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My mom’s uncle served in the 6th armored division and fought across Europe. Family history has it that he pulled this banner out of a German vehicle tank that was destroyed. It is single sided, measures 38” by 28”, and has grommets on all 4 corners. Is this a vehicle identification flag? Thanks! 

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Yes it is. It would have been tied to the vehicle so aircraft would be able to id it as a  friendly. Or in the case of the Allies an enemy...

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  • 4 months later...

This is the Banner my Dad brought home.  I call it a banner as I assume it was hung on the wall.  

It measures approximately 50 X 38 INCHES.  It is really thin material.  The first image posted just looks like thicker cotton but I can't tell.

 

Would this one be used on a vehicle?  I always wondered if that was blood stains on it.  

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Picture of his banner taken on May 10, 1945. near Bulluno, Italy.

Yes---he is wearing a Police Helmet with a chicken sitting on top.
The other guys are the drunk ones.

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If your flag has metal grommets in each of the four corners it too is a vehicle recognition flag / banner.  

 

 

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