Bloodstained Japanese Battle Flag Signed "Taken from Dead Jap" by Marines on Iwo Jima Feb. 23, 1945 (the Day of the Flag Raising).
Lot 162
Iwo Jima. A captured Imperial Japanese Army flag
Captured February 23, 1945
Sold for US$ 11,875 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Iwo Jima. A captured Imperial Japanese Army flag
Captured February 23, 1945
With leather corners and ties at the luff, the flag annotated in ink 'Taken from a dead Jap Iwo Jima Feb 23 1945', The flag presumably folded inside a uniform, with several stains of varying sizes, a few small holes.
38 x 52 in. (96.5 x 132 cm.)

Footnotes

  • Exhibited:
    The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, New York, 1995-2007

    Provenance:
    The War Museum

    Captured on the same day as the Flag raising on Mount Suribachi.

Saleroom notices

  • The phrase "ties at the luff" should read "ties at the hoist."
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