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Nazi flag acquired by an American soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2011.105.1

Nazi flag acquired by 23 year old Edward J. Paukovits, Sr. , a US soldier, around April 28-30, 1945, in Ulm, Germany. His unit was stationed in Goppingen, and, while passing through Ulm on the way to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Paukovits saw the huge flag still flying atop a building. He had the driver stop the jeep. The flag was anchored to the finial, so Paukovits climbed the pole and took down the flag. Paukovits was assigned to the 815th Quartermaster Battalion. He and his unit were deployed overseas in Africa, Italy, France, Germany, and Austria. He served in the US Army from November 1942 until November 1945.

found:  1945 April 28-1945 April 30
found: Ulm (Germany)
Identifying Artifacts
Object Type
Flags (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ed Paukovits Jr.
Record last modified: 2022-08-25 14:31:49
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