Really nice, can't get much better than that...It's always interesting to see the new things that come into your shop!
Very cool Item! I have one of these myself but not with the accompanying packaging it was sent home in! That would look cool framed up next to the flag.
Great flag ! You do get some gems. I need to move
down to your neck of the woods.........
That is a very nice historical Yosegaki flag. Which may be an owner of a IJN SNLF!
On the right side wrote: メナド敵前上陸 (Landed on Enemy Frontline at Manado).
Also the immediate next wrote: 一月十九日 スラバヤ敵前上陸 ( Jan 19th Landed on Enemy Frontline at Surabaya).
Finally, on far left wrote: 二月十日 マカッサル敵前上陸 (Feb 10th Landed on Enemy Frontline at Makassar).
All three invasion were conducted by the IJN.
It would be nice to see it framed.
Fantastic find, congrats!
Very cool piece!
Wow its rare to see the actual package it was mailed home in usually that gets thrown away, very cool.
APO 159: Sansapor, New Guinea
640th Tank Destroyer Battalion
Nara listing for Norman L. Alford
Field Title Value Meaning
ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 39339283 39339283
NAME ALFORD#NORMAN#L######### ALFORD#NORMAN#L#########
RESIDENCE: STATE 95 OREGON
RESIDENCE: COUNTY 039 LANE
PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 9580 PORTLAND OREGON
DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 25 25
DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 08 08
DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 43 43
GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION PVT# Private
GRADE: CODE 8 Private
BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION NO# No branch assignment
BRANCH: CODE 02 No branch assignment
FIELD USE AS DESIRED # #
TERM OF ENLISTMENT 5 Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
LONGEVITY ### ###
SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL 0 Civil Life
NATIVITY 95 OREGON
YEAR OF BIRTH 21 21
RACE AND CITIZENSHIP 1 White, citizen
EDUCATION 4 4 years of high school
CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 891 Undefined Code
MARITAL STATUS 2 Married
COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 7 Selectees (Enlisted Men)
CARD NUMBER # #
BOX NUMBER 1424 1424
FILM REEL NUMBER 6.190 6.190
You guys are awesome! I really appreciate the information! I plan to research further tomorrow.
Any other info you guys have would be greatly appreciated.