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Nazi flag with a swastika in white circle captured by US soldiers and later signed by battalion

Object | Accession Number: 2007.357.1

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.

Date
1945 April  (found)
Geography
found : Nuremberg (Germany)
Language
English
Classification
Identifying Artifacts
Category
Flags
Object Type
Flags (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of David and Nancy Secrist
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:27:12
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