Hello, I posted this flag in the Japanese flag section a few months ago. I was lucky to find this flag at a militaria show in North Carolina this past summer. The seller said it came out of a closed down veteran club. It has been framed since 1956 and on the back are some very faint words written in pencil. It reads "Iwo Jima, Ned P. Hobbs." Sure enough I looked him up and Ned Hobbs served in the Army Air Force during the war and was stationed on Iwo Jima. I assume he may have traded for it with a Marine? Thanks to member Eric Queen for translating some of the Kanji! The Japanese soldier who owned the flag was named Matoko Yoshioka. 吉岡信 = Matoko Yoshioka. Are there databases or other resources I could use to find info on Yoshioka? Possibly a picture or any info on him regarding his unit, service history, hometown, etc. Thank you for any help!