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Translating a WWII flag from Sasebo

Article about: Thank you in advance for your help. My father brought this flag home from WWII. He was among the first Navy troops to arrive in Sasebo in September 1945. He did not get this from a Japanese

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    Quote by tomp View Post
    Here is another connection to the IJN: #7 is a Navy Captain's signature
    Beautiful flag btw, I wouldn't be surprised if your inbox is getting full.

    Good catch!

    Kaigun Taisa Akasaka Tokuji
    Navy Captain Akasaka Tokuji

    Doing a Google of his name and found him listed on the Naval Academy Graduates List. He was from Iwate:
    赤坂徳治 -- 大佐 -- 岩手
    Akasaka Tokuji -- Taisa [O6 Captain/Colonel] -- Iwate

    Of course you have to do a page search using 赤坂徳治.

    Another web site has more information; search "赤坂":

    海兵44期 大正5年11月22日卒業 95名
    Class 44 -- November 22, 1916 -- 95 graduates [he was #25]

    Died on January 7 1953


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    Hi Carl , what a fine example with ties to your father , it doesn't get better than that ! A wonderful family heirloom , i know you will treasure it .

    We are the Pilgrims , master, we shall go
    Always a little further : it may be
    Beyond that last blue mountain barred with snow
    Across that angry or that glimmering sea...

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    Thank you everyone for your help with this flag. My father truly appreciates it.

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