The battle flag from the submarine U.S.S. Peto (SS-265)
embroidered canvas, with the insignia of the ship, the peto fish (a sharp nosed tropical fish of the mackeral family), and various other emblems for their service. 23 x 29-1/2 in. (58.4 x 74.9 cm.)
Exhibited: The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, New York, 1995-2007
Provenance: The War Museum
The U.S.S. Peto was very aggressive on her 10 patrols and received 8 battle stars. The flag details her service with: Japanese Flags = Commercial Ships Sunk; Rising Sun Flag = Warship Sunk; Dagger Pennant = Commando Raid; Japanese Flag with hash = Ship torpedoed but not sunk; Man in Raft = Rescued Pilots.
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