19 for the federal government's facility on the banks of the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Government that his remains be repatriated to Iowa, after the war,in 1947, he was of course immediately buried at the U. war cemetary in France , but was re - interred in Iowa in 1947,with Military Rites, I have his burial flag & will inspect this for markings,photograph what I find,and post for your consideration what I find.
It made a huge portion of the flags used by the United States Army during WWII and the Korean Conflict. Best Regards, Jeff I have a flag in its original shipment box for a soldier that was in the 305th Infantry Regiment, 77th Infantry division. The box is post marked in 1949 when his body was moved from Okinawa to the National Memorial Cemetery Of The Pacific. No printing/marking on the flag but, I have never unfolded the flag.