Nazi flag with a swastika in white circle captured by US soldiers and later signed by battalion
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of David and Nancy Secrist
Nazi flag captured by soldiers of the 601st Tank Destroyer Battalion, United States Army, in Nuremberg, Germany, in April 1945. There are signatures, addresses, and short phrases handwritten on the reverse of the flag by several members of the battalion and other units present at the capture. This flag belonged Melvin Mouw (1924-1995) and his signature is on the flag. The battalion fought in many campaigns before crossing the Rhine River into Germany in March 1945 and participating in the capture of Nuremberg.
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