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US Ground Forces have cotton or wool flags?

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    csaanv
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    Of the national flags the U.S. Army might have carried in the field or HQ were they made of cotton or wool like the naval ensigns?

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    American forces were not issued flags to carry in the field.
    I am pretty sure that the vast majority of flags from the WWII period were made of cotton.
    Steve

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    Quote by SteveR View Post
    American forces were not issued flags to carry in the field.
    I am pretty sure that the vast majority of flags from the WWII period were made of cotton.
    Steve
    Bingo

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    csaanv
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    I knew the US Navy was still issuing wool bunting flags during and even after the War but I was getting conflicting evidence concerning the US Army. I am referring to HQ flags, Command Posts, etc.

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    Quote by csaanv View Post
    I knew the US Navy was still issuing wool bunting flags during and even after the War but I was getting conflicting evidence concerning the US Army. I am referring to HQ flags, Command Posts, etc.
    I really do not think it was common practice to fly flags in forward area combat zones. As far as rear area headquarters I imagine cotton would have been preferred. As far as the navy would be concerned you don't have to worry about moths at sea.
    Steve

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    csaanv
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    Good point. Thanks!

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